Website & Operations Privacy Notice

 in compliance with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)


This is the privacy notice the Fountain Hotel. In this document, "we" refers to:
The Fountain Hotel (Hawes) Ltd.

We are company number 02165110 registered in England and Wales

Our registered office is at Market Place, Hawes, North Yorkshire. DL8 3RD

Introduction

This is a notice to inform you of our policy about all information that we record about you. It sets out the conditions under which we may
process any information that we collect from you, or that you provide to us. It covers information that could identify you (“personal
information”) and information that could not. In the context of the law and this notice, “process” means collect, store, transfer,
use or otherwise act on information.
We regret that if there are one or more points below with which you are not happy, your only recourse is to leave our website immediately. We take seriously the protection of your privacy and confidentiality.
We understand that all visitors to our website are entitled to know that their personal data will not be used for any purpose unintended by them, and will not accidentally fall into the hands of a third party.We undertake to preserve the confidentiality of all information
you provide to us, and hope that you reciprocate.
Our policy complies with UK law accordingly implemented, including that required by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The law requires us to tell you about your rights and our obligations to you in regards to the processing and control of your personal data.
We do this now, by requesting that you read the information provided at www.knowyourprivacyrights.org
Except as set out below, we do not share, or sell, or disclose to a third party, any information collected through our website.

The bases on which we process information about you
The law requires us to determine under which of six defined bases we process different categories of your personal information, and to
notify you of the basis for each category.
If a basis on which we process your personal information is no longer relevant then we shall immediately stop processing your data.
If the basis changes then if required by law we shall notify you of the change and of any new basis under which we have determined that we can continue to process your information.


Information we process because we have a contractual obligation with you
When you create an account with the Fountain Hotel or buy a product or service from us, or otherwise agree to our terms and conditions, a contract is formed between you and us.
In order to carry out our obligations under that contract we must process the information you give us. Some of this information may be
personal information.
We may use it in order to:
verify your identity for security purposes, sell products to you, provide you with our services
provide you with suggestions and advice on products, services and how to obtain the most from using our website
We process this information on the basis there is a contract between us, or that you have requested we use the information before we enter into a legal contract. Additionally, we may aggregate this information in a general way and use it to provide class information, for example to monitor our performance with respect to a particular service we provide. If we use it for this purpose, you as an individual will not be personally identifiable. We shall continue to process this information until the contract between us ends or is terminated by either party under the terms of the contract.

Information we process with your consent
Through certain actions when otherwise there is no contractual relationship between us, such as when you browse our website or ask us to provide you more information about our business, including accommodation or our products and services, you provide your consent to us to process information that may be personal information. Wherever possible, we aim to obtain your explicit consent to process this
information, for example, by asking you to agree to our use of cookies. Sometimes you might give your consent implicitly, such as when you send us a message by e-mail to which you would reasonably expect us to reply. Except where you have consented to our use of your information for a specific purpose, we do not use your information in any way that would identify you personally. We may aggregate it in a general way and use it to provide class information, for example to monitor the performance of a particular page on our website
We continue to process your information on this basis until you withdraw your consent or it can be reasonably assumed that your consent no longer exists. You may withdraw your consent at any time by instructing us at enquiries@fountainhawes.co.uk
However, if you do so, you may not be able to use our website or our services further.

Information we process for the purposes of legitimate interests
We may process information on the basis there is a legitimate interest, either to you or to us, of doing so. Where we process your information on this basis, we do after having given careful consideration to: whether the same objective could be achieved through other means whether processing (or not processing) might cause you harm  whether you would expect us to process your data, and whether you would, in the round, consider it reasonable to do so
For example, we may process your data on this basis for the purposes of:Record-keeping for the proper and necessary administration of our business.
Responding to unsolicited communication from you to which we believe you would expect a response
Protecting and asserting the legal rights of any part Insuring against or obtaining professional advice that is required to manage the
Fountain Hotel’s risk
Protecting your interests where we believe we have a duty to do so

Information we process because we have a legal obligation
We are subject to the law like everyone else. Sometimes, we must process your information in order to comply with a statutory obligation. For example, we may be required to give information to legal authorities if they so request or if they have the proper authorisation such as a search warrant or court order. This may include your personal information.

Complaints regarding content on our website
Our website is a publishing medium. Anyone may register and then publish information about himself, herself or some other person.
We do not moderate or control what is posted. If you complain about any of the content on our website, we shall investigate your complaint. If we feel it is justified or if we believe the law requires us to do so, we shall remove the content while we investigate.
Free speech is a fundamental right, so we have to make a judgment as to whose right will be obstructed: yours, or that of the person who
posted the content that offends you. If we think your complaint is vexatious or without any basis, we shall not correspond with you about it.

Information relating to your method of payment
We do not store information about your debit or credit card or other means of payment when you first provide it to us or if you are making a direct booking with us. Regarding outside booking agencies: We take the following measures to protect your payment information: Any details, via a booking agency have details encripted within their server. We also use an encrypted facility within our booking server. We do not keep all your payment information so as: to prevent the possibility of our duplicating a transaction without a
new instruction from you; to prevent any other third party from carrying out a transaction withoutyour consent
Access  to your payment information is restricted to authorised staff only. If we ask you questions about your payment information, we only show [partial detail OR the first four OR the last four digits of the debit or credit card number], so that you can identify the means of
payment to which we refer. We automatically delete your payment information after the contract has terminated.

