Your privacy is of the utmost importance, we are therefore committed to safeguarding your personal information. That starts with helping you understand our privacy practices.
This statement describes the personal information we collect, how it is used and shared, your choices regarding this information and applies to any users of our services.
Any reference in this statement to information or personal information is to “personal data” as defined under the General Data Protection Regulation.
This website is operated by Terence Mason trading as The Old Watch House. Our website address is: www.theoldwatchhousemousehole.co.uk.
All references to “we” “our” or “us” within this statement within this statement are deemed to refer to The Old Watch House.
Our address is Dunnett Cottage, Rackley Lane, Compton Bishop BS26 2HJ.
ICO Reference number: A8716137.
For your reference the data controller is:
Terence Mason of Dunnett Cottage, Rackley Lane, Compton Bishop BS26 2HJ who can be contacted at email@example.com.
We collect the following categories of information:
For example, this information may be collected when you:
The type of information we collect from you may include your name, date of birth, passport and/or drivers licence number, email address, phone number, postal address and account password.
We may ask for information such as the names and ages of guests in your party, some of whom may be under 18. If you provide us with information for anybody under the age of 18, you will be asked to confirm that you are their parent or guardian and you agree to us handling their personal details.
The following types of information are created when using our services:
For your online experience to function, we set whether you are logged in or out and record anonymous information to maintain your identify across multiple servers. Server logs are collected to monitor technical errors, aid diagnosis and other system activity which may include your device & IP Address.
So that we can continually improve our service to you we record session information. This data includes booking information, any searches performed and saved, holiday properties shortlisted along with dates and times for each. It may also include non-personally identifiable information such as your IP address and customer ID, along with your device information such as operating system with browser or app version as applicable.
We use analytics tools to understand how users find, move around and interact with our websites and apps to continuously improve and optimise our service.
We may collect information relating to you or products or services you purchase from us from other sources which may include:
Information from these sources may be combined with other information in our possession.
We may also gather information from cookies, web beacons or similar technologies from the internet.
Our main purpose in collecting your personal information is to provide you with the services you requested and those which we believe will improve your experience with us.
We may use your information in the following ways:
When you book a holiday letting through us we will need you to supply us with specific information required to fulfil a contract or related contracts, such as the contract created between you (as the guest) and us (as the property owner). If you refuse to supply part or all of this information, we may not be able to fulfil these contracts.
We may use the information we collect for testing, research, analysis and product development. This allows us to gain better market insights, improve and enhance the safety and security of our services and to develop new features and products. It also enables us to track the performance of our website and the content within it.
We use the information we collect to enable you and us to identify one another and communicate. For example, a guest may contact us prior to their holiday to arrange a late arrival or we may contact the guest after the holiday if belongings have been left in the property.
We may analyse your information to create a profile about you in order to serve you with relevant content. We may use additional information about you from other sources to help us to do this more accurately and efficiently.
We do not profile in any way that will put you at a disadvantage. We do not profile in any way using sensitive information (such as racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, genetic data, biometric data, data concerning health or data concerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation).
We may communicate with you about our products, services, promotions and news or, where applicable, relevant third parties’ services.
We may also provide you with relevant advertising and content about our services through third party providers as well as tracking performance of this advertising.
We may use or share your information with third parties to verify its accuracy.
We may use the information we collect to investigate or address claims or disputes relating to your use of our services, or as otherwise allowed by applicable law.
We always treat your data with sensitivity and keep it secure. At times we share your information with others where it is either necessary to perform our services to you, where we are required by law to disclose information or where you have given your consent to share information.
Other parties that we share your data with include:
When enquiring about a holiday we are required to share details about the guests with the owner to arrange the booking. When booking a holiday, we will share both the guest details to the owner and the owner’s details to the guest.
When using one of our services (a guest enquiring about a holiday, for example) we may share details about them with parties we contract with. For example, when booking a holiday, we will share both the guest details to the owner and the owner’s details to the guest.
