Ocean Cottages Protecting our users personal data is an important concern for our company. All of Ocean Cottages web activities comply with European legislation and the GBDe Recommendations (linked to: http://www.gbde.org/) issued in September 2001.
Collection and Processing of Personal Data
Personal data is information that identifies you, e.g. your name, your address, e-mail or postal addresses. Ocean Cottages does not collect personal data from you except when you specifically provide it, e.g. Email or telephone contact.
Use and Divulgence of Personal Data
Ocean Cottages will use your personal data exclusively for purposes of individual customer care, to give you access to special information, or for general communication with you. Ocean Cottages will neither sell your personal data to third parties nor market it elsewhere unless you give us permission to do so. The employees of Ocean Cottages are duty-bound to respect the confidentiality of your data and abide by the the assoicated Industry Codes of Conduct.
Freedom of Choice
You control the information you provide Ocean Cottages about yourself. However, if you choose not to share your information with Ocean Cottages, please be aware that you may be unable to access some of the Area of the web site or place an order online and may be impacting on the level of service we can provide you.
Automatically recorded information (non-personal data)
When you access the Ocean Cottages Web site, general non-personal information (Internet browser used, number of visits, average time spent on site, pages viewed) is recorded automatically (not as part of website maintenance). This information is used to gauge our Web site's appeal and to improve its content and functionality. Your data is not processed any further nor is it transmitted to third parties.
Ocean Cottages takes great care to ensure the security of personal data. Your data is conscientiously protected from loss, destruction, distortion/falsification, manipulation and unauthorized access or unauthorized disclosure.
Ocean Cottages strongly advises all parents and guardians to teach their children safe and responsible handling of personal data on the Internet. Minors should not transmit any personal data to the Ocean Cottages Web site without the permission of their parents or guardians. Ocean Cottages will never knowingly collect personal data from minors, or use it in any way, or disclose it to third parties without permission.
Links to other Web sites
This statement on privacy protection applies for the www.ocean-cottages.com homepage hosted by Ocean Cottages. The Web pages in this homepage may contain links to other providers within and outside the Ocean Cottages website, to which this privacy protection statement does not extend. When you leave the Ocean Cottages Web site, please be aware of and read the privacy statements of each and every Web site that collects personally identifiable information.
Online Payments and Transactions
Please note that Ocean Cottages do not store any financial information i.e. credit card details, once your payment has been processed these details are destroyed.
Right to information
If you have questions concerning our privacy protection policy or how your personal data is processed, please feel free to contact our Privacy Protection representative.
Upon request, you will promptly be informed - in writing which of your personal data, if any, was collected during your visits to the Ocean Cottages Web site.
Notification of changes
The author assumes no liability whatsoever for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided. The author shall be held harmless for any and all liability claims against the author for material or intangible damage arising from the use or non-use of the information provided, or from the use of defective and incomplete information unless the author's intentional or grossly negligent fault is proven. All content is subject to change without notice and is non-binding. The author expressly reserves the right to modify, supplement or delete parts of the pages or the entire content without prior advance notice, or to suspend or terminate publication.
Referrals and Links
With respect to direct or indirect referrals to third-party Internet pages ("links") outside the author's area of responsibility, liability would come into force only if the author were aware of the content and if he/she were reasonably and technically able to prevent the use of illegal content. The author therefore expressly declares that the respective linked pages were free from illegal content at the time the links were placed. The author has no influence whatsoever on the current or future design or on the content of the linked/connected pages. Therefore, the author shall be exculpated from any damages arising from the content of any linked/connected pages that have been modified since the link has been placed. This applies to any links and referrals placed within the company's Internet content as well as to postings or messages to guestbooks, discussion boards and mailing lists set up by the author. Solely the provider of the page linked to shall be liable for illegal, defective or incomplete content and particularly for damage arising from the use or non-use of such information; the provider of the page merely linking to the respective publication shall not be held liable for any such damage.
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.
Social Media Platforms
Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and it's 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 it's 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 it's owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy url's [web addresses] (this is an example: http://bit.ly/zyVUBo).
Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened url's published on social media platforms by this website and it's owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine url's are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and it's owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.
Copyright and Trademark Law
The author endeavors to respect the copyright of any graphics, audio files, video sequences and texts used in all publications, to use self-created graphics, audio files, video sequences and texts, or to make use of royalty-free graphics, audio files, video sequences and texts. Any brands and trademarks named in the Internet content that may be protected by third-party rights are fully subject to the provisions of the currently applicable trademark law and the possessory rights of the respective registered owner. The simple mention shall not be interpreted as such that brands are not protected by third-party rights. The author retains the copyright for any published objects that have been created by the author. The duplication or use of such graphics, audio files, video sequences and texts in other electronic or print publications is not permitted without the author's express approval.
To protect our unique content we consistently copyscape our site to ensure that our content is not duplicated by other sites. If your site if found using our content then all search engines will be notified with the aim of having you removed from the index permanently, legal action will proceed to claim back possible damages caused.
Legal Validity of this Disclaimer
This disclaimer shall be regarded as part of the Internet publication from which you were referred. If any sections or individual formulations of this text do not or no longer correspond to current law, either in part or completely, the content and validity of the remaining provisions shall remain unaffected.