Managing Your Information Preferences
If you want to opt out of having your Personal Information disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes, please let us know by sending us an email at [email protected] Please be sure to include your full name, email address, mailing address, and specifically state that you do not want your Personal Information shared with third parties for their direct marketing purposes.
With respect to communications from us, you may opt-out of our non-transactional emails via a link in the footer of all non-transactional email messages. Alternatively, you may email [email protected] at any time and ask to be removed.
We may continue to send you certain transaction email communications (e.g., emails regarding account notifications, purchases, billings, shipments, returns, customer support questions and similar information regarding your use of the Website and Services).
Information which We Collect
We collect information that you provide which may personally identify you, such as your name, address, zip code, credit card number, telephone number, e-mail address, and other personally identifiable information that you choose to provide us with or that you choose to include in your Westin profile or account ("Personal Information"). You may be asked to provide us with personal information when you register on the Website, make a purchase or use any of our Services, and at other times. The decision to provide this information is optional. However, if you choose not to provide the requested information, you may not be able to make purchases or use some or all of the features of the Website or Services.
Usage Data and Website Activity
We automatically collect information in connection with the actions you take on the Website ("Usage Data"). For example, each time you use the Website we automatically collect the type of Web browser you use, your operating system, your Internet Service Provider, your IP address, the pages you view, and the time and duration of your visits to the Website. This anonymous usage information may be associated with your username and profile, but we do not disclose the associated information to third parties.
Cookies and Web Beacons
How We Use Information and When We May Share and Disclose Information
Profile Information You Make Available to Others
By using the Website or the Services you may make certain of your Personal Information available to others. For example, if your user name contains your real name, and you post a comment in a public area of the Website, other users may see your name and other information from your public profile that you choose to make available to others, such as your home town. The information you choose to make publicly available may be accessed by users who use the Website or Services and may be accessed by commercial search engines such as Google, Yahoo! and Bing to the extent that such engines are permitted to access the Website.
From time to time, we may establish a business relationship with other businesses whom we believe trustworthy and who we believe have privacy practices that are consistent with ours ("Third-Party Providers"). For example, we may contract with Third-Party Providers to provide certain services, such as order fulfillment, shipping, hosting and maintenance, data storage and management, and marketing and promotions. We only provide our Third-Party Providers with the information necessary for them to perform these services on our behalf. Each Service Provider is expected to use reasonable security procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the information involved in order to protect your Personal Information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. Third-Party Providers are prohibited from using Personal Information other than as specified by Westin.
Third-Party Services and Applications
Through the Website and the Services, you may have the ability to elect to access third-party services and applications, such as Facebook and other social networks. When you do so, you may be able to import information from those other services and applications and share content with those services. Some of those third-party services may also provide us with information from your accounts which may enable us to enhance and personalize your use of the Website and Services (e.g., so that you can follow your Facebook friends’ activity on the Website or Services). If you elect to use such third-party services or applications through the Services, the information you share with such third-party services and applications will be subject to their privacy policies and your privacy settings for such services. You also may be able to control or block such sharing by changing your privacy settings in such services or applications.
Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement
Westin cooperates with government and law enforcement officials and private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We may disclose Personal Information and any other information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties if, in our discretion, we believe it is necessary or appropriate in order to respond to legal requests (including court orders and subpoenas), to protect the safety, property or rights of Westin or of any third party, to prevent or stop any illegal, unethical, or legally actionable activity, or to comply with the law.
Sharing Information with Others
Please be aware that whenever you share information on public forums on the Website, that information may be accessed by others. In addition, please remember that when you share information in any other communications with third parties, that information may be passed along or made public by others. This means that anyone with access to such information can potentially use it for any purpose, including sending unsolicited communications.
Westin recognizes the importance of safeguarding the confidentiality of your Personal Information. Accordingly, we employ reasonable technical and organizational measures designed to protect your information from unauthorized access, disclosure and use. We utilize industry standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software which encrypts the information you input during transmission. While we strive to protect information transmitted on or through the Website or Services, we cannot and do not guarantee the security of any information you transmit on or through the Website or Services, and you do so at your own risk.
We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under the age of 13. If we become aware that we have inadvertently received Personal Information from a child under the age of 13, we will delete such information from our records. In addition, we recommend that minors 13 years of age or older ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone over the Internet.
Processing in of Personal Information
Please be aware that your Personal Information and communications may be transferred to and maintained on servers or databases located outside your state, province, or country. If you are located outside of the United States, please be advised that we process and store all information in the United States with the exception of EU visitors which is outlined in detail below. The laws in the United States may not be as protective of your privacy as those in your location. By using our Website or Services, you agree that the collection, use, transfer, and disclosure of your Personal Information and communications will be governed by the applicable laws in the United States.
We process your personal information to operate, provide, and improve service that we offer our customers. These purposes include:
EU Residents and Website Visitors
If you are a resident or Website visitor located in the European Union (“EU”), United Kingdom, Lichtenstein, Norway, or Iceland, you are entitled to rights under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) with respect to your personal data. Westin does not conduct business or track personal data from those visitors that are identified as EU visitors. Collection of personal data on the Website is disabled for visitors from the EU.