This website is owned and operated by Gower Getaways Limited (GGL).
GGL recognise the importance of protecting the privacy of certain general information ("data") and specific personal information ("personal data") collected about our customers (referred to as "customers", "you", or "your") and consequently respect your privacy.
This privacy statement discloses what information we gather and how we use it.
1. Handling your information
All data that we collect and hold on you will be dealt with fairly and in accordance with applicable law. All your rights and interests in your data will be fully respected and we will ensure the quality and security of your data.
We will ensure that effective procedures and safeguards are in place to ensure that all data held on you is relevant in relation to the purposes for which they were obtained. If we become aware of any inaccuracies in the data we hold, this will be corrected as soon as reasonable practicable.
Any data that is no longer required will be securely disposed of as soon as reasonably practicable.
2. Use for Legitimate purpose
We will only collect, record, process and store data which are needed to fulfil our contractual obligations towards our customers, to serve other legitimate business interests such as credit assessment or marketing; or to comply with legal requirements.
We may disclose to third parties as may be necessary to provide you with products and services you have requested or for the purpose of verification of details relating to your data held by us for legitimate purposes.
3. Telephone Calls
Telephone calls may be recorded or monitored by GGL without notification, for staff training and quality control purposes.
4. Seeking your prior consent?
Your prior consent will be sought in the following circumstances:
1. before any of your data is passed on to other companies for direct marketing purposes.
2. before we carry out a credit check on you;
5. Access to Information
Only those employees who need access to your data in order to carry out any necessary processing will be given such access to your data.
6. Your rights
Please note that you have the right to require us to stop the communication of advertising or marketing materials to you.
You have the right to see all data that we hold on you. In order to access your data please contact [ ]. Such access will be granted in accordance with the requirements of applicable legislation.
Your access to your data will at all times be subject to GGL’s right to make a charge to cover GGL's administration costs incurred in providing you with such data. Such payment is to be paid by you upon application for access to your data and is to be no more than any maximum stipulated by applicable legislation.
The information will be sent to you within a reasonable period of time in accordance with applicable national legislation, but in any event no more than 30 days from the date of such request for access.
7. GGL collection of information
GGL can gather two types of information about users:
1. Information that you provide voluntarily
This would involve collection of data by specifically requesting it from you. Generally, this occurs when you register on our website or request information or a service. Such information may include your name, telephone number e-mail address, postal address and facsimile number and other related information. This allows us to process and fulfil your requirements and requests.
2. Information gathered through tracking information and gathering of Internet Protocol ("IP") Addresses derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our website. This information allows us to better tailor our content to readers' needs and to keep our system serving to the best quality.
An IP address is a unique number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the internet, so that your computer can be identified by the main computers, known as "Web servers".
GGL does not divulge any information about an individual user to a third party other than in accordance with this policy.
GGL may place a text file called a "cookie" (text files placed on your computer) in the browser files of your computer.
8. With whom does GGL share my information?
GGL will not disclose any perusal data that you submit to us about you in a manner that connects you with the personal data, except when we have your permission or under special circumstances, such as when we believe in good faith that the law requires it or under the circumstances described below.
Your personal data may be disclosed by us as follows:
(i) we may keep track of what portions of our website our customers are visiting and other customer statistics, such as aggregate information about holiday cottage rentals, or total and segmented numbers of bookings made, etc. and traffic patterns and usage of the our wesites which may be provided to reputable third parties authorised by us, in order to help us create a better experience for users of our Web sites. This is done without knowing your name or other personal data in order to describe our viewers to third parties authorised by us, and for other lawful purposes.
(ii) we may disclose some or all of your personal data to business partners or sponsors, but this use will be specifically described to you prior to data collection or prior to transferring any such personal data.
9 Linking to a third party websites
If whilst using the GGL website you hyperlink or are directed to other websites that are beyond our control and/or outside our service GGL will not be responsible for their content or the hyperlinks or advertising they choose to place on such websites. GGL's policy does not extend to anything that is inherent in the operation of the Internet, which is beyond GGL's control.
10 Security of information
GGL strives to protect your data, as well as privacy. However, no data transmission over the internet is 100% secure and as such GGL cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose on-line, and you disclose such information at your own risk.