Privacy Policy & Cookie Notice


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Privacy Statement 

The owners of Ballyvaughan Cottages are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. Please read this Privacy Statement (the “Statement”) carefully to understand our use of your personal information. If you give us information about someone else, please make sure you have their written permission and please make them aware of this Statement as it also applies to their information. 

Who processes your information 

For the purposes of the applicable data protection legislation, Ballyvaughan Cottages, Off Main Street, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare as the controller. You will find our contact details in the “Contact us” section below. 

Information we process 

We process the following categories of data: 

- Full name; 

- Postal Address 

- Email address; 

- Phone numbers; 

- Nationality; 

We may also process other information, which is not personal data within the meaning of data protection law. 

When you access our website or Wi-Fi facilities, your device’s browser provides us with information such as your IP address, browser type, access time and referring URL which is collected and used to compile statistical data. This information may be used to help us to improve our website and the services we offer, and to offer services to you. 

We also collect and record certain information about you when you browse our website. For more information, please see our [Cookies Policy]. 


Why we process your information 

We collect and use the information you disclose to us to assist in providing you with your chosen services. 

Without collecting and using your personal information, it would not be possible for us to book you a cottage.

More specifically, we use the information about you that we hold for the following purposes: 

Performance of a contract: 

• for managing and administering your booking; 

• to receive payment; 

• carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us; 

• notify you about changes to our services; 

Comply with legal obligations: 

• keeping proper books and records; 

• audit purposes; 

• for the safety and security of our guests; 

• to comply with any other legal obligations to which we are subject; 


• direct marketing; 

• perform market research; 

Legitimate interests of the controller: 

• prevent fraud; 

• managing and improving our services; 

• teaching and training our staff; 

• to provide customer care and service. 

From time to time we would like to contact you to: 

 _invite you to events we are organizing; 

 _provide you with information on products or services, which we feel, may interest you; 

 _gauge satisfaction with the service you received from us 

If you consent to us contacting you for the above purposes please tick to say how you would like us to contact you: 

Who we share your data with 

Third party service providers 

We may disclose your personal information to third parties who provide a service to us and only process your information as instructed by us. We only use third party data processors for marketing hosting services. 

Sellers or buyers of business or assets 

We may disclose your information in the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your Data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets. 

Data retention periods 

It is our aim to only hold your data as long as this is necessary. We hold our data for the following periods of time:

Type of information 

Retention period 

Information need for tax and audit purposes 

Legally required for 7 years 

Information needed for performance of contract 

Legitimate interest requirement for 2 years 

Information need for marketing purposes 

Until consent is retracted 

Security and where we store your personal data 

We are committed to protecting the security of your personal data. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal data from unauthorised access and use. 

As effective as modern security practices are, no physical or electronic security system is entirely secure. The transmission of information via the internet is also not completely secure. We cannot guarantee the complete security of our databases, nor can we guarantee that information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet. We will continue to revise policies and implement additional security features as new technologies become available. 

Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal data transmitted to us. Any transmission of data is at your own risk. Once we receive your personal data, we use appropriate security measures to seek to prevent unauthorised access. 

Transfers of your information outside of the European Economic Area 

We store your information in different locations. Physical files are stored in locked store rooms in our office. Electronic files are stored on our secure servers or in the cloud. 

We use cloud solutions for web hosting or proprietary software solutions delivered through the Cloud. Our use of cloud solutions for database hosting delivered to us through the Cloud do not transfer your information outside of the European Economic Area. Whenever we transfer your information in such a way, we ensure that appropriate safeguards are in place. You may contact us to find out more or to obtain a copy of the appropriate safeguards. 

Links to other sites 

Our website may, from time to time, contain links to and from other websites. If you follow a link to any of those websites, please note that third party websites have their own privacy statements and policies and that the controller do not accept any responsibility or liability for third party website’s use of your data. Please check the respective website’s privacy statements and policies before you submit any data via those websites. 

Your rights 

As an individual, under EU law you have the right to request that we:
1. provide you with information as to whether we process your data and details relating to our processing, and that we provide you with a copy of your data (‘access right’). 
2. rectify and/ or update any inaccurate data we might have about your without undue delay (‘right to rectification’).

3. The right to object to processing of data relating to you (‘right to object’). 

4. under certain circumstances, be restricted from processing your data (‘right to restriction’). 
5. under certain circumstances, erase your personal data without undue delay (i.e. the “right to erasure”).and
6. under certain circumstances, furnish you with the personal data which you provided us with in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format (‘right to data portability’). 

The exercise of your rights might be subject to certain conditions and we might require further information from you before we can respond to your request. 

You may exercise your rights by contacting our Privacy Officers at the e-mail address provided below. 

Changes to this statement 

We reserve the right to change this Statement from time to time in our sole discretion. If we make any changes, we will publish those changes on our website. At the bottom of this document you will find the date on which this Statement was last updated. 

Contact Us 

Questions, comments, requests and complaints regarding this Statement and the information we hold are welcome and should be addressed to the email addresses below. We endeavour to deal with all requests promptly and efficiently. 

Contact details by location:

Last updated: 14/02/2019