The Independent Innkeepers Association of Ontario o/a Ontarioâ€™s Finest Hotels, Inns & Spas (OFHIS) is committed to respecting the privacy of individuals who visit our website.
â€œOFHISâ€� is governed by the Ontario Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. F.31, which defines "personal information" to mean recorded information about any identifiable individual, including his or her name, address, telephone number, email address, age, gender, marital status, personal views, preferences and opinions.
You are under no obligation to disclose any personal information to us at any time. But if you want to take advantage of all of the website's features and contests, we will ask you to register to become a registered user. In the process you may be asked to give your name, e-mail address, mailing address, country, and, if living in Canada or the U.S., a portion of your postal code or zip code. There is no charge for you to register or to use the website unless you are purchasing items such as gift cards, VIP Memberships or booking accommodations. Such items will be clearly marked with their prices.
If you choose to register, you will also have the option of providing additional information about your travel and vacation preferences and other demographic information.
Some features of the website need some personal information to work - for example, if you want us to send you newsletters by e-mail, we would need your e-mail address. If you want us to mail you brochures or other printed information, then we would need your mailing address. If you want us to send you newsletters or e-mails that are personalized to your travel and vacation preferences, then we would need you to provide some information about those preferences. The information you choose to give us will enable us to provide you with information, assistance and services personalized to your travel and vacation preferences, customized newsletters, and electronic postcards, and to better tailor our website and marketing initiatives to the individuals who use the site.
If you choose to register, we will keep track only of the information and preferences that you choose to provide to us. We will keep that information stored securely on our system and will not release it to any third party without your prior consent. You may be asked to create a user ID and a password which you will need to access your personal information on all visits to the website. Any personal information you give us will only be used for the purpose of sending you tourism publications, newsletters, notices and promotions; loyalty program information and promotion, tourism research; for program, publication, advertising and web site evaluation and improvement; for questionnaires; and for responding to your comments or inquiries. Except for the foregoing, you will not be placed on any mailing lists. None of your personal information will ever be shared, rented, sold or otherwise released to any third party.
Our site uses "cookies" which are small files containing pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but if you prefer, you can set your browser to block them. Our cookies can contain information such as your user ID that our website uses to recognize you. Our cookies can't read data off your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. The only personal information our cookies contain is the information you provide yourself. When you enter personal information on our website, your personal information will be linked to the cookie we save on your computer.
From time to time we may use your personal information to create aggregate summaries of general demographic information for statistical and research purposes. We may share such summaries with providers and potential providers of tourism services in Ontario. However, such summaries will never include any personal information that could be used to identify you.
You may, at any time, view and update any of your personal information, or tell us to stop using or retaining it. You can do so by using the appropriate unsubscribe button within one of our email newsletters or by sending an email to email@example.com and with â€œUnsubscribeâ€� in the subject header. If you tell us to stop using your information, we will immediately honour your instructions and delete your personal information. We may, however, retain a summary of your demographic information for research purposes. None of this summarized demographic information will be capable of identifying you.
If you have any questions please contact:Ontarioâ€™s Finest Hotels, Inns & Spas,