What ‘Personal Data’ is collected
‘Personal data’ means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. An identifiable person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that person.
If you are visiting our website, we may collect, store and use information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation.
If you are a property-owner enquiring about advertising, or currently advertising with, or having previously advertised with, Railway Station Cottages Ltd, we may also collect, store and use any other information that you choose to provide to us, by email, letter or telephone, or by reference to your website. This personal data will include, but not necessarily be limited to, your full name, address, email and telephone contact details.
How Personal Data is collected
If you are a property-owner, you will supply personal data to us when you enter into a contract with us to supply advertising services for an annual subscription period, or enquire about advertising with us. This may be in an email, telephone conversation, letter or ‘advertise your property’ form.
Why is Personal Data collected
If you are a property-owner, your personal data is stored by the Data Controller for the purposes of contacting you regarding renewal of your annual subscription, payments and refunds, enquiries and complaints, notice of special advertising promotions and features in publications, and clarification regarding property description and photographs. We also retain the personal data of property-owners who have previously advertised on our website for up to two years after their subscription period has ended, to enable us to contact them during this two-year period to ask if they wish to consider re-advertising with us.
How long is Personal Data kept
If you are a property-owner, your personal data is retained by the Data Controller from the time you supplied it to us, and continuing for up to two years after the end of your subscription period.
The sharing of Personal Data
Your personal data may be disclosed to any employees or consultants of Railway Station Cottages Ltd, in so far as it is necessary and practical to run our business. Railway Station Cottages Ltd will take reasonable technical and organisation precautions to with regards the security of your personal data.
We may also share your personal data in full or in part if we are required to by law.
We also may use DART cookies for ad serving through Google’s DoubleClick, which places a cookie on your computer when you are browsing the web and visit a site using DoubleClick advertising (including some Google AdSense advertisements). This cookie is used to serve ads specific to you and your interests (”interest based targeting”). The ads served will be targeted based on your previous browsing history (For example, if you have been viewing sites about visiting Las Vegas, you may see Las Vegas hotel advertisements when viewing a non-related site, such as on a site about hockey). DART uses “non personally identifiable information”. It does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, telephone number, social security numbers, bank account numbers or credit card numbers. You can opt-out of this ad serving on all sites using this advertising by visiting http://www.doubleclick.com/privacy/dart_adserving.aspx
You can chose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.
Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.
Railway Station Cottages Ltd takes care not to share your personal data with any Third Party without your express consent. If we are approached directly by any Third Party wishing to contact you, we will either contact you first to ask for your permission to release these details, or alternatively we will provide you with the contact details of the Third Party so you can facilitate contact with them directly. Property-owners should however note that any information they provide for use in their property description on our website, such as names, addresses and contact information, are being placed in the public domain and that by advertising with us and approving your advertisement, you have consented to this information being made publicly available. Railway Station Cottages Limited asks you to provide this personal information for your advertisement, asks you to confirm its accuracy and to provide your approval that the advertisement can be displayed on our website. Railway Station Cottages Ltd cannot therefore be held responsible for the sharing of any personal data in the property advertisements displayed on our website.
As a property-owner advertising on our website, you have the right to control how your personal data is used. You can:
- request access to your personal data;
- request deletion of your personal data;
- request correction of your personal data; and
- request your personal data be transferred to another person.
You are encouraged to raise any concerns about the handling of your personal data directly with the Data Controller of Railway Station Cottages Ltd, however you also have the right to complain to a supervisory authority if you feel that the Data Controller has failed to process your personal data correctly.
The Data Controller’s Identity
The Data Controller is the person responsible for the information collected on this website and the information stored about our properties, their owners, and visitors to our website (www.railwaystationcottages.co.uk). Our Data Controller is Christian Parkinson, Director of Railway Station Cottages Ltd (Company Number 08715014) and our Data Protection Registration Number is ZA035331.
Appendix – cookies used on our website
The table below summarises the cookies that we use on our website (www.railwaystationcottages.co.uk) and their function.
|Cookie Name||Default Expiration Time||Description||Purpose|
|_ga||1 year 1 month 4 days from set/update||Google Analytics sets this cookie to calculate visitor, session and campaign data and track site usage for the site’s analytics report. The cookie stores information anonymously and assigns a randomly generated number to recognise unique visitors.||Analytics|
|_gid||1 day from set/update||Google Analytics sets this cookie to store information on how visitors use a website while also creating an analytics report of the website’s performance. Some of the collected data includes the number of visitors, their source, and the pages they visit anonymously.||Analytics|
|_gat||1 minute from set/update||Google Universal Analytics sets this cookie to restrain request rate and thus limit data collection on high-traffic sites.||Performance|
|__gads||1 year 24 days from set/update||Google sets this cookie under the DoubleClick domain, tracks the number of times users see an advert, measures the campaign’s success, and calculates its revenue. This cookie can only be read from the domain they are currently on and will not track any data while they are browsing other sites.||Advertisement|
|__gpi||1 year 24 days from set/update||Google Ads Service uses this cookie to collect information about from multiple websites for retargeting ads.||Advertisement|
|test_cookie||15 minutes from set/update||doubleclick.net sets this cookie to determine if the user’s browser supports cookies.||Advertisement|
|IDE||1 year 24 days from set/update||Google DoubleClick IDE cookies store information about how the user uses the website to present them with relevant ads according to the user profile.||Advertisement|
|DSID||1 year 24 days from set/update||This cookie is set by DoubleClick to note the user’s specific user identity. It contains a hashed/encrypted unique ID.||Advertisement|
|NID||4 months||The Google maps engine uses the NID cookie. This cookie allows Google Maps to remember which browser you are using and what preferences you have set when you view maps.||Maps|