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PRIVACY POLICY

As a part of a leading international hospitality operator, it is our mission to deliver excellent service and satisfaction to all of our guests, as well as respect their privacy. To ensure that your personal information is protected and handled appropriately we have prepared this Privacy Policy to inform you of our method to manage your personal information which we obtain through the registration card and the online booking process.
Ramada Addis, Addis Ababa cares about privacy issues and wants you to be familiar with how we collect, disclose, and otherwise use ("Process") information about you. This privacy notice ("Privacy Notice") describes our practices in connection with the information we collect through our guest registration cards (the "GRC"), our websites (the "Websites"), social media pages that we control ("Social Media Pages"), and software applications that we make available for use on or through computers and mobile devices (the "Apps"), that include a link to this Privacy Notice, and through any of our offline activities, such as when you provide your information on the telephone via our call centers or in person ("Offline Activities") (collectively, including the Websites, Apps, Social Media Pages, and Offline Activities, the "Services").
This policy describes what happens to any personal data provided by you or collected from or about you. It applies to all data processing activities of Ramada Addis, Addis Ababa (including its affiliated companies) and by using this website or any website of Ramada Addis, Addis Ababa, you expressly agree and accept the terms of this Privacy Policy.
We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time, in order to reflect changes in the law and/or our privacy practices. We recommend you check this policy for changes whenever you visit our website. Please take a moment to thoroughly read the sections below.

PERSONAL DATA

Personal Data refers to all personally identifiable information collected and recorded about an individual. We may collect the following Personal Data:
  • Personal information: name, gender, nationality, date of birth, and names of your family members, their date of birth, nationality, etc.
  • Contact information: address, telephone number, e-mail, address, etc.
  • Payment information: credit card details, billing address, and other payment and billing information.
  • Loyalty and referral program: details and partner program affiliation, marketing and analytical data.
  • Accommodation information: dates of arrival and departure from our hotels, the location of the room, smoking/ non-smoking room, type of room and bed requests, preferred newspaper, etc.
  • Feedback: records of your contact with us such as via the phone number, or if you get in touch with us online using our online services, details such as your mobile phone location data, IP address and MAC address, including history of any communications with us, and analysis of your interaction with us, which helps us to customize offers to you and provide information that we think are of interest or relevance to you.
  • Technical information: IP address, geographic data, browser and computer system, application version, language settings and pages that have been shown to you, etc.
  • Professional information: if you are applying for a position at Ramada Addis, Addis Ababa, in addition to the above-mentioned information we may collect your education, training and employment records.
We do not request any sensitive information such as religious or philosophical beliefs, political opinions, information on health, racial origin or ethnicity, sexual orientation or union membership.
We also limit the information collected in relation to children under 18 years to their name, nationality, and date of birth, which can only be supplied to us by an adult. We kindly request that parent ensure that children do not send us any Personal Data without parental consent, and if such information was sent, please get in touch with us and we will delete such information.

COLLECTION OF PERSONAL DATA

Personal data may be requested or generated in different circumstances, including (but not limited to) the following:
  • Marketing and communication activities: newsletters subscription, loyalty program registration, and participation in promotional offers, surveys, competitions, social media and SMS marketing campaigns.
  • Reservations and purchasing activities: room or table reservations, check-in, and check-out, payment, submission of complaints or requests.
  • Provided by third parties: information collected through marketing partners, tour operators, online reservation systems, and other third parties, which may include information provided by your travel agent, airline, credit card, and other service providers.
  • Internet activities: connection to any Ramada Addis, Addis Ababa site, online reservations, questionnaires, and social media platforms etc.
  • Job or internship applications.

