Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy Hotel Investor Apps, Inc. (“Hotel Investor Apps,” “us” or “we”) provides this privacy statement (“Privacy Statement”) to describe the privacy practices that we follow when collecting and using information about you on our website, Hotel Investor Apps Marketplace, and any other channel, application, or mobile feature that we operate (collectively, the “Services”). Please read this Privacy Statement closely before using the Services. It explains what information Hotel Investor Apps collects, how Hotel Investor Apps uses information that it has collected from or about you and others, and what we do to protect it. When you access or use the Services, certain information, including your Personal Information, may be collected, transferred, processed, stored, and in certain circumstances, disclosed as described in this Privacy Statement.
1.1. When Hotel Investor Apps Collects Information
We collect data to provide the products and services you request on the Services, ease your navigation on the Services, communicate with you, and improve your experience using the Services. Some of this information is provided by you directly to us, such as when you:
Some of the information is collected through your interactions with the Services or third party websites and applications. We collect such data using technologies like Cookies and other tracking technologies, error reports, and usage data collected when you interact with our Services. Some of the information is collected from your use of, and interactions with, us and others on social media, including but not limited to YouTube®, Twitter®, Facebook®, and LinkedIn® (collectively, “Social Media”).
The Services may change over time and Hotel Investor Apps may introduce new features that may collect new or different types of information. The data we collect depends on the products, services, and features of the Services that you use, and includes the following:
1.2. Personal Information
When you visit the Services without creating an account, you can browse without submitting Personal Information about yourself. In general, we collect Personal Information that you submit to us in the process of creating or editing your account and user profile on the Services or that you submit to us voluntarily through your use of the Services. Information that identifies, relates to, describes, is reasonably capable of being associated with, or could be reasonably linked, directly or indirectly, with a particular consumer or household is “Personal Information.”
In particular, the Services has collected the following categories of Personal Information from users in the last twelve (12) months. We obtain these categories of Personal Information with the methods described in more detail below.
|Category Of Personal Information||Do we collect?||Do we disclose for Business Purposes?|
|A.||Name, contact information, and other identifiers such as a real name, alias, address, unique personal identifier, online identifier, Internet Protocol address, email address, account name, or other similar identifiers.||Yes||Yes|
|B.||Customer records such as other paper and electronic customer records containing Personal Information, such as name, signature, physical characteristics or description, address, telephone number.||Yes||Yes|
|C.||Characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law such as characteristics of protected classifications under California or federal law such as race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, and disability.||Yes||Yes|
|D.||Commercial information such as records of products or services purchased, obtained, or considered, or other purchasing or use histories or tendencies.||Yes||Yes|
|E.||Biometric Information such as physiological or behavioral characteristics that can be used alone or in combination with each other to establish individual identity, including facial recognition (subject to applicable laws and where relevant to the Services we provide to you).||Yes||Yes|
|F.||Usage data such as internet or other electronic network activity information, including, but not limited to, browsing history, clickstream data, search history, and information regarding a resident’s interaction with an internet website, application, or advertisement.||Yes||Yes|
|G.||Geolocation data such as precise geographic location information about a particular individual or device.||Yes||Yes|
|H.||Audio, video, sensory and other electronic data: audio, electronic, visual, or similar information such as, video footage, photographs, and call recordings.||Yes||Yes|
|I.||Professional or employment-related information, such as current or past job history or performance evaluations.||Yes||Yes|
|J.||Non-public education information, such as education records directly related to a student maintained by an educational institution or party acting on its behalf, such as grades, transcripts, class lists, student schedules, student identification codes, student financial information, or student disciplinary records.||Yes||Yes|
|K.||Profiles and Inferences such as inferences drawn from Personal Information to create a profile reflecting a resident’s preferences, characteristics, psychological trends, predispositions, behavior, attitudes, intelligence, abilities, or aptitudes.||Yes||Yes|
Personal Information does not include:
1.3. Automatically Collected Usage and Device Information
Similar to other websites, we use tracking technologies to automatically collect certain technical information from your web browser, mobile, or other device when you visit the Services. This data may include, but is not limited to, your Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type and language, referring/exit pages and URLs, other browser history, platform type, number of clicks, landing pages, the pages you requested and viewed, the amount of time spent on particular pages, and the date and time of your visits. Our collection of this data, described in more detail below, allows us to provide more personalized high-quality services to you and to track usage of the Services.
