The following statement sets out The Observatory Hotel policy relating to the collection, storage and use of personal information. Our purpose is to assure anyone who does business with us that The Observatory Hotel will comply with both the letter and spirit of the Privacy Act 1993.
Compliance with Privacy Legislation
The Observatory Hotel takes seriously its obligation to safeguard personal information about its customers. This policy formalises and strengthens this commitment to our customers. The Observatory Hotel complies with the Privacy Act 1993.
Collection of Personal Information
Personal information is generally defined as information or an opinion that can identify a person. The type of personal information that The Observatory Hotel may collect from you will depend upon what dealings you may have with The Observatory Hotel. For example, The Observatory Hotel may require more information about you that may require enabling you to enter a competition. We collect information from you directly and from your use of our products and services.
Use and Disclosure of Personal Information
The Observatory Hotel operates a number of businesses which handle personal information. In general, our policy is that we only use or disclose personal information for the purpose which was either specified or reasonably apparent at the time we collected it. We may also use or disclose it for any other related purpose for which you would reasonably expect it to be used.
If The Observatory Hotel wishes to use or disclose the personal information in other circumstances it will obtain your consent to do so, other than in exceptional circumstances such as:
- where The Observatory Hotel reasonably believes it is necessary to protect any person and/or The Observatory Hotel rights or property; or
- the use is authorised by law or is reasonably necessary to enforce the law (for example, if The Observatory Hotel is required to disclose the information to regulatory authorities or in response to subpoenas or warrants).
Sharing information with other organisations
The Observatory Hotel will only send advertising mail to you if:
- you have indicated your consent to receive such mail; or
- where the advertising mail is related to the purpose for which the information was collected; or
- If it would be within an individual’s reasonable expectations to receive such mail.
Security of personal information
The Observatory Hotel will take reasonable steps to protect personal information it collects and ensure it is accurate and up-to-date. Your information is held on secure servers or in storage located in controlled environments. The Observatory Hotel employees are required to maintain the confidentiality of any personal information held by The Observatory Hotel.
Access to Personal Information
Customers are welcome to request personal information The Observatory Hotel holds about them. To obtain a copy of the information we have about you, please write to us requesting your information and including your full name, address, account number, signature etc. A copy of your file will be made available within 30 days. We will inform you if a cost applies to finding the information before we perform this task. Please address enquiries to The Observatory Hotel, email@example.com.
if you wish to change personal information that is inaccurate or out-of-date, you may write to the above address and the record will be changed.
Sending information overseas
The Observatory Hotel will only transfer personal data overseas in circumstances where information has appropriate protection.
Changes in the Future
The Observatory Hotel Links to Other Websites
The Observatory Hotel provides links to other websites but as these linked websites are not under its control, The Observatory Hotel is not responsible for the conduct of companies linked to its website and we advise you to review the privacy policies of these sites before disclosing your personal information on them.
Additional Information on Privacy
For further information about privacy issues and the protection of privacy, visit the New Zealand Privacy Commissioner’s website at www.privacy.org.nz
Company E-mail Addresses
Electronic addresses are published on this website for professional communications only and do not constitute an invitation to send unsolicited commercial e-mails which are not related to this business.