PURPOSE OF PERSONAL DATA COLLECTION

We use your Personal Data for the following purposes:
  • Performing our customer service obligations: management of reservations and your stay in our properties, catering to your requests, monitoring your use of services (telephone, bar, pay TV etc.).
  • Improvement of our services: assessment of our services in hotels, restaurants, and other outlets, improvement the operation of our business, and development of new products and services.
  • Personalization of our services and communications: personalize content and tailor our digital customer experience and offerings, understand customers' requirements to develop targeted marketing programs, newsletters, and promotions.
  • Recruitment: recruitment of staff or interns for Ramada Addis, Addis Ababa.
  • Compliance purposes: fulfill our statutory and fiscal compliance obligations.
If you do not provide certain information to us, we will be unable to provide you with our products or services. In cases where providing some personal information is optional, we'll make this clear.

RETENTION PERIOD

We will define retention period of your Personal Data based on the following criteria:
  • Reasonable business needs: for as long as we provide goods and services to you, or managing our relationship with you, managing our operations; and/or
  • Reasonable statutory periods: for as long as someone could bring a claim against us or for as long we need to comply with our fiscal and legal obligations; and/or
  • Other retention periods in line with legal and regulatory guidance and requirements.

PERSONAL DATA PROCESSING

We rely on the following legal bases to process your personal data:
  • Contractual necessity: all stages and activities relevant to managing services rendered to you, including inquiry, application, administration and management of accounts, reservations, requests, and complaints.
  • Our legitimate interests: performance of contracts and support of our business units, affiliates, subsidiaries, member hotel owners, partners, suppliers etc.
  • Compliance with legal obligations: compliance with applicable laws, prevention of fraud or money laundering, or defense against legal claims, including those in the area of labor law, social security, and data protection, tax, and other, as the case may be.
  • Consent, as permitted by applicable law.

DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL DATA

We may share Personal Data with the following third parties for the purposes listed above:
  • Ramada Addis, Addis Ababa' (including its affiliated companies) employees: to offer you the best service, we can share your personal data and give access to appropriate person within Wyndham Hotels & Resorts entities for certain specific categories of personal data, including but not limited to hotel staff, reservation staff, IT departments, commercial partners and marketing services, etc.
  • Business partners and external service providers: including IT services, marketing services, call centers, banks and credit card issuers, legal services, consultants, and social networking sites.
  • Local authorities: should it be required by local legislation or as part of internal Ramada Addis, Addis Ababa investigations, in accordance with legal requirements.
Ramada Addis, Addis Ababa also reserves the right to transmit any personal data in the event of sale or transmission of part or all of the company or respective assets. In any case of transmission of personal data to third parties, we will comply with our legal obligations under the applicable laws.

INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS

As a global hospitality company, we may transfer your Personal Data across multiple jurisdictions, insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes, and in accordance with this Privacy Policy, your Personal Data may be transferred to the following locations:
  • Countries where our corporate offices are located (e.g. Emirates, China, Singapore, UK and USA);
  • Countries in which we manage and operate hotels, residences, and/or sales offices; and
  • Countries where our third-party service providers, advisors, and consultants are located, which changes from time to time.
Where personal data is transferred to a country with lower level of data protection as that provided by the country in which the information was collected, Ramada Addis, Addis Ababa will take all reasonable steps to implement appropriate safeguards (e.g. using approved contractual agreements, codes of conduct, etc.) and procedures to keep your Personal Data secure and confidential.

SECURITY OF PERSONAL DATA

Ramada Addis, Addis Ababa has implemented the necessary technical and organizational measures, in compliance with legal requirements, with the aim of protecting the personal data, ensuring confidentiality in accordance with the principles laid in this policy.
Whenever information is requested on credit cards, this communication is made via secure SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) lines, when you are using a browser which allows SSL, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Google Chrome.

