Who we are
Our website address is: https://www.mermaidinn.com.
Mermaid Inn Limited, Mermaid Inn, Mermaid Street, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7EY. is committed to meeting its obligations under the General Data Protection Regulations ‘GDPR’ and ensuring the privacy and security of all personal information.
What information do we collect?
When you make an enquiry or reservation with our hotels, we may ask you to provide certain personal information including your full name, email address, home address, contact number and payment details.
What legal basis do we rely on when collecting and processing personal data?
Performance of a contract: The use of your information may be necessary to perform the contract that you have with us. For example, if you use our services to make an online reservation, we will use your information to carry out our obligation to complete and administer that reservation under the contract that we have with you.
Legitimate interests: We may use your information for our legitimate interests, such as provide you with the best suitable content of the website, emails and newsletters, to improve and promote our products and services and the content on our website, and for administrative, fraud detection and legal purposes.
Consent: We may rely on your consent to use your personal information for certain direct marketing purposes. You may withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us at the addresses at the end of this Privacy Statement
What do we use your information for?
- We may use your information for the following purposes:
- in the normal course of our business, to allow us to register you to use our hotels and services and to provide you with our services on the basis that processing is necessary in order to perform our contract with you to provide our services;
- to allow us to manage your reservation on the basis that processing is necessary in order to perform our contract with you to provide our services;
- to allow us to analyse your personal preferences and personalise our services to you;
- to store your data to pre-populate fields to make it easier for you to provide information when you return to our sites;
- to communicate with you including sending you information about products and services which we think may be of interest to you. You will be able to opt-out of such communications at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link.
- to validate your information to check that the data we hold about our customers is accurate, consistent and up to date on the basis that processing is necessary in order to perform our contract with you to provide our services;
- in pursuit of our legitimate interests, to record CCTV footage to ensure the safety and security of our premises, staff and customers;
- to comply with any legal obligations to which we are subject
We shall periodically check that the personal data we store for you is accurate
Who do we share your information with?
The information and data we collect is important for us and we would not want to share this with anyone else. Unless we have your express consent, we will never disclose, rent, trade or sell your personal data to any third parties for their marketing or mailing purposes.
How long do we store your personal data for?
We only store your personal information for as long as necessary for the purposes listed under the ‘What do we use your information for?’ section and to meet our legal obligations as a company.
What are your rights?
Access to your personal data: You have the right to request a copy of any information which we hold about you. If you wish to receive a copy of this information please contact Mermaid Inn Limited, Mermaid Inn, Mermaid Street, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7EY.
Right to withdraw: Where you have given your consent for us to use your personal data, you may withdraw your consent at any time.
Rectification: You may ask us to rectify inaccurate information held about you. If you would like to update the data we hold about you, please contact Mermaid Inn Limited, Mermaid Inn, Mermaid Street, Rye, East Sussex, TN31 7EY with your request
Erasure: You may ask us to delete your personal data. If you would like us to delete the personal data we hold about you, please contact us on the contact details above, specifying why you would like us to delete your personal data.
Portability: You may ask us to provide you with the personal information that we hold about you in a structured, commonly used, machine readable form, or ask for us to send such personal data to another data controller.
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Other cookies may be stored on your computer hard drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. It should be noted that no personal information is stored, saved or collected.
Security and Data Storage
We will treat all of your information in strict confidence and we will endeavour to take all reasonable steps to keep your personal information secure once it has been transferred to our systems. We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures to protect against unauthorised access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal information, and data stored on our IT systems, the website(s) and associated databases.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
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.
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.
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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.
Who we share your data with
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise 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.