While certain areas of this website may be accessed and viewed by members of the public, not all visitors to this website may have access to the entire SR network. The SR network is available for use only by persons or entities that join SR as either a "Property" or "Hotel" (Referred to as "Hotel") or a "Publisher."
Only persons or entities that operate websites through which they conduct a business are eligible to become Hotel. Publishers must be corporations or other legal entities or adults (at least of the legal age to be able to enter into contracts in the jurisdiction in which they reside) that also manage or operate websites which they use to conduct a business or generate revenues. In order to become an SR Hotel or Publisher, a person or entity must apply for membership and have the application accepted by SR, which includes accepting certain contractual terms.
Information Collected from Visitors to this Website
We gather standard information that accompanies Internet transmissions (e.g. IP Address), which in some jurisdictions may be considered personally-identifiable information. Other than this information, we do not gather personally-identifiable information about or from visitors to or users of this website solely as a result of such visits or usage, other than from (i) people requesting to be contacted with more information about SR offerings, (ii) persons or entities whom we allow to join SR as an Hotel and (iii) persons or entities whom we allow to join SR as a Publisher pursuant. We use the personally identifiable information submitted with inquiries about SR offerings to respond to those inquiries.
We use a "template" form of contract to enroll Hotels. That template changes from time to time and is accessible only by Hotels or prospective Hotels. We do not publish our template Hotel Agreement on this website. We do provide the template to prospective Hotels with whom we are interested in pursuing a business relationship with us. Each such prospective Hotel is encouraged, and has the opportunity, to review the template and any incorporated policies, including the terms that define the respective obligations of SR and the Hotel regarding use and disclosure of confidential information and privacy. SR's rights and obligations with respect to the disclosure and use of the information we gather about any Hotel are governed by the Hotel Agreement that the Hotel and we sign.
Prospective Hotels are required to submit certain personally identifiable information (e.g. Company name, phone and email address) on our websites in ordered to be contacted in connection with one or more of our advertising services. If we do not enter into an agreement with such Prospective Hotels, then we may (but have no obligation to) retain the information that the applicant provided on our website. Retention of such information may be restricted under applicable laws, and we will delete information in accordance with these laws. We will not disclose this information to third parties except, as follows:
Information about Hotels
In order to join the SR network as a Publisher, a person or entity has to apply for membership by completing an "online" application on this website. The online application requires personally identifiable information about the applicant. The application form may be viewed by clicking on the Publisher registration page of this website. Besides the information that we gather by means of the online application, we may obtain a great deal of personally-identifiable information about a Publisher through a variety of online or offline means. That information includes the Publisher's contact information, Taxpayer Identification Number (which may be an individual's Social Security Number), VAT registration numbers or other foreign tax identification numbers (for the SR operated outside of the U.S.), as well as information about the business conducted by the Publisher on its website related to the use of SR, including information about the online marketing strategies and plans and the kinds and volumes of transactions conducted through SR generally and with specific Hotels. We may use third party vendors to authenticate and/or supplement the information a Publisher applicant submits.
The Publisher Agreement that we enter into with that Publisher governs SR's rights and obligations with respect to the disclosure and use of the information we gather about any Publisher. Usually, that Publisher Agreement is an "online" form that, as a condition to joining SR, we require each Publisher to accept by clicking on a button on the Publisher registration page of our website used for SR. In a few special cases, the Publisher Agreement may be a paper document that is manually signed and physically delivered. We post on the Publisher registration pages of this website our "template" form of contract by which we enroll Publishers. That template changes from time to time and may incorporate policies that we also publish on this website. Each prospective Publisher is encouraged, and has the opportunity, to review the template and any incorporated network policies, including their terms that define the respective obligations of SR and the Publisher regarding use and disclosure of confidential information and privacy.
All applications for membership as a Publisher are subject to SR's acceptance. If we do not accept an application, then we may (but have no obligation to) retain the information that the applicant provided in the online application. Retention of such information may be restricted under applicable laws, and we will delete information in accordance with these laws. We will not disclose this information to third parties except as follows:
If we accept an application for membership in SR as a Publisher, we do retain the information that the applicant provided in the online application. We may also obtain other information about our Publishers during the course of their usage of our networks, including, but not limited to, information about the volumes of business they conduct through SR with Hotels or others. We may, but are not obligated to, retain the information that we obtain about any Publisher after that Publisher leaves SR.
We may use and disclose the information we have or acquire about any Publisher as provided in the Publisher Agreement, which such Publisher enters into with SR. The template form of Publisher Agreement gives SR broad discretion in using and sharing the information that Publishers provide to us, including the right to furnish any or all of that information to Hotels or other third parties. SR is not responsible or liable for any use or disclosure by any Hotel or other third party of information about any Publisher that we furnish.
Data about Customers of Hotels and Publishers
In providing our affiliate marketing, search management and related services, SR does not deal directly with the customers of Hotels or Publishers. We enable Hotels and Publishers to create links between their own websites. A visitor who clicks on a Hotel's banner or other promotion on a Publisher's website is redirected, through our website, to the Hotel's website, where he or she may make a reservation, purchase a product or service or engage in another transaction or activity that entitles the Publisher to compensation from the Hotel. As a result of such redirection through our website, our technology automatically records the IP (Internet Protocol) address of the browser used. In addition, during such redirection, we may place one or more "cookies" on the hard drive of the visitor's computer through his or her Web browser.
For Microsoft Internet Explorer: http://www.microsoft.com/infor/cookies.htm
For Mozilla Firefox: http://support.mozilla.com/en-USkb/Options+window
Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95647&p=cpn_cookies
We have implemented reasonable security measures in order to protect information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. These include firewalls, data encryption redundancy and intrusion detection. Our employees are made aware of and are accountable for compliance with these procedures. Please note, however, that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. As a result, although we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of your information against any possible loss or unauthorized access.
Change in Control
Consumers with questions about our privacy practices or who wish to have their personally identifiable data corrected or removed may contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our postal address is:
250 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001
SR complies with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework and U.S.-Swiss Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal identifiable information from European Union member countries and Switzerland. Our privacy practices are consistent with the European Union Data Protection Directive and the U.S. Department of Commerce Safe-Harbor Program Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access and enforcement. We have certified that we adhere to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles of notice, choice, onward transfer, security, data integrity, access, and enforcement. To learn more about the Safe Harbor program, and to view the company's certification, please visit http://www.export.gov/safeharbor/.