Halfway Cottage
Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

We collect information from you when you make a holiday booking on our site or through contacting us directly. The collected information may include your name, email address, home address, phone number, passport number and country of residence

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 us. Mailchimp’s Privacy policy can be found here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/.

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

We recognise 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 us. 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.

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.

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 or lost property back to you.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

You can prevent the setting of cookies using the “Manage cookie consent” button below.