Who we are
Our business provides a luxury holiday cottage letting service in Devon and our website address is: https://www.holidaycottages-devon.co.uk
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
Some data is collected automatically when you visit our website and/or when you submit information using our contact form. The Contact form requires your consent before sending the data to us. We will only use this information to reply to any questions you may have and/or matters concerning your holiday booking with us.
Our website does not use tracking or marketing related cookies
WordPress – As a visitor to this website you are not required to register or log in and therefore do not need a WordPress generated cookie.
Wordfence is used to provide security protection to our website. Wordfence is currently configured to use technical cookies to function as follows:
Live Traffic cookie: determines if someone is a human or bot, identify repeat visitors and displays this in the Live Traffic feed.
Session cookie: for logged in users (confirming which user role they have) to prevent them from getting blocked by accident while working in WordPress.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
How long we retain your data
Customer reviews created on Freetobook.com are only displayed not stored on this website. Please see the section below regarding privacy statement specific to the Freetobook.com online booking service.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
You can request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
How we protect your data
We use a security certificate to encrypt data between your browser and the web server. We use other security tools and techniques, including malware, anti-virus scanning etc.
Booking via Freetobook website – Privacy
Freetobook is booking software used by accommodation providers to enable their customers to make online bookings and manage those bookings.
This document applies to the processing by freetobook of personal data collected by properties using freetobook online booking system in relation to the provision of accommodation by those properties.
Your Personal Data
Properties using freetobook as their booking engine, collect and store information that you give when you make a booking. You are asked for your name, address, telephone number and email along with payment information and “the names of any guests travelling with you”. This may also include your IP address. This information is stored in the freetobook System in order to process your booking. You may be contacted by the Property you have booked with in relation to your booking.
Your data is also stored after you have stayed but will be kept no longer than necessary in order to comply with legal obligations and for properties to welcome your repeat business.
Data processed directly by third parties
If you provide payment information, this will be processed directly by secure PCI Level 1 compliant payment gateway providers.
In the context of providing booking software to accommodation providers to facilitate online booking, freetobook and the accommodation provider shall together operate as joint data controllers for the processing of your personal data.
In accordance with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), freetobook observes reasonable procedures to prevent unauthorised access and misuse of personal information. We use appropriate business systems and procedures to protect and safeguard any personal information given to us. We also use security procedures and technical and physical restrictions for accessing and using the personal information on our servers. Only authorised personnel are permitted to access personal information in the course of their work.
Control of your Personal Data
You have the right to access data that is stored on behalf of properties taking bookings via freetobook system. You need to email or write to the property you booked with to request an overview of your personal data.
You can also contact the property you booked with on freetobook System if you believe that the personal information they have for you is incorrect, if you believe that they are no longer entitled to use your personal data or if you have any other questions about how your personal information is used or about the Privacy Statement. You need to email or write to the property you booked with.
You may also be asked to send feedback after your stay in order for the property to further improve their service. Your email address will be used for this purpose. If you complete a review it may be posted on the property website, facebook page, twitter or google plus. However, no identifying details will ever be attached to a review posting.
To Process your information as described above, we rely on the following legal bases:
Performance of a contract. The storage of your information may be necessary to perform the contract that you have with the accommodation provider you are booking with.
Legitimate Interests. We may use your information for our legitimate interests, such as for administrative, fraud detection and legal purposes.
Freetobook cookies are used only to help you make a smooth booking and contain information like the date searched and language of booking. There is a difference between session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies will only exist until you close your browser. Persistent cookies have a longer lifespan and are not automatically deleted once you close your browser. We use persistent cookies in Google Analytics to analyse visitor traffic and behaviour.