Privacy

Our Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Scotland's Best B&Bs uses and protects any information that you give Scotland's Best B&Bs when you use this website.
Scotland's Best B&Bs is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
Scotland's Best B&Bs may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 30 August 2018.

Where we collect personal data

As an organisation, we collect data from a number of sources including, but not limited to, online competitions, emails, guest questionnaires, online communications, social media platforms, digital newsletter sign ups, and in person at events.

Our Website and In House Data Collection Policy

Our email collection policy is fully consent based and in entering your details clear consent is given by the user to receive future marketing materials from ourselves. The following information makes clear our policy on use of consent based email marketing and communications.

What we collect

We may collect the following information on a consent only basis:

  • name and job title
  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

How we use your personal information

When consent is given to use the information for marketing and communication purposes it is used for the following reasons:

  • We may periodically send promotional emails about competitions, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you using your provided email address for market research purposes.

Your information will never be shared with any third parties and at all times you have the right to unsubscribe permanently from our database with a simple click of the unsubscribe information at which time your details will be deleted form the mailing lists and removed from the database permanently with no archived records retained.

How we store your data

We take all reasonable technical and organisational precautions to store your information in a secure manner and prevent its loss or misuse.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used for direct marketing purposes
  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at [email protected] or by clicking unsubscribe where available.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to any third parties. The information shared will not be stored beyond the purpose intended.

Your Rights

Where we are using your personal data on the basis of your consent, you are entitled to withdraw that consent at any time subject to applicable law. You can view full details about all of your rights under the Data Protection Act (2018) on this external web site: knowyourprivacyrights.org

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us as soon as possible on [email protected]. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

If any breach of personal data occurs, we are obliged to notify the ICO within 72 hours of becoming aware of the breach.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your device (computer, tablet, phone). 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. This enables us to analyse data using Google Analytics. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and it does not identify individuals.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie does not gives us access to your computer.
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 prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
See www.aboutcookies.org for more information.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over other websites. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide 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 in question.

International Data Transfers

We do not transfer any of your personal data outside the European Economic Area (EEA). However you should be aware that anonymous data from our web site statistics is collated and analysed by US-based Google Analytics software.

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