privacy

Privacy

Thank you for visiting our website.

The privacy of your personal information is always respected by us, we are committed to ensuring its security and that of any other information provided by you to us.  Such information, or any that we ask you to provide by which you can be identified when using our website, will only be used in accordance with this privacy policy statement.

This Privacy Policy is effective from 14th March, 2016.
Lakeland Cottage Company reserves the right to make changes to this policy by updating this page, at which time the date from which it will be effective shall also be amended. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are aware of any such changes and happy with them.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure.  In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect.
Sensitive information (such as credit-card numbers) are not requested or stored on this site but are handled by our Payment Service Provider.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

Card Payment Details

When your debit or credit card payment information is entered via our web site's on-line payment facility, that card information is not entered in any of our systems, you are seamlessly connected into the secure environment of our on-line card payment service provider who then processes your transaction and stores the data.  We have carefully selected a card payment service provider that is recognised by the banking and card issuing communities as providing a secure processing and storage environment.

There are occasions when cardholder information is provided to us, this should only be done either in person or by telephone and never by email.  We may undertake the relevant transaction, for which the information has been provided, either by use of the on-line facility or the card terminal (PDQ) in our office. When the pdq is used, the customer copy of the transaction is stored by us in order to identify and confirm the transaction.  As this is not the full card data it is not possible for it to be used to make any subsequent transaction. We comply with the requirements of PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard)

What we collect

If you use the contact us or concierge links on our website we will collect your name and contact details together with other information provided by you that will assist us to give the best possible response to your enquiry.

If you choose to make a booking through us (whether by telephone or via our website) we will collect details that you provide in relation to that booking and those specifically required on the booking form in order to evaluate your request and provide subsequent confirmation that the booking has been accepted or is not possible to put in place.

Information will include your name and contact details together with information about other members of the party, additional information may be collected that helps meet your specific requirements (such as travel arrangements) and or reflects your lifestyle choices in relation to the booking or general enquiry.

If you are the owner of a property and are considering using our agency services or have a property we already represent we will collect details such as your name, contact details, bank account details and details regarding the accommodation you are asking or have asked us to represent.

We collect website usage information and do this by using 'cookies' - see below.

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping
  • To improve our website and the services we provide
  • if you are making a general enquiry we will use the information you provide in order to best respond to your enquiry.
  • If you are a property hirer we use the email address(es) you provide to notify you of details relating specifically to your reservation, if email is not available we will communicate by postal service.
  • If you are a homeowner whose property we represent, we will use your email address to notify you of bookings, your monthly accounts summary and any other information relating to your property or bookings taking place at it.
  • Using the email address you have provided and only with your agreement to its use for this purpose, we may periodically send promotional emails about new properties, special discount offers or other information which we think you may find interesting. 

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site we do not have any control over the site to which you are directed, therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you privde whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website you are visiting via the link.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information.  
Whenever you utilise a form on this website, look for the marketing opt-in tick box and if you do not want your information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes ensure this remains unticked.  If you have previously agreed to our use of your information for direct marketing purposes you may change your mind at any time, please email us or write indicating your contact details and that you wish to be unsubscribed.

Cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive.  Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site.  Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual.  The Web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes, and dislikes, by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used.  Our website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. The software is provided by Google Analytics, you can read Google's privacy policy here for futher information: http://www.google.com/policies/privacy/. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system, we do not store, save or collect personal information.

Other cookies may be stored to your computer's hard drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts.  such cookies are used for conversion, referral tracking and re-marketing purposes and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies.  Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer, this may however prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

List of cookies we collect

 

__zlcmid Zopim chat plugin
_ga Google Analytics tracking
_gat Google Analytics tracking
c_c_seshid Session based data for LCC website
cb-enabled Cookie acceptance on LCC website
seshid Session based data for LCC website

 

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