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Home From Home Aberdeen is committed to protecting and safeguarding any personal data you give us. We want you to be confident that your data is secure with us and understand how we process your personal data.

Your privacy matters to us, so please do take the time to read our Privacy Policy which explains:

  • The information we collect 
  • How we will use it
  • Where we collect it from
  • How long we store it
  • Our legal basis for processing your personal data
  • Your rights and how you can see, update or delete your personal data
  • Securing your data

Who are we?

Home From Home Aberdeen is based in Aberdeen, Scotland and offers self catering accommodation across three properties: Broomhill, Claremont 53 and Claremont 57.

Home From Home Aberdeen, 106 Cranford Road, Aberdeen.

Controller 

 

Home From Home Aberdeen is the controller and responsible for your personal data.

 

If you have any questions about this Policy, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please contact: info@homefromhomeaberdeen.co.uk

You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk). We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO so please contact us in the first instance.

What information do we collect and what do we use it for?

Personal data or information means any information that can be used to identify you. For example, it can include information such as your name, date of birth, email address, postal address, telephone number, payment details as well as information relating to health & safety requirements in relation to the traditional boat building courses

We will use your data to: 

  • Provide you with the services, products or information you asked for – for example process your accommodation booking
  • Process payments for our products and services
  • Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests
  • Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation
  • Where we need to perform the contract, we are about to enter into or have entered into with you
  • Ensure we know how you prefer to be contacted
  • Understand how we can improve our services or information
  • To keep you updated on our products and services

Where do we collect your information from?

We collect your personal information through a number of different sources:

  • Via our website
  • Paper forms including contact forms
  • Through transactions made by phone, via our website or in person

Digital 

Website

The Home From Home Aberdeen website is built on WordPress.  This has been designed and is hosted by HotScot, see their website for more information, www.hotscot.net

Bookings

Home From Home Aberdeen uses SuperControl, a multi-platform booking engine to process reservations. For further information please view SuperControl’s Privacy Policy.  Third party platforms including Booking.com, Expedia.co.uk etc are also used, please see their individual privacy policies for details.

Payments

Your credit card data is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction. After that is complete, your purchase transaction information is deleted. All direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.

Cookies

We log visitors’ domain and IP address automatically; this information does not identify you as an individual, but only the computer that is being used to view the site. 

This data is used to see where the site is being used in the world to ensure coverage, and for click stream analysis to help better understand site usage, so that we can improve our service to you. We do not link information automatically logged by such means with personal data about specific individuals.

Information on deleting or controlling cookies is also available at www.allaboutcookies.org. Please note that by deleting our cookies (or disabling future cookies) you may not be able to access certain areas or features of the site. Please see our Cookie Policy for further information.

To find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers, visit the browser developer’s website. 

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Social Media

Our website contains social media features such as Facebook and Instagram that have their own privacy notices. Please make sure you read their terms and conditions and privacy notice carefully before providing any personal data as we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these features.

Surveys

For some events and visits we may ask you to complete visitor surveys either online or in person where we record the data you provide on paper forms.  

In most cases the information collected will be anonymised and you can choose whether you provide your personal details and contact information for future news and offers.  

Security

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, volunteers, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

The security of your data also depends on you. For example, where we have given you or where you have chosen a password for access to certain services, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential.

  • Using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption when collecting or transferring sensitive information, such as credit card details
  • Limiting access to the information we collect about you (for instance, only those of our personnel who need your information to carry out our business activities are allowed access)
  • Putting in place physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards in line with industry standards

Your Rights

Under the General Data Protection Regulations, you have rights as an individual which you can exercise in relation to the information we hold about you.

We commit to ensure that any data we process is correct and up to date. It is your obligation to make us aware of any changes to your personal information. 

In some situations, you may have the; 

  • Right to be informed. This means that we must tell you how we use your data, and this is the purpose of this privacy notice. 
  • Right to request access. You have the right to access the data that we hold on you. To do so, you should make a subject access request. 
  • Right to request correction. If any data that we hold about you is incomplete or inaccurate, you are able to require us to correct it. 
  • Right to request erasure. If you would like us to stop processing your data, you have the right to ask us to delete it from our systems where you believe there is no reason for us to continue processing it. 
  • Right to object to the inclusion of any information. In situations where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) you have the right to object to the way we use your data where we are using it. 
  • Right to request the restriction of processing. You have the right to ask us to stop the processing of data of your personal information. We will stop processing the data (whilst still holding it) until we have ensured that the data is correct. 
  • Right to portability. You may transfer the data that we hold on you for your own purposes. 
  • Right to request the transfer. You have the right to request the transfer of your personal information to another party. 

Individuals can find out if we hold any personal information by making a ‘right of access’ request.  More information can be found at https://ico.org.uk. 

If we do hold information about you, we will:

  • Give you a description of it;
  • Tell you why we are holding it;
  • Tell how long we keep in for and the lawful basis for doing so;
  • Tell you who it could be disclosed to; and
  • Let you have a copy of the information in an a commonly used electronic format, unless the individual requests otherwise.

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it.

Data Retention

We will only retain your personal data for as long as reasonably necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or reporting requirements.  

We may retain your personal data for a longer period where such retention is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject (The Act of Limitation), or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person, or in the event of a complaint, or if we reasonably believe there is a prospect of litigation in respect to our relationship with you.

In some circumstances we will anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes, in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.

Changes to our Notice

This Privacy Policy replaces all previous versions. We may change the Policy at any time so please check it regularly on our website for any updates. If the changes are significant, we will provide a prominent notice on our website including, if we believe it is appropriate, electronic notification of Privacy Policy changes.

Last update: August 2020

Cookie Policy

Cookies

Cookies are small data files that allow a website to collect and store a range of data on your desktop computer, laptop or mobile device. Cookies help us to provide important features and functionality on our website and to help us understand which parts of the site are regularly visited (or not) so we can improve the online experience.

Home From Home Aberdeen’s use of cookies is governed by our Privacy Policy.

Cookie Types

When visiting our website you may have the following types of cookie placed on your computer:

Session Cookie

This cookie lasts for the duration of your visit. It is destroyed when you close the browser or navigate away from our site.

Persistent Cookie

These cookies are set on your first visit to our website. They last longer than the duration of your visit and are used to help us understand which parts of our site are regularly visited.  They also store user preferences, settings and information for future visits to provide convenient and rapid access to familiar objects, which enhances your experience.

Tracking Cookies

These cookies are used by us to track repeat visitors to our sites. We do this so we can build up a picture of how visitors use our site and how best to improve our service.

Cookies We Use

Google Analytics 

Last Updated August

2020

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