Northwest Portland Hostel

Centrally Located – in the Heart of Portland

Terms of Use and Privacy Policy

This document outlines Northwest Portland International Hostel’s (NWPIH) terms of use and online privacy policy, which governs personal information gathered on the web site www.nwportlandhostel.com and its aliases.

Terms of Use

PLEASE READ THIS USER AGREEMENT AND THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE. Your use of this site is expressly conditioned on your acceptance of the following terms and conditions. By using this site, you signify your assent to these terms and conditions. If you do not agree with any part of the following terms and conditions, you must not use this site.

NWPIH is not responsible for any altered or printed versions of the information provided in this website or linked websites, nor any warranty or representation with regard to products or services that are advertised or promoted at linked sites. NWPIH assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in any website materials. Information contained in this website (including the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy) is subject to change without notice.

You are prohibited from posting or transmitting any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, indecent, inflammatory, pornographic or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law. In addition, you are prohibited from posting or transmitting any information which (a) infringes the rights of others or violates their privacy or publicity rights, (b) is protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary right, unless with the express written permission of the owner of such right, (c) contains a virus, bug or other harmful item, or (d) is used to unlawfully collude against another person in restraint of trade or competition. You shall be solely liable for any damages resulting from any infringement of copyright, trademark, or other proprietary right, or any other harm resulting from your use of this site.

THE CONTENT OF THIS SITE IS PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND/OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL NORTHWEST PORTLAND INTERNATIONAL HOSTEL, INC BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE ACCESS OR USE OF THIS WEBSITE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.

This Agreement and its performance shall be governed by the laws of the State of Oregon, United States of America, without regard to its conflict of laws provisions. You consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in Multnomah county in the State of Oregon, United States of America, in all questions and controversies arising out of your use of this site and this Agreement.

The above description of the prohibited activities is not intended to be all inclusive and may be altered at any time by NWPIH without notice. If you have any questions as what is considered an authorized use of this site, contact us at info@nwportlandhostel.com.

Online Privacy Policy

Northwest Portland International Hostel Commitment to Online Security
Physical, electronic and managerial procedures have been employed to safeguard the security and integrity of personal information. Billing information is encrypted whenever transmitted or received online. Personal information is accessible only by staff or volunteers designated to handle online enquiries, purchases or complaints. All NWPIH agents and contractors with access to personal information obtained on the NWPIH web site are also bound to adhere to this policy.

Personal Information that Northwest Portland International Hostel May Collect Online
When an individual makes a purchase or places a reservation with NWPIH online, NWPIH may collect the following types of personal information: name, age, postal and e-mail addresses, telephone numbers, facsimile numbers and billing information. NWPIH may also collect other demographic or psychographic information through surveys and program participation with their consent.

How Northwest Portland International Hostel Uses Personal Information Collected Online
Unless you consent, we will not use your personal information for any purpose other than that for which it is submitted. We use personal information to reply to enquiries, complete a transaction, manage complaints, provide operational notices and in program record keeping.

How Your Information May Be Shared
In order to process an enquiry, transaction or complaint, NWPIH may send information to the International Youth Hostel Federation (IYHF), a National association affiliate, including Hostelling International USA (HI-USA), a HI-USA Council, a hostel or other a relevant third party service or program supplier. NWPIH will not sell or rent your personal information to any third party. NWPIH will not give direct access to any third party for the distribution of information or a given product or service offer, without being coordinated through NWPIH.

NWPIH may also release personal information to appropriate governmental authorities under the following circumstances:
– Where release is required by law (for example, a subpoena) or regulation, or is requested by a government agency conducting investigations or proceedings;
– Where our records indicate a member or participant may be engaged in fraudulent activity or other deceptive practices that a governmental agency should be made aware of.
– Where your communication suggests possible harm to others.

Help Us Keep Your Personal Information Accurate
If your personal information changes or you would like to review the personal information we may have on file, please e-mail us with the new information or your review request at info@nwportlandhostel.com.

Computer Tracking and Cookies
Our web sites do track sessions and employ analytics. However, we do not collect or distribute personal information not entered by visitors. Our site logs do generate certain kinds of non-identifying site usage data, such as the number of hits and visits. This information is used for internal purposes by technical support staff to provide better services to the public and may also be provided to others in the form or aggregate traffic reports, but such statistics contain no personal information and cannot be used to gather such information.

A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. NWPIH uses non-identifying cookies to provide easier site navigation and access to forms. You can still use the NWPIH site if your browser is set to reject cookies. Our cookies do not generate personal data, do not read personal data from your machine and are never tied to anything that could be used to identify you.

If you have a complaint about NWPIH’s compliance with this privacy policy, you may contact us at info@nwportlandhostel.com.