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PRIVACY AND POLICY
The Golkonda Privacy Policy
We at “The Golkonda Hotel” endeavor to exceed our guests’ expectations by consistently delivering outstanding services and experiences.
Recognizing that privacy is important to our esteemed guests, we have developed the The Golkonda Privacy Policy which explains our practices regarding personal information we collect when you visit our hotel, restaurants, bar, our website, when you fill up a form and/or drop in your business card.
We know that you are concerned how information about you is collected, used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly. This notice describes our privacy policy. By visiting www.thegolkondahotel.com you are accepting the practices described in this notice.
What Information About You Do We Gather?
Unauthorized use of this website may give rise to a claim for damages and/or be a criminal offence.
Information you provide helps us to know and serve you better which is part of our mission to “completely delight and exceed our guests’ expectations”.
We receive and store information you enter on our website or give us in any other way, including, for example, when you stay at The Golkonda: Your name and contact information; date of birth; how you prefer to be addressed in communication from us, preferred modes of communication; your job designation and business address; spouse name, anniversary, credit card details, including the three-digit code that appears on the back of your credit card; member number of our loyalty programme/s, membership numbers of frequent flyer or travel partner programmes you are enrolled into, your dates of arrival and departure from our hotel/restaurants/other outlets, your preferences when you stay or dine with us, your transaction history with us; offers you have availed of from third party marketers in response to communication from us. We may also record details on guests who have stayed or dined with you in our hotel, including their names and contact details.
The provision of any information by you is voluntary except where otherwise stated. However, where you choose not to provide certain information, you may not be able to take advantage of some of our features. We use the information that you provide for such purposes as reserving a room or any other products we may offer, responding to your requests, customizing our services to your preferences and communicating with you by email, mail, fax, phone or other means. We also use such information for statistical purposes though these statistics will not identify you personally.
Personal Data You Provided on Behalf of another Person : If you are entering data on behalf of another person, you warrant to us that you are authorised by that person to enter their personal data onto our system, and that that information is accurate and correct. If any non-compliance by you with respect to this provision results in any loss or damage being incurred by us, you may be required to compensate us in respect of such loss.
Automatic Information : We receive and may evaluate certain types of information whenever you interact with us. For example, like many websites, we obtain certain types of information when your Web browser accesses www.thegolkondahotel.com including your IP address, browser type and operating system. This information helps us to understand our customers but does not identify you personally and will not be stored with any other information we have obtained from you.
E-mail Communications : If you provide us with your email address, we may email you promotional and marketing materials. We provide you with the option not to receive such promotional and marketing materials in each email sent to you. If you stay with us as a guest, we may also use your email address to send you our feedback “Voice of Guest survey” after your stay. If you do not wish to receive a survey, you may notify us by contacting our duty manager / front desk manager. in the You will, however, receive an auto-generated e-mail confirmation when making a reservation on the Internet for stays at hotels operated by us, and occasionally from our reservation sales agents for inquiries related to a booking you have made for any of our services and products.
Information from Other Sources :For reasons such as improving personalisation of our services (for example, providing recommendations or special offers that we think will interest you), we might receive information about you from other sources and add it to your existing information. We will not, however, share your existing information with any third parties except where this is necessary to provide you with services or offers on our behalf.

We do not knowingly collect personal information from individuals under 18 years of age. We do not knowingly collect information related to your racial or ethnic origin, political opinions or affiliations, religious or other beliefs, health, criminal background, unless it is volunteered by you. We may use any health-related information provided by you only to serve you better and meet your specific needs when you stay or dine with The Golkonda.
What About Cookies?
Some websites store, and so does www.thegolkondahotel.com, information in a small text file, called a “cookie,” on your hard disk.
Cookies contain information about you and your preferences. For example, if you inquire about rates and availability, the site might create a cookie that contains the details you entered. Or it might only contain a record of which pages within the site you visited, to help the site customise the view for you the next time you visit.
Only the information that you provide, or the choices you make while visiting a website, can be stored in a cookie. For example, the site cannot determine your e-mail name unless you choose to type it. Allowing a website to create a cookie does not give that or any other site access to the rest of your computer, and only the site that created the cookie can read it.
Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies, but you can set your browser to alert you every time a cookie is offered, letting you decide whether or not to accept it. You can prevent the use of cookies by modifying your browser, although you may not be able to use some of our services if you prevent the use of cookies.
Does The Golkonda Hotel Share the Information It Receives?
Information about our guests is important for us in order to provide you maximum comfort and a legendary experience whilst staying in one of the hotels operated by us. We may therefore share information amongst ourselves, with any hotels operated by us and with third party service providers engaged by us or engaged by or on behalf of any hotels operated by us who help manage your data and communicate news and promotions to you but we will not sell, rent or give away any information to third parties. Your data will be treated in strict confidence and will only be retained for so long as it is necessary or required by law. Such data will be destroyed once its requirement is extinct or you request it.
We may provide your information to third parties for the purpose of processing that information strictly on our behalf. In such circumstances, the third party processors may not use the information for any purpose except such processing and may not, for example, provide it to any other person or use it for marketing unless upon our direction.
How Secure Is Information About Me?
We work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), which encrypts information you input and which is certified by the Secure Server Certification Authority.
We reveal only the last four digits of your credit card numbers when confirming a reservation. Of course, we transmit the entire credit card number to the appropriate credit card company for verification.
It is important for you to protect against unauthorized access to your password and to your computer. Be sure to sign off when you have finished using a shared computer.
What Information Can I Access?
www.thegolkondahotel.com gives you access to your own profile which you may access via login, being your e-mail address, and a self-defined password. You may, and we kindly ask you to do so, update that information, if required. Information about you that you may access are:
Your Name, Address and Contact Details
Your Room Requests that you previously entered on the Internet
Your Credit Card details that you previously used, of which only the last 4 digits of the number is shown at all times
What Can I Do If I Have any Questions or Concerns?
Our Information Technology Manager will be happy to answer any concerns or queries you may have relating to the use or storage of your personal data. You have the right to access such data and to require a correction to any data which is incorrect.
Should you want to opt out.
If we possess your contact information, we may want to keep you posted about our products, services and events, through email. Should you prefer not to receive such marketing materials from us, you may let us know any time. Please send an email to unsubscribe@thegolkondahotel.com. We will update your preferences as soon as reasonably practical. However, do note, if you opt out of The Golkonda emailing list, as described here, we will not be able to remove your personal information from the databases of affiliates, franchisees or business partners with which we have already shared your personal information, prior to the date of your opt-out request.
Dos & Don’ts to ensure your security
For your own privacy we advise you not to include sensitive personal information in any emails you may send to us. Please do not send credit card numbers or any sensitive personal information to us via email.
We do not knowingly collect personal information from individuals under 18 years of age. As a parent or legal guardian, please do not to allow your children to submit personal information without your permission.
If you have any questions about this policy, please get in touch with us at itmgr@thegolkondahotel.com
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