THE DPA & GDPR MAY 2018
This website complies with the DPA (Data Protection Act 1998) and the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) which came into effect in May 2018. We will update this policy accordingly after the completion of the UK’s exit from the European Union.
If you would like further information regarding the GDPR regulations, or are would like further insights into the methods we use to store, protect and use your data, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For further guidance and assistance you can contact the ICO direct:
What are cookies? Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computer hard drive that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server, to provide the user with a tailored online experience. Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website onto their computer hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies or use the cookie control system if available upon their first visit.
WEBSITE VISITOR TRACKING
This website uses tracking software to monitor page visits in order to better understand behaviour patterns. The software will save a cookie to your computer hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website but will not store, save or collect personal information.
ADVERTS AND SPONSORED LINKS
High oak holiday cottage does not currently, but does reserve the right to use sponsored links and adverts. These will typically be served through advertising partners, who may have detailed privacy policies relating directly to the adverts they serve.
DOWNLOADS & MEDIA FILES
Any downloadable documents, files or media made available on this website are provided to users at their own risk. While all precautions have been undertaken to ensure only genuine downloads are available, users are advised to verify their authenticity using third party anti-virus software or similar applications.
We accept no responsibility for third party downloads in any form including downloads provided by external third party websites and advise users to verify their authenticity prior to proceeding.
CONTACT & COMMUNICATION WITH US
Users who contact us through this website do so at their own discretion and any personal details are given at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until such a time that it is no longer required. Where we have clearly stated and made you aware of the fact, and where you have given your express permission, we may use your details to send you products/services information through a mailing list system. This is done in accordance with the regulations named in ‘The policy’ above.
EMAIL MAILING LIST & MARKETING MESSAGES
We operate an email mailing list program, used to inform subscribers about products, services and/or latest news. Users can subscribe through an online automated process where they have given their explicit permission. Subscriber personal details are collected, processed, managed and stored in accordance with the regulations named in ‘The policy’ above. Subscribers can unsubscribe at any time through an automated online service, or if not available, other means as detailed in the footer of sent marketing messages (or unsubscribe from all Mailchimp lists). The type and content of marketing messages subscribers receive, and if it may contain third party content, is clearly outlined at the point of subscription.
Email marketing messages may contain tracking beacons / tracked clickable links or similar server technologies in order to track subscriber activity within email marketing messages. Where used, such marketing messages may record a range of subscriber data relating to engagement, geographic, demographics etc.
EXTERNAL WEBSITE LINKS & THIRD PARTIES
Although we try only to include safe and relevant links to external pages, users are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links found on this website. Shortened URLs; URL shortening is a technique used on the web to reduce URLs (Uniform Resource Locators) to something substantially shorter. Users should take caution before clicking on shortened URL links and should verify their authenticity before proceeding.
We cannot guarantee or verify the content of any externally linked website despite our best efforts. Users click on external links at their own risk and High Oak Holiday Cottage cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused on third party websites.
SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY & USAGE
We adopt a Social Media Policy to ensure our business and our staff conduct themselves accordingly online. While we may have official profiles on social media platforms users are advised to verify authenticity of such profiles before engaging, or sharing information with them. We will never ask for user passwords or personal details on social media platforms. Users are advised to conduct themselves appropriately when engaging with us on social media.
There may be instances where our website features social sharing buttons, which help share web content directly from web pages to the respective social media platforms. You use social sharing buttons at your own discretion and accept that doing so may publish content to your social media profile feed or page. You can find further information about some social media privacy and usage policies in the resources section below.
RESOURCES & FURTHER INFORMATION
Overview of the GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation
Data Protection Act 1998
Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003
The Guide to the PECR 2003
HR Form Templates
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