- Data controller
The Data Controller responsible for the handling of Site Users’ personal data is the company Best Western Italia SCpA with registered offices in Milan (Italy) at the address Via Livraghi 1/b.
- Purpose of data handling and processing
Users’ data are collected and used to permit browsing on the Site, improve the browsing experience and also to respond to any requests or communications from Users.
- Types of data handled and processed
Browsing data: during the course of their normal operation, the information technology systems and software procedures used to operate this Site capture some personal data whose transmission is implicit in the use of Internet communication protocols. These are items of information that are not collected to be associated with identified interested parties but that, by virtue of their intrinsic nature, could make it possible, via processing and association with data held by third parties, to identify the Users. This category of data includes IP addresses or the domain names of the computers used by Users who connect to the Site, the addresses in URI (Uniform Resource Identifier) format of the resources requested, the time when the request is made, the method used to submit the request to the server, the size of the file obtained in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the server (e.g. OK, error, etc.) and other parameters concerning the User’s operating system and computer environment. These data are used solely for the purpose of obtaining anonymous statistical information on Site utilization, to check that the Site is working properly, and to improve the User browsing experience. They are deleted immediately after processing. The data may be used to ascertain liability in the event of hypothetical cybercrimes to the detriment of the Site.
Data voluntarily provided by Users: the optional, explicit and voluntary dispatch of data in web forms or of electronic mail to the addresses indicated on this Site involves subsequent acquisition of the sender’s address – necessary to respond to requests – as well as of any other personal data included in the message.
- Optional nature of provision of data
Apart from what has been specified for browsing data, the User is to provide his/her personal data to ask for the dispatch of informative material or other communications. Failure to provide them may make it impossible to obtain what has been requested.
- How data are handled and processed
Handling and processing is done by means of automated tools (e.g. using electronic procedures and supports) and/or manually (e.g. physical supports) for the time strictly necessary to achieve the purposes for which the data have been collected and, in any case, in compliance with current relevant regulatory requirements. Specific security measures are observed to prevent loss of data, unlawful use or abuse and unauthorized access.
As regards Site Users who merely browse the Site without filling in forms or spontaneously sending their personal data, and without prejudice for what is specified below concerning specific software, no use is made of cookies for the transmission of information of a personal nature nor is any type of so-called persistent cookie used, i.e. user-tracking systems.
- Communication of data to third parties
Saving any handling and processing performed by third parties appointed by Best Western to manage the Site, duly appointed as external processors, no information collected during Users’ browsing of the Site is communicated to third parties or disclosed.
- Rights of those concerned (Article 7 of Italian Legislative Decree 196/2003)
You have the right at all times to obtain confirmation of the existence of otherwise of your data and know their contents and origin, check their accuracy or ask for them to be supplemented, amended or rectified. Pursuant to the same article, you have the right to ask for the deletion, conversion into anonymous form or blocking of data handled and processed in breach of the law, as well as to oppose, for legitimate reasons, their handling and processing. Requests should be sent to the Customer Service Dept. of Best Western at the fax no. +39 02 91436310, via e-mail to the address firstname.lastname@example.org or by recorded-delivery letter to the following address: Best Western Italia SCpA - Customer Service Dept., Via Livraghi 1/b - 20126 Milan - Italy.
- Links to other websites
This privacy statement refers exclusively to the Site. The Site contains links to third-party websites, over which Best Western has no form of control. Best Western will therefore not in any way be responsible for any handling and processing of personal data performed by such third parties.
Specifically, BWI undertakes to comply with applicable regulations concerning the protection of personal data in the countries where BWI operates.
BWI has chosen to abide by numerous international regulations by adhering to the Safe Harbor programme of the US Department of Commerce. Implementation of Safe Harbor requisites in BWI meets the requirements of the Canadian PIPEDA (Personal Information Protection & Electronic Documents Act) and EU privacy regulations. In order to be able to adhere to the Safe Harbor programme, BWI had to send several certifications. For further details on certifications, please consult the website http://web.ita.doc.gov/safeharbor/shlist.nsf/webPages/safe+harbor+list.