Your privacy is important to us. That's why we're committed to protecting and respecting your personal data in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Who are we?
We are Lakeinvest Ltd T/A Lindeth Howe (Company Number: 03534846) and will be what’s known as the ‘Controller’ of the personal data that you provide to us on this website.
How and why we collect information from you?
We seek to acquire information about you when you use our website. This includes; when you contact us through our website when you purchase products and services from our website, or if you register to receive our newsletter service.
Whenever we request personal information from you on our website we will always aim to reasonably explain why we are collecting the information and refer you to this policy for more comprehensive detail.
What type of information is collected from you?
Enquiry / contact forms
When you contact us about our products and services we will request personal details such as your name, telephone number, email address, IP address, the pages you have visited on our website and where applicable, the company for whom you work.
When you request to receive our newsletter service we will request personal details such as your name, your email address, IP address, the pages you have visited on our website and where applicable, the company for whom you work.
Booking Hotel Rooms
When you make a reservation through our website we will request personal details such as your name, telephone number, email address, IP address, billing address, delivery address, credit/debit card details*1 and where applicable, the company for whom you work.
Please note, that when processing e-commerce transactions, if you fail or refuse to provide such information, then we may not be able to fulfill our contractual obligations to you.
*1 If you make a purchase on our website, your card information is not held by us, it is collected by our third-party payment processor - Worldpay, which specialises in the secure online processing of credit/debit card transactions. For further information on this, please read 3rd party representatives working on our behalf or in association with'.
How is your information used?
We may use your information to:
- Respond to your inquiries
- Process hotel reservations
- Carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into by you and us
- Seek your views or comments on the services we provide via a departure email or online survey
- Notify you of changes to our service
- Send you communications which you have requested and that may be of interest to you
How long do we keep your information?
If you purchase any services from us, then under UK tax law we are required to keep your basic personal data (name, address, contact details) for a minimum of 6 years after which time it can be erased at your request. We will hold your personal information on our systems indefinitely for marketing purposes or until you notify us that you no longer wish us to do so unless your request contradicts our statutory obligations.
Who has access to your information?
As stated before, your privacy is important to us. That's why we will not, under any circumstances, sell or rent your personal information to any third parties. In addition, we will not share your information with third parties for their specific marketing purposes.
3rd party representatives working on our behalf or in association with:
In order to respond to your inquiries, deliver products and services, or to send your newsletters, we may need to pass your information to our 3rd party service providers. In all circumstances, we will remain the controller of your data and our 3rd party service providers will be processors of your data.
For example, if you purchase products and services through our website, your payment will be processed by a 3rd party payment processor (SagePay, Stripe, PayPal, WorldPay etc), which specializes in secure online capture and processing of credit/debit card transactions. Your order would also be delivered by a 3rd party service provider in the case of an online voucher payment (Royal Mail, Parcel Force, DPD, UPS etc).
For example, if you subscribe to our newsletter service, your personal data may be processed by a 3rd party email processor such as MailChimp who specializes in the delivery of email newsletter services.
When we use third-party service providers, we disclose only the personal information that is absolutely necessary in order to deliver the service. We also have contracts in place with all '3rd Party Service Providers' that requires them to keep your information secure and not to use it for their own direct marketing purposes.
Lindeth Howe uses Pure Chat on its website. This is a chat-based software that aims to improve customer’s experience on our website by enabling customers to chat with our employees. IP Addresses, location, email addresses, telephone numbers, names, visitor behavior, and conversations may all be stored on this password-protected software. Data will be stored for up to 18 months, this is to assist customers in returning to Lindeth Howe, and for analysis purposes, your data will not be passed to third parties. By using and browsing the Lindeth Howe website, you consent to Pure Chat being used in accordance with our policy. If you do not consent, you must refrain from using our website.
When you use Lindeth Howe WIFI on its premises, we may collect data about:
a) your device;
b) the volume of data which you use;
c) the websites and applications which you access; and
d) your usage by access time, frequency, and location.
This information will be used for monitoring and research purposes only.
We use a third-party provider, MailChimp, to deliver our newsletter. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry-standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our e-newsletter. For more information, please see www.mailchimp.com/legal/privacy. You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Ticket & Booking Data
When you make a reservation or purchase a voucher through the Lindeth Howe website, over the phone, in person, via letter, or online your name, address data, email and contact number will be stored in our booking systems, Guestline.
Guestline software is our tour booking software, run by Guestline Ltd, based inside of the EU. Customer details are held and stored securely by Guestline. Please visit Guestline for more details.
Vouchercart provides our voucher system. Customer details are held and stored securely by Vouchercart and Guestline. Please visit contact us for more details.
This data will be used to carry out our mutual contractual obligations, in small limited circumstances, it may be passed onto companies or individuals acting for or delivering services on behalf of Lindeth Howe. Due to auditing purposes, this data will be stored for up to 7 years.
Lindeth Howe protects your data through safeguards. Including CCTV, employee-only areas, and computer systems with passwords.
Restricting marketing communications
It's important that you are aware that you have a choice about whether or not you wish to receive marketing information or service notifications from us.
If you have previously given us consent to process your personal data and send you marketing information, you can withdraw this consent at any time by unsubscribing or contacting us directly. We will aim to cease the delivery of all marketing communications to you immediately on receipt of your objection or un-subscription.
How you can access, update, and delete your information?
Accessing your data
You have the right to ask for a copy of the information we hold about you. You can request a copy of this data at any time by contacting us directly. We will where possible, always supply your personal data in a convenient and transferable format within 60 days.
Updating your data
Your personal data probably changes all of the time, and the accuracy of your information is important to us. Therefore, if your details do change, or the information we hold becomes inaccurate or out of date, please let us know by contacting us directly and we will rectify your data.
Deleting your data
If you would like us to delete or erase your personal information from our systems, then where possible (if not required for statutory or contractual requirements) we will do so within 60 days and provide confirmation that your data has been removed from our systems. To request that your personal data is erased from our systems, please contact us directly.
Transferring your information outside of Europe
In order to complete some forms of communications or service delivery, we may need to pass your information to service suppliers who are registered outside the European Union (“EU”). For example, this may occur if we use the US-based newsletter emailing service provider MailChimp.
By submitting your personal data, you’re agreeing to this transfer, storing or processing. When transferring your information outside of the EU, we take steps to ensure that your privacy rights continue to be protected.
Our website is protected with SSL encryption. This means that any information we collect from you via our website is protected and secure. When you are asked for any personal data on our website, you will see a lock icon in your browser, ratifying that your data is secure.
Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
In the unlikely event of our systems and your data being breached, then we will notify you within at least 30 days including full details of what parts of your personal data have been compromised.
In order to better improve our products, services, marketing, and website experience, we may analyze your personal information to create a profile of your actions, interests, and preferences. Where applicable, we do this so that we can tailor your experience on our website and contact you with more relevant information specific to your needs.
Examples of this may include:
- Profiling your previous points of interest on our website and automatically tailoring the messages and images you see when returning to our website
- Profiling your interests in our products and services and automatically sending you tailored marketing communications or newsletter variants
Please be aware, that at no point is automated profiling used to assess your credibility or eligibility for contractual approvals or legal decision-making.
Use of 'cookies'
Links from us to other websites
In order to provide you with further information or additional reference points, our website may contain links to other websites run by other organizations.
Please be aware, that we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of the information which you provide whilst visiting other websites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
If at any point you wish to raise a complaint about how we have handled your personal data, then please contact us directly. If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are not processing your personal data in accordance with the law, you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).
Review of this Policy
We keep this Policy under regular review. This Policy was last updated in July 2021.