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This Privacy Notice explains how we, at Uisce Beatha House B&B, use any personal information we collect about you.
What information we collect about you
When you make a booking with us we collect the names of the guests who will be staying, the Home address, email address and telephone number of the person making the booking. We also collect debit or credit card number to take the deposit.
How we use the information we hold on you
We use your home address as part of the card payment processing to validate the card.
We inform you that we request the guests’ email address as part of the booking process. We will use your email address to send you confirmation of the booking and an email with more details and other information you may find useful for your stay. We will also send you an email to answer to your enquiries and eventually a follow up email after you’ve stayed. After your stay you will receive an automatic email from our booking system asking you to fill in a feedback form.
We will not use your telephone number to contact you unless it is for an emergency and/or we have been unable to contact you by email.
We won’t use your personal data for any newsletter or email for marketing purposes.
How is your data stored
All the personal and debit/credit card data you supply us, as part of the booking process, is stored securely on a third party system, Freetobook.
Neither we or Freetobook will share your information with any third party unless there is a legal reason for doing so.
We are required by law to collect the following information on all our guests. We do this by asking you to complete a registration form on arrival (same, surname, address, telephone number, email address, where did you find us?, arrival date, number of nights)
We will keep these forms safely in a locked cabinet. We are required to keep these registration forms for a year and show them to a police officer if he requests to see them. We will destroy these forms 12 months after your stay.
Access to your information
You have the right to request a copy of the information we hold about you. If you would like a copy of this information, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You will receive this information within one month and free of charge.
Right to be forgotten
You have the right to ask us to remove your details and personal data from our systems. And if you have given your permission to pass data onto a third party (Freetobook), we will stop doing it.
However, the Right to be forgotten doesn’t override any legislative requirement. So, we will keep your registration form for 12 months and keep financial records for 7 years.