Please note: If you restrict, disable or block any or all Cookies from your web browser or mobile or other device, the Services may not operate properly, and you may not have access to certain services or parts of the Services. We shall not be liable for any interruption in, or inability to use, the Services or our services or degraded functioning thereof, where such are caused by your settings and choices regarding Cookies.
1.4. Information from Other Sources
We may obtain both personal and non-personal information about you from business partners, contractors, suppliers, and other third parties and add it to your account information or other information we have collected. We, and the third parties we engage, may combine information we collect from you over time, and across the Services, with information obtained from other sources. This helps us improve the information’s overall accuracy and completeness, and also helps us better tailor our interactions with you.
1.5. Location Information
We collect precise geolocation data from you or your device, as well as your address information, e.g., shipping and billing address, when you set up your account and order our products. We also collect and use information about your general location (e.g., your state of residence) and can infer your approximate location based on your IP address in order to track our general Services usage or to tailor any pertinent aspects of your user experience to the region where you are located.
1.6. Social Media
If you interact with us or our other users regarding Hotel Investor Apps and its products and services on any Social Media: (a) the Personal Information that you submit by and through such Social Media can be read, collected or used by us (depending on your Social Media privacy settings) as described in this Privacy Statement, and (b) where Hotel Investor Apps responds to any interaction with you on Social Media, your account name/handle may be viewable by any and all members or users of Hotel Investor Apps’s Social Media accounts. We are not responsible for the Personal Information that you choose to submit or link on any Social Media. Social Media operates independently from Hotel Investor Apps, and we are not responsible for Social Media interfaces or privacy or security practices. We encourage you to review the privacy policies and settings of any Social Media with which you interact to help you understand their privacy practices. If you have questions about the security and privacy settings of any Social Media that you use, please refer to the applicable privacy notices or policies.
Hotel Investor Apps works with other companies or developers who provide products and services that you may choose to sync, link or otherwise connect with your Hotel Investor Apps account. If you choose to make use of such related products or services, Hotel Investor Apps may exchange that information, including your Personal Information, information from your account, and information about how you interact with each company’s service or product with one or more third parties. This routine exchange of information is necessary to maintain business operations and to provide the requested services.
We may use or disclose the Personal Information identified above for one or more of the following business purposes (“Business Purpose”):
5.2. Account-Related Emails
When you create an account with us and provide us with your email we may, subject to applicable law, use your email address to send you Services-related notices (including any notices required by law, in lieu of communication by postal mail), updates, news, and marketing messages. For example, when you register, you will receive a welcome email. If the Services or our services are temporarily unavailable, we may also send you an email.
Email communications you receive from us will generally provide an unsubscribe link or instructions allowing you to opt out of receiving future emails or to change your contact preferences. If you have an account with us, you can also change your contact preferences by updating your contact information within your account settings. Please remember that even if you opt out of receiving marketing e-mails, we may still send you important service information related to your account and the Services. If you correspond with us by email, we may retain the content of your email messages, your email address, and our responses.
5.4. Non-Personally Identifiable Information
We may use non-personally identifiable information, such as anonymized or aggregated Services usage data, in any manner that does not identify individual users for the purpose of improving the operation and management of the Services, including to develop new features, functionality, and services, to conduct internal research, to better understand Services usage patterns, to resolve disputes, to troubleshoot problems, to fulfill user requests, or for security and compliance purposes. Any non-personally identifiable information that is combined with Personal Information will be treated by us as Personal Information.
5.5. Payment Processors
If you purchase or pay for products or services via the Services, the transaction may be handled by our service providers or third party vendor(s) responsible for processing your payment (“Payment Processors”). These entities have their own privacy policies and those terms will apply to you. Please be sure to review them at the links provided during payment processing.
When we disclose Personal Information for a Business Purpose, we enter into a contract that describes the purpose and requires the recipient to keep that Personal Information confidential and use only for performance of the contract, and not for any other purpose. We share or make your information available, including any Personal Information, in the circumstances described below.
