Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us.

At White Yard Cottage we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
  • We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law or protect our rights.
  • We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.

It is White Yard Cottage ’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our website.

Website Visitors

Like most websites, White Yard Cottage collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. White Yard Cottage ’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use the website.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to the website choose to interact  in ways that require the website to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that the website gathers depends on the nature of the interaction.

Comments

We are committed to protecting your privacy. We will only use the information that we collect about you lawfully (in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and GDPR).

We may collect information about you for 2 reasons: firstly, to process your order and second, to response to any queries which you may have.

We will not e-mail you in the future unless you have given us your consent.

We will give you the chance to refuse any marketing email from us in the future.

The type of information we may collect about you includes:

  • your name
  • email address
  • IP Address

We will never collect information about you without your explicit consent.

The information we hold will be accurate and up to date. You can check the information that we hold about you by emailing us. If you find any inaccuracies we will delete or correct it promptly.

The personal information which we hold will be held securely in accordance with our internal security policy and the law.

If you have any questions/comments about privacy, you should contact us.

Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

White Yard Cottage discloses no potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to any third  parties. White Yard Cottage will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. White Yard Cottage takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorised access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web-analysis service of Google. Google Analytics uses cookies and similar technologies to analyse and improve our website on the basis of your usage pattern. The data accrued in this context may be transmitted by Google for analysis to a server in the USA and stored there. Should personal data be transmitted to the USA, Google has acceded to the EU-US Privacy Shield. Your IP address will be abbreviated prior to the analysis of usage statistics, however, so that no conclusions can be drawn about your identity. For this purpose, Google Analytics has been extended on our website to include the code “anonymise IP”, in order to guarantee an anonymised capture of IP addresses.

Google will process the information in order to evaluate your use of the website, to assemble reports on the website activities for the website operators, and to supply further services connected with website use and internet use.

Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. White Yard Cottage uses cookies to help identify and track visitors, their usage of the website, and their website access preferences. White Yard Cottage visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using White Yard Cottage’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of White Yard Cottage’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Ads

No unwanted advertisements appear on the website.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, White Yard Cottage may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in White Yard Cottage’s sole discretion. White Yard Cottage encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

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