Privacy Statement

If you feel that this company is not abiding by its posted privacy policy, you should first contact Paul Mackinlay by email (privacy@web-hotels.com) clearly stating your concerns.

Information Collection and Use
Web-Hotels.com is the sole owner of the information collected on this site domain. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement. Web-Hotels.com collects information from our users at several different points on our website.

Registration
In order to make use of some of the services on this web site, a user must first complete a registration form. During registration a user may be required to supply contact information (such as name and email address). This information is used to contact the user about the services on our site for which they have expressed interest. All registration operates an 'opt in/opt out' policy.

Bookings/Orders
We request information from the user on our bokking/order forms. Here a user must provide contact information and financial information. This information is used for billing purposes and to fullfill customer's orders. If we have trouble processing an order, this contact information is used to get in touch with the user.

Cookies
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's hard drive containing information about the user. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information while on our site. Once the user closes their browser, the cookie simply terminates. If a user rejects the cookie, they may still have complete use our site. The only drawback to this is that the user will be limited in some areas of our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our site.
Some of our business partners may use cookies on our site however, we have no access to or control over these cookies. All our business parners have formal agreements with us and have fullfilled our vetting practices.

Log Files
We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Sharing
We will share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.
We use third party companies to carry our bookings/orders. These companies do not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.
We partner with another party to provide specific services. When the user signs up for these services, we will share names, or other contact information that is necessary for the third party to provide these services.
These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing these services.

Links
This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web site.

Newsletter
If a user wishes to subscribe to our newsletter, we ask for contact information such as name and email address. Our newsletter operates with an opt in/opt out policy.

Recommend our site
If a user elects to use our referral service for recommending our site, we ask them for the friend's name and/or email address. Web-Hotels.com will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the site. The information about the friend is then erased from our records.

Security
This website takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and off-line.
When our registration/order forms asks users to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number), that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry - SSL. While on a secure page, such as our order form, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when you are just 'surfing'. To learn more about SSL, follow this link.
While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our users' information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, billing clerk) are granted access to personally identifiable information. Finally, the servers that we store personally identifiable information on are kept in a highly secure environment in state of the art hosting houses.
If you have any questions about the security at our website, you can send an email to security@web-hotels.com.

Choice/Opt out
Our users are given the opportunity to 'opt out' of having their information used for purposes not directly related to our site at the point where we ask for the information.
Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter or promotional materials from our partners may opt-out of receiving these communications may unsubsribe at any time.

Notification of Changes
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our web site so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users by way of an email. Users will have a choice as to whether or not we use their information in this different manner. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.