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PRIVACY POLICY

Introduction

Bugana Beach and Dive Resort respects the privacy of all its customers and business partners, and treats personal information provided by you as confidential. We use your personal data and information in order to fulfill our commitment to providing you with distinctive Filipino standards of hospitality service.

The Application of this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy (the “Policy”) applies to personal data and information regarding guests and other individuals with whom we do business and to the management of that data and information in any form, whether electronic or written.

This Policy gives effect to our commitment to protect your personal information and has been adopted by all of the hotel and resort properties owned, managed and/or operated by Bugana Beach and Dive Resort or its affiliated or associated companies.

Our collection of Personal Information

The term “personal data” in this Policy refers to personal information which is capable of identifying you as an individual. You can visit our website without providing any personal data or information. When we need to collect personal data from you to provide you with a particular service, we will ask you to voluntarily supply us with the information we need. Personal data may be collected as part of: (i) fulfilling reservations or requests for information or services, (ii) accommodating your personal preferences, (iii) purchasing our products or services, (iv) registering for our programme memberships, (v) submitting job applications and (vi) facilitating communications. We may also request your personal data to verify your identity, to protect your interests and implement security measures in compliance with the law.

Types of Personal Information we collect

The types of personal data that we process include:

  • your personal details, contact information, passport and visa information;
  • guest stay information, including the hotels where you have stayed, date of arrival and departure, goods and services purchased, special requests made, observations about your service preferences, telephone numbers dialled and faxes and telephone messages received;
  • your credit card details, membership information, account details, profile or password details and any frequent flyer or travel partner programme affiliation;
  • any information necessary to fulfill special requests (for example, leisure, travel and guest preferences);
  • your reviews and opinions about our services;
  • information collected through the use of closed circuit television systems and other security systems; and
  • information relating to the credit of customers.

How we use Personal Information

We may use and disclose relevant portions of your personal data and information in order to:

  • process and/or confirm hotel arrangements and restaurant reservations;
  • provide and charge for the hotel accommodations and other goods and services you purchase;
  • provide privileges, benefits and services to you;
  • provide you with a better, more personalized level of service;
  • process applications and administer membership programmes;
  • fulfill contractual obligations to you, anyone involved in the process of making your travel arrangements (e.g. travel agents, group travel organisers and your employer) and vendors (e.g. credit card companies, airline operators and other loyalty programmes);
  • conduct market analysis, market research, customer satisfaction and quality assurance surveys;
  • respond to requests for information and services;
  • provide for the safety and security of guests;
  • administer general record keeping;
  • facilitate direct marketing, promotional and customer management purposes, including sending you sales promotional communications or special offers if you have consented to receive the same. Please see section “Direct Marketing” below;
  • facilitate matching for whatever purpose with other personal data;
  • disclose the winner of contests and lucky draw competitions conducted by us or on our behalf; and
  • meet legal and regulatory requirements.

Disclosures of your Personal Information

From time to time, we may disclose and transfer your personal data and information to travel-related companies (for example, airline companies, car rental companies and excursion tour companies), and business partners who provide administrative, telecommunications, payment, fulfilment or other services to any of the Bugana Beach and Dive Resort affiliates to facilitate your requests or provide you with goods and services you require and for the purposes described under the section “How we use Personal Information”. The recipients of any such data are contractually prohibited from using personal data and information for any purpose other than for the purpose Bugana Beach and Dive Resort specifies.

We reserve the right to disclose any personal data and information we have concerning you if we are compelled to do so by a court of law or requested to do so by a governmental entity or if we determine it is necessary or desirable to comply with the law or to protect or defend our rights or property. We also reserve the right to retain information collected and to process such information to comply with accounting and tax rules and regulations.

We may share aggregated demographic information with business partners, affiliates or other entities. This aggregate information is not linked or traceable to any personally identifiable information about you.

Except as described herein, we do not permit the sale or transfer of personally identifiable information to third parties.

Our commitment to Data Security

To maintain the accuracy of your personal data, as well as preventing unauthorised access to and ensuring the correct use of your personal data, we have carried out appropriate physical, electronic and managerial measures to safeguard and secure the personal data we collect. These measures are subject to ongoing review and monitoring. Whilst we make every effort to protect your personal data, no security measures can guarantee that your personal data and information will not be subject to interference, misuse or hacking and we shall not be responsible for any loss, misuse or alteration arising as a result of such incidents.

Anonymous Browsing

Visitors to our website do so on an anonymous basis. We have not configured our website to collect any information from your computer without your input. This means that unless you voluntarily and knowingly provide us with information, we will not know your identity, your email address, or any other information identifiable to you.

Choice

You may always choose what personal data and information (if any) you wish to provide to us. However, if you choose not to provide certain details, some of your experiences with us may be affected (for example, we cannot take a reservation without a name).

Changes to the Policy

We may modify this Policy from time to time. Any changes to this Policy will be posted to our website so that you are always informed of the way we collect and use your personal data. Updated versions of our Policy will include the date of the revision at the end of this Policy so that you are able to check when the Policy was last amended.

Any changes to our Policy will become effective upon posting of the revised Policy on the website. Use of the website following such changes constitutes your acceptance of the revised Policy then in effect.

Miscellaneous

This Policy is governed by and shall be construed in accordance with the laws the Philippines.
This Policy is written in the English language and may be translated into other languages. In the event of any inconsistency between the English version and the translated version of this Policy, the English version shall prevail.