1. Who are we?
Heart of the Lakes and all websites and brochures operated and/or produced in relation to it are owned and managed by
Heart of the Lakes Limited
Lakelovers House | Victoria Street | Windermere | Cumbria | LA23 1AB
(“we” or “us”)
This is our Privacy Notice and it explains how we collect, use, share, secure and protect your personal data.
We are responsible for collecting, holding and managing any personal data you share with us.
We will keep your personal details safe and secure and use the personal information you provide lawfully and as explained in this Privacy Notice.
If you contact us to make a booking or to make queries about a potential or ongoing booking we will collect details that you give us in relation to that booking or query. This information may include your name, contact details, payment details, date of birth, information about people in your party, information about your booking and any other information we may need to help meet your specific needs.
If you own or manage holiday accommodation that you choose to let through us we will collect details such as your name, contact details, bank account details and details regarding the accommodation you wish to let.
The information you provide may be used in a number of ways, for example:
We will always process your personal information on lawful grounds and in particular on the grounds set out below:-
To Perform a Contract/Provide a Service
If you make a booking through us we will use the details that you give us to provide that booking to you and to provide related customer services. This information is likely to include your name, date of birth, contact details, payment details, information about people in your party, information about your booking and any additional information we may need to help meet your specific requirements.
If you let your holiday accommodation through us or we provide property management services to you we will use information such as your name, address, contact details, bank account details and details regarding the accommodation you wish to let to perform our agreement(s) with you.
If you do not provide us with the information set out in this paragraph, then we may not be able to provide our booking, letting or property management services.
We want to give you the best possible customer experience whilst ensuring that your privacy is respected.
If you have booked with us, we may use your name and contact details to tell you about our own products and services which we think may be of interest to you, provided you have not asked us not to do so. You can ask us to stop doing this at any time by clicking on the link within an email, updating your details in our preference centre or by contacting using the details given in section 13.
We may also contact you by post for the same reasons. If you would prefer not to be contacted for this purpose please following the instructions in the mail or contact us using the details given in section 13.
You can ask us to stop doing so at any time.
We may use some of your personal information for statistical purposes when we evaluate our range of services and to carry out analysis on the personal data we collect from you including your address and reservation history to help us to understand our customers better and to increase the relevance and targeting of direct marketing..If you would prefer us not to carry out this processing of your personal data, please contact us using the details given in section 13.
We may share your email address with our technology/advertising providers including Google, Facebook and others (acting as data processors) for them to use on our behalf in connection with the creation of marketing and promotion of our services. If appropriate, they will use this to serve targeted advertising/ content to you via their platforms. You can control what advertisements you receive via the privacy settings on the relevant platform. However, if you do not want us to share your email address in this way please contact us using the details given in section 13.
These activities are carried out because we have a legitimate interest in understanding our customers, promoting, marketing and advertising our services to them and helping us to provide them with excellent levels of service, provided that this interest is not outweighed by your rights as an individual.
We may ask your consent to share your name and contact details with other companies in our group selected third party companies so that they can tell you about their products and services. You can update your preferences regarding this and other matters by visiting our preference centre.
You can contact us to withdraw your consent at any time.
We may also use and disclose your personal data for compliance purposes, to the extent that we are required to do so by law or regulation by a law enforcement or taxation agency or for the purposes of preventing crime.
In order to provide you with the products and services that we offer, to help us operate efficiently and/or because it is in our legitimate interests to do so (and those legitimate interests are not outweighed by your rights as an individual) we may share your information with:
We may also use and disclose your personal data without your permission in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings, and in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights.
We take the security of your personal data seriously and have technical and operational procedures in place to ensure it is protected and used in accordance with this privacy notice. We may from time to time appoint other members of our group of companies or third party service providers, to help us manage efficient systems within the business. Some of these systems may for operational reasons be located in countries overseas.
We will only transfer your information to third party service providers who help manage our systems, or overseas, where we are satisfied that this is lawful and that adequate levels of protection are in place to protect the integrity and security of your personal data in any information being processed and in compliance with applicable privacy data protection laws.
Where we use third party service providers to provide services to us including the processing of personal data we ensure we have an appropriate legal agreement in place to protect your personal
If you would like to change any of your preferences relating to the way in which we may use your information for direct marketing, then please update your user preferences by visiting the preference centre or send an email to email@example.com or contact us at Fisherbeck Mill, Old Lake Road, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0DH
Alternatively you can call on 015394 32321.
We have a system of retention periods in place to ensure that your information is only stored whilst it is required for the relevant purposes or to meet legal requirements. Where your information is no longer required for the purpose it was collected for, we will ensure it is disposed of or deleted in a secure manner.
If you have any questions in relation to our retention periods please contact us at Fisherbeck Mill, Old Lake Road, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0DH
You have the right to ask us at any time:-
Where we process your personal data on the basis that you have given us your consent to do so then you may contact us at any time to withdraw your consent.
You can read more about your rights in relation to your personal information by visiting the Information Commissioner’s website here.
If you wish to exercise any of these rights, or wish to object to our use of your personal information, please write to us at the address given below.
Data Protection Manager
Fisherbeck Mill, Old Lake Road, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0DH or by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our websites may contain links to other websites. This privacy notice only applies to this website so when you link to other websites you should read their own privacy policies.
We may from time to time record telephone calls you have with members or our staff for training purposes and to improve the quality of our service.
We keep this privacy notice under regular review and we will place any updates on our website.
You can also contact us directly if you have any questions about our privacy notice or information we hold about you.
Please write to us at the address given below.
Data Protection Manager
Fisherbeck Mill, Old Lake Road, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0DH or call on 015394 32321
If you are dissatisfied with our handling of any complaint you also have the right to raise concerns with The UK Information Commissioner: https://ico.org.uk
Dated: June 2019