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2003 28 July

Mariani Family Honored by Cornell Hotel Society

The Mariani family, proprietors of Castello Banfi, has been named “Hotelie of the Year” by the New York Chapter of the Cornell Hotel Society (CHS).  The award, bestowed at a banquet held in the Plaza Hotel in New York City on December 1, marks the first time that this prestigious honor has been given to a family for its joint accomplishments rather than to an individual.   The CHS was founded in 1927, made up of Alumni of the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration and including active, associate, honorary and affiliate members, with 60 national and international chapters  within 12 regions, consisting of 8,800 members.   The New York City Chapter, the largest worldwide, selects recipients for the Hotelie of the Year Award on the basis of long-term involvement and outstanding contributions, both to the Chapter and to the Cornell School of Hotel Administration.  “No recipients have ever better exemplified this than the Mariani family,” said Philippus Miller III, CHS Director of Alumni Affairs.   The Mariani family has endowed a Chair in Wine Education at Cornell, lectures frequently at the Hotel School, and underwrites scholastic seminars in Italy.  Family proprietors John F. Mariani, James W. Mariani, and Virginia Mariani are Cornell graduates.   Past honorees include Curt R. Strand ’43, Robert S. McCarthy ’54, Fred J. Eydt ’52, Robert A. Beck ’42, Bjorn R.L. Hanson ’73, Drew A. Nieporent ’77, Dennis J. Sweeney ’64, Stephen Rushmore ’67, and William V. Eaton ’61.

PRIVACY POLICY

Banfi S.r.l. places fundamental importance on your personal privacy. Banfi S.r.l. takes all steps to protect the personal information of the users. Optimal service is possible when we can assure that the user is aware of and understands the norms and criteria adopted for our privacy policy. The criteria used by Banfi S.r.l. regarding personal information are as follows:
 
Why personal information is collected?
Banfi S.r.l. gathers and uses personal information of the users to guarantee optimal service and to facilitate access to a broad range of products and services. Furthermore, the personal information is used to keep every user updated on new offerings and other information that Banfi S.r.l. believe may be useful to the user. Furthermore, personal information could be used to contact the user to invite the user to participate in eventual market research that allows us to both evaluate the level of user satisfaction and to develop superior products.
 
How personal information is collected
Information about our users is collected in different ways. For example, information that can be used to contact the user can be requested when that person writes to Banfi S.r.l., telephones to ask about a service, or participates in an online poll. Furthermore, when a person subscribes to the internet service of Banfi S.r.l. or to the mailing list, they provide information that is then collected and filed within a secure database.
 
When personal information is revealed
It can become necessary to reveal personal data of the client by law or in the course of legal proceedings or other situations in the public interest.
 
How personal information is protected
Banfi S.r.l. protects the security of information sent by people using physical, electronic and managerial methods. Banfi S.r.l. invites its users to take the necessary steps to protect their personal data on the Internet. Banfi S.r.l. suggests that users often change their password, using a combination of letters and numbers, and relying solely on secure browsers.

Access to personal information
The user can, at any time, access information regarding themselves. To review and update personal information that Banfi S.r.l. has gathered, please contact banfi@banfi.it.
 
Collection of personal information
It is possible to navigate the websites of Banfi S.r.l. anonymously. In any case, the browser automatically comunicates the type of computer and operating system used.

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