Our Policies

Privacy Policy

 Who We Are
At Lower Elsford Farm we are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of visitors to our website, subscribers to our e-newsletter and guests to our holiday cottages. We will not use the data you give us in any way other than how we specifically state we will be doing so. We will respect your wishes in all our marketing. Please read on to find out why we collect your data, how we use it and how we will not disclose it to others.

Visitors To Our Website
When you, or anyone else, visits our website www.lowerelsfordfarm.co.uk we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. This is for our own marketing purposes to find out which pages are most popular on our website and to research customer patterns within the website. We do not access any of your personal data using Google and we do not allow Google or anyone else to make an attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our site. If in the future we did want to collect any personal data that identifies you through our website, we will be upfront and honest about this and will give you the right to opt out at any time of giving us your data, or any personal details whatsoever.

 Mailing Lists
We would like to send you special offers and cottage news as part of our regular marketing emails. To do this, we will need some personal information from you – your email address and your name. We use this data to email you about special offers, discounts, events and activities and other information that we feel are of interest to you. We may also contact you to check we have your information correct, or to check you are happy still receiving content from us. We will never give, sell, trade or rent any of your data to or with other organisations or businesses. We will not use the data you give us to subscribe to our newsletter in any other way. It will not be saved on any other system aside from the list you signed up for, and we will not transfer it to any other lists unless you allow us to do so.

We may occasionally email you to ask you if you are happy remaining on our mailing list. We will always refer to our privacy notice to remind you of your rights and, if you do not want to continue receiving information from us, we will remove you from that mailing list.

You have the option to unsubscribe at any time to our e-newsletter, either by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails or by emailing us at lowerelsfordfarm@icloud.com

 Booking Information
When you make an online or telephone booking with us your name, address, email, contact telephone numbers and any other relevant information will be stored in our booking system which is administered by SuperControl who act as the appointed data processor. For information around how SuperControl use your data please see their privacy notice at www.supercontrol.co.uk/privacy-policy
At the time of booking you will be asked whether you wish to receive emails with news and information in addition to the standard emails concerned with your booking.
If you opt in to receive our e-newsletter we will treat your data as detailed in the mailing list section above. If you decide not to receive our e-newsletter, you will only receive the standard emails concerned with your booking. You can opt in or out of the e-newsletter at any time by using the methods detailed above.
Please be assured we do not share your personal details with any other company or person without your consent.

At Lower Elsford Farm we operate open access wifi in our cottages. We do not collect any data about your use of the internet while you stay with us.

 Links To Other Websites
We have links within our website to other sites we feel you may have an interest in, or sites we recommend for services. This privacy notice does not cover those links and those sites are not governed by this Privacy Notice. If you have questions about how those sites use your data, please check their privacy notice. We are a member of Premier Cottages, a professional collective of independent luxury cottage owners. Premier Cottages promotes properties on our behalf as well as other luxury cottages. As members of Premier Cottages we would like to give them your information so that they can contact you about other quality properties that you might like. You can subscribe and unsubscribe from this service at any time.

 Access To Your Personal Information
You are entitled to access the personal information we hold on you. Email your request to lowerelsfordfarm@icloud.com and we will respond to your request within 14 days.

Holding Your Data
If you request to unsubscribe from our newsletter your details will remain on our booking system but you will no longer be contacted by us. You can request that we delete all data we hold for you by e-mailing lowerelsfordfarm@icloud.com  We will not do anything with your data that you do not consent to.

Updates To Privacy Notice
We may update this privacy notice from time to time under regular review. We are not under obligation to email you every time we update it. It will always be accessible in the footer of our website lowerelsfordfarm.co.uk  This privacy notice was last updated on 17 May 2022.

If you have any questions regarding this privacy notice please email lowerelsfordfarm@icloud.com

Cookie Policy

Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer if you agree. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive.

We use the following cookies:

Strictly necessary cookies. These are cookies that are required for the operation of our website. They include, for example, cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, use a shopping cart or make use of e-billing services.
Analytical/performance cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around our website when they are using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily.
Functionality cookies. These are used to recognise you when you return to our website. This enables us to personalise our content for you, greet you by name and remember your preferences (for example, your choice of language or region).
Targeting cookies. These cookies record your visit to our website, the pages you have visited and the links you have followed. We will use this information to make our website and the advertising displayed on it more relevant to your interests. We may also share this information with third parties for this purpose.
You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them below:

If this website is using an online booking service to enable online bookings we may use cookies provided by our online booking service

To enable us to monitor the usage of our website and the success of our marketing, we may use Google Analytics, Jetpack Stats or Statcounter which uses a variety of cookies. These are used to track visitors and collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

If you would like to see a full up-to-date list of all cookies used by our website, you can use the following cookie-checking website http://sitebeam.net/cookielaw/test-your-compliance/ (other cookie-checking websites are available).

Please note that third parties (including, for example, advertising networks and providers of external services like web traffic analysis services) may also use cookies, over which we have no control. These cookies are likely to be analytical/performance cookies or targeting cookies.

You block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.