Le Merigot Santa Monica and/or any affiliated entities (the “Company
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Whenever you visit our website, we will collect some information from you automatically simply by you visiting and navigating through this site, and some voluntarily when you submit information using a form on the website, enroll in or subscribe to our newsletter or marketing communications, request information, or use any of the other interactive portions of our website. Through this website, we will collect information that can identify you and/or your activity.
Additionally, whenever you communicate, interact or do business with us, whether online or at any of our physical locations or facilities, or whether you are contracted to perform services for us or apply for a position of employment, we will be collecting personal information from you or about you in the course of our interaction or dealings with you.
This policy does not
Collection and Processing of Personal Information and Sensitive Personal Information
The table below lists the categories of personal information and data we collect and process about you based on your specific transactions and interactions with our website, including the personal information and data collected and processed in the last 12 months. Foreach category of information, the categories of third parties and service providers to whom we disclose and have disclosed the information and data in the last 12 months are referenced by a letter that coincides with the letter in the list of categories of service providers and third parties that follows soon after this table.
ForCalifornia residents, of the above categories of Personal Information, the following are categories of Sensitive Personal Information the Company may collect from or about consumers, independent contractors, or applicants:
- Personal Identifiers (socialsecurity number, driver’s license or state identification card number, passportnumber)
- Account Information (your Company account log-in, in combination with any required security or access code, password, or credentials allowing access to the account)
- Protected Classifications (racialor ethnic origin, religious or philosophical beliefs, union membership, or sexual orientation)
- Biometric Information (used for the purpose of uniquely identifying you)
- Geolocation Data (IP address and/or GPS location, latitude & longitude)
- Medical and Health Information
For California residents, personal information does not include:
- Publicly available information from government records.
- Information that a business has a reasonable basis to believe is lawfully made available to the general public by the consumer, independent contractor, or applicant, or from widely distributed media.
- Information made available by a person to whom the consumer, independent contractor, or applicant has disclosed the information if the consumer, independent contractor, or applicant has not restricted the information to a specific audience.
- Deidentified or aggregated information.
We may collect your personal information from the following sources:
- You the consumer, independent contractor, or job applicant, when you visit the website and voluntarily submit information through forms on the website or social media, when you visit any of our physical locations, when you purchase or inquire about any of our products or services, when you enter into a contract to perform services for us, or when you apply for a position of employment
- Our employees, contractors, vendors, suppliers, guests, visitors, other consumers, and customers based on interactions with them (if any)
- We utilize cookies to automatically collect information about our website visitors
- Surveillance cameras at our physical locations
- Lead generators and referral sources
- Credit and consumer reporting agencies
- HR support vendors
- Staffing agencies
- Social media platforms
- Company-issued computers, electronic devices, and vehicles
- Company systems, networks, software applications, and databases you log into or use
- Company systems, networks, software applications, and databases you log into or use in the course of applying for a position with the Company, interacting with our website, or otherwise interacting with us in any other capacity, including from vendors the Company engages to manage or host such systems, networks, applications or databases
- Personal references and former employers (if you are a job applicant)
- Schools, universities, or other educational institutions which you attended (if you area job applicant)
- From friends,family, or colleagues who choose to email you job postings that they think youmay be interested in from our application platform or careers page
- Reservation and booking systems or agents
- Marketing and hotel operations support vendors
We may disclose, sell,or share your personal information/data with the following categories of service providers, contractors, or third parties:
- Financial institutions
- Property management systems, customer relationship management (CRM) platforms, guest service/hotel operations support vendors, and/or hotel property owners
- Lead providers
- Government agencies
- Promotional or other fulfilment vendors
- Marketing support vendors and vendors that support managing or hosting the website or Wi-Fi networks
- Transaction support vendors (e.g., check guaranty, payment processors)
- Data analytics vendors
- Professional employer organizations, recruiting firms, and/or staffing agencies
- Consumer reporting agencies or credit reporting agencies
- Talent acquisition management systems, and other vendors providing services for purposes of our human resources information system (HRIS) and management of job applicant data and recruiting process
- Security and risk management vendors, including IT, cybersecurity, and privacy vendors and consultants
- Corporate customers (meaning an entity, as opposed to a natural person, that purchases, leases, or finances any of our products or services)
- Insurance carriers, administrators, and brokers
- Communications providers (for example, the properties we manage may use guest services apps that allow text/chatting for services, and such apps may be managed by a vendor)
- Consulting and investigation firms, including HR consultants, safety consultants, and workplace investigators
- Social media platforms
- Company affiliates
We may collect and process your personal information for the following business purposes:
- To fulfill or meet the purpose for which you provided the information.
