This Privacy Statement is provided on behalf of the Seaport Companies ("Seaport") which includes the Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center and its associated businesses.
HOW AND WHY WE OBTAIN PERSONAL INFORMATION
Seaport takes great care to protect personal information about you and when we collect and use it, we do so with respect for your privacy. Personal information we may collect includes your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, credit card and transactional information and guest stay information such as your date of arrival and departure, special requests and preferences. The information we collect depends on which of our services you chose to use. For example, we collect and use your personal information when you make a hotel reservation, sign up for email offers, request information about our products and services, join our fitness center or dine in our restaurant. In addition to using this information when we provide you services, we may also use the information for Seaport's marketing and promotional purposes.
When you interact with us online we may also collect technical and navigational information such as computer or other device, browser type, Internet Protocol address, web pages visited and time spent on our websites. This technical and navigational data will be used by Seaport for a variety of purposes such as analytics, facilitating site navigation, and improving website design, functionality and your online experience.
HOW SEAPORT SHARES YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Seaport may share personal information about you with unaffiliated third-party service providers who provide services to us at our direction, such as assisting with the booking of your hotel reservation. We do not sell personal information collected about you with anyone nor do we share it with third-parties for their use in marketing their products and services.
HOW SEAPORT PROTECTS YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Seaport considers the protection of personal information to be a foundation of customer trust and a sound business practice. We employ extensive physical, electronic and procedural controls to protect your personal information and we regularly adapt these controls to respond to changing requirements and advances in technology. Seaport also restricts access to personal information solely to those who require it to provide and offer you our products and services.
COOKIES AND OTHER TECHNOLOGIES
When you access the Seaport websites from a computer or other device, we may collect certain information from that device about your browser type, location and Internet Protocol address through cookies or similar technologies.
ADVERTISING ON SEAPORT AND OTHER WEBSITES
We may also use third-party service providers to help us determine what services may be of interest to you. These service providers may collect information about your activity on Seaport websites using cookies and other technologies to analyze, for example, pages visited, search engine referrals, browsing patterns, and responses to advertisements and promotions. Such service providers may only collect and use such information for purposes specified by Seaport and not for their own purposes.
Seaport and these third-party online advertising companies may use the data collected, along with other information we have about you to serve relevant ads to you. The advertisements may be relevant to your interests, as determined by your activity on Seaport websites. These are known as "interest-based advertisements."
You may opt-out of receiving interest-based advertisements from online advertising companies by clicking on the AdChoices icon (which appears on all Seaport interest-based ads) and following the opt-out instructions. For more information about interest-based advertising please see http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.
Non-Seaport websites and mobile applications are not subject to Seaport's Privacy Statement. You may visit the individual sites for additional information on their privacy practices.
We do not control and shall not be responsible for the collection of personal information by third-party websites not controlled by Seaport, including those that you may use to perform activities such as booking reservations at Seaport. These third-party websites or those that are accessed through links on our websites have separate privacy practices. We have no responsibility or liability for the practices and policies implemented by third parties on their websites. You may contact them directly to ask questions about their privacy practices and policies, or read their privacy policies online.
SOCIAL MEDIA SITES
PROTECTING CHILDREN'S PRIVACY ONLINE
Seaport's websites are not directed to individuals under the age of thirteen (13). Seaport does not intentionally collect information on its websites from those who are under 13, and we request that these individuals do no provide personal information through our websites.
Seaport is a U.S. company with operations only in the U.S. If you reside outside the U.S., you explicitly consent to the transfer of your personal information to the U.S. when you access or use any of the services offered by Seaport.
In the event that Seaport is merged with or is acquired by another legal entity, the personal information collected by Seaport may be transferred to that other legal entity as an asset.
Seaport may disclose your personal information as required or permitted by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process, to protect your safety or the safety of others, to investigate fraud or respond to a government request. We may also retain your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations.
CHANGES TO THE SEAPORT PRIVACY STATEMENT
We may update this Privacy Statement without prior notice to our customers. You can determine when it was last revised by referring to the effective date at the bottom of this Statement.
