Updated April 12, 2019
Who We Are
Sheraton on the Falls is a licensed franchise of Marriott International, Inc. (“Marriott”), that is owned and operated by Canadian Niagara Hotels (“CNH”).
At Sheraton on the Falls, we are dedicated to protecting your privacy and safeguarding your personally identifiable information. Sheraton on the Falls’ mission is to consistently exceed our guests’ expectations in terms of the products and services we provide to our business and leisure travelers. We strive to create an experience that is responsive to our guests’ needs by using the information you entrust us with responsibly. Sheraton on the Falls and Canadian Niagara Hotels are committed to respecting your privacy and adhering to the principles of applicable data protection and privacy laws throughout the world.
Types Of Information We Collect
Sheraton on the Falls collects information about our guests and visitors to our web sites so that we can provide an experience that is responsive to our guests’ and visitors’ needs. Information may be collected as part of: (i) fulfilling reservation or information requests, (ii) purchasing products or services, (iii) registering for program membership, (iv) submitting a job application, (v) responding to communications from us (e.g., surveys, promotional offers, or reservation confirmations), (vi) accommodating your personal preferences, (vii) fulfilling requests for services or recommendations we provide you, (viii) working with third party sources, including collecting information available from social networking and other web sites, to better assist us with understanding your interests and to serve you better, (ix) your use of our apps on your electronic devices, (x) updating your contact information including your address, or (xi) facilitating the transmission of forward to a friend email at your request. The types of personally identifiable information (sometimes referred to as “PII”) that we collect may include your name, home, work and e-mail addresses, telephone, mobile telephone, and fax numbers, credit card information, date of birth, gender, and lifestyle information such as room preferences, leisure activities, names and ages of children, and other information necessary to fulfill special requests (e.g., health conditions that require special room accommodations).
Sheraton on the Falls may also collect non-personally identifiable information about you, such as your use of our web sites, communication preferences, travel habits, aggregated data relative to your stays, and responses to promotional offers and surveys.
Please note, to better safeguard your information, please do not include any credit card information in your electronic communication unless it is specifically required by us as part of the reservation or transaction fulfillment process on our branded reservation web sites, or our customer contact centers.
Purpose For Collection, Processing, And Disclosure
Collection & Use
Sheraton on the Falls and Canadian Niagara Hotels are fully committed to providing you with information about the collection and use of PII furnished by, or collected from, visitors while using our web sites, products and services. It is our practice not to ask you for information unless we need it or intend to use it. Some of the primary purposes for collecting your PII are as follows:
- providing services such as processing a transaction (e.g., making a reservation, fulfilling a request for information, or completing a product order)
- marketing and communications with you in relation to the products and services offered by Sheraton on the Falls and Canadian Niagara Hotels, our strategic marketing partners, and other trusted third parties
- performing market research via surveys to better serve your needs, improve the effectiveness of our web sites, your hotel experience, our various types of communications, advertising campaigns, and/or promotional activities
You may opt out of marketing emails and surveys from Canadian Niagara Hotels at any time by clicking on the link included in such communications, or by contacting us directly to opt out of emails or surveys. You will always be offered the choice to decide what communications you want to receive from us.
Processing And Disclosure
- when we have received your consent to do so
- in situations where sharing or disclosing your information is required in order to offer you products or services you desire (e.g., a vacation package)
- when companies or services providers that perform business activities on behalf of Canadian Niagara Hotels require such information (e.g., credit card processing, customer support services, market research administration or database management services)
- in the event Canadian Niagara Hotels is merged or acquired by another company
- to comply with legal or regulatory requirements or obligations in accordance with applicable law, a court order or a subpoena
- in case of emergency such as to safeguard the life, health, or property of an individual
If information is shared as mentioned above, we seek to limit the scope of information that is furnished to the amount necessary for the performance of the specific function. Unless otherwise precluded by legal process, we require third parties to protect your PII and abide by applicable privacy laws and regulations.
As part of our commitment to keep you informed, we may mail, e-mail, telephone, or contact you by other means to notify you of new Canadian Niagara Hotels products and services, or upcoming Canadian Niagara Hotels special offers, events, enhancements, or other relevant information that may be of interest to you. We offer you the option to decline any or all of these Canadian Niagara Hotels communications by following the directions included in our e-mails or other communications, or by contacting Canadian Niagara Hotels directly.
We would like to keep all of our guests and visitors informed and equally able to take advantage of the benefits offered by Canadian Niagara Hotels and its strategic marketing partners. However, if you reside outside of the United States, certain data privacy regulations may require us to obtain your permission before we send you information that you have not requested from us.
In some cases your permission will be implied from the nature of the service requested or transaction undertaken. For example, Canadian Niagara may collect and use PII that you volunteer, or behavioral data or information collected in the aggregate. In addition, your permission will be deemed given for communications from us that are necessary to fulfill transactions and services that you request.