- To process, complete, and maintain records on transactions.
- To support hotel management operations.
- To retain your selection for Text opt in/opt out to ensure customers who opted out are not sent any text messages.
- To schedule, manage and keep track of customer appointments.
- To maintain records of when customers decline a service or sale.
- To respond to consumer inquiries, including requests for information, customer support online, phone calls, and onsite inquiries.
- To manage loyalty rewards programs (if applicable).
- To manage promotions and events.
- To provide interest-based and targeted advertising.
- To market relevant products and/or services.
- To contact you by email, telephone calls, mail, SMS, or other equivalent forms of communication regarding updates or informative communications related to the functionalities, services, or other information you requested or asked the Company to provide to you.
- To comply with federal, state, and local law.
- To improve user experience on our website.
- To understand the demographics of our website visitors.
- To detect security incidents.
- To debug, identify, and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality of ourwebsite.
- To protect against malicious or illegal activity and prosecute those responsible.
- To verify and respond to consumer requests.
- To prevent identity theft.
- JOB APPLICANT PURPOSES:
a. To fulfill or meet the purpose for which you provided the information. For example, if you share your name and contact information to apply for a job with the Company, we will use thatPersonal Information in connection with your candidacy for employment.
b. To comply with local, state, and federal law and regulations requiring employers to maintain certain records, as well as local, state, and federal law, regulations, ordinances, guidelines, and orders relating to infectious diseases, pandemics, outbreaks, and public health emergencies, including applicable reporting requirements.
c. To evaluate your job application and candidacy for employment.
d. To obtain and verify background check and references.
e. To communicate with you regarding your candidacy for employment.
f. To permit you to create a job applicant profile, which you can use for filling out future applications if you do not get the job you apply for.
g. To keep your application on file even if you did not get the job applied for, in case there is another position for which we want to consider you as a candidate even if you do not formally apply.
h. To evaluate and improve our recruiting methods and strategies.
i. To engage in lawful monitoring of job applicant activities and communications when they are on Company premises, or utilizing Company internet and WiFi connections, computers, networks, devices, software applications or systems.
j. To engage in corporate transactions requiring review or disclosure of job applicant records subject to any non-disclosure agreements, such as for evaluating potential mergers and acquisitions of the Company.
k. To evaluate, assess, and manage theCompany’s business relationship with vendors, service providers, and contractors that provide services to the Company related to recruiting or processing of data from or about job applicants.
l. To improve job applicant experience on Company computers, networks, devices, software applications or systems, and to debug, identify, and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality of our systems.
m. To reduce the risk of spreading infectious diseases in or through the workplace.
- INDPENDENT CONTRACTOR PURPOSES:
a. To fulfill or meet the purpose for which you provided the information.
b. To comply with state and federal law and regulations requiring businesses to maintain certain records (accident or safety records, and tax records/1099 forms).
c. To engage the services of independent contractors and compensate them for services.
d. To evaluate, make, and communicate decisions regarding an independent contractor, including decisions to hire and/or terminate.
e. To grant independent contractors access to secure Company facilities, systems, networks, computers, and equipment, and maintain information on who accessed such facilities, systems, networks, computers, and equipment, and what they did therein or thereon.
f. To implement, monitor, and manage electronic security measures on independent contractor devices that are used to access Company networks and systems.
g. To evaluate, assess, and manage the Company’s business relationship with vendors, service providers, and contractors that provide services to the Company.
h. To improve user experience on Company computers, networks, devices, software applications or systems, and to debug, identify, and repair errors that impair existing intended functionality of our systems.
i. To reduce the risk of spreading infectious diseases in or through the workplace.
We may disclose your personal information for any one or more of the business purposes identified above.
We do NOT and will not sell or share your personal information in exchange for monetary consideration. However, we may sell or share some of your information to third parties for other valuable consideration, as noted in the table above.
We may sell or share your personal information for the following business purposes:
- To provideinterest-based and targeted advertising.
- To understand the demographics of our website visitors.
- To market relevant products and/or services.
Other than these exceptions, we do not and will not disclose your personal information to any third party in exchange for monetary or other valuable consideration or share your personal information for cross-context behavioral advertising.
Notice of Right of California Residents to Opt-Out of the Selling and Sharing of Your Information
While we do not sell or share your personal information in exchange for money, we may sell or share your personal information for other valuable consideration. You have the right to tell us NOT to sell or share your personal information. You have the full and free right to opt-out of our disclosure of your personal information to any third parties where the disclosure constitutes “selling” or “sharing” as defined by the California Privacy Rights Act. You may exercise your right to opt-out without fear of discrimination for doing so. To opt-out of our selling or sharing of your information, meaning, we will not disclose your information to third parties for any monetary or other valuable consideration, you can do any of the following:
- Click HERE to be taken to an online opt-out submission form.
