We are delighted to have been awarded our 'We're Good To Go’ certificate by VisitBritain, in partnership with The National Tourist Organisations of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
This recognises that we are adhering to government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing when we open on July 4th.
Read more about what we are doing to keep you safe
Ensuring the privacy and security of your personal information is very important to Puddle Duck Cottages. Puddle Duck Cottages will be what is known as the 'controller' of the personal data you provide to us.
Unless otherwise agreed with you, we will only collect basic personal data about you, which does not include any special categories of personal information about you (often known as 'sensitive personal data' such as sexual orientation, race or other similar information).
We will collect your personal data from one of the following ways:
When you contact us (via phone, email, Puddle Duck Cottages website or via any 3rd party website) to make an enquiry about Puddle Duck Cottages
When you make a booking with Puddle Duck Cottages (via phone, email, Puddle Duck Cottages website or via any 3rd party website)
When you enter into a prize draw or competition with Puddle Duck Cottages
When you sign up to our marketing communications through our website or any other marketing channels
We use personal information to conduct business, provide information and support for products and services, better understand your needs, refine and develop our business, improve services, personalize communications and ensure the best quality service experience.
We need to know basic personal data in order to provide you with the service you have engaged us to provide.
We will ask questions relevant to us making sales recommendations and understanding your needs as a customer of Puddle Duck Cottages.
We will use your personal information to make your booking agreement with Puddle Duck Cottages. The minimum personal information required to make a booking with Puddle Duck Cottages is your email address, phone number, full name and full mailing address.
In addition we collect your information to assert our right to be recompensed in return for these services, as per the booking agreement we have with you.
If you do not provide this personal information, then we will be unable to provide the services you have requested. We will not collect any personal data from you that we do not need in order to provide and oversee the services we have agreed to provide with you.
The information we collect is for Puddle Duck Cottages and we do not release your information to third parties.
In addition to personal information we store transaction history for bookings you make.
We do not retain information relating to credit or debit cards. We use the method of bank transfer via Barclays Bank for payments and refunds of damages deposits.
We will only email you with our newsletters and marketing offers if you have given us your consent.
Please note that if you consent to being sent our marketing information via email then your data will be shared with MailChimp and you will be contacted either directly by us or by the third party organisation MailChimp, who will make this contact on our behalf (https://mailchimp.com/).
Your consent history to receive marketing materials will be held by us and on the MailChimp platform
You will always have the option not to be included and to remove yourself from our mailing lists.
All the personal information we hold about you will be processed by our staff in the United Kingdom and no third parties will have access to your personal data unless there is a legal obligation for us to provide them with this or a necessity to carry out the services which you have engaged us to provide.
We use email to manage our email communications. All details sent via email are stored within individual folders per booking.
For the purposes of making a booking this is done direct with Puddle Duck Cottages either via our website, email, or telephone.
For the purposes of the prevention or detection of offences, and/or the apprehension or prosecution of offenders, we may share any information that we collect with the Police, other public or private sector agencies or representative bodies in accordance with the relevant legislation. Information shared in this way will not be used for marketing purposes.
We will generally keep your personal data for a minimum of 7 years, after which time it will be destroyed if it is no longer required for the lawful purpose(s) for which it was obtained.
If you consent to marketing, any information we use for this purpose will be kept with us until you notify us that you no longer wish to receive this information.
We do not collect any personal information from visitors to our website other than information that is knowingly and voluntarily given. Anonymous information is collected, such as the number of visitors to the website in a given period. This is purely statistical and cannot be used to identify an individual user.
The Puddle Duck Cottages website is not targeted at children but in any event personal information will not be collected from children without parental consent.
The Puddle Duck Cottages website includes links to third party websites over which we have no control. These websites should have their own privacy policies which We recommend you review. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for third party websites.
We may gather information about your general internet use by using the cookie. Where used, these cookies are downloaded to your computer and stored on the computer's hard drive. Such information will not identify you personally. It is statistical data. This statistical data does not identify any personal details whatsoever.
You can adjust the settings on your computer to decline any cookies if you wish. This can easily be done by activating the reject cookies setting on your computer.
Information on deleting or controlling cookies is available at https://www.aboutcookies.org/
Your data is stored electronically. We do not have paper copies of your personal information. Your data is stored on Email.
We follow generally accepted standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once it is received. You acknowledge and agree that no internet or email transmission is ever fully secure or error free. You agree to take special care in deciding what information you send to us via email.
We ensure high standards of system password management and regularly change and review our internal password policy. In addition we ensure a high standard of training and internal security compliance.
We do not retain information relating to credit or debit cards. We use the method of bank transfer via Barclays Bank for payments of bookings and refunding damage deposits.
On rare occasions Puddle Duck Cottages will process a telephone payment. In this situation the personal financial information you have provided is destroyed immediately following the confirmed transaction.
If at any point you wish to see the information we hold about you, if you wish to stop receiving our marketing or wish for us to delete your information then there are a number of things you can do.
You can phone on 07973 466243 and speak to the owner Sonia Bird
You can click 'unsubscribe' to any marketing information which we send to you.
Email Puddle Duck Cottages at email@example.com
We will provide all personal information that we have on you within 2 weeks.
If you believe that any information we are holding is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect
Where we are aware of a data breach, We will inform the Information Commissioner's Office within 72 hours of first having become aware of the breach where that breach is likely to result in a risk to individuals personal data
We will notify you without undue delay after first becoming aware of a data breach.
Queries relating to our use of personal information should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org