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Privacy Policy

Last modified:  April 25, 2016

Thank you for visiting the website of Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. ("Host", “we” or “us”). Your visit to this website is subject to this Privacy Policy, which informs you about the information we collect about you. By visiting the website or providing your contact information, you agree to this Privacy Policy, which may be updated by us at any time. If we update our Privacy Policy, we will post the updated Privacy Policy here. Any such changes will be effective upon posting. You should consult the “Privacy Policy” on this website each time you visit. If you do not agree with it, you should not use the website.

Note: This Privacy Policy concerns only the website and does not concern any website to which the website may link. Should you choose to visit these third-party websites, you should review their privacy policies to ensure that you understand and are comfortable with their practices concerning your personally identifiable information. Similarly, this Privacy Policy does not concern your interaction with Host in any matter other than your use of the website. Finally, this Privacy Policy does not address our privacy practices with respect to any nonpublic personal information we may collect from you as an investor in us. We address these practices in separate notices to investors or potential investors.

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc., 6903 Rockledge Drive, Suite 1500, Bethesda, MD 20817, 240-744-1000.

1. The Types of Information We Collect About You

When you enter and browse the website, we may collect two different types of information about you: information you provide to us, and information we collect through technology.

Information You Provide to Us When you send an email to Host or complete an online form (e.g., Email alerts), we collect certain personally identifiable information about you such as your name, company, address and e-mail address.

Information We Collect Through Technology We also collect or log information that cannot identity you personally such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, which is assigned to you by your Internet Service Provider (ISP), and your domain name, which is the name of the ISP computer itself. This information is used to track and analyze the traffic patterns on the website, such as the frequency with which our users visit various parts of the website.

2. Cookies and How We Use Them

Cookies are small text files that may be placed on your browser when you visit our website. Cookies are used primarily for administrative purposes, to improve your experience with our website. For instance, when you return to the website after logging in, cookies provide information to the website, including personal information, so that the website will remember who you are.

Host uses cookies primarily to capture anonymous analytics to improve our website experience and performance. This includes compiling statistical information concerning, among other things, the frequency of use of our website, the pages visited, and the length of each visit, as well as information about your computer, operating system, browser, language, and country. We do not use cookies to store any personal information that could be read or understood by others.

Using the settings of your Internet browser, you can choose to have your computer warn you each time a cookie is being sent, or you can choose to turn off all cookies. Consult your browser Help menu to learn the correct way to modify your cookies. If you choose to turn off cookies, you may not have access to many features make your browsing of our website smoother, and some of our services may not function properly. You may at any time delete any cookies set by using the relevant option of your Internet browser or by deleting the cookies on your hard drive.

If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you accept receipt of all cookies on the Host website.

3. Use of Information We Collect


Host does not disclose any nonpublic personally identifiable information about its website users to third parties. We will use or disclose personally identifiable information when we believe that such disclosures are required by law, regulation, legal process, subpoena, document request or governmental request.

We may use non-personally identifiable information to understand better how our visitors use the website, research our visitors’ demographics, interests, and behavior, improve the website, provide visitors with customized services and information, and for other similar purposes.

4. Protection of Information

We endeavor to protect your personally identifiable information. We use technical, administrative and physical methods to maintain the integrity and security of our databases, including firewalls. Please be aware though that there is no such thing as “perfect security” on the Internet, and third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. We will not be responsible or liable for any damages, losses or causes of action arising out of or in connection with the disclosure of your personally identifiable information.

5. Limitation of Liability and Disclaimers


IN NO EVENT SHALL HOST, ITS SUBSIDIARIES OR ANY OF THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE TO ANY PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY LOST PROFITS, OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION AND INCLUDING DAMAGES CAUSED BY ANY ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, OR COMPUTER VIRUS) THAT ARE RELATED TO THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE CONTENT, MATERIALS, AND FUNCTIONS OF THE HOST WEBSITE OR ANY LINKED WEBSITE, EVEN IF HOST IS EXPRESSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THIS LIMITATION APPLIES WHETHER THE ALLEGED LIABILITY IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY, OR ANY OTHER BASIS.

6. Governing Law and Forum


The laws of the State of Maryland govern this Privacy Policy without giving effect to its conflict of laws provisions.