What is this Privacy Policy for?

This privacy policy is for this website thesmugglersinn.net and served by The Smugglers Inn and
governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it.
The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations
& requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore, the way this website
processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.

The Website

This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary
steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website
complies to all UK national laws, including GDPR and requirements for user privacy.

Use of Cookies

This website may use cookies to better the users experience while visiting the website. Where
applicable this website may use a cookie control system allowing the user on their first visit to the
website to allow or disallow the use of cookies on their computer / device. This complies with recent
legislation requirements for websites to obtain explicit consent from users before leaving behind or
reading files such as cookies on a user’s computer / device.
Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computers hard drive that track, save and store
information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through
its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website.
Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to
their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security
settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors.
This website may use tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it.
This software is provided by Google Analytics which may use cookies to track visitor usage. The
software will save a cookie to your computers hard drive in order to track and monitor your
engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information. You
can read Google’s privacy policy here for further information
[http://www.google.com/privacy.html ].
Other cookies may be stored to your computers hard drive by external vendors when this website
uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral
tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is
stored, saved or collected.

Contact & Communication

Users contacting this website and/or its owners do so at their own discretion and provide any such
personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored
securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the Data Protection Act
1998 and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679. Every effort has been made to
ensure a safe and secure form to email submission process but advise users using such form to email
processes that they do so at their own risk.

This website and its owners use any information submitted to provide you with further information
about the products / services they offer or to assist you in answering any questions or queries you
may have submitted. This includes using your details to subscribe you to any email newsletter
program the website operates but only if this was made clear to you and your express permission
was granted when submitting any form to email process. Or whereby you the consumer have
previously purchased from or enquired about purchasing from the company a product or service
that the email newsletter relates to. This is by no means an entire list of your user rights in regard to
receiving email marketing material. Your details are not passed on to any third parties.

Email Newsletter

This website may operate an email newsletter program, used to inform subscribers about products
and services supplied by this website. Users may be able to subscribe through an online automated
process should they wish to do so but do so at their own discretion. Some subscriptions may be
manually processed through prior written agreement with the user.
Subscriptions are taken in compliance with UK Spam Laws detailed in the Privacy and Electronic
Communications Regulations 2003 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU)
2016/679. All personal details relating to subscriptions are held securely and in accordance with the
Data Protection Act 1998. No personal details are passed on to third parties nor shared with
companies / people outside of the company that operates this website. Under General Data
Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 you can request a copy of personal information held
about you by this website’s email newsletter program. If you would like a copy of the information
held on you please email us and we will respond with the information you require within 1 month.
Email marketing campaigns published by this website or its owners may contain tracking facilities
within the actual email. Subscriber activity may be tracked and stored in a database for future
analysis and evaluation. Such tracked activity may include; the opening of emails, forwarding of
emails, the clicking of links within the email content, times, dates and frequency of activity [this is by
no far a comprehensive list].
This information is used to refine future email campaigns and supply the user with more relevant
content based around their activity.
In compliance with UK Spam Laws and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003
subscribers are given the opportunity to un-subscribe at any time through an automated system.
This process is detailed at the footer of each email campaign. If an automated un-subscription
system is unavailable clear instructions on how to un-subscribe will by detailed instead.

External Links

Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are
advised adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this
website. (External links are clickable text / banner / image links to other websites, similar to; Ryans
Removals or Steve Hill Carpentry.)
The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website
despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk
and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by
visiting any external links mentioned.
Adverts and Sponsored Links
This website may contain sponsored links and adverts. These will typically be served through our
advertising partners, to whom may have detailed privacy policies relating directly to the adverts they
serve.
Clicking on any such adverts will send you to the advertiser’s website through a referral program
which may use cookies and will track the number of referrals sent from this website. This may
include the use of cookies which may in turn be saved on your computer’s hard drive. Users should
therefore note they click on sponsored external links at their own risk and this website and its
owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links
mentioned.

Social Media Platforms

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this
website and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy
policies held with each social media platform respectively.
Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with
due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. This website nor its owners
will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage
users wishing to discuss sensitive details to contact them through primary communication channels
such as by telephone or email.
This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages
to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons
that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save
your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.
Shortened Links in Social Media
This website and its owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to
relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy urls [web addresses]
(this is an example: http://bit.ly/zyVUBo).
Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened urls published
on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only
genuine urls are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and
therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused
by visiting any shortened links.

Assignment

In the circumstance that The Smugglers Inn is purchased by another company, they will also buy all
data we have on customers. In doing so, they will also agree to only use the data for the purposes
that you have already agreed to. If they wish to use your data for anything other purpose, they will
need to get your express permission to do so.
GDPR Compliance
You are entitled to view, amend, or delete the personal information that we hold. Email your
request to our data protection officer Nick Stentiford at nick@thesmugglersinn.net. We will
endeavour to respond to or enact your request within 1 month.
Your data is stored securely and will not be passed onto anyone else. Any data will be primarily used
to keep you up to date with vital information regarding our business, but will be deleted after it is
deemed unnecessary to keep your data (if you haven’t had dealings with us for 12 months or more).

Resources & Further Information

• General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679
• Data Protection Act 1998
• Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003
• Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 – The Guide
• Twitter Privacy Policy
• Facebook Privacy Policy
• Google Privacy Policy
• Linkedin Privacy Policy
• Mailchimp Privacy Policy
## Last edited May 2018 – Edited & customised by Bunker Media ##

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