PERSONAL DATA RIGHTS

Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your Personal Data. To exercise any of the following rights please submit a request to the address indicated below:
  • Right of access: You have the right to obtain from us confirmation as to whether or not Personal Data concerning you is processed, and, to request access to the Personal Data. Please note that this is not an absolute right, and the interests of other individuals may restrict your right of access.
  • Right to rectification: You have the right to obtain from us the rectification of inaccurate Personal Data about you and where applicable, you have the right to complete such information, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.
  • Right to erasure ("right to be forgotten"): Under certain circumstances, you have the right to obtain from us the erasure of Personal Data concerning you, and we may be obligated to erase that Personal Data.
  • Right to the restriction of processing: Under certain circumstances, you have the right to obtain from us restriction of processing your Personal Data. In that case, your data will be marked and may only be processed by us for certain limited purposes.
  • Right to data portability: Under certain circumstances, you have the right to receive the Personal Data about you, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, and you have the right to transmit that data to another entity without hindrance from us.
  • Right to object: Under certain circumstances, and at any time, you have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of your Personal Data by us, and we can be required to no longer process your Personal Data.
Where permitted by applicable law, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with a competent data protection supervisory authority.
You may access, correct, add to, update or delete their personal data by contacting us via email: info@ramadaaddis.com Such requests will be dealt with as quickly as possible. Please note that we may request a copy of a valid identification document to confirm your identity, before making any changes.
If you no longer wish to receive any marketing communications, remain on a mailing list to which you previously subscribed or receive any other communication from us, please follow the unsubscribe link in the relevant communication. Even after you opt-out or update your marketing preferences, we may still contact you for transactional or informational purposes. These include, for example, customer service issues, surveys, or any questions regarding a specific reservation.

CONTACT US

Should you have any queries about this Privacy Policy, or exercise your rights please contact us: info@ramadaaddis.com
General Manager
Ramada Addis, Addis Ababa
Bole Sub City, Block #14, Woreda #03,
House No 268, Africa Avenue, Addis Ababa
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

COOKIES AND SIMILAR TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES

We use and allows third parties to use essential and non-essential cookies, online tracking tools, web beacons, and similar technologies (collectively, "Cookies") on our website. Cookies are small text files placed on a user's device (computer, mobile phone or tablet) when he or she visits the website. Cookies allow the website to recognize the user's device.
We employ cookies to improve site performance and to enhance the user experience. Cookies help us to understand the relevance, usefulness, interest, volume, and frequency of visits to our online content and determine the best way of presenting the information which is truly relevant for our customers. They allow us to understand how a you got to our website (internet search, a recommendation from another site, advertisement, etc.) and how the you navigate through the website's pages. Cookies also enable us to see your preferences, such as the language you use. However, they do not collect any type of Personal Data or any other information which allows a user to be identified individually.
Cookies that we use can be stored either permanently or temporarily on your computer, mobile phone or tablet. The permanent cookies to allow it to identify a new visit by the same user, helping Ramada Addis, Addis Ababa understand which new content is relevant to that user. This information is analyzed as a whole in order to improve the content and services provided.
The website also uses temporary cookies, which only remain active while the user is on the website. These cookies only allow us to understand how a user navigates between pages and identify opportunities for improvement.
All browsers allow users to configure access by cookies or block them. If you wish to block cookies, please consult your browser's help section. For more information on cookies please visit www.allaboutcookies.org (in English, French, and Spanish).
If you want more information about our ad service provider and its cookies, including information about how to opt out of these technologies, you may visit http://optout.aboutads.info In addition, users may prevent Google's collection of data generated by your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing a Browser Plugin available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Ramada Addis, Addis Ababa Privacy Policy

Our Core Beliefs Regarding User Privacy And Data Protection

  • User privacy and data protection are human rights
  • We have a duty of care to the people within our data
  • Data is a liability, it should only be collected and processed when absolutely necessary
  • We loathe spam as much as you do!
  • We will never sell, rent or otherwise distribute or make public your personal information

Relevant Legislation

Along with our business and internal computer systems, this website is designed to comply with the following national and international legislation with regards to data protection and user privacy:

Personal Information That This Website Collects And Why We Collect It

This website collects and uses personal information for the following reasons:

Site visitation tracking

Like most websites, this site uses Google Analytics (GA) to track user interaction. We use this data to determine the number of people using our site, to better understand how they find and use our web pages and to see their journey through the website.
Although GA records data such as your geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system, none of this information personally identifies you to us. GA also records your compute's IP address, which could be used to personally identify you, but Google does not grant us access to this. We consider Google to be a third party data processor (see section below).
GA makes use of cookies, details of which can be found on Google's developer guides. Our website uses the analytics.js implementation of GA. Disabling cookies on your internet browser will stop GA from tracking any part of your visit to pages within this website.
Disabling cookies on your internet browser will stop GA from tracking any part of your visit to pages within this website.
In addition to Google Analytics, this website may collect information (held in the public domain) attributed to the IP address of the computer or device that is being used to access it.

