Personal Information Protection Policy
Alberta Place Suite Hotel is committed to safeguarding the personal information entrusted to us by
our Guests. We manage your personal information in accordance with Alberta’s Personal Information
Protection Act and other applicable laws. This policy outlines the principles and practices we follow in
protecting your personal information.
This policy applies to Alberta Place Suite Hotel. The policy also applies to any person providing services on our behalf.
A copy of this policy is provided to any Guest on request.
What is personal information?
Personal information means information about an identifiable individual. This includes an individual’s name, home or business address, e-mail address, phone number and credit card information.
What personal information do we collect?
We collect only the personal information that we need for the purposes of providing services to our Guests, including personal information needed to:
- To establish and maintain a responsible
commercial relationship with you and to provide ongoing service.
- To understand your needs and
preferences. We maintain a record of the products
and services you receive from us and we may ask for additional
information so that we can serve you better. For example, we may
record your preference for type of room.
- To develop, enhance, market or
provide products and services. For example, we
look at our Guests' use of our services so that we can better
understand how to improve our services.
- To manage and develop our business
and operations. For example we analyze Guest patterns
of usage of our hotel and services to help us manage them efficiently
and plan for future growth.
- To meet legal and regulatory requirements. We normally collect Guest information directly from our Guests. We may collect your information from other persons with your consent or as authorized by law.
We ask for consent to collect, use or disclose Guest personal information, except in specific circumstances where collection, use or disclosure without consent is authorized or required by law. We may assume your consent in cases where you volunteer information for an obvious purpose. In cases where we collected personal information before January 1, 2004, we assume your consent to our use and, where applicable, disclosure for the purpose for which the information was collected. We ask for your express consent for some purposes and may not be able to provide certain services if you are unwilling to provide consent to the collection, use or disclosure of certain personal information. Where express consent is needed, we will normally ask Guests to provide their consent orally (in person, by telephone), in writing (by signing a consent form, by checking a box on a form), or electronically (by clicking a button).
In cases that do not involve sensitive personal information, we may rely on “opt-out” consent. For example, we may disclose your contact information to other organizations that we believe may be of interest to you, unless you request that we do not disclose your information. You can do this by contacting our Privacy Officer.
A Guest may withdraw consent to the use and disclosure of personal information at any time, unless the personal information is necessary for us to fulfill our legal obligations. We will respect your decision, but we may not be able to provide you with certain products and services if we do not have the necessary personal information.
We may collect, use or disclose Guest personal information without consent only as authorized by law. For example, we may not request consent when the collection, use or disclosure is reasonable for an investigation or legal proceeding, to collect a debt owed to our organization, in an emergency that threatens life, health or safety, or when the personal information is from a publicly accessible directory.
How do we use and disclose personal information?
We use and disclose Guest personal information only for the purposes, for which the information was collected, except as authorized by law. For example, we may use Guest contact information to deliver goods. The law also allows us to use that contact information for the purpose of collecting a debt owed to our organization, should that be necessary.
If we wish to use or disclose your personal information for any new business purpose, we will ask for your consent.
How do we safeguard personal information?
We make every reasonable effort to ensure that Guest information is accurate and complete. We rely on our Guests to notify us if there is a change to their personal information that may affect their relationship with our organization. If you are aware of an error in our information about you, please let us know and we will correct it on request wherever possible.
In some cases we may ask for a written request for correction.
We protect Guest personal information in a manner appropriate for the sensitivity of the information. We make every reasonable effort to prevent any loss, misuse, disclosure or modification of personal information, as well as any unauthorized access to personal information.
We use appropriate security measures when destroying Guest personal information, including shredding paper records and permanently deleting electronic records.
We retain Guest personal information only as long as is reasonable to fulfill the purposes for which the information was collected or for legal or business purposes.
Access to records containing personal information
Guests of Alberta Place Suite Hotel have a right of access to their own personal information in a record that is in our custody or under our control, subject to some exceptions. For example, organizations are required under the Personal Information Protection Act to refuse to provide access to information that would reveal personal information about another individual. Organizations are authorized under the Act to refuse access to personal information if disclosure would reveal confidential business information. Access may also be refused if the information is privileged or contained in mediation records. If we refuse a request in whole or in part, we will provide the reasons for the refusal. In some cases where exceptions to access apply, we may withhold that information and provide you with the remainder of the record.
You may make a request for access to your personal information by writing to the Alberta Place Suite Hotel Privacy Officer. You must provide sufficient information in your request to allow us to identify the information you are seeking.
You may also request information about our use of your personal information and any disclosure of that information to persons outside our organization. For personal information collected before January 2004, if we do not have a record of disclosures, we will provide information about any disclosure of your information that is likely to have occurred.
You may also request a correction of an error or omission in your personal information.
We will respond to your request within 45 calendar days, unless an extension is granted. We may charge a reasonable fee to provide information, but not to make a correction. We will advise you of any fees that may apply before beginning to process your request.
Questions and Concerns
If you have a question or concern about any collection, use or disclosure of personal information by the Alberta Place Suite Hotel or about a request for access to your own personal information, please contact:
Alberta Place Suite Hotel
Attention: Privacy Officer
Edmonton Alberta, T5J 2W7