General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Firstly, let us make it clear we take your data very seriously and will never knowingly do anything bad with it. But to make you aware . . .
For the purposes of making an enquiry and booking a holiday with Wispy Meadows Limited, it is necessary that you provide us with some of your personal data.
This data may include some or all of the following: Full name, full address, telephone contact number(s) and email address.
We store that information only as a record of the transaction between us to deliver our services and to comply with the regulations (such as VAT) imposed on us by the Government.
You may also supply your credit card details to make payment for our services and we may use all the details supplied to process payment for our services with World Pay. Once payment is completed, we do not store payment card details in any way.
If you choose to sign up to our newsletter, we will use your contact details to email you from time to time with news and offers. To do this we do use the well known mailing list manager, Mail Chimp. With their systems you have complete control of your subscription.
Do we track whether users open our emails?
Our newsletter emails may contain an image pixel to tell us whether our emails are opened. We may use this information for purposes including determining which of our emails are more interesting to users, to query whether users who do not open our emails wish to continue receiving them.
This site is built using WordPress and as a result third parties may collect data about your visit here. If you don’t want that to happen then we suggest that you leave the site immediately. It has always been this way with the vast majority of sites in the Internet. If you want to take advantage of this site then in reality you have little control!
A large part of the site is driven by Automattic (Google) software and services. You can read their Privacy Policies here: automattic.com/privacy-notice/
Other than as described above, we do not use or share your information in any way other than where we are required to by law.
Cookie Use on the Wispy Meadows Website
Please be assured that we will never knowingly do anything to compromise your privacy while you use this site.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files which a website may put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a site or page. The cookie will help the website, or another website, to recognise your device the next time you visit. Web beacons or other similar files can also do the same thing. We use the term “cookies” in this policy to refer to all files that collect information in this way.
There are many functions cookies serve. For example, they can help us, analyse how well our website is performing.
Most cookies won’t collect information that identifies you, and will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use our websites, or a user’s general location.
What sort of cookies does this site use?
Generally, our cookies perform up to three different functions:
1. Essential cookies
Some cookies are essential for the operation of our website. For example, some cookies allow us to identify subscribers and ensure they can access the subscription only pages. If a subscriber opts to disable these cookies, the user will not be able to access all of the content that a subscription entitles them to.
2. Performance Cookies
We utilise other cookies to analyse how our visitors use our websites and to monitor website performance. This allows us to provide a high quality experience by customising our offering and quickly identifying and fixing any issues that arise. For example, we might use performance cookies to keep track of which pages are most popular, which method of linking between pages is most effective, and to determine why some pages are receiving error messages.
3. Functionality Cookies
We may use functionality cookies to allow us to remember your preferences etc.
We use Google’s Analytics to help generate visitor statistics for us.
How to Manage Cookies
As we explain above, cookies help you to get the most out of our websites. If you do disable cookies when interacting with our site, you may find that certain sections do not work. For example, you may have difficulties logging in or viewing pages.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) have a very useful page about Cookies and how to manage them and you can read that here: ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/online/cookies/
Changes to this policy
Please not that over time, as we adopt new technologies to deliver to you the best experience we can, and regulations change, we may change this policy. Therefore please review this page from time to time.