The Knowes Hotel is committed to protecting and safeguarding any personal data you give us. We want you to be confident that your data is secure with us and understand how we process your personal data.
Who are we?
The Knowes Hotel is based in Macduff, Scotland and offers hotel accommodation, a restaurant and function suite.
The Knowes Hotel, 43 Market Street, Macduff, AB44 1QW
The Knowes Hotel is the controller and responsible for your personal data.
If you have any questions about this Policy, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk). We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO so please contact us in the first instance.
What information do we collect and what do we use it for?
Personal data or information means any information that can be used to identify you. For example, it can include information such as your name, date of birth, email address, postal address, telephone number, payment details as well as information relating to health & safety requirements in relation to the traditional boat building courses
We will use your data to:
Where do we collect your information from?
We collect your personal information through a number of different sources:
The Knowes Hotel website is built on WordPress.
Your credit card data is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction. After that is complete, your purchase transaction information is deleted. All direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.
We log visitors’ domain and IP address automatically; this information does not identify you as an individual, but only the computer that is being used to view the site.
This data is used to see where the site is being used in the world to ensure coverage, and for click stream analysis to help better understand site usage, so that we can improve our service to you. We do not link information automatically logged by such means with personal data about specific individuals.
To find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers, visit the browser developer’s website.
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
Our website contains social media features such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and You Tube that have their own privacy notices. Please make sure you read their terms and conditions and privacy notice carefully before providing any personal data as we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these features.
eNewsletters | Marketing
We will send you marketing emails and newsletters to keep you updated on our products and services. When you book or register with us we will ask if you would like to receive marketing communications. You can change your marketing preferences online, over the phone, using the ‘unsubscribe’ link in our marketing emails
For some events and visits we may ask you to complete visitor surveys either online or in person where we record the data you provide on paper forms.
In most cases the information collected will be anonymised and you can choose whether you provide your personal details and contact information for future news and offers.
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, volunteers, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
The security of your data also depends on you. For example, where we have given you or where you have chosen a password for access to certain services, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.
Under the General Data Protection Regulations, you have rights as an individual which you can exercise in relation to the information we hold about you.
We commit to ensure that any data we process is correct and up to date. It is your obligation to make us aware of any changes to your personal information.
In some situations, you may have the;
Individuals can find out if we hold any personal information by making a ‘right of access’ request. More information can be found at https://ico.org.uk.
If we do hold information about you, we will:
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it.
We will only retain your personal data for as long as reasonably necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or reporting requirements.
We may retain your personal data for a longer period where such retention is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject (The Act of Limitation), or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person, or in the event of a complaint, or if we reasonably believe there is a prospect of litigation in respect to our relationship with you.
In some circumstances we will anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes, in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.
Changes to our Notice
Last update: July 2020
Cookies are small data files that allow a website to collect and store a range of data on your desktop computer, laptop or mobile device. Cookies help us to provide important features and functionality on our website and to help us understand which parts of the site are regularly visited (or not) so we can improve the online experience.
When visiting our website you may have the following types of cookie placed on your computer:
This cookie lasts for the duration of your visit. It is destroyed when you close the browser or navigate away from our site.
These cookies are set on your first visit to our website. They last longer than the duration of your visit and are used to help us understand which parts of our site are regularly visited. They also store user preferences, settings and information for future visits to provide convenient and rapid access to familiar objects, which enhances your experience.
These cookies are used by us to track repeat visitors to our sites. We do this so we can build up a picture of how visitors use our site and how best to improve our service.
Cookies We Use
Last Updated July 2020