Effective Date: December 8, 2017
Our Core Beliefs Regarding User Privacy And Data Protection
User privacy and data protection are human rights
We have a duty of care to the people within our data
Data is a liability, it should only be collected and processed when absolutely necessary
We loathe spam as much as you do!
We will never sell, rent or otherwise distribute or make public your personal information
Along with our business and internal computer systems, this website is designed to comply with the following national and international legislation with regards to data protection and user privacy:
Personal Information That This Website Collects And Why We Collect It
This website collects and uses personal information for the following reasons:
Site visitation tracking
Like most websites, this site uses Google Analytics (GA) to track user interaction. We use this data to determine the number of people using our site, to better understand how they find and use our web pages and to see their journey through the website.
Although GA records data such as your geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system, none of this information personally identifies you to us. GA also records your computer's IP address, which could be used to personally identify you, but Google does not grant us access to this. We consider Google to be a third party data processor (see section below).
Disabling cookies on your internet browser will stop GA from tracking any part of your visit to pages within this website.
In addition to Google Analytics, this website may collect information (held in the public domain) attributed to the IP address of the computer or device that is being used to access it.
Should you choose to add a comment to any posts that we have published on blog sites, the name and email address you enter with your comment will be saved to this website's database, along with your computer's IP address and the time and date that you submitted the comment. This information is only used to identify you as a contributor to the comment section of the respective blog post and is not passed on to any of the third party data processors detailed below. Only your name and email address that you supplied will be shown on the public-facing website.
Your comments and it's associated personal data will remain on this site until we see fit to either
remove the comment or
remove the blog post. Should you wish to have the comment and it's associated personal data deleted, please email us here using the email address that you commented with.
If you are under 16 years of age you MUST obtain parental consent before posting a comment on our blog.
NOTE: You should avoid entering personally identifiable information to the actual comment field of any blog post comments that you submit on this website.
Contact forms and email links
Should you choose to contact us using the contact form on our Contact us page, none of the data that you supply will be stored by this website or passed to / be processed by any of the third party data processors defined in section below. Instead the data will be collated into an email and sent to us over the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). Our SMTP servers are protected by TLS (sometimes known as SSL) meaning that the email content is encrypted before being sent across the internet. The email content is then decrypted by our local computers and devices.
If you choose to join our email newsletter, the email address that you submit to us will be forwarded to Benchmark who provide us with email marketing services. We consider Benchmark to be a third party data processor (see section below). The email address that you submit will not be stored within this website's own database or in any of our internal computer systems.
Your email address will remain within Benchmark's database for as long as we continue to use Benchmark's services for email marketing or until you specifically request removal from the list. You can do this by unsubscribing using the unsubscribe links contained in any email newsletters that we send you or by requesting removal via email. When requesting removal via email, please send your email to us using the email account that is subscribed to the mailing list.
If you are under 16 years of age you MUST obtain parental consent before joining email newsletter.
Third Party Data Processors
We use a number of third parties to process personal data on our behalf. These third parties have been carefully chosen and all of them comply with the legislation set out in section above.
Essential cookies and similar technologies
These are vital for the running of our services on our websites and apps. Without the use of these cookies parts of our websites would not function. For example, session cookies allows a navigation experience that is consistent and optimal to user's network speed and choice of device.
Analytics cookies and similar technologies
These collect information about your use of our websites and apps, and enable us to improve the way it works. For example, analytics cookies show us which are the most frequently visited pages. They also help identify any difficulties you have accessing our services, so we can fix any problems. Additionally these cookies allow us to see overall patterns of usage at an aggregated level.
Tracking, advertising cookies and similar technologies
We use these types of technologies to provide advertisements that are more relevant to your interests. This can be done by delivering online adverts based your previous web browsing activity. Cookies are placed on your browser which will remember the websites you have visited. Advertising based on what you have been looking at is then displayed to you when you visit websites who use the same advertising networks.
We will report any unlawful data breach of this website's database or the database(s) of any of our third party data processors to any and all relevant persons and authorities within 72 hours of the breach if it is apparent that personal data stored in an identifiable manner has been stolen.
By entering a valid email address that you have access to, we will inform you any personal information we collect that is associated with that email address and how to manage it.