PRIVACY POLICY & COOKIES

We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practises regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998, the data controller is Theresa Duthie-Jackson, Merrieweathers House, East Street, Mayfield, East Sussex TN20 6RJ.

Our website is www.merrieweathers.co.uk

INFORMATION WE MAY COLLECT FROM YOU

We may collect and process the following data about you:

Information that you provide by filling in forms on our advertiser’s websites (Homeaway, Big Cottages, Group Accommodation)

If you write to us (by letter or email), we may keep a record of that correspondence.

If you telephone us or we telephone you, we may keep a written record of that conversation.

USES MADE OF THE INFORMATION

We use information held about you in the following ways:

To ensure that content from our website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.

To provide you with information, products or services that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, where you have consented to be contacted for such purposes.

To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.

To allow you to participate in interactive features of our website, when you choose to do so.

To notify you about changes to our website.

USE FOR MARKETING PURPOSES

We will not sell or pass on your data to any third parties for marketing purposes.

DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION

If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, or in order to enforce or apply our terms of business and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of Merrieweathers House, our customers, or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

ACCESS TO INFORMATION

The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act.

IP ADDRESSES

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

USE OF COOKIES

For the same reason stated above, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve our website and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:

To estimate our audience size and usage pattern.

To store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our website according to your individual interests.

To speed up your searches.

To recognise you when you return to our website.

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log on to our website.

On this web site web usage analysis software is used. This software stores cookies on the visitor’s computer in order to obtain the visitor’s IP address, browser type, computer data and data related to the visit of this web site. The data shall be used to record and analyse visits to this web site and shall not be used to personally identify the visitor.

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. For more information about cookies and instructions on how to adjust your browser settings to restrict or disable cookies, see the IAB website at www.allaboutcookies.org

Please note that our advertisers may also use cookies, over which we have no control.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page.

CONTACT US

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to The Data Controller – Merrieweathers House, East Street, Mayfield East Sussex TN20 6RJ or email Mail@merrieweathers.co.uk