Albany Backpackers and Seasonal Solutions (ABN: 99 037 978 232) respect the importance of protecting your privacy.
We understand that you care about the collection, use, disclosure and handling (Processing) of your personal information and we value your trust in allowing us to do this in a careful and sensible manner.
Information we collect
“Personal information” or “personal data” is any information about you, from which you can be identified. Our Processing of your personal information will depend on our relationship with you, the circumstances of collection and the types of products and services you request from us. We may collect additional personal information from you from time to time.
We may collect personal information in the following circumstances:
Directly from you – When you make or manage bookings for accommodation directly with us, check-in at our hostel, stay at our accommodation, respond to offers from us and our partners, make an enquiry, provide feedback or comments, use the wi-fi at our premises or otherwise interact with us or provide your personal information to us.
Personal information may include your name, address, email address, date of birth, gender, telephone number, photo, nationality, reservation details, information particular to your stay such as dates, duration and location, and any other specific requirements you nominate to tell us.
Information about minors – We do not knowingly collect personal information directly from any person we know is under the age of 17. We do not allow any persons under the age of 17 to be the primary guest and book accommodation. As part of the booking and check-in process, we may collect personal information about persons under the age of 17 indirectly from parents or other adults they travel with who are the primary guest. Where we collect personal information about persons under the age of 17 in any other circumstances, we may seek or require consent from a parent or guardian where we consider this is appropriate.
Sensitive information – We generally do not ask for, or collect sensitive information about you, unless you provide it to us voluntarily. For example, when you make a booking or interact with one of our staff, you may voluntarily provide sensitive information such as racial or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, health information or religious or philosophical beliefs. If you do provide sensitive information to us voluntarily, you consent to us collecting this information.
What if you don’t want to give us your information:
You don’t have to give us all the information we request. You may engage with us anonymously or using a pseudonym if it is feasible to do so. For example, if you wish to give feedback without requiring a response from us, you won’t need to provide a full name or email address.
However, if you do not provide us with some or all of the personal information required, we may not be able to provide you with the products and services or information you request, to the requested standard or at all, and you may also miss out on receiving valuable information about us. For example, we may collect some of your personal information on check-in to verify your identity and record the information. As you will stay in a shared environment with other guests it is important that we know who is in our hostel at all times to ensure maximum safety and security for all guests. If you do not provide photo ID upon check-in you will not be able to stay with us.
We collect general information from your device when you use our website. This might include your geo-location, IP address, device identifier, the browser and operating system you are using, and details of website that IP address has come from, the pages accessed on our website and the next website visited.
We may use and combine information collected using cookies and tools with information we already have about you to maintain, secure and improve our website, enhance your experience when using our website, display and deliver relevant information and advertising (including direct marketing and targeted ads on third party websites and social media sites) and understand the effectiveness of our marketing and advertising.
If you want to prevent cookies being used, you can change your browser settings to disable cookies or to notify you when you receive a new cookie. However, you may not be able to access all or parts of our website, or you may experience reduced functionality when accessing certain. Third party service providers may have their own privacy policies in relation to their cookies and tools.
Why do we process your information?
We Process your personal information so that we can perform our functions and activities such as to provide you accommodation and booking services and to evaluate and improve our services. We will not use or disclose sensitive information without your consent.
We may Process your personal information for the following purposes:
1. Provide and administer our services including processing bookings, check-ins and cancellations, processing payments or managing your profile;
2. Ensure safety and security for all guests at our accommodation including through verifying your identity;
3. Provide customer support and seek and publish feedback as reviews including through conducting surveys and investigating and responding to your queries and comments;
4. Conduct marketing and advertising activities;
5. Provide information about our products and services, including through distributing newsletters and other communication on information about us;
6. Perform data analyses, research and generate aggregated customer and market trends, statistics and insights and commercialising such aggregated information, which may be a result of combining de-identified information collected from you and other customers;
7. Maintain our records and complying with our legal obligations; and
8. For any other purpose disclosed at the time the information is collected or to which you consent.
We must be able to identify the legal basis on which we Process your information. These are if Processing is:
· Necessary to fulfil a contract, such as website terms or booking contract that we have in place with you;
· Necessary for our legitimate interests, such as Processing unless consent is required under applicable law;
· With your consent;
· Necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject; and
· Any other applicable legal grounds for Processing.
Albany Backpackers and Seasonal Solutions may, from time to time, send direct marketing communications to you about our activities and services and other material that we consider you would find interesting or useful. If you do not wish to receive such direct marketing communications, you can always opt out. If you are receiving email communications from us, there will be a mechanism to opt out contained in each of those emails. If you subscribe to Albany Backpackers and Seasonal Solutions email newsletters or have created a profile, you can also log in to the Albany Backpackers and Seasonal Solutions website and change your preferences on the email preferences page. To stop receiving other communications from us, you can contact us via any of the channels listed below.
