What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Business Owners advertising their business with Gower Holidays
Gower Holidays is committed to protecting your privacy. We use the information we collect about you to market your business and to keep you up to date with news. We will only use the information that we collect about you lawfully (in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998).
When you advertise we need to know your name, home postal address, address of the business being advertised, your telephone number and email address.  This information is needed to enable us to process and fulfill your instructions.

Enquiries from the public taken by Gower Holidays
Gower Holidays is committed to protecting your privacy. We use the information we collect about you to process your enquiry and to keep you up to date with news and special offers. We will only use the information that we collect about you lawfully (in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998).
When you place an enquiry, we need to know your name, email address and/or telephone number.  This information is needed to enable us to process your enquiry. We will only pass on your details to the owners of suitable businesses or their representatives.  We keep contact form submissions for customer service purposes, but we do not use the information submitted through them for marketing purposes.

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Marketing newsletter
In subscribing to the Gower Holidays marketing newsletter, you are taken through a double opt-in procedure. You can update your preferences or unsubscribe at any time by clicking the ‘unsubscribe’ link on the marketing emails.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.



How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

How we protect your data

All data collected through the website is stored within password protected databases and on password protected devices.

Disclosure to outside parties

Gower Holidays does not sell, trade or rent your personal information to others. Should our policy ever change, we will inform you and ask your permission once again before sharing any information.
Should a situation arise where we are required by law or legal process to provide information about a customer, we will cooperate fully and supply the requested details.

Your agreement

By giving us your personal information, through using our website, you are agreeing to allow us to collect, store and process your personal information as set out above.

Requests or queries relative to your personal information which we are holding

If you have any requests concerning your personal information or any queries with regard to how we deal with your personal information please contact us.
We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy and publication of such changes on our website will constitute notice to you and will become effective at the time of posting to the website.

Who we are

We are Gower Holidays, operating from The Gables, Pitton, Rhossili, Swansea, SA3 1PH. Our web address is https://www.gowerholidays.com
Gower Holidays is registered under the Data Protection Act, registration number Z1519059.

Last updated: 23/05/18