PRIVACY

At The Little French Cottage, the privacy of visitors is extremely important. This privacy policy describes the types of personal information collected and recorded and how it is used. You can request the data we hold and for it to be deleted at any time at info@thelittlefrenchcottage.com

Latest update: 5th, July 2020

Our website address is: https://thelittlefrenchcottage.com.

 

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Personal data is created by the user’s interactions with this site. Personal data is also generated from technical processes such as contact forms, comments, cookies, analytics, and third-party embeds. We (and our third-party embeds) collect data in order to track our performance, improve our service and keep you up to date with changes to our site such as new blog posts. 

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics: Google Analytics (Google Inc.)

Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this website, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services. Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.

IP address data is anonymous by removing the last octet – click here for more information.

Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage data.
Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy – Opt Out

Mailing List or Newsletter

This type of service makes it possible to manage a database of email contacts, phone contacts or any other contact information to communicate with the User.

By registering on the mailing list or for the newsletter, the User’s email address will be added to the contact list of those who may receive email messages containing information of commercial or promotional nature concerning this website. Your email address is added to this list as a result of signing up to the newsletter via the subscribe forms on this website. Please read this page, the privacy policy, before signing up.

You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time via a link within the email.

Mailchimp

Mailchimp is an email address management and message sending service which is used to send newsletters.

Personal Data collected: email address.
Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy

WordPress.com Stats (Automattic Inc.)

WordPress.com Stats is an analytics service provided by Automattic Inc.

Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.
Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy.

Akismet

We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself). See Akismet site or contact us for further information.

WP Travel Engine

We collect information about your name and email during subscription. This information may include, but is not limited to, your name, email address and any other details that might be requested from you for the purpose of subscribing your email.
Handling this data also allows us to:
– Send you important account/order/service information.
– Respond to your queries or complaints.
– Set up and administer your account, provide technical and/or customer support, and to verify your identity.

See WP Travel Engine site or contact us for further information.

LikeBTN

We collect IP addresses in a hashed anonymized form. 

See LikeBTN site or contact us for further information.

Affiliate Link

This Website uses affiliate links which link to external websites and applications. As such, this Website contains links to other websites, primarily utilising affiliate links, and therefore trackable cookies. This site and its owner are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such web sites. Please refer to those sites privacy policies for their information.

Mode and place of processing the Data

Methods of processing

We process the Data of Users in a proper manner and shall take appropriate security measures to prevent unauthorized access, disclosure, modification, or unauthorized destruction of the Data.

The Data processing is carried out using computers and/or IT enabled tools, following organizational procedures and modes strictly related to the purposes indicated. In addition to the site owner/data controller, in some cases, the Data may be accessible to certain types of persons in charge, involved with the operation of the site (administration, sales, marketing, legal, system administration) or external parties (such as third party technical service providers, mail carriers, hosting providers, IT companies, communications agencies) appointed, if necessary, as Data Processors by the Owner. The updated list of these parties may be requested from the Data Controller at any time.

Place

The Data is processed at our operating offices and in any other places where the parties involved with the processing are located. For further information, please contact us.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service. 

Contact Details

If you have any concerns or questions regarding this policy plesae contact us at;

info@thelittlefrenchcottage.com

 

Additional information about Data collection and processing

Legal action

The User’s Personal Data may be used for legal purposes by the Data Controller, in Court or in the stages leading to possible legal action arising from improper use of this website or the related services.

The User declares to be aware that the Data Controller may be required to reveal personal data upon request of public authorities.
Additional information about User’s Personal Data

In addition to the information contained in this privacy policy, this website may provide the User with additional and contextual information concerning particular services or the collection and processing of Personal Data upon request.

System logs and maintenance

For operation and maintenance purposes, this website and any third party services may collect files that record interaction with this website (System logs) or use for this purpose other Personal Data (such as IP Address).

Information not contained in this policy

More details concerning the collection or processing of Personal Data may be requested at any time. Please see the contact information at the beginning of this document.

The rights of Users

Users have the right, at any time, to know whether their Personal Data has been stored and can consult us to learn about their contents and origin, to verify their accuracy or to ask for them to be supplemented, cancelled, updated or corrected, or for their transformation into anonymous format or to block any data held in violation of the law, as well as to oppose their treatment for any and all legitimate reasons. Requests should be sent to the contact information set out above.

This website does not support “Do Not Track” requests. To determine whether any of the third party services it uses honour the “Do Not Track” requests, please read their privacy policies.

Changes to this privacy policy

We reserve the right to make changes to this privacy policy at any time by giving notice to its Users on this page. It is strongly recommended to check this page often, referring to the date of the last modification. If a User objects to any of the changes to the Policy, the User must cease using this website and can request that we remove the Personal Data. Unless stated otherwise, the then-current privacy policy applies to all Personal Data held about Users.