If you choose to opt out of all direct marketing communications, please note that we may still contact you for other reasonable purposes, including information that we are legally required to send, information about your reservation, or policies and information regarding the use, rights, benefits or obligations of users of our services.
How we share your information
We may disclose your personal information to third parties in accordance with the applicable law and for the purposes listed above, including:
· To third party operators of ‘travel deals’ you have booked;
· When we may be required by law from time to time; and
· To any other third party where you have provided your consent.
We may also disclose personal information to third parties such as our contractors, suppliers, agents and service providers who help us deliver, administer and support our functions and activities, including:
· Hosting our servers and website;
· Delivering marketing and digital marketing services;
· Serving advertising;
· Conducting data analysis and data matching services;
· Conducting market research, surveys and analysis;
· Providing IT services;
· Data processing, storage and back-up; and
· Processing payments.
Some of the third parties we disclose your personal information to may be based or have servers located overseas in various countries, including USA and the UK. Before we disclose your information to our overseas recipients, we will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your information is only Processed for authorised purposes and adequately protected using the appropriate technical, organisational, contractual or other lawful means. You consent to us disclosing your personal information to overseas recipients on this basis.
Non-Australian resident data
Albany Backpackers and Seasonal Solutions is based in Australia and our servers are located in Australia. If you are located outside of Australia, please be aware that any information you provide to us, will be transferred from your country of origin to Australia. Your decision to provide such information to us or allow us to collect such information constitutes your consent to this information transfer.
How we hold your information and keep it secure
Albany Backpackers and Seasonal Solutions takes the security of your personal information seriously and we implement a range of technical, administrative and physical measures to safeguard your information from misuse, interference, loss and unauthorized access, modification or disclosure, including electronic and physical access restrictions to files containing personal information and ensuring encryption of personal information sent and received.
We do not store your credit card information.
How long do we keep your personal information?
Your personal information will be retained for as long is reasonably necessary for the purposes listed above or as required by applicable law If we no longer need your personal information, we will ensure that it is either destroyed or de-identified. We may keep the de-identified form of your personal information for statistical purposes without time limits, to the extent permitted by law.
Your rights of access and correction of your information
It is important to us that the information we hold about you is up-to-date, accurate and complete, and we will try to confirm your details through our communications with you and promptly add updated or new personal information to existing records when we are advised. If you believe we are holding information about you that is inaccurate, incomplete, irrelevant or misleading, you can ask us to correct it, or delete it altogether.
If you would like to access your personal information, or ask us to update, correct or delete it, you can do so by contacting us in writing and verifying your identity. We will do our best to respond to your request within 30 days.
We will only refuse access in exceptional circumstances, and if this is the case, we will advise you of our reasons for doing so.
We may charge a fee for searching for, and providing access to, your information on a per request basis.
Rights of residents of the European Economic Area and the UK
Under the applicable data protection law, residents of the European Economic Area and the UK have additional rights.
In accordance with applicable data protection law:
· You are entitled to know what personal information we hold about you and you may ask us to make any necessary changes to ensure that it is accurate, up to date and complete;
· You may request for us to restrict or object to the processing of personal information, including automated processing and profiling;
· You may request that we delete personal information we hold about you, unless there is a lawful reason for us not to do so such as if retention is necessary for us to comply with our legal obligations; and
· In some circumstances, you may request that we provide the personal information (that you have provided to us) to you in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have it transferred to another provider of the same or similar services.
If you wish to exercise any of your rights, you can do so by contacting us in writing and verifying your identity. We will do our best to respond to your request within 30 days.
We will only refuse your request in exceptional circumstances and in accordance with the applicable law, and if this is the case, we will advise you of our reasons for doing so.
In some countries, we may charge a fee for searching for, and providing you with details of the information we hold about you.
We take your complaints seriously and we will attempt to resolve any issues quickly and fairly. If you think that an act or practice of Albany Backpackers and Seasonal Solutions has interfered with your privacy in relation to your personal information, you can contact us using the details below.
If we cannot resolve your complaint to a satisfactory standard, you are entitled to lodge your complaint:
· With the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner at: http://www.oaic.gov.au; or
· For residents of the European Economic Area and the UK, with the relevant supervisory authority. A list of EU national data protection authorities can be found on the European Commission website at: https://ec.europa.eu/info/strategy/justice-and-fundamental-rights/data-protection_en.
Our contact details
Post (Australia):Privacy Officer
34 Stirling Terrace
Albany WA 6330
Last Updated 4th June 2018