- VisitLe Merigot’s website at: www.lemerigothotel.com. Click on “DoNot Sell or Share My Personal Information” to be taken to an online submission form.
- Visit hotel location in California to request a paper opt-out submission form.
- If you are unable to submit an opt-out through any of the above methods, please call our toll-free privacy line at (833) 389-2388 for assistance and a representative will assist in meeting your needs.
You can have an authorized agent submit a request to limit on your behalf. To submit a request to limit through use of an authorized agent you must provide that agent with written permission signed by you to submit an opt-out on your behalf. The authorized agent may call our toll-free privacy line at (833) 389-2388 to make the request to limit and for directions for submitting the proof of authorization and the authorized agent’s proof of identification to the Company. We maintain the right to deny any request from an authorized agent that does not submit sufficient proof that they have been authorized by you to act on your behalf.
A request to limit need not be a verifiable request. However, we may deny a request to limit if we have a good faith, reasonable, and documented belief that a request to limit is fraudulent. If we deny your request to limit, we shall inform you of our decision not to comply and provide an explanation as to why we believe the request is fraudulent.
Notice of Rights of Virginia Residents Regarding Processing of Sensitive Data and Right to Opt Out of the Sale of Personal Data, Processing of Personal Data for Targeted Advertising, and Profiling in Furtherance of Decisions that Produce Legal or Similarly Significant Effects
As provided by the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (“VCDPA”), we do not process your sensitive data without obtaining your consent. We do not process sensitive data concerning a known child without processing such data in accordance with the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (15 U.S.C.§ 6501 et seq.). Additionally, you have the right to opt out of the sale of your personal data to third parties, the use of your personal data for targeted advertising, or profiling in furtherance of decisions that produce legal or similarly significant effects concerning you. You may exercise your right to opt out without fear of discrimination for doing so. To exercise your right to opt out of the sale of your personal data, the use of your personal data for targeted advertising, or profiling in furtherance of decisions that produce legal or similarly significant effects concerning you, you can do any of the following:
- Click HERE to be taken to an online opt-out submission form.
A request to opt out must be a verifiable request. We may deny a request to opt out if we are unable to authenticate the request through commercially reasonable efforts, or we may ask for additional information that is reasonably necessary to authenticate the request.
Retention of Personal Information
We will retain each category of personal information in accordance with our established data retention schedule as indicated above. In deciding how long to retain each category of personal information that we collect, we consider many criteria, including, but not limited to: the business purposes for which the Personal Information was collected; relevant federal, state and local record keeping laws; applicable statutes of limitations for claims to which the information may be relevant; and legal preservation of evidence obligations.
We apply our data retention procedures on an annual basis to determine if the business purposes for collecting the personal information, and legal reasons for retaining the personal information, have both expired. If so, we will purge the information in a secure manner.
Third Party Vendors
We may use other companies and individuals to perform certain functions on our behalf. Examples include utilizing a third-party vendor application that allows for text/chatting with hotel guests or allows guests to purchase products and services and make reservations, administering e-mail services, and running special promotions. Such parties only have access to the personal information needed to perform these functions and may not use or store the information for any other purpose. Subscribers or site visitors will never receive unsolicited e-mail messages from vendors working on our behalf.
In the event we sell or transfer a particular portion of its business assets, information of consumers, contractors and applicants may be one of the business assets transferred as part of the transaction. If substantially all of our assets are acquired, information of consumers, contractors and applicants may be transferred as part of the acquisition.
Compliance with Law and Safety
We may disclose specific personal and/or sensitive personal information based on a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to comply with or conform to the law or that such disclosure is necessary to protect our employees or the public.
- Provide you with services available through the website and to enable you to use some of its features
- Authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts
- Compile data about website traffic and how users use the website to offer a better website experience
- Understand and save visitor preferences for future visits, such as remembering your login details or language preference, to provide you with a more personal experience and to avoid you having to re-enter your preferences every time you use the website
- Track your browsing habits to enable us to show advertising which is more likely to be of interest to you
The personal data record created through your registration with our website can only be accessed with the unique password associated with that record. To protect the integrity of the information contained in this record, you should not disclose or otherwise reveal your password to third parties.
Children Under the Age of 16
We do not knowingly sell or share the personal information of consumers under 16 years of age.
How We Protect the Information that We Collect
The protection of the information that we collect about visitors to this website is of the utmost importance to us and we take every reasonable measure to ensure that protection, including:
- We keep automatically collected data and voluntarily collected data separate at all times.
