We highly value your trust in choosing WQhotels.com for your online hotel reservation.
Therefore, we will duly and diligently safeguard and protect the privacy and confidentiality
of your personal details (including your credit card details).
or through any other platform or device (hereafter collectively referred to as the "website")).
When you make a reservation for a hotel (or any other type of accommodation), you will
be asked to complete online forms providing for: your name, (home or office) address,
(business or private) email address, (mobile, home or office) telephone number, credit card
details (i.e. credit card type and number, CVC code, expiration date, credit card holder
name) and to the extent available, reservation preferences and smoking preference. This
information is required to process, book and complete your reservation (including the
sending of a confirmation email of the booking to you).
Disclosure of personal details
For our services, we shall collect for the following purposes the following information:
Reservation orders: For the purposes of completing your booking and save for disclosures
required by law, criminal investigations, subpoenas or court orders, we will only disclose
your name, contact details and the credit card details to the relevant hotel with which a
booking is made. However, please note that from time to time, we may use third party
distributors which provide certain services and functions for and on our behalf. These third
party distributors may have access to (part of your) personal information in order to perform
their services and functions, but are subject to a confidentiality obligation pursuant to which
they cannot use, share or disclose the information for any other purpose.
Newsletters and other information: If you wish to subscribe for our newsletter or wish
to receive promotional communications or other information from us (in respect to our
affiliated companies' or business partners' products or services), we offer you the option
to "Opt in" for this service. If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter and other
promotional communications, you can simply click on the unsubscribe link.
Visitor's registration, log in and use of "cookies" and web beacons: For (improvement of)
our service and product, we use (temporary and persistent) cookies, authorised third parties
cookies, web beacons and/or other technologies to collect non-personally identifiable data
such as IP address, browser type and Internet Service Provider (ISP) and (for users of our
service through a mobile device) Unique Device Identifier, Operating System and Latitude/
Longitude (the "Non-PII"). This non-personally identifiable data helps us to track browsing
behaviour, to create specific or tailor-made offers or advertisements, and to monitor and
record the visits and use of our website(s).
In order to understand how people use our website and for marketing analysis and quality
improvement purposes, we collect, record, process and use on an anonymous basis various
data and information, such as the total amount of transactions, viewed web pages, referring/
exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp information and details like the number and location of (mouse) clicks on a given page, mouse movements, scrolling activity and
the (search) words you use and the text you type while being on and using our website
Furthermore, we will use your Non-PII for behavioural targeting. We will also maintain a
record of your Non-PII for the purposes of potential legal investigations involving fraud,
misuse and criminal investigation.
Please note that from time to time, we may use third party service providers for marketing
analysis and quality improvement purposes (the "Service Providers"). We may also
use Service Providers to track detailed visitor activity on specific pages. These Service
Providers collect, use, monitor and report on the Data and other information and statistics,
and they analyze online activities on our website. The information about your use of our
website (including the Data, your Non-PII) may be transmitted to and stored on the servers
of the Service Providers. Furthermore, the Service Providers may also transfer the collected
information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties
process the information on the Service Provider's behalf.
When visiting and using our website, we do not share any personal information about
our customers with our Service Providers and the Service Providers will not collect
any personally identifiable information ("PII"). PII does not include your IP address,
browser type, Internet Service Provider , Unique Device Identifier, Operating System and
Latitude/Longitude. We may share and disclose your personal details and information to
a governmental or investigative authority if required by law (or any regulation having the
force of law), legal process, criminal investigation, court order or subpoena.
About cookies and web beacons: Cookies are text files stored at your computer, either
temporary or persistent on your hard drive. Cookies are used for authenticating, session
tracking (state maintenance) and maintaining specific information about the use and users
of our website, such as site preferences or the contents of their electronic shopping carts.