6.1. Disclosures of Personal Information in the Last Twelve Months
In the preceding twelve (12) months, we have disclosed the following categories of Personal Information for a Business Purpose, as more fully described in Section 5:
We disclose your Personal Information for a Business Purpose to the following categories of third parties:
6.2. Sales of Personal Information in the Last Twelve Months
Under the CCPA, the sale of Personal Information means “selling, renting, releasing, disclosing, disseminating, making available, transferring, or otherwise communicating orally, in writing, or by electronic or other means, a consumer’s Personal Information by the business to another business or a third party for monetary or other valuable consideration.” (Cal. Civ. Code § 1798.140(t)(1)). We make your Personal Information available to third parties, subject to your right to opt-out. In the preceding twelve (12) months, we have made available the following categories of Personal Information:
We make your Personal Information available to the following categories of third parties:
6.3. Legal Requirements
We reserve the right to disclose all information collected via the Services, internally, to affiliates, or to third parties, for any lawful purpose or to prevent harm to us or others. For example, and without limitation, in our discretion, we may disclose information to government regulators, law enforcement authorities or alleged victims of identity theft. We will notify you in the event of a government or legal request for your information unless otherwise prohibited by law.
6.4. Organizational Transitions
If we should ever transfer or restructure the operational ownership of the Services, such as through a merger with another entity or a reorganization of all or a part of our operational responsibilities or assets, we may disclose, transfer, assign our rights, and/or delegate our duties to your information without notice and consent, including to prospective or actual recipient or acquiring entities. Should this occur, we will require any third party receiving your Personal Information as described under this subsection to be contractually required to provide the same level of privacy compliance as provided by us under this Privacy Statement.
We cannot ensure that all of your Personal Information will be disclosed only in the ways described in this Privacy Statement. For example, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications, or users may abuse or misuse your Personal Information that they collect from the Services. Even with the most rigorous information security standards, no transmission of data over the internet can be 100% secure.
You can choose not to provide Personal Information. You may always decline to provide your Personal Information to us. Registering for an account is not required to access some of our online content. If you decide to register, you can choose to provide information that does not reasonably identify you to others by selecting a username that is not related to your actual name. You can also decline to provide any optional information in your account. If you choose not to provide certain Personal Information to us, some of your experiences may be affected (for example, we cannot send you product and services information if you do not provide your email address).
7.1. You May Decline Other Requests
We use your Personal Information as needed for the purposes for which it was collected or where you have consented to our use of such information. If you do not wish to provide information to us or do not wish to consent to the uses described in this Privacy Statement, please do not use the Services, set up an account, or supply the requested information to us.
7.2. Right to Access Specific Information and Data Portability Right
You may have the right under the CCPA to request that we disclose certain information to you about our collection and use of your Personal Information over the past twelve (12) months. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, we will disclose to you:
7.3. Right to Delete
You may have the right under the CCPA to request that we delete any of your Personal Information that we have collected from you and retained, subject to certain exceptions. Once we receive and confirm your verifiable consumer request, we will delete (and direct our service providers to delete) your Personal Information from our records, unless an exception applies.
We may deny your deletion request if retaining the information is necessary for us or our service provider(s) or vendor(s) to:
7.4. Right to Opt-Out
If you are 16 years of age or older, you may have the right under the CCPA to direct us not to make your Personal Information available for valuable consideration at any time (the “right to opt-out”). We do not make available the Personal Information of consumers we actually know are less than 16 years of age, unless we receive affirmative authorization (the “right to opt-in”) from either the consumer who is between 13 and 16 years of age, or the parent or guardian of a consumer less than 13 years of age. Consumers who opt-in may opt-out at any time.
To exercise the right to opt-out or right to opt-in, you (or your authorized representative) may submit a request to us by sending us an e-mail at privacy@Hotelinvestorapps.com or by completing and submitting a web form located here: [WEB FORM LINK]. Once you make an opt-out request, we will wait at least twelve (12) months before asking you to reauthorize certain information sharing practices. However, you may change your mind and opt back in at any time by sending us an e-mail at privacy@Hotelinvestorapps.com. We will only use Personal Information provided in an opt-out request to review and comply with the request.
