Northwest Anesthesia Seminars, Inc. (NWAS), Northwest Seminars (NWS), Northwest Worldwide Travel (NWWT) and its subsidiaries, hereafter referred to as NWAS, respects and protects the privacy of our online visitors and want your experience with us to be enjoyable. NWAS may request personal information such as your e-mail address, your name, your mailing address, and other information needed to efficiently and effectively conduct business with you.


In such cases, your information will be used for purchases, event registrations, and other products or services we offer. We may also use this information to keep you informed of upcoming events or new product specials. NWAS does realize and understand the importance to handle this information responsibly.


This Web site does not collect personally identifiable information when you browse this Web site and request pages from our servers unless you provide it to us. This means that we will not know your name, your email address, or any other personally identifiable information just because you browse the Web site.

Information We Collect and How We Use It
When we need to collect personally identifiable information from you to provide you with a particular service, we will ask you to voluntarily supply us with the information we need. For example, if you would like to make a reservation at one of our hotels, we will ask you for information such as name, address, telephone number, email address, credit card number, and room preference to process your reservation. We will use your email and mailing address to send a confirmation letter and, if necessary, might use the other information to contact you for help in processing the reservation. We will also use your contact information to:

• send you a pre-arrival message summarizing your confirmation details and providing other information about the area and the hotel;

notify you about special offers and promotions as described in this privacy statement;


• send you periodic satisfaction surveys; as well as provide our vendors with a way to conduct follow-up and send materials such as brochures, catalogs, etc.

Occasionally, you may be requested to provide personally identifiable information about others to us (for example, the name, address and contact details of your travel companion). In such cases, we rely on you to obtain that other persons' consent for disclosing their information to us and inform that other persons about us, how we will use the information and our contact details for any queries.  


The personally identifiable information you provide to us for making a reservation is made available to the applicable hotel for the purpose of meeting your reservation request. After your stay we retain your personally identifiable information including details of your stay, room type and accommodation type.


Other Sites
NWAS is only responsible for the privacy statement and content of this Web site and information we collect. We are not responsible for the data collection and use practices and privacy policy or the use of cookies on Web sites that you have accessed this Web site from and to the non-NWAS Web sites that you may access from this Web site.


Securing the Transmission and Storage of Information
We treat the information you provide to us as confidential information; it is, accordingly, subject to our company's security procedures and policies regarding protection and use of confidential information. When we ask you for credit card data, it is transferred over a Secured Sockets Layer (SSL) line, provided you are using a SSL enabled browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox. We also use SSL on other pages where you would enter personally identifiable information. This ensures that your information is encrypted as it travels over the Internet. This secure mode is enabled before any such information is transmitted from your computer or web-enabled device. You will know you are in secure mode when the padlock or key icon in the lower right-hand or left-hand corner of the computer screen appears in the locked position. In addition, when accessing a secure server, the first characters of the site address will change from "http" to "https."


After information reaches NWAS, it is stored on a secure server that resides behind firewalls designed to block unauthorized access from outside of NWAS. Because laws applicable to personal information vary by country, NWAS may put in place additional measures that vary depending on the applicable legal requirements. Information collected on the Web sites covered by this privacy statement is generally processed and stored in the United States.

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