THE Jury
The Advisory Board


The International Restaurant & Hotel Awards, hereafter referred to as IRHA or IRHAwards, privacy policy covers the collection and use of personal information that may be collected by IRHA any time you interact with IRHA, such as when you visit our website, when you purchase IRHA products and services, when you submit to the IRHAwards, or when you call our sales or support associates. Please take a moment to read the following to learn more about our information practices, including what type of information is gathered, how the information is used and for what purposes, to whom we disclose the information, and how we safeguard your personal information. Your privacy is a priority at IRHA, and we go to great lengths to protect it.
  1. Why we collect personal information

Why do we collect personal information? Because it helps us deliver a superior level of customer service by keeping you posted on the latest announcements, updates, special offers and events that you might like to hear about. It also allows us to contact you should you place in the awards program or should a sponsor express interest in your establishment.
If you do not want IRHA to keep you up to date with IRHA news, updates and latest information and services, then please let a member of staff know.

  1. What information we collect

There are a number of situations in which your personal information may help us give you better service. For example, we may ask for your personal information when you’re discussing a service issue on the phone with an associate, submitting to IRHA, participating in an online survey, registering, purchasing tickets. At such times, we may collect personal information relevant to the situation, such as your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, and contact preferences; your credit card information and information about IRHA services you signed up for. We collect information for marketing research purposes – such as where you live – to gain a better understanding of our customer and thus provide more valuable service. We also collect information regarding customer activities on our website and on related websites. This helps us to determine how best to provide useful information to customers and to understand which parts of our website and Internet services are most of interest to them.

  1. When we disclose your information

IRHA takes privacy very seriously. Be assured that IRHA does not sell or rent your contact information to other marketers. To help us provide superior service, your personal information may be shared with legal entities within The International Hospitality Awards, Inc. globally who will safeguard it in accordance with IRHA privacy policy. There are also times when it may be advantageous for IRHA to make certain personal information about you available for companies that IRHA has a strategic relationship with or that perform work for IRHA to provide products and services on your behalf. These companies may help us process information, extend credit, fulfill customer orders, deliver products to you, manage and enhance customer data, provide customer service, assess your interest in our products and services, or conduct customer research or satisfaction surveys. These companies are also obligated to protect your personal information in accordance with IRHA policies. Without such information being made available, it would be difficult for you to purchase products, receive customer service, provide us feedback to improve our products and services, or access certain services, offers and content on IRHA website.
At times we may be required by law or litigation to disclose your personal information. We may also disclose information about you if we determine that for national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance, disclosure is necessary.

  1. How We Protect Your Personal Information

IRHA takes precautions – including administrative, technical, and physical measures – to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft and misuse as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.

  1. Integrity Of Your Personal Information

IRHA has safeguards in place to keep your personal information accurate, complete, and up to date for the purposes for which it is used. Naturally, you always have the right to access and correct the personal information you have provided. You can help us ensure that your contact information and preferences are accurate and complete, and up to date. And you can request a copy of your personal information, your registration history and your interactions with our sales and support agents by contacting us at