7.5. Exercising Your Rights
To exercise the access, data portability, and deletion rights described above, please submit a verifiable consumer request to us by:
Calling us at 1-888-228-8300
Sending us an e-mail at privacy@Hotelinvestorapps.com
Completing and submitting a web form located here: https://www.Hotelinvestorapps.com/deletion-request-form/
Only you, or a person registered with the California Secretary of State that you authorize to act on your behalf, may make a verifiable consumer request related to your Personal Information. You may also make a verifiable consumer request on behalf of your minor child.
You may only make such a request for access or data portability twice within a twelve (12) month period. The verifiable consumer request must provide sufficient information that allows us to reasonably verify you are the person about whom we collected Personal Information or an authorized representative, and describe your request with sufficient detail that allows us to properly understand, evaluate, and respond to it.
We cannot respond to your request or provide you with Personal Information if we cannot verify your identity or authority to make the request and confirm the Personal Information relates to you. Making a verifiable consumer request does not require you to create an account with us. We will only use Personal Information provided in a verifiable consumer request to verify the requestor’s identity or authority to make the request.
We will respond to verifiable requests received from California residents as required by law. Any disclosures we provide will only cover the twelve (12) month period preceding the verifiable consumer request’s receipt. The response we provide will also explain the reasons we cannot comply with a request, if applicable. For data portability requests, we will select a format to provide your Personal Information that is readily useable and should allow you to transmit the information from one entity to another entity without hindrance.
We do not charge a fee to process or respond to your verifiable consumer request unless it is excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that the request warrants a fee, we will tell you why we made that decision and provide you with a cost estimate before completing your request.
We will not discriminate against you for exercising any of your CCPA rights. Unless permitted by the CCPA, we will not:
However, we may offer you certain financial incentives permitted by the CCPA that can result in different prices, rates, or quality levels. Any CCPA-permitted financial incentive we offer will reasonably relate to your Personal Information’s value and contain written terms that describe the program’s material aspects. Participation in a financial incentive program requires your prior opt in consent, which you may revoke at any time.
7.7. Online Tracking Choices
Some web browsers incorporate a “Do Not Track” (“DNT”) or similar feature that signals to websites that a user does not want to have the user’s online activity and behavior tracked. If a website that responds to a particular DNT signal receives the DNT signal, the browser can block that website from collecting certain information about that browser’s user. Not all browsers offer a DNT option and DNT signals are not yet uniform. For this reason, many website operations, including the Services, do not respond to DNT signals.
We do not review for accuracy or update your information regularly, but encourage you to access, review and update your Personal Information at any time. To request a copy of your Personal Information and data or for assistance regarding canceling your account, or deleting your Personal Information, contact us at privacy@Hotelinvestorapps.com or by calling 1-888-228-8300. We will respond to your request as soon as reasonably possible after verifying your authority to make such requests. Your requests for Personal Information deletion are subject to Section 7 of this Privacy Statement above and we will delete your Personal Information within a reasonable time.
Hotel Investor Apps is committed to protecting the security of your information. Hotel Investor Apps uses a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, Hotel Investor Apps stores the information you provide on computer systems with limited access, which are located in controlled facilities.
If a password is used to help protect your accounts and Personal Information, it is your responsibility to keep your password confidential. Do not share this information with anyone. If you are sharing a computer with anyone you should always choose to log out before leaving a site or service to protect access to your information from subsequent users.
In accordance with and as permitted by applicable law and regulations, Hotel Investor Apps will retain your information as long as necessary to serve you, to maintain your account for as long as your account is active, or as otherwise as long as is necessary for the uses described in this Privacy Statement. For Hotel Investor Apps’s SaaS services, its backup policy is set forth on the Hotel Investor Apps SaaS FAQ page.
When your account expires or becomes disabled, Hotel Investor Apps will retain your information for at least 30 days before it is permanently removed from all of Hotel Investor Apps’s systems. Hotel Investor Apps will retain information about its customers as required by applicable regulations and to comply with its legal and reporting obligations, resolve disputes, enforce agreements, complete any outstanding transactions and for the detection and prevention of fraud.
