Privacy policy

Lodgic Privacy Policy Lodgic Holdings Inc. (“Lodgic”) is committed to the protection of your personal information. This Privacy Policy sets out the basis on which we collect and use personal information about you as part of our business activities. This Privacy Policy describes in detail who is responsible for the personal information that we collect about you, what personal information we collect, how we will use such personal information, who we may disclose it to and your rights and choices in relation to your personal information. In this Privacy Policy where we use the words "personal information," we use these words to describe information that is about you and which identifies you. Section 2 below sets out the personal information we collect in more detail.

  1. Who is responsible for the personal information that we collect? For the purpose of data protection law, Lodgic is the data controller in respect of the personal information that we collect and use as part of our business activities. This is because we dictate the purpose for which your personal information is used and how we use your personal information.
  2. What personal information do we collect? While some of the information collected is required for membership or business engagement purposes, other information is voluntarily given by the individual. The type of personal information that Lodgic may collect could include, but is not limited to, the following:
  1. How do we obtain your personal information? As noted above, we collect information from you in the course of your use of the Lodgic website, products and services. For example, we collect information from you when you enroll as a member. We collect information from you when you contact or communicate with us (including through the website, by email, or otherwise). We also collect your personal information while monitoring the Lodgic website, products and services. We gather information about you when you provide it to us, or interact with us directly; for instance, when you engage with our staff or register for an event.
  2. How do we use the personal information we collect? Lodgic collects personal information for the following principal purposes:
  1. Who do we share your personal information with? Lodgic reserves the right to disclose and/or transfer personal information to a third party, if Lodgic has reason to believe that disclosing personal information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference with (either intentionally or unintentionally) our rights or property, other website users or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities. Additionally, Lodgic may disclose personal information in response to a subpoena, warrant or other court order, or when we believe in good faith that a law, regulation, subpoena, warrant or other court order requires it — or authorizes us to do so — or to respond to an emergency situation. Lodgic reserves the right to disclose and/or transfer personal information to a third party in the event of a proposed or actual purchase, sale (including a liquidation, realization, foreclosure or repossession), lease, merger, amalgamation or any other type of acquisition, disposal, transfer, conveyance or financing of all or any portion of Lodgic, or of any of the business of Lodgic or a chapter/division thereof, in order for you to continue to receive the same products and services from the third party. We may share your information with personal advisors, such as accountants and lawyers, who assist us in carrying out our business activities. Lodgic may share personal information with third parties engaged to assist Lodgic in providing services to you or to carry out one or more of the purposes described above. These service providers are prohibited from using your personal information for any purpose other than to provide this assistance and are contractually required to protect personal information disclosed by Lodgic and to comply with the general privacy principles described in this Privacy Policy. For example, we share your information with service providers, contractors, and sub-contractors to help us provide the website, products, events, and services. For example, we may use a service provider to process payment information, manage our events, provide analytics or use third-party software to manage our customer relationship management (“CRM”) system. When we use service providers we provide limited access to your information so that such service provider can perform the tasks on our behalf. In addition to the uses and disclosure of personal information noted above, personal information of Lodgic members and registrants at our events may be shared with the following entities when we have obtained your consent prior to such disclosure:
  1. Transfer of personal information across borders Lodgic is a global organization, headquartered in the United States. We may allow your personal information to be shared with our related entities or third-party service providers based both within the United States and in other countries. This may entail a transfer of your information from a location within the European Economic Area (the “EEA”) to outside the EEA, or from outside the EEA to a location within the EEA. Please see the section entitled "Who do we Share your Personal Information with" for more detail on how the information may be shared with Lodgic-related entities and third-party service providers. When we provide your personal information overseas, we do so in connection with providing you with member benefits, requested information or services or as required or authorized under law. It is possible the overseas entities, which we share your information with, may not be subject to foreign laws that provide the same level of protection of information as your country of residence or employment, or may not be subject to any privacy obligations. Overseas entities may be required or compelled to disclose your personal information to a third party, such as an overseas authority. Where we transfer information outside of the EEA, we will implement appropriate measures to ensure that your personal information remains protected and secure in accordance with applicable data protection laws. For example, we will implement EU standard contractual clauses (as contemplated by Article 46(2) of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation) between the Lodgic related entities that share and process personal data. Where our third-party service providers process personal data outside the EEA in the course of providing services to us, our written agreement with them will include appropriate measures, usually standard contractual clauses. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we use reasonable efforts to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to our website and any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your personal information, we will use reasonable and appropriate procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorized access.
  2. Your rights, including removing, correcting or updating personal information If you change your mind on how Lodgic discloses or uses your information, or wish to access, correct or update personal information (such as your address), we will endeavor to correct, update or remove the personal data you give us.
  3. How long will we keep your personal information? We will keep your personal information for the period of time that you are a member of the Lodgic, and for 10 years after you cancel your membership.
  4. Links to other websites Lodgic's website may contain links to other sites such as Lodgic's partners or relevant legal services sites. These sites are not controlled by Lodgic and Lodgic is not responsible for any content contained on any such website. We are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by other sites, and the privacy practices employed by such sites may not be the same as Lodgic’s practices. As with our website, you should become familiar with any external party's privacy policy before visiting and/or providing any personal information through any such site. Lodgic may terminate access for content providers or forum participants who are found repeatedly to provide or post protected material without necessary rights and permissions.
  5. Cookies Lodgic uses cookies to manage our website and email programs. A cookie is a small file placed on your computer when you visit a website. Cookies are used to store information to manage your website experience such as your type of web browser. A cookie can also store preference information to customize your website experience. Cookies help us understand how consumers use our websites and emails so we can design better services in the future. Web browsers can be adjusted to disable cookies. However, Lodgic may not be able to provide you with all the service or functionality you require on the Lodgic website if you choose to disable cookies. For more information, including links to instructions on removing cookies from your browser, read our cookie policy.
  6. Contacting Lodgic with questions, concerns or complaints Should you have any questions, concerns or a complaint about this Privacy Policy, please contact info@Lodgic.org. You are entitled to make an anonymous complaint or inquiry in relation to this Privacy Policy or your privacy rights; however, we may require you to identify yourself if required by law or it is impracticable for us to deal with your matter otherwise. We will acknowledge receipt of any complaint within five business days and will endeavor to provide you with a written response within 30 days of receipt of your complaint. There may be instances where this is not possible due to the contents of the complaint. In such circumstances, we will respond to your complaint in a reasonable and practical time. If you are not satisfied with the outcome of your complaint, Lodgic will be happy to provide you with contact information for the appropriate authorities in your jurisdiction. Additionally, many jurisdictions allow for private rights of action.
  7. Changes to our Privacy Policy Any material changes to the Privacy Policy will be posted on this page. The updated Privacy Policy will take effect as soon as it has been updated. This Privacy Policy was last updated as of 9/26/19.