Blog

Should you choose to add a comment to any posts that we have published on blog sites, the name and email address you enter with your comment will be saved to this website's database, along with your computer's IP address and the time and date that you submitted the comment. This information is only used to identify you as a contributor to the comment section of the respective blog post and is not passed on to any of the third party data processors detailed below. Only your name and email address that you supplied will be shown on the public-facing website.
Your comments and it's associated personal data will remain on this site until we see fit to either
  • remove the comment or
  • remove the blog post. Should you wish to have the comment and it's associated personal data deleted, please email us here using the email address that you commented with.
If you are under 16 years of age you MUST obtain parental consent before posting a comment on our blog.
NOTE: You should avoid entering personally identifiable information to the actual comment field of any blog post comments that you submit on this website.

Contact forms and email links

Should you choose to contact us using the contact form on our Contact us page, none of the data that you supply will be stored by this website or passed to / be processed by any of the third party data processors defined in section below. Instead the data will be collated into an email and sent to us over the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). Our SMTP servers are protected by TLS (sometimes known as SSL) meaning that the email content is encrypted before being sent across the internet. The email content is then decrypted by our local computers and devices.

Email newsletter

If you choose to join our email newsletter, the email address that you submit to us will be forwarded to Benchmark who provide us with email marketing services. We consider Benchmark to be a third party data processor (see section below). The email address that you submit will not be stored within this website's own database or in any of our internal computer systems.
Your email address will remain within Benchmark's database for as long as we continue to use Benchmark's services for email marketing or until you specifically request removal from the list. You can do this by unsubscribing using the unsubscribe links contained in any email newsletters that we send you or by requesting removal via email. When requesting removal via email, please send your email to us using the email account that is subscribed to the mailing list.
If you are under 16 years of age you MUST obtain parental consent before joining email newsletter.

Third Party Data Processors

We use a number of third parties to process personal data on our behalf. These third parties have been carefully chosen and all of them comply with the legislation set out in section above.

Cookie Policy

This policy covers the use of cookies and other technologies. The types of cookies we use fall into 3 categories:
  • Essential cookies and similar technologies

    These are vital for the running of our services on our websites and apps. Without the use of these cookies parts of our websites would not function. For example, session cookies allows a navigation experience that is consistent and optimal to user's network speed and choice of device.
  • Analytics cookies and similar technologies

    These collect information about your use of our websites and apps, and enable us to improve the way it works. For example, analytics cookies show us which are the most frequently visited pages. They also help identify any difficulties you have accessing our services, so we can fix any problems. Additionally these cookies allow us to see overall patterns of usage at an aggregated level.
  • Tracking, advertising cookies and similar technologies

    We use these types of technologies to provide advertisements that are more relevant to your interests. This can be done by delivering online adverts based your previous web browsing activity. Cookies are placed on your browser which will remember the websites you have visited. Advertising based on what you have been looking at is then displayed to you when you visit websites who use the same advertising networks.
We may also use cookies and similar technologies to provide you with adverts based on your location, offers you click on, and other similar interactions with our websites and apps.

Data Breaches

We will report any unlawful data breach of this website's database or the database(s) of any of our third party data processors to any and all relevant persons and authorities within 72 hours of the breach if it is apparent that personal data stored in an identifiable manner has been stolen.

Changes To Our Privacy Policy

This privacy policy may change from time to time to conform with legislation and/or industry developments. We will not explicitly inform our clients or website users of these changes. Instead, we recommend that you check this page occasionally for any policy changes.
By entering a valid email address that you have access to, we will inform you any personal information we collect that is associated with that email address and how to manage it.