Please be aware that we are headquartered in the United States. The Services are governed by United States law. In accordance with, and as permitted by applicable law and regulations, Hotel Investor Apps reserves the right to transfer your information, process and store it outside your country of residence to wherever Hotel Investor Apps or its third party service providers operate. If you reside outside the United States your information will be transmitted, processed, and stored there under United States privacy standards. The United States might not offer the same level of privacy protection as the country where you reside or are a citizen. BY USING THE SERVICES, COMMUNICATING WITH US VIA MAIL, EMAIL OR TELEPHONE, OR OTHERWISE PROVIDING INFORMATION TO US, YOU CONSENT TO THE TRANSFER TO, AND PROCESSING OF, YOUR INFORMATION IN THE UNITED STATES.
Residents of the European Economic Area (“EEA”) may be entitled to rights under the GDPR. If you qualify, these rights are summarized below.
If you request to exercise your rights under the GDPR, we may require verification of your identity before we respond to any such request. If you are entitled to these rights, you may exercise the following rights with respect to your Personal Information that we collect and store:
You may exercise these rights free of charge. These rights will be exercisable subject to limitations as provided for by the GDPR. Any requests to exercise the above-listed rights may be made to: privacy@Hotelinvestorapps.com. If you are an EEA resident, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a Data Protection Authority about how we process your Personal Information at the following website: https://edpb.europa.eu/about-edpb/board/members_en.
California Civil Code § 1798.83 permits users who are California residents to obtain from us once a year, free of charge, a list of third parties to whom we have disclosed Personal Information (if any) for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and you wish to make such a request, please send an e-mail with “California Privacy Rights” in the subject line to privacy@Hotelinvestorapps.com. In your request, please attest to the fact that you are a California resident and provide a current California address. We will reply to valid requests by sending a response to the email address or physical address from which you submitted your request. Please note that not all information sharing is covered by the “Shine the Light” requirements and only information on covered sharing and the relevant details required by the Shine the Light law will be included in our response.
While the Services is not intended for anyone under the age of 18, if you are a California resident who is under age 18 and you are unable to remove publicly-available content that you have submitted to us, you may request removal by contacting us at: privacy@Hotelinvestorapps.com. When requesting removal, you must specify the information you want removed and provide us with specific information, such as the URL for each page where the information was entered, so that we can find it. We are not required to remove any content or information that: (1) federal or state law requires us or a third party to maintain; (2) was not posted by you; (3) is anonymized so that you cannot be identified; (4) you do not follow our instructions for removing or requesting removal; or (5) you received compensation or other consideration for providing the content or information. Removal of your information from the Services does not ensure complete or comprehensive removal of that information from our systems or the systems of our service providers. We are not required to delete information posted by you; our obligations under California law are satisfied so long as we anonymize the information or render it invisible to other users and the public.
The Services and our privacy practices are compliant with The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”) fair information principles. In addition to the disclosures made above, we:
If you are a Canada resident, you have the right to request access to the existence, use and disclosure of your Personal Information. Additionally, you have the right to challenge the accuracy and completeness of the information and request to have it amended as appropriate. Finally, you have the right to challenge Hotel Investor Apps’s compliance with the PIPEDA fair information principles by contacting our privacy officer. To exercise your rights under this Section, please send an e-mail to privacy@Hotelinvestorapps.com or write us at the address listed in Section 17 below.
Hotel Investor Apps will occasionally update this Privacy Statement to reflect changes in services, laws and regulations, or privacy practices, as well as customer feedback. When Hotel Investor Apps posts changes to this Privacy Statement, the “last updated” date at the top of this Privacy Statement will be revised. If there are material changes to this Privacy Statement or in how Hotel Investor Apps will use your Personal Information, Hotel Investor Apps will notify you either by prominently posting a notice of such changes prior to implementing the change or by directly sending you a notification. Hotel Investor Apps encourages you to periodically review this Privacy Statement to be informed of how Hotel Investor Apps is protecting your information.
Hotel Investor Apps welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Statement. If you have questions about this Privacy Statement or believe that Hotel Investor Apps has not adhered to it, please contact Hotel Investor Apps at:
Mail: Hotel Investor Apps, Inc.
Attn: Hotel Investor Apps Privacy
3933 Lake Washington Blvd NE #350,
Kirkland, WA 98033
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