The principles of data protection
At Hotel Reservation Service (HRS), we take the protection of your privacy and your personal data very seriously. We would therefore like to explain what data we collect, what we use it for and how we protect your data. These data protection principles do not apply to Web sites that may be accessed by clicking on hyperlinks on HRS Web pages.
1. General information on data protection and
the purpose of data storage
What data do we collect?
Who receives my data?
Whenever you make a booking using HRS, your booking details are passed onto your chosen hotel to enable the reservation to be made. Apart from this, your data is not passed on to any third parties. Under no circumstances will HRS sell or lend out your contact details. In exceptional circumstances, legal regulations, judicial or official orders may require us to hand data over to the relevant authority or court. However, this is only undertaken within the framework of our legal obligations.
2. Information on data security
How safe is it to transfer data to HRS?
All data that you provide to HRS is encoded and transmitted using the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) protocol. This is a tried-and-tested system used by browsers the world over to encrypt data automatically before transmitting it us.
How secure is my data on the HRS database?
We apply HRS's strict safety standards for our database and Internet server in order to provide effective protection against loss, misuse, divulgence, alteration and deletion of and unauthorised access to your data.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small information files that your browser stores on your computer's hard disk. They simplify booking by automatically calling up frequently-used data on sites you have already visited. You can set your computer to not store any cookies on your computer. However, this may prevent you using some of the functions we offer. The basic "search-and-book" functions can also be used without cookies.
You may ask to see your stored personal data at any time. You also have the right to correct, delete or block (incorrect) data. Contact details should be amended under MyHRS.
However, contractual and/or legal regulations, particularly those relating to accounting and payment, may prevent certain data from being deleted. Questions about our data protection principles should be addressed to: email@example.com