Privacy Policy & Security

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At The Watergate Hotel we endeavor to provide our guests outstanding services and experiences. We value your business and your faith in us in delivering you a superior level of service.

We recognize that privacy is important to our guests, and hence it is important to us. The Watergate Hotel’s Privacy Policy explains our practices regarding personal information we collect when you visit our hotels, restaurants, bars, our Website, when you fill out a form and become member of our loyalty programs.

We request that you read this policy document carefully before sharing any personal information with us. By visiting our website you agree to the practices described in this policy..

Our Website does not collect, save or store any personal information from visitors that simply browse the Web site, unless you voluntarily and intentionally provide it to us. We do not collect personal information without your knowledge or consent. When we request personal information on our Website we do so in order to perform a particular service, such as processing your reservation, enrolling you in our loyalty program, etc. You must provide contact information (such as name, mailing address, telephone number and email address) as well as financial information (such as credit card number and expiration date, etc.) in order for us to process your reservation. This information is used for billing purposes and to reserve a room. If there is a problem with a reservation, the information provided will also allow us to contact you.


Your name, gender, home and/or work contact details, business title, date and place of birth

Guest stay information, including the hotels where you have stayed, date of arrival and departure, goods and services purchased, special requests made, service preferences, telephone numbers dialed and faxes and telephone messages received

Your credit card details, online user account details, profile and password details, and any frequent flyer or travel partner program affiliation.

Any information necessary to fulfill special requests or associate with your stay (e.g. health conditions that require specific accommodation, purchase of goods and services)

Information you provide regarding your marketing preferences or in the course of participating in surveys, contests or promotional offers

Identification information provided (e.g. passport or state id number).

Information contained in any communication you send to us before, during or after your stay.



We analyze Website visitor information in aggregate, which means that we collect information about Website visits and analyze it as a whole. Examples include researching which parts of the site are accessed most frequently or determining which products are most attractive to our users.

To help us improve our service to conduct market research, customer satisfaction, and quality assurance surveys and to direct marketing and sales promotions.

Register you as a website member

Complete reservations and transactions, e.g. to fulfill your request to plan and purchase hotel accommodations or other travel services

Respond to your request for information about reservations, accommodations, weddings, meetings or events

Reserve dining or lounge services

Enter you in our promotions or sweepstakes

Send marketing communications or surveys to you

Improve the quality of your next visit or stay. We use third parties to build and manage these communications and preference systems, and our arrangements with these third parties prohibit them from disclosing your personal information.

We combine information received through one means (e.g our Website) with information obtained through another (e.g. at our hotel).



you request or authorize it

the information is provided to help complete a transaction for you

the information is provided to the extent we believe it to be necessary to comply with the law, applicable regulations, court orders or subpoenas, to enforce our Terms of Use or other agreements, or to protect our rights, property or safety or the rights, property or safety of our users or others (e.g. to a consumer reporting agency for fraud protection)

the disclosure is done as part of an actual or contemplated purchase, transfer or sale of services or assets (e.g. in the event that substantially all of our assets are acquired by another party, customer information may be one of the transferred assets)

the information is provided to our agents, outside vendors or service providers to perform functions on our behalf (e.g. analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, providing customer service, processing orders, etc.)

to others as described in this Privacy Policy


We may also share website usage information about visitors to our website with third parties, such as advertisers on our website, for the purpose of managing and targeting advertisements and for market research analysis on our website and other sites. This is sometimes referred to as online behavioral advertising, and is intended to provide you with advertisements of interest to you. For these purposes, we and our third-party advertising companies may place pixel tags (also called clear gifs) on some of the pages you visit on our website. We will then use the non-personally identifiable information that is collected using these pixel tags to serve you relevant advertisements when you are visiting other sites on the internet. These advertisements may be targeted to specific searches you conducted on our website during earlier browsing sessions.

Third party Internet sites available through advertising and other links on our site have separate privacy and data collection practices. If you click on a link found on our website or any other website, you should always look at the location bar within your browser to determine whether you have been linked to a different website.

This Policy, and our responsibility, is limited to our own information collection practices. We are not responsible for, and cannot always ensure, the information collection practices or privacy policies of other websites maintained by third parties or our service providers where you submit your personal information directly to such websites. Please read the privacy and security policies of any external sites before providing any personal information while accessing those sites.


We have implemented a security program which is designed to keep information that is stored in our systems protected from unauthorized access or use. We use reasonable technological, physical and other security measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access. For example, the website servers and systems are configured with data encryption or scrambling technologies and industry standard firewalls, and when you enter personal information during the reservation process, your data is protected by Secure Socket Layer (SSL). Although we take reasonable steps to safeguard and prevent unauthorized access to your personal information, no methods can be entirely secure. We cannot be responsible for the acts of those who gain unauthorized access, and we make no warranty, express, implied or otherwise, that we will prevent such access and disclaim any such obligation.


Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored in a browser-related file on your computer’s hard drive when you visit our site. We use cookies to collect and maintain aggregated data (such as the number of visitors) to help us see which areas are most popular with our users and improve and update the content on our website. Cookies also allow you to login without typing the registered e-mail address or registration number and password. We also use them to deliver information and fresh content specific to your interests. Cookies are widely used on most major sites.

We may use third party advertising companies to serve ads on our behalf. These companies may employ cookies and action tags (also known as single pixel gifs or web beacons) to measure advertising effectiveness.


We understand that you may like to know what personal information we hold about you. We are happy to assist you with your request. To protect your Personal Information, however, we require that you prove your identity to us at the time your request is made. You may make a request at our hotel or by emailing us at the contact address below. If you would like us to correct any information, please email us at the contact address below.


Our Website is not intended for children under the age of 18.


Our hotel, Website and reservation center are all located in the United States. Guests located outside of the United States consent to the collection and use of their data to the United States for processing and use in accordance with this Privacy Policy.


Use of our Website signifies your consent, as well as the consent of the company for whom you use our Website and whose information you submit (if any) to this online Privacy Policy, including the collection and use of information by our Website, as described in this Privacy Policy. , Do not continue to access and use the Website if you do not accept the terms of this Privacy Policy.


We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. Notice of changes will be published on this page. Changes will always be prospective, not retroactive.


If you have questions about our policies, please contact:

Effective Date: August 1, 2015