Cookie files may also be placed at your computer by our trusted third-party advertising
companies for the purposes as set out in this paragraph. The data collected by these cookies
are completely anonymous. If you prefer, you can delete all cookies that are already on
your computer's hard drive by searching for files with "cookie" in it and delete it and
for the future, you can edit your browser options such that (future) cookies are blocked;
however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality
of our website. For more information about (the use and decline of) cookies, please visit:
Web beacon consists of a small string of software code that represents a graphic image
request on a Web page or email. There may or may not be a visible graphic image
associated with the web beacon and often the image is designed to blend into the
background of a Web page or email. Web beacons can be used for many purposes -
including site traffic reporting, unique visitor counts, advertising auditing and reporting, and
personalization. Web beacons used by WQhotels.com collect only anonymous data.
Protect and safeguard your online privacy
Please note that, in accordance with European personal data protection laws, strict
security procedures are observed within WQhotels.com to prevent personal data misuse and unauthorised access.
WQhotels.com uses trusted and recognised advertising online marketing and analytics
companies committed to building consumer awareness and establishing responsible
business and data management practices and standards. Most of these companies are a
member of the Network Advertising Initiative ("NAI"). The NAI members participate fully
in the NAI Principles and offer a general opt-out function of the behavioural advertising.
Please visit www.networkadvertising.org to identify the NAI members that have placed
an advertising cookie file on your computer. To opt out of an NAI member's behavioural
advertising programme, simply check the box that corresponds to the company from which
you wish to opt out.
Please note that opting out of a network does not mean you will no longer receive or be
subject to online advertising or marketing analysis. It does mean that the network from
which you opted out will no longer deliver ads tailored to your web preferences and usage
Protect and secure your credit card information
In order to protect and safeguard the personal data provided to us, we have implemented
and use appropriate business systems and procedures. For example, your credit card
information is transmitted to us through a secure server protocol, which encrypts all
your personal and credit card details. The encryption method used is the industry
standard "Secure Socket Layer" (SSL) technology. Our SSL certificate has been issued by GeoTrust Global
Furthermore, we have implemented and use security procedures and technical and physical
restrictions for accessing and using personal information. Only authorised employees
are permitted to access personal information for performing their duties in respect to our
Our server and network are protected by firewalls against unauthorised access and we have
intrusion detection systems that monitor and detect unauthorised (attempts to) access or
misuse our servers.
Your credit card details will be kept by us up to maximum 10 days after a booking is made.
After that period, your credit card data will be deleted.
Control over your data
You always have the right to review the personal data you have stored with us. You can
request your personal data by emailing us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please state 'request personal data' in the subject line of your email.
If your personal data is incorrect, we will change it upon your request. You can also ask
WQhotels.com to remove your personal data from its database by sending us an email to the
aforementioned email address.
When does WQhotels.com send you emails?
After you have made a booking, you will receive a confirmation message with all the
information about your booking. You may take this confirmation to the hotel as proof of the
reservation. Shortly prior to your arrival date we may send you an email which may include
information on your destination and may provide certain information and offers (including
third party offers to the extent that you have actively opted in for this information) relevant
to your booking and destination. Furthermore, after your stay at the hotel, we will send you
the guest review survey, which we appreciate to be filled in by you. Your completed guest
review form may be uploaded onto and used on the relevant hotel's information page on our
website and on such other platforms and social media (wholly or partly) owned, controlled,
managed or hosted by us or our trusted business partners for the sole purpose of informing
(future) customers of your opinion of the service (level) and quality of the hotel. To the
extent that you have "Opted in" you may receive our newsletter or other information from
time to time.
WQhotels.com is the responsible party for the processing of the personal data. WQH Ltd.
is a private limited company, incorporated under the laws of the United Kingdom and
has its offices at The Bristol Office 2 ,Southfield Road,Westbury on TRYM BS9 3BH
BRISTOL, the United Kingdom.
If you have any suggestions or remarks about this privacy statement, please send an email
We are at all times entitled to change the way we collect, transmit and process the personal
information and such other information as we may deem necessary. This Privacy Statement
may therefore be amended from time to time in order to reflect the latest changes.