Last modified and effective May 24th, 2018
1. WHO WE AREMariani's Inn and the marianisinn.com website (“we,” “us,” “our”) are owned and managed by business organizations located in and formed under the laws of one or more States of the United States. All of the properties that they own and/or manage are located in the United States, and they provide all of the services and products that they offer only in the United States. We and they are governed exclusively by the laws of the United States and its several jurisdictions in which they own and/or manage properties; and all obligations incurred in connection with their properties are payable only in lawful currency of the United States.
Collecting Personal Information
Information you provideWe collect, store, and process information about you that you provide to us in connection with the following:
- filling in a form on any of our websites;
- filling in a physical registration card;
- contacting us by telephone or in person (for example, while making a reservation);
- sending us a letter, e-mail, or social media message;
- subscribing to receive a service from us (for example, a newsletter or blog) or following us on social media);
- requesting promotional information from us;
- participating in a survey, competition, or prize draw; or
- contributing content to us (for example, a review or comment to our website).
The types of information we may obtain include:
your name, gender, title, birth date, and contact information (such as e-mail address, mailing address, telephone number); details of food allergies/dietary requirements and special requests made (for example, relating to a disability) you provide to us; driver’s license or travel information, payment information, history of stays at our properties, and details of joint guests; dates of your stay with us and associated charges; purchase or delivery of products or services; reviews and opinions about our brands, products and services; information we receive about you from any third parties through whom you have booked your arrangements; and information we receive about you from other properties that we own, manage, or operate (which may include any of the above).
We do not collect “sensitive information” (that is, information on racial or ethnic origin; opinions such as on politics or religion; health; criminal background; or membership in organizations (for example, interest groups or labor unions) unless you volunteer it.
Information we collect electronicallyWhen you visit our website, we may also collect certain information through the use of “cookies” and other automated means. (To learn more about cookies, how they are used and how to exercise your choice with respect to their collection of information on this site, see Section 4 below.) Such information may include:
The date and time of your website visit;
The pages that you visit on our website and the time that you spend on them;
The internet protocol (IP) address of your computer or other device, and/or other unique device identifiers;
The internet domain name associated with your computer or other device;
The browser type and version that you use, and the operating system if that is provided by the browser;
The web address (URL, or “uniform resource locator”) of the webpage that referred you to our website (if provided by your browser);
Completion status of any request that you make;
Geographic location; and
Cookies and other electronically available diagnostic or usage data.
Children's information and privacyOur services are not intended for anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”). We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under that age. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Child has provided us with personal information, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected personal information from a Child without verification of parental consent, we will take steps to remove that information from our servers.
A cookie is a text file with a small amount of data that may include a unique identifier. A website that you view can place a cookie on your computer or other device. Through them and other similar technologies (such as “beacons,” “tags,” and “scripts”), information can be collected and stored about the online activities of the personal computer or other device that you use. They can, for example, store and manage user preferences, deliver targeted advertising, enable your access to certain content, and gather analytics and usage data to help us refine and improve our understanding of your interests and your experience on, and resulting from your visits to, our website. Cookies may be “session” cookies that last for the duration of your Internet browsing session; or they may be “persistent” cookies that remain on your computer and are active whenever you begin a new browsing session, until you delete them.
You can manage website cookies in your browser settings; and you always have the choice to change these settings by accepting, rejecting, or deleting cookies. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. All browser settings are slightly different, so to manage cookies, you should refer to the relevant settings within your browser. Please click below for detailed information on how to disable and delete cookies in some commonly used browsers:
Microsoft® Internet Explorer
Cookies may be one of five types.
One type is “essential.” These are necessary for you to navigate around a website and to use its features, for example adding items to an online shopping cart.
A second type is “performance.” These collect information about how you use the website. Information collected includes, for example, the Internet browsers and operating systems used, the domain name of the website previously visited, the number of visits, duration of visit, and pages viewed. Performance cookies help us to improve our website’s user-friendliness and to enhance your experience.
A third type is “functional” or “preference” cookies. Functional cookies remember choices you have made related to our website (such as your username and your region, and your preferences as to user-customizable aspects of a web page’s appearance, such as text size and fonts) in order to provide enhanced, more personal features.
A fourth type is “targeted advertising.” These cookies track your browsing activities and enable advertisers to send to you (that is, to pop-up on your screen) advertising related to things in which your browsing history indicates that you likely have an interest. They can also track and control the number of times you see an ad and so can measure the effectiveness of advertising campaigns. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with advertisers. As an example, if you visit a page on our website related to one of our services or products, you may begin to see pop-up notices related to that or other products in your future Internet browsing. For more information about such interest-based advertising, you can visit: http://www.iab.net/public_policy/behavioral-advertisingprinciples. If you opt out of interest-based advertising, you may still receive advertising when you visit our website or advertising about our products when you are on other websites, but we will not be using information collected about you so that the advertising that you do see will not be customized to your interests. You can exercise your online advertising choices at http://optout.aboutads.info or by clicking the AdChoices icon in an ad and following the instructions. You may also opt out of receiving interest-based ads from many sites through the Network Advertising Initiative’s (NAI) Opt-Out Tool (http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices) and at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/. Another tool you can use to control advertising on your mobile device is the AppChoices App: http://youradchoices.com/appchoices. Remember, if you delete cookies, use a different device, or change web browsers, you may need to opt out again. The fifth type is “security” cookies, which are used to protect the security of our website’s servers and systems.
5. USING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATIONThe Ellery's manager is the entity that will make decisions about how information that you provide to us is processed and used. We may use and process the information that we obtain either directly from you or electronically through your use of our website, for the following purposes.
To enable you to make reservations and payments;
To provide the services or products you request from us (including special requests related to medical, dietary, or other sensitive information that you voluntarily provide to us);
To provide for the safety and security of our guests and visitors;
To provide customer support;
To remind you of, and to notify you about changes to, your reservations, our services, and our products;
To enable us to provide, bill, and receive payment for services and products that you request;
To personalize your access to our website;
To allow you to participate in interactive features of our website when you choose to do so;
To help us create content that is relevant to our guests and website visitors;
To improve our website and our customer service;
To send email notifications, marketing, and/or non-marketing commercial communications, including news, special offers, and general information about other services, products, and events that are similar to those that you have purchased or enquired about unless you have opted not to receive such information (you may opt out of receiving email communications from us by selecting the opt-out link at the bottom of each email communication);
To provide information to third parties with your consent;
To monitor the usage of our website and our services and products;
To detect, prevent and address technical issues;
To assess and help us understand general trends and patterns relating to our business;
To manage general record keeping;
To enable us to compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how users use our website and to help us improve the structure of our website;
To meet any legal and/or regulatory requirements; and
For other similar purposes that are not incompatible with those listed above.
We may use your information in other ways for which we provide specific notice at the time of collection.
At the time you allowed cookies in your website visits and at the time you entered information through this website, you have consented to the above uses of that information. Your decision to provide your information for marketing and other purposes not directly related to a stay at The Ellery is optional and will have no consequence on your ability to stay with us or benefit from the requested services. Your decision to provide your information for all purposes concerning your booking, your stay, and to provide you with the services you have requested is voluntary; however, if you do not provide such information, you may no longer be able to benefit from our services.
We may process your personal information by both automated and manual means.