We respect your right to privacy and we aim to ensure you have a trustworthy experience with us, including when using our websites, visiting our venues and booking with us. We understand that you care about how your personal information is used by us, and we want to share with you the policies and practices we’ve adopted. This way you can feel confident about how we handle your personal information that you entrust to us.
What Is Personal Information?
“Personal information” is information or an opinion that is capable of reasonably identifying you, whether that information or opinion is true or not and whether the information or opinion is recorded in a material form or not.
How We Collect Or Generate Your Personal Information
This section sets out the ways in which we may collect or generate personal information concerning you, as well as other information which may not identify you personally.
Visiting our website
By visiting and using our websites, you or your computer or device may provide personal information and other information. This includes: information which is automatically provided by your browser to our servers; information recorded on our web servers about your interaction with our website and pages viewed; geolocation data if your device is geolocation enabled; information we capture or place on your computer or generate using cookies or other technologies on our website; and information you input into forms and fields on our website.
Information you provide
Your personal information will include information you provide (or later amend), whether: from correspondence with you; verbally to us over the phone or in person; by filling in any field or form on a website; by posting on any of our social media channels; by posting on any forum referencing us; by filling in any printed form we provide you; by e-mail; from documents you provide; and from updates to any information you provide from time to time. This includes when you: register or subscribe for any service, account, members, or loyalty program; purchase a gift certificate or make an enquiry or booking whether in person, by phone, through our websites or otherwise; visit the reception of our head office and register in our visitor management system; check-in to one of our hotels; purchase tickets to any event we organise; send us your comments or suggestions; subscribe to any newsletter or other publication; and request sales and advertising information, including brochures.
If you do not provide us with your personal information, we may be unable to provide you with, for example, the information you require or make a booking on your behalf.
Information obtained from third parties
We may obtain personal information concerning you from third parties, including from: people making enquiries or bookings on your behalf, providers of any meetings or event services which are enquired about or booked with us, and people referencing you in posts on our social media channels. Examples of third parties are provided below.
One of our online booking systems is provided by a third party. We collect the personal information you provide in respect of a booking made via this system, such as your name, email address and phone number. We may also obtain personal information from a third party, which provides a location-based customer intelligence platform which enables us to see what is happening on our social media pages, as well as at our venues when customers have enabled geolocation on their device and make a social media post while at our venues.
We may also collect your personal information from our commercial partners in respect of, for example, services they provide in our venues or in connection with ventures we operate together. me&u, a commercial partner, operates our in-venue digital ordering and payment app.
Cookies collect information that includes the server your computer or device is logged onto, your browser type and how you gained entry to our website. Therefore, when you visit our websites anonymously, details are recorded about your visit, such as time and date, pages accessed and time spent on the website, in addition to the matters described above. This information is used in an anonymous form for statistical purposes and, as such, cannot be used to identify you individually. A cookie cannot retrieve any other information from your hard drive, pass on computer viruses or capture your email address or any other personally identifiable information. You should note that accepting cookies is required if you want to view our websites, because they are essential for our site administration and security.
You may disable cookies or set your browser to alert you when cookies are being sent. If you do disable cookies, we may be unable to optimise your visit to our site and you may experience some errors. Refer to your browser instructions or help screens to learn about these functions. If you reject all cookies, you may not be able to use our websites.
What Types Of Personal Information Do We Process?
This section summarises the types of personal information that we process:
Information concerning you as an individual
Personal information collected may include, for example, your name, age, photograph, gender, address, phone number, fax number, e-mail address, social networking contact details and any other information provided to us by or in relation to you which concern you as an individual. For example, you may be requested to provide ID when visiting one of our venues or checking into one of our hotels.
Electronic newsletters (Dispatches) – We offer a free electronic newsletter to users. Four In Hand gathers the email addresses of users who voluntarily subscribe. Users may remove themselves from this mailing list by following the link provided in every newsletter that points users to the subscription management page. Users can also subscribe to the newsletters at the time of registering with any of our websites.
If you are an individual associated with a business or other organisation that is our customer, then your personal information may include the following information that we link to you: business or organisation details (such as name, address, telephone numbers, payment arrangements, financial information, etc.), your relationship with that business or organisation (such as owner, partner, director, shareholder, employee, or agent), and your contact details within that business (such as work address, work telephone and mobile numbers, work fax number, and work e-mail address).
How Long Do We Keep Your Personal Information For?
We keep your personal information for so long as reasonably necessary for the purposes for which we use it, and if longer, for any duration required by law, and for statutory claims limitation periods where your personal information may be relevant to any possible liability we may have to you.
Applicable Law And Disputes
This Policy is subject to the law of Australia. You may obtain further information regarding privacy issues in Australia by visiting the Australian Information Commissioner’s website at http://www.oaic.gov.au/.