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We have written this Privacy Policy to explain to you, in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016 / 679, which information we collect, how we use data and what decision-making options you as a visitor to this website have. We also inform you below about the third-party components we use to optimize our website and improve the user experience which may result in said third parties also processing data they collect and control. Personal data are data that allow us to identify you as an individual. That’s why it’s important to keep on reading!

Automatic data storage

When you visit websites today, certain information is automatically created and stored, including on this website. If you visit our website our web server (computer on which this website is stored) automatically saves data such as

  • the address (URL) of the website you are visiting
  • browser and browser version
  • the operating system used
  • the address (URL) of the previously visited page (referrer URL)
  • the host name and IP address of the device from which it is being accessed
  • date and time

in files (web server log files).

As a rule, web server log files are stored for two weeks and are then automatically deleted. We don’t disclose this information, but we can’t rule out that it will be seen in the event of unlawful behaviour.

The legal basis, according to Article 6 (1f) of the GDPR (lawfulness of processing), is that there is a legitimate interest in enabling the error-free operation of this website by capturing web server log files.

Storage of personal data

Personal data that you submit electronically to us on this website, such as name, e-mail address, address or other personal information in connection with the submission of a form or comments on the blog, will be provided to us together with the time and IP address. All personal data is used only for the specified purpose, kept safe and not disclosed to third parties.

We only use your personal data for communication with those visitors who expressly request contact. We will not disclose your personal information without consent, but we can’t rule out that this information will be seen in the event of unlawful behaviour.

If you send us personal information by e-mail – outside this website – we can’t guarantee secure transmission and protection of your data. We recommend that you never send confidential data by e-mail.

The legal basis, in accordance with Article 6 (1a) of the GDPR (lawfulness of processing), is that you give us consent to the processing of the data you have entered. You can revoke this consent at any time – an informal e-mail is sufficient, you will find our contact details in the imprint.

Use of cookies

Our website uses cookies. A cookie is a small text file which will be saved on your computer or mobile device when you visit that website. This way, the website remembers the pages that you visited and preferences (such as language and font size), so you do not need to re-enter these each time you visit the website.

Cookies can be both ‘permanent’ (persistent) and ‘temporary’ (session) cookies. A permanent cookie consists of text file sent by a web server to a web browser that will be stored by the browser and remains in effect until the set expiration date of the cookie (unless they are removed before that date). A temporary cookie, on the other hand, will disappear at the end of the user session, when the browser is closed.

The cookies used by Cool Places Britain can be divided into two types:

  1. Functional cookies (first party cookies). These are the cookies that are indispensable for the proper functioning of our website.
  2. Other types of cookies (third party cookies). Cool Places Britain uses cookies to keep track of web statistics by using Google Analytics. We also use social media functionality so pages can be easily shared.

If you do not want to have cookies placed on your computer or mobile device, you can adjust the settings of your browser to allow to receive a warning before certain cookies are stored. You can also adjust the settings to have your browser refuse certain cookies. Please take into account that certain parts of our website will not function (optimally) when you block cookies.

Who receives your personal data?

Cool Places Britain will have access to your personal data. We won’t disclose the personal data you have provided to us to third parties without your express prior consent, unless we are required to do so. For example, we may use your personal data to comply with applicable laws, to comply with requests from public bodies and authorities, or to cooperate with law enforcement.

How long do we keep your personal data?

We keep your personal data as long as necessary or permitted with respect to the objectives for which they were obtained, and as set out in this Privacy Policy. The criteria used to determine our retention periods include: (i) the period during which we have an ongoing relationship with you; (ii) whether there is a legal obligation we are subject to; and (iii) whether retention is desirable in light of our legal position (for example, in relation to the enforcement of general terms and conditions, lawsuits or legal investigations).

Newsletter

If you subscribe to our newsletter you submit personal data and give us the right to contact you by email. We use the data stored in the registration for the newsletter exclusively for our newsletter and do not pass this on. For more information about the use of your data regarding the Newsletter, please refer to our Newsletter Privacy Policy.

Security

We take appropriate and reasonable security measures to protect your personal data against unauthorised access, modifications, disclosure, loss or improper use, and to protect the accuracy and integrity of your personal data.

Rights according to the General Data Protection Regulation

Under the applicable laws and regulations, you have a number of rights with regard to your personal data, including:

  • Right of access. At your request we will provide you, free of charge, with information regarding the personal data we process about you.
  • Right to rectification. At your request we will correct, supplement, block or delete your personal data in the event that these are factually incorrect, incomplete or irrelevant for the objective or objectives of the processing, or when these are processed in any other way that infringes a legal provision.
  • Withdrawal of consent. You can withdraw your consent at any time for future processing by us of your personal data.
  • Right to object. You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for marketing purposes.
  • Right to restriction of processing. If applicable, you have the right to request a restriction on the processing of your personal data by Cool Places Britain. This means that your personal data may (temporarily) not be processed and changed.
  • Right to erasure. If applicable, we will delete your personal data without unreasonable delay (right to be forgotten).
  • Right of opposition. If applicable, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data based on, among other things, the basis of the “legitimate interest” of Cool Places Britain.
  • Right to transfer data. If applicable, we will provide you with an overview of the personal data you have provided to us, so that these data can be transferred to another data controller, to the extent that this (data portability) is technically possible.
  • Right to file a complaint. Finally, you have the right to file a complaint with the supervisory authority if you believe that your personal data are being processed in violation of this privacy statement.

If you wish to exercise one of your rights, you can do so by using the contact information set out below.

Contact information

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, the way we process your personal data or if you want to exercise any of the above rights, please contact us using the contact information below.

Cool Places Britain

info@coolplacesbritain.com

This Privacy Policy may be modified from time to time. You should therefore periodically visit this page to see if changes have been made. If the update involves substantial changes for you, we will ensure that you are correctly informed of this, for example through our website or by email.

This General Privacy Policy was last modified on 24 of January 2022.