Halfway Cottage
Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Information collection

Halfway Cottage  is a holiday booking and management service for our holiday let cottage. We collect information from you when you make a holiday booking on our site or through us directly. The collected information may include your name, email address, home address, phone number, passport number and country of residence

How long do we keep your data?

Your booking data is kept in either our direct booking records, our online booking system (Bookalet), or both, for a period of up to 7 years.

Where customers have opted in for our marketing emails via Mailchimp, your data may be kept longer. You can unsubscribe from marketing emails at any time by clicking on the ‘unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of each email, or by contacting me. Mailchimp’s Privacy policy can be found here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/.

How to reach our data protection officer

Contact us at Halfway Cottage.

How do we notify you of changes to this policy?

We keep this Policy under regular review. We will also provide notifications of material changes via email or other channels. If you keep using the Services after we notify you, you consent to the updated Privacy Policy

Your Rights 

Halfway Cottage recognises that your personal data belongs to you and we don’t wish to use it in ways that you don’t want us to. You can control whether or not you receive marketing email from Halfway Cottage by either subscribing when you make a booking or contacting me. Once subscribed to any marketing emails you can unsubscribe by clicking on the link at the bottom of the email. Marketing emails are only sent occasionally, usually only a couple of times a year.

In addition, we may receive and record information from your computer and browser, including your IP address, software and hardware attributes, and the page you request.

Information use

Any of the information we collect from you may be used to:
– Personalise your experience and respond to your individual needs
– Provide customised advertising content
– Improve our website
– Improve customer service and your support needs
– Contact you via email.

E-Commerce Privacy

We are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. Your personally identifiable information will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than as necessary to fulfil a request and/or transaction, e.g. to ship an order

Third party disclosure

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted 3rd parties such as Bookalet and Mailchimp who assist us in operating our website or conducting our business, so long as the parties agree to keep this information confidential.

We believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our terms of use, or as otherwise required by law.

Non-private information, however, may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Information protection

Where required, we implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information. We use state-of-the-art encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online. Only employees who need to perform a specific job (for example, billing or customer service) are granted access to personally identifiable information.

Do we use cookies?

Yes. Our cookies improve access to our site and identify repeat visitors. Furthermore, our cookies may enhance a user’s experience by tracking and targeting his/her interests. This cookie use, however, is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.
Please see our Cookie Policy below.

Cookie policy

This section describes how we treat the information provided by visitors, what other information we gather and how we use it, why we sometimes need to store “cookies” and how to prevent this. In common with almost all professionally run websites, this website logs the IP address of each visitor in order to keep it running reliably. This is also essential for protecting the website and its visitors from malicious attacks, including infection with malware.

This website provides information as a service to visitors such as yourself, and to do this reliably and efficiently, it sometimes places small amounts of information on your computer or device (e.g. mobile phone). This includes small files known as cookies.

The cookies stored by this website cannot be used to identify you personally.

How cookies are used

We use cookies to understand what pages and information visitors find useful, and to detect problems such as broken links, or pages which are taking a long time to load.
We may use cookies to remember a choice you make on one page, when you have moved to another page if that information can be used to make the website work better. For example:
– avoiding the need to ask for the same information several times during a session (e.g. when filling in forms), or
– remembering that you have logged in, so that you don’t have to re-enter your username and password on every page.

Cookies for analytics

We use analytics to measure how many visitors are using the website, which pages interest them and so on, and this involves storing cookies:
For more information please visit the Google Analytics website.

Disabling cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit.