Short Stay St Andrews is committed to protecting your privacy and we take our responsibilities under GDPR seriously. The following policy applies when visiting our website, or making a booking through standrewsproperty.co.uk or using our owner services. In this privacy notice, ‘Short Stay St Andrews’ will refer to all services as detailed on our website.
Who are we
What personal data and information do we hold?
The data we hold can be divided in 3 categories:
Information you give us
Information we automatically collect from your use of standrewsproperty.co.uk
When you use standrewsproperty.co.uk, we automatically collect your IP Address and data through Google Analytics. This information is necessary for the adequate performance of the website and our legitimate interest in being able to provide and improve our services.
Information from third parties.
Our properties can be listed on other sites or channels and if booking is made via third party site, it will be necessary for these channels to pass details to us about your booking. This will be in line with their own policies and information sent to us will be broadly similar to what is needed if booking made on standrewsproperty.co.uk.
Why do we collect and store your data?
We collect, store, and process information, including personal information, about you to provide, support, understand, improve, and develop Short Stay St Andrews’ services; create and maintain a trusted and safe environment; and comply with our legal obligations.
We are committed to ensuring that the information we collect, use and store, is appropriate, is not excessive, is accurate and up to date, is not retained for longer than required and does not constitute an invasion of your privacy.
We may process your personal data for marketing (if you have opted in), business development, statistical and management purposes.
Who might we share your information with?
Internally: We may share data within Short Stay St Andrews Ltd where required for administrative purposes and for the provision of the professional service you have requested from us.
Hosts and Property Managers: We share data with hosts and managers to allow our guests to arrange access to our homes. Data shared will be:
Channel Managers: Short Stay St Andrews may list third parties properties. If you book on our website a property from another Holiday Let provider, they will automatically receive your data. This is crucial for what we do, in order to complete your reservation.
Other organisations and individuals: If required by law, under any code of practice we are bound by or where we are asked to by a public or regulatory authority, such as Police or HMRC.
How long do we keep your personal data?
When assessing what retention period is appropriate for your personal data, we take into consideration:
The software we use allows us to maintain your information on our operational practice management systems and customer relationship systems before and during the period when you are a client. This information will also be maintained for the required legal and statutory periods even when you cease to be a client of Short Stay St Andrews.
Your rights as a Data Subject
At any point while we are in possession of or processing your personal data, you, the data subject, have the following rights:
Right of Access: You have the right to request access to the personal data held by us as a Data Controller. You do this by contacting us by email or phone
Right of Rectification: You have the right to request that we correct any personal data we hold where it is inaccurate or incomplete
Right to be forgotten: In certain circumstances, you have the right to ask us to delete and erase the personal data we hold about you, such as:
Right to restrict processing: You have the right to restrict us processing your personal data where certain conditions apply, such as:
Right to data portability: You have the right to ask us to transfer the data we hold electronically about you in to another organisation
Right to object: You have the right to object to certain types of processing of personal data, such as direct marketing
Rights related to automated decision making and profiling: If we use your personal information on an automated basis to make decisions which significantly affect you, you have the right to ask that the decision be reviewed by an individual to whom you may make representations and contest the decision. This right only applies where we use your information with your consent or as part of a contractual relationship with you.
You have the right to judicial review: in the event that Igloo Highland refuses your request under rights of access, we will provide you with a reason as to why.
You also have the right to complain
Access to your information, correction and Right to Erasure
You have the right to request a copy, or to amend the information that we hold about you at any time. If you would like to view or amend your details contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 01334 845 845.
We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate.
In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you have the right to have your personal data erased from our system. Exercising this right will remove your personal details and anonymise any data relevant to marketing, business development, statistical and management purposes.
Please note, we use booking software called Avantio. This company will retain a log entry only with your Name, Email Address and Date you requested a “Right To Erasure” in order for Avantio to be compliant with auditing requirements.
You may email us or phone if you would like to exercise your “Right to Erasure”. Please note that this can take up to a 30 days to be completed. Once your request has been received, an email will be sent to Avantio regarding your request. You will also receive confirmation of your “Right to Erasure” request once processed for your records.
If you have consented to receive marketing, we will keep in touch with
relevant information about Short Stay St Andrews, including offers, new properties and company news. you may opt out at any time by following the ‘unsubscribe’ button on our emails.
You can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Preferences page, and if you want to you can opt out of interest-based advertising entirely by cookie settings or permanently using a browser plugin.
Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity. For further information visit www.allaboutcookies.org.
We may collect information about your computer; this is statistical data concerning your browsing actions and does not identify you individually. This information includes your IP address where available, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report collective information to our advertisers.
Short Stay St Andrews uses the following cookies and tracking codes:
– Avantio cookies used the normal operation of the website
– 3rd parties
You can refuse to accept cookies but note that in doing this you may be unable to access certain parts of our site. You can do this by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting.
We will respond to enquiries within 30 days
This policy was last updated on 17th November 2023.