The Sands at Grace Bay ("The Sands") is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the web site of The Sands, www.thesandstc.com, and governs data collection and usage. By using the web site of The Sands, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Collection of Your Personal Information
The Sands collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. The Sands also collects demographic information, which may or may not be unique to you, which may or many not include your ZIP code, age, gender, preferences, interests and favorites.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by The Sands. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used by The Sands for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the web site of The Sands.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through The Sands public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: The Sands does not read any of your private online communications.
The Sands encourages you to review the privacy statements of web sites you choose to link to from the web site of The Sands, so that you can understand how those web sites collect, use and share your information. The Sands is not responsible for the privacy policies or other content on web sites outside of the web site(s) of The Sands.
Use of Your Personal Information
The Sands collects and uses your personal information to operate the web site of The Sands and deliver the services you have requested. The Sands also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from The Sands and potentially its affiliates. The Sands may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
The Sands does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. The Sands may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. In addition, The Sands may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to The Sands, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
The Sands does not use or disclose sensitive personal information, such as race, religion, or political affiliations, without your explicit consent.
The Sands will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on The Sands or its web site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of The Sands; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the web site of The Sands, or the public.
The web site of The Sands may use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize page on the web site of The Sands, or register with The Sands site for services, a cookie helps The Sands to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the web site of The Sands, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the web site of The Sands or other web sites you visit.
Security of Your Personal Information
The Sands secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. The Sands secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Changes to This Statement
The Sands will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. The Sands encourages you to periodically review this Statement of Privacy to be informed of how The Sands is protecting your information.
The Sands welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that The Sands has not adhered to this Statement, please contact the company at . We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the situation.