Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy explains what information the Hospitality Suppliers Association (HSA) collects about its website visitors and what we do with that information.

Scope of Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to the information that we obtain through your use of the HSA website (

Website visitors

Like most website operators, the HSA collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. The HSA’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how its visitors use the website.

The HSA also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. The HSA does not use such information to identify its visitors, however, and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

Opting-out of website tracking

Gathering of personally-identifying information

Certain visitors to the HSA’s website choose to interact with the HSA in ways that require it to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that the HSA gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask subscribers to our newsletter to provide a name and email address. In each case, the HSA collects such information only as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with the HSA. The HSA does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Protection of certain personally-identifying information

The HSA will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone.

If you are a registered user of the HSA newsletter and have supplied your email address, the HSA may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with the HSA and our members. We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum.

The HSA takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorised access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. The HSA uses cookies to help identify and track visitors, their usage of the HSA website, and their website access preferences. HSA website visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using its website, with the drawback that certain features of the website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Privacy policy changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, the HSA may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in its sole discretion. The HSA encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

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