- We use internal encryption on all data stores that house voluntarily captured data.
- We use commercially reasonable tools and techniques to protect against unauthorized access to our systems.
- We restrict access to private information to those who need such access in the course of their duties for us.
We do not target, market to, or offer our products or services to consumers outside of the United States. You agree not to submit your personally identifiable information through the website if you reside outside the United States.
Rights Under the CCPA, CPRA, and VCDPA
- CCPA/CPRA Right to Know. For California residents, the right to request, up to 2 times in a 12-month period, that we identify to you (1) the categories of personal information we have collected about you going back to January 1, 2022, unless doing so would be impossible or involve disproportionate effort, or unless you request a specific time period,(2) the categories of sources from which the personal information was collected, (3) the business or commercial purpose for collecting, selling, or sharing this information, (4) the categories of third parties with whom we share or have shared your personal information, (5) the categories of personal information that we have sold or shared about you and the categories of third parties to whom the personal information was sold or shared, by category or categories of personal information for each category of third parties to whom the personal information was sold or shared, and (6) the categories of personal information that we have disclosed about you for a business purpose and the categories of persons to whom it was disclosed for a business purpose;
- VCDPA Right to Know. For Virginia residents, the right to request, up to 2 times annually, confirmation of whether or not we are processing your personal data;
- CCPA/CPRA Right to Access. For California residents, the right to request, up to 2 times in a 12-month period, that we disclose to you, free of charge, the specific pieces of personal information we have collected about you going back to January 1, 2022, unless doing so would be impossible or involve disproportionate effort, or unless you request a specific time period;
- VCDPA Right to Access. For Virginia residents, the right to request, up to 2 times annually, that we disclose to you, free of charge, the specific pieces of personal data we are processing about you;
- Right to Delete. The right to request, up to 2 times in a12-month period, that we delete personal information that we collected from you, subject to certain exceptions;
- Right to Correct. The right to request that we correct inaccurate personal information (to the extent such an inaccuracy exists) that we maintain about you;
- CCPA/CPRA Right to Opt-Out. For California residents, the right to opt-out of the selling or sharing of your personal information to third parties;
- VCDPA Right to Opt-Out. For Virginia residents, the right to opt-out of the processing of personal data for purposes of: (i) targeted advertising, (ii) the sale of personal data, or (iii)profiling in furtherance of decisions that produce legal or similarly significant effects concerning the consumer;
- CCPA/CPRA Right to Limit. For California residents, the right to limit the use or disclosure of your sensitive personal information;
- For California residents, the right to designate an authorized agent to submit one of the above requests on your behalf. See below for how you can designate an authorized agent; and
- The right to not be discriminated or retaliated against for exercising any of the above rights, including for California residents an applicant’s and independent contractor’s right not to be retaliated against for exercising the above rights.
You can submit any of the above types of consumer requests through any of the 3 options below:
- Submit an online request on our website by clicking HERE
- Call our privacy toll-free line at (833) 389-2388.
- Complete a paper form, which can be requested at the front desk of the hotel.
PROCEDURE TO APPEAL REFUSAL TO TAKE ACTION ON REQUEST SUNDER THE VCDPA
For Virginia residents, under the VCDPA, if your requests are manifestly unfounded, excessive, or repetitive, we may charge you a reasonable fee to cover the administrative costs of complying with you requests, or we may decline to act on the request.
You may appeal our refusal to take action on a request within 30 calendar days after your receipt of our decision. To submit an appeal, you may call our privacy toll-free line at (833) 389-2388 to request an appeal form, which must be returned within 30 calendar days of your receipt of our decision. Within 60 days of receipt of an appeal, we will inform you in writing of any action taken or not taken in response to the appeal, including a written explanation of the reasons for the decisions. If the appeal is denied, we will also provide you with a method through which you may contact the Virginia Attorney General to submit a complaint. (This appeal process does not apply to Virginia job applicants or independent contractors.)
How We Will Verify That it is Really You Submitting the Request
If you are a California resident, when you submit aRight to Know, Right to Access, Right to Delete, or Right to Correct request through one of the methods provided above, we will ask you to provide some information in order to verify your identity and respond to your request.Specifically, we will ask you to verify information that can be used to link your identity to particular records in our possession, which depends on the nature of your relationship and interaction with us. For example, we may need you to provide your name, email, phone number, IP address, browser ID, amount of your last purchase with the business, and/or date of your last transaction with the business.
