We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our web site visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.
(1) What information do we collect? We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:
(a) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this web site (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views).
(b) information that you provide to us for the purpose of submitting a contact form.
(c) information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our web site services, competitions, email notifications and/or newsletters.
(d) any other information that you choose to send to us.
A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.
We may use both “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies on the web site. We will use the session cookies to keep track of you whilst you navigate the web site. We will use the persistent cookies to: enable our web site to recognise you when you visit
Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many web sites.
(3) Using your personal data
We may use your personal information to:
(a) administer the web site.
(b) improve your browsing experience by personalising the web site.
(c) send you general International Hospitality Academy's communications unless you opt out.
(d) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the web site.
Where you submit personal information for publication on our web site, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the license you grant to us.
In addition, we may disclose information about you to the extent that we are required to do so by law.
Security of your personal data
We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.
You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. Provision of such information may be subject to the payment of a fee (currently fixed at € 25.00).
You may instruct us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes by email at any time. (In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal data for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of your personal data for marketing purposes.)
Third party web sites
The web site may contain links to other web sites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party web sites.
Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.