When you submit content through public forums such as blogs, social media and independent partners for holiday reviews, any personal information provided in such forums is done so at your own risk as voluntarily provided by you.
In order to perform or market our services to you, we may provide information to our service providers who act on our behalf, such as third party payment portals, mailing houses, research firms and companies offering marketing services/tools. The information we provide will always be limited to that which is necessary for them to fulfil the service they provide us and where we do so, we have appropriate agreements in place to ensure your information is kept secure. If one of our service providers is based outside the European Economic Area (EEA) we will ensure that appropriate safeguards are in place.
We may share your personal data with our trusted business partners, such as consultants and marketing partners. We do this where we believe we have a legitimate interest, which has been balanced with your interests, or where you have given your consent for us to do so, or in circumstances where it is necessary to fulfil a contract you have entered into.
We will not share your information with any other organisation for their own direct marketing purposes, without your specific consent.
Where we share your data with third party advertising platforms (such as Google or Facebook) to provide you with relevant and personalised marketing content, this information may be joined with information held within that platform. To opt out or review your privacy settings, please see ‘Your Rights’ below.
For legal reasons or in the event of a dispute we may share your information when required or allowed to do so by law. For example, (1) if you use another person’s credit card, we may be required by law to share information with that credit card holder, including holiday information, or (2) there has been criminal damage done to the holiday property which we report to the police.
We may share your information other than as described in this statement if we notify you and you provide your specific consent for this purpose.
We know how much data security matters to all our customers and we treat your data with the utmost care. We limit access to your personal information to those who have a genuine business need to know it. Those processing your information will do so only in an authorised manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
We adopt best practices and operate secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection to safeguard personal identifiable information. Sensitive data such as payment card information is secured by SSL encryption. Any session requests to our servers are monitored to detect and prevent any suspect activity, fraudulent behaviour or site attacks.
We will notify you and any applicable regulator of a suspected data security breach where we are legally required to do so.
If you want detailed information from Get Safe Online on how to protect your information and your computers and devices against fraud, identity theft, viruses and many other online problems, please visit www.getsafeonline.org. Get Safe Online is supported by HM Government and leading businesses.
You can edit the name, phone number, postal address and email address within your account (where applicable) or by contacting us.
You may opt-out of receiving marketing communications from us by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org, writing to us at Dunnett Cottage, Rackley Lane, Compton Bishop BS26 2HJ or by calling +44 (0) 7850428484.
You can also opt out of certain marketing communications through the following means:
Please remember that if you change your preference it may take a short time for those preferences to become effective.
We profile using personal information to analyse performance and better personalise advertising and marketing communications. We do not profile in any way that will put you at a disadvantage. We do not profile in any way using sensitive information (such as racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, or trade union membership, genetic data, biometric data, data concerning health or data concerning a natural person’s sex life or sexual orientation). Please contact us if you would like to object to this.
We will only keep personal data for an appropriate period of time for the purpose(s) for which we are using it. This period will vary and be dependent on our contractual and legal requirements.
You have the right to ask us to provide you with the personal information we may hold for you and what we are using this information for. This is known as a “Subject Access Request”. You also have the right to request that we delete your personal information. Upon receipt of such requests we will endeavour to respond to you as soon as possible, but at least within one month.
If you believe the personal information we hold for your is incorrect, please let us know and we will rectify this as soon as possible.
If you would like to exercise these rights, please contact us at email@example.com, writing to us at Dunnett Cottage, Rackley Lane, Compton Bishop BS26 2HJ or by calling +44 (0) 7850428484.
If you are not happy with the manner in which we have used your personal information you have the right to complain to a statutory authority, in the UK this would be the Information Commissioner’s Office.
On our websites you will find some links to external websites. Once you have left our website, our responsibility to you ends. Please check the privacy policies on other websites.
We monitor and review our privacy statement regularly. If we make significant changes we will endeavour to notify you through the website or through others means, such as email.