If you are a Virginia resident, when you submit a Right to Know, Right to Access, Right to Delete, Right to Correct, or Right to Opt-Out through one of the methods provided above, we will ask you to provide some information in order to verify your identity and respond to your request. Specifically, we will ask you to verify information that can be used to link your identity to particular records in our possession, which depends on the nature of your relationship and interaction with us. For example, we may need you to provide your name, email, phone number, IP address, browser ID, amount of your last purchase with the business, and/or date of your last transaction with the business.
Responding to Your Right to Know, Right to Access,Right to Delete, and Right to Correct Requests
For California residents, upon receiving a verifiable request, we will confirm receipt of the request no later than 10 business days after receiving it. We endeavor to respond to a verifiable request within forty-five (45) calendar days of its receipt. If we require more time (up to an additional 45 calendar days, or 90 calendar days total from the date we receive your request), we will inform you of the reason and extension period in writing. We will deliver our written response by mail or electronically, at your option. The response we provide will also explain the reasons we cannot comply with a request, if applicable.
For Virginia residents, we endeavor to respond to a verifiable request within forty-five (45) calendar days of its receipt. If we require more time (up to 45 additional days), we will inform you of the reason and extension period within the initial 45-day period after receipt of your request.
For California residents, we do not charge a fee to process or respond to your verifiable request unless it is excessive, repetitive, or manifestly unfounded. If we determine that the request warrants a fee, we will tell you why we made that decision and provide you with a cost estimate before completing your request.
For Virginia residents, we do not charge a fee for up to 2 requests annually, unless the requests are manifestly unfounded, excessive, or repetitive, in which case we may charge you a reasonable fee to cover the administrative costs of complying with the requests, or we may decline to act on the request.
For a request to correct inaccurate personal information, we will accept, review, and consider any documentation that you provide, and we may require that you provide documentation to rebut our own documentation that the personal information is accurate. You should make a good-faith effort to provide us with all necessarily information at the time that you make the request to correct. We may deny a request to correct if we have a good-faith, reasonable, and documented belief that a request to correct is fraudulent or abusive. If we deny your request to correct, we shall inform you of our decision not to comply and provide an explanation as to why we believe the request is fraudulent.
Responding to a California Resident’s Request to Opt-Out of the Selling or Sharing of Personal Information
We will act upon a consumer request from a California resident to opt-out within fifteen (15) business days of its receipt. We will notify all third parties to whom we have sold or shared personal information of your request and instruct them to comply with the request within the same timeframe. We will notify you when this has been completed by mail or electronically, at your option.
A request to opt-out by a California resident need not be a verifiable consumer request. However, we may deny a request to opt-out if we have a good faith, reasonable, and documented belief that a request to opt-out is fraudulent. If we deny your request to opt-out, we shall inform you of our decision not to comply and provide an explanation as to why we believe the request is fraudulent.
Responding to a Virginia Resident’s Request to Opt-Out of Targeted Advertising, Selling of Personal Data, and Profiling
We endeavor to respond to a verifiable request to opt-out within forty-five (45) calendar days of its receipt. If we require more time (up to 45 additional days), we will inform you of the reason and extension period within the initial 45-day period after receipt of your request.
Responding to a California Resident’s Request to Limit the Use of Sensitive Personal Information
For California residents, we will act upon a verifiable request to limit the use of sensitive personal information within fifteen (15) business days of its receipt. We will notify all third parties that use or disclose sensitive personal information of your request to limit and instruct them to comply with the request within the same time frame. We will notify you when this has been completed by mail or electronically, at your option.
For California residents, a request to limit need not be a verifiable request. However, we may deny a request to limit if we have a good faith, reasonable, and documented belief that a request to limit is fraudulent. If we deny your request to limit, we shall inform you of our decision not to comply and provide an explanation as to why we believe the request is fraudulent.
If You Have an Authorized Agent:
If you are a California resident, you can authorize someone else as an authorized agent who can submit a request on your behalf. Todo so, you must either (a) execute a valid, verifiable, and notarized power of attorney or (b) provide other written, signed authorization that we can then verify.When we receive a request submitted on your behalf by an authorized agent who does not have a power of attorney, that person will be asked to provide written proof that they have your permission to act on your behalf, and we will also contact you and ask you for information to verify your own identity directly with us and not through your authorized agent. We may deny a request from an authorized agent if the agent does not provide your signed permission demonstrating that they have been authorized by you to act on your behalf.
Other California Privacy Rights
The California Civil Code permits California Residents with whom we have an established business relationship to request that we provide you with a list of certain categories of personal information that we have disclosed to third parties for their direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year. To make such a request, please send an email to email@example.com write to us at the address listed below. Please mention that you are making a “California Shine the Light” inquiry.
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Consumers With Disabilities
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Questions About the Policy
**This policy was last updated June 29, 2023.