In certain circumstances, we will seek your express permission when we collect information that is regarded under certain data privacy regulations to be sensitive in nature (e.g., information revealing racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, or health conditions).
You may object to Canadian Niagara Hotels disclosing your PII with third parties except when: (i) service providers have been retained to perform services on behalf of Canadian Niagara Hotels; (ii) disclosure is required by law; (iii) disclosure concerns national, legal or public interest grounds; (iv) disclosure is necessary to protect the vital interests of the guest; (v) information has been collected from publicly accessible sources; (vi) disclosure concerns the retrospective processing of the information for historical, statistical or enhancement of guest experiences; or (vii) disclosure is authorized by a supervisory authority (such as a Privacy Commissioner, Data Protection Authority, or other similar authority).
Data Transfers Across International Borders
Canadian Niagara Hotels recognizes the importance of information security, and is constantly reviewing and enhancing our technical, physical, and logical security rules and procedures. All Canadian Niagara Hotels owned web sites and servers have security measures in place to help protect your PII against accidental, loss, misuse, unlawful or unauthorized access, disclosure, or alteration while under our control. Although “guaranteed security” does not exist either on or off the Internet, we safeguard your information using appropriate administrative, procedural and technical safeguards, including password controls, and “firewalls”.
Cookies And Pixels
Cookies are designed to save you time because they help us to provide you with a customized experience without you having to remind us of your preferences each time you return to our web pages. Canadian Niagara Hotels cookies are not designed to damage your files, nor can they read information from other files on your computer hard drive.
Cookies can also help us provide you with a personalized on-line experience in the following ways:
- they remember your user name and password for future visits so log-in is easier and faster.
- they ensure you are provided with the appropriate frames and content.
- they ensure you obtain all requested information.
- they help us deliver communications that are relevant and responsive to your interests and location.
Canadian Niagara Hotels cookies are limited to our web sites only, and are not designed to follow you when traveling on the Internet after leaving Canadian Niagara Hotels owned web sites. We track the usage of our web sites in order to better meet your needs and to help make it easier for you to find information in the future. Please note that in addition to Canadian Niagara Hotels cookies, various third parties may also place cookies on your computer’s hard drive. Canadian Niagara Hotels are not responsible for the presence or absence of third party cookies, or for the technological capabilities or practices employed by third parties in connection with third party cookies.
If you would prefer not to have the benefits of cookies, your Internet browser can be adjusted to treat cookies in different ways. Depending upon the type of browser you are using, you may be able to configure your browser so that: (i) you are prompted to accept or reject cookies on an individual basis or (ii) you may be able to prevent your browser from accepting any cookies at all. You should refer to the supplier or manufacturer of your web browser for specific details about cookie security. However, you should also understand that rejecting cookies might affect your ability to perform certain transactions on our web sites and our ability to recognize your browser from one visit to the next.
Canadian Niagara Hotels also uses invisible pixels, sometimes called web beacons, to count how many people visit certain web pages. Information collected from invisible pixels is used and reported in the aggregate and does not contain PII. Canadian Niagara Hotels may use this information to improve marketing programs and content.
Links To Other Web Sites
In order to anticipate your needs, Canadian Niagara Hotels provide links to other web sites for your convenience and information. Canadian Niagara Hotels is not responsible or liable for any content presented by or contained on any independent web site, including, but not limited to, any advertising claims or marketing practices. Please note that while Canadian Niagara Hotels will protect your information on Canadian Niagara Hotels owned and operated web sites, we cannot control and will not be responsible for the privacy policies of third party web sites, including web sites owned or controlled by independent franchisees, third party owners of hotel, resort, interval ownership, or residence properties that may use the name of a Canadian Niagara Hotels brand, or web sites not controlled or authorized by Canadian Niagara Hotels. Third party web sites that are accessed through links on our web sites have separate privacy and data collection practices, and security measures. We have no responsibility or liability for the practices, policies and security measures implemented by third parties on their web sites. We encourage you to contact them to ask questions about their privacy practices, policies and security measures before disclosing any PII. We recommend that you review the privacy statements and policies of linked web sites to understand how those web sites collect, use and store information.
Canadian Niagara Hotels do not seek to obtain nor does it wish to receive PII directly from minors; however, we cannot always determine the age of persons who access and use our web sites. If a minor (as defined by applicable law) provides us with his/her data without parental or guardian consent, we encourage the parent or guardian to contact us to have this information removed and to unsubscribe the minor from future Canadian Niagara Hotels marketing communications.
Updating Your Communication Preferences
If you would like to update your information, modify your communication preferences, or if you do not want to receive marketing communications from Canadian Niagara Hotels in the future, you can contact us:
by writing to us at:
Sheraton on the Falls
5875 Falls Avenue
Niagara Falls, Ontario