Collecting personal information about you
In accordance with the Privacy Act, Platinum Holiday Club only collects personal information that is necessary for business purposes. We endeavour at all times to collect personal information in a fair and lawful manner, and to meet our customers’ expectations that we will respect their right to control how their personal information is collected and used. Platinum Holiday Club collects information about consumers at the time when a person wishes to book accommodation using Platinum Holiday Club Rewards Dollars. The main categories of information we collect relate to a person’s general contact information, preferred accommodation requirements, and other details, which are usually collected directly from the consumer at the time of booking. This policy explains the main features of Platinum Holiday Club’s use of customer information.
Use and disclosure of your personal information
Our purpose in collecting information about you is to provide you with accommodation and other leisure booking services, and complementary travel services as required. Platinum Holiday Club uses personal information in several different ways in operating the Platinum Holiday Club promotion and operating our business, and most of these uses are clear from the circumstances. We also use your personal information for internal quality assurance purposes. Platinum Holiday Club provides personal information to service providers that facilitate your Platinum Rewards bookings. Otherwise Platinum Holiday Club does not routinely disclose personal information, except where it is necessary to provide you with a service that you have requested such as to make bookings with requested accommodation and any other required travel and leisure services. Platinum Holiday Club will not normally otherwise use or disclose any information about you without your consent, unless:
- required by law
- to protect the rights, property or personal safety of another Platinum Holiday Club member, any member of the public or Platinum Holiday Club itself
- the assets and operations of the business are transferred to another party as a going concern.
When you provide your personal information to us, Platinum Holiday Club will give you the choice as to whether or not you wish to receive further information about special offers, promotions, and changes to our products and services. If you indicate that you do not wish to receive these, we will not contact you further for these purposes. Please allow 28 days for your request to be processed.
Like many businesses, Platinum Holiday Club uses a range of service providers to help us maximise the quality and efficiency of our services and our business operations. This means that individuals and organisations outside of Platinum Holiday Club, such as hotels, resorts and other leisure service providers will sometimes have access to personal information held by Platinum Holiday Club and may use it on behalf of Platinum Holiday Club.
Platinum Holiday Club and marketing activities
- Provide you with updated information about our services or special promotions
- Provide you with other information about other products and services which you may have expressed an interest in receiving
Some of this information is necessary as part of our communication about the Platinum Holiday Club promotion and is sent to all promotion customers. However, if you are receiving promotional information from Platinum Holiday Club and do not wish to receive this information any longer, you may remove your name from our list by e-mailing us at [email protected], and asking to be removed from our mailing list. Please allow 5 days for this request to be processed.
Our website users
Accessing the information we keep about you
If at any time you want to know exactly what personal information we hold about you, you are welcome to access your record by e-mailing us at [email protected] Our file of your information will usually be made available to you within 14 days. For security purposes confirmation of your identity will be required prior to supply of this information.
Amending and deleting the information we have about you
If at any time you wish to amend personal information that is inaccurate or out of date, please contact us and we will alter this record. If you wish to have your personal information deleted, please let us know in the same manner as referred to above and we will take all reasonable steps to delete it except where we need to keep information for reasons relating to any bookings you have made with us or for legal reasons.
Security of your personal information
Platinum Holiday Club endeavours to take all reasonable steps to keep secure any information that we hold about you, and to keep this information accurate and up to date. Platinum Holiday Club uses a sophisticated computer data network, and all access to the computers and system devices are password controlled. Employees can only gain access to data if they are authorised, and we also require our employees and data processors to respect the confidentiality of any personal information held by Platinum Holiday Club.
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