Job application and employment
If you send us information in connection with a job application, we may keep it for up to one year in case we decide to contact you at a later date. If we employ you, we collect information about you and your work from time to time throughout the period of your employment. This information will be used only for purposes directly relevant to your employment. After your employment has ended, we will keep your file until the end of the following tax year before deleting it.

Complaining
When we receive a complaint, we record all the information you have given to us. We use that information to resolve your complaint.
If your complaint reasonably requires us to contact some other person, we may decide to give to that other person some of the information contained in your complaint. We do this as infrequently as possible, but it is a matter for our sole discretion as to whether we do give information, and if we do, what that information is. We may also compile statistics showing information obtained from this source to assess the level of service we provide, but not in a way that could identify you or any other person.

Affiliate and business partner information
This is information given to us by you in your capacity as an affiliate of us or as a business partner. It allows us to recognise visitors that you have referred to us, and to credit to you commission due for such referrals. It also includes information that allows us to transfer commission to you. The information is not used for any other purpose. We undertake to preserve the confidentiality of the information and of the terms of our relationship.  We expect any affiliate or partner to agree to reciprocate this policy.

Use of information we collect through automated systems when you visit our website.
Cookies
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer's hard drive by your web browser when you visit any website. They allow information gathered on one web page to be stored until it is needed for use on another, allowing a website to provide you with a personalised experience and the website owner with statistics about how you use the website so that it can be improved. Some cookies may last for a defined period of time, such as one day or until you close your browser. Others last indefinitely. Your web browser should allow you to delete any you choose. It also should allow you to prevent or limit their use. Our website uses cookies. They are placed by software that operates on our servers, and by software operated by third parties whose services we use. When you first visit our website, we ask you whether you wish us to use cookies. If you choose not to accept them, we shall not use them for your visit except to record that you have not consented to their use for any other purpose. If you choose not to use cookies or you prevent their use through your
browser settings, you will not be able to use all the functionality of our website. 
We use cookies in the following ways: to track how you use our website/to record whether you have seen specific messages we display on ourwebsite/to keep you signed in our site/to record your answers to surveys and questionnaires on our site while you complete them/ to record the conversation thread during a live chat with our website support team

Personal identifiers from your browsing activity
Requests by your web browser to our servers for web pages and other content on our website are recorded. We record information such as your geographical location, your Internet service provider and your IP address. We also record information about the software you are using to browse our website, such as the type of computer or device and the screen resolution. We use this information in aggregate to assess the popularity of the webpages on our website and how we perform in providing content to you. If combined with other information we know about you from previous visits, the data possibly could be used to identify you personally, even if you are not signed in to our website.

Disclosure and sharing of your information
Third party advertising on our website
If a third parties advertises on our website, it is NOT with our consent. They may also use other technology such as cookies or JavaScript to personalise the content of, and to measure the performance of their adverts.
We do not have control over these technologies or the data that these parties obtain. Accordingly, this privacy notice does not cover the
information practices of these third parties.

Credit reference
To assist in combating fraud, we share information with credit reference agencies, so far as it relates to clients or customers who instruct
their credit card issuer to cancel payment to us without having first provided an acceptable reason to us and given us the opportunity to
refund their money.

Data may be processed outside the European Union
Our websites is hosted in the UK
Any data obtained within the UK or any other country could be processed outside the European Union. We use the following safeguards with respect to data transferred outside the European Union

Access to your personal information
At any time you may review or update personally identifiable information that we hold about you, by signing in through our ‘contact page’ via the website. To obtain a copy of any information that is not provided on our website you may send us a request at enquiries@fountainhawes.co.uk After receiving the request, we will tell you when we expect to provide you with the information, and whether we require any fee for providing it to you.

Removal of your information
If you wish us to remove personally identifiable information from our website, you may contact us at enquiries@fountainhawes.co.uk This may limit the service we can provide to you.

Verification of your information
When we receive any request to access, edit or delete personal identifiable information we shall first take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you access or otherwise taking any action. This is important to safeguard your information.

Other matters
Use of site by children

We do not sell products or provide services for purchase by children, nor do we market to children. If you are under 18, you may use our website only with consent from aparent or guardian

How you can complain
If you are not happy with our privacy policy or if have any complaint then you should tell us by email. Our address is enquiries@fountainhawes.co.uk If a dispute is not settled then we hope you will agree to attempt to resolve it by engaging in good faith with us in a process of mediation or arbitration.  If you are in any way dissatisfied about how we process your personal information, you have a right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). This can be done at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/

Retention period for personal data
Except as otherwise mentioned in this privacy notice, we keep your personal information only for as long as required by us: to provide you with the services you have requested; to comply with other law, including for the period demanded by our tax authorities; to support a claim or defence in court.

Compliance with the law
Our privacy policy has been compiled so as to comply with the law of every country or legal jurisdiction in which we aim to do business.
If you think it fails to satisfy the law of your jurisdiction, we should like to hear from you. However, ultimately it is your choice as to whether you wish to use our website or any service we offer.

Review of this privacy policy
We may update this privacy notice from time to time as necessary. The terms that apply to you are those posted here on our website on the day you use our website. We advise you to print a copy for your records. If you have any question regarding our privacy policy, please contact us.

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