IV. HOW WE STORE PERSONAL INFORMATION
We treat the information you provide to us as confidential. Information stored at our properties is kept in a secure location, whether in locked filing cabinets or in protected electronic databases. Reservation information is stored in a secure customer database on a dedicated server. We also maintain a separate database for personal information used for marketing and research purposes.
For online transactions, we use technology to protect the personal information that you transmit to us via our site. When we ask for your credit card data, it is transferred over a Secured Sockets Layer (SSL) line, provided you are using a SSL enabled browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. We also use SSL on other pages where you would enter personally identifiable information. This ensures that your information is encrypted as it travels over the Internet. After information reaches Sydell, it is stored on a secure server behind firewalls designed to block unauthorized access. Please note that no security system or system of transmitting data over the Internet can be guaranteed to be entirely secure. For your own privacy protection, please do not include sensitive personal
information, including, without limitation, credit card numbers, in any emails you may send to us.
V. HOW WE SHARE PERSONAL INFORMATION
Sydell may share your personal information as needed to ensure the best quality service for you. We may share personal information with:
(a) other companies in the Sydell family of companies;
(b) affiliates, partners, and vendors;
(c) billing-related companies;
(d) your employer, if you use a corporate credit card;
(e) event organizers associated with any events you plan with us;
(f) third parties you engage in conjunction with our services, such as rental car companies or airlines;
(g) providers of onsite services such as concierge services, spa treatments, excursion experiences, and any other similar services;
(h) in the event of a merger, consolidation, sale, liquidation or transfer of assets, Sydell may, in its sole and absolute discretion, transfer, sell or assign information collected, including without limitation, nonpersonal information and personal information, to one or more affiliated or unaffiliated third parties;
(i) law enforcement or emergency responders. Third parties with which we are affiliated and to which we provide personal information are contractually prohibited from using the information for any purpose other than for the purpose Sydell specifies.