Privacy Policy - Eat Walk St Andrews
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Privacy Policy

What is this Privacy Policy for?

This privacy policy is for this website www.eatwalkstandrews.co.uk and served by Eat walk Tours Ltd and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it.

The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.

The Website

This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website complies to all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.

Use of Cookies

We use cookies to improve the performance of our website and enhance your user experience. By continuing to browse this site you agree to the use of these cookies. This policy explains what cookies are and which are used by this website.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small pieces of information, which a website may put on your computer or mobile device when you first visit a site or page. The cookie will help the website to recognise your device the next time you visit and remember some information about your browsing activity on the website. Most cookies won’t collect information that identifies you, and will instead collect more general information such as how users arrive at and use the websites, or a user’s general location.

Different types of cookies

There are two different types of cookies – ‘session’ cookies and ‘persistent’ cookies. Session cookies are temporary cookies that expire when you close your browser. Persistent cookies have a longer expiration date and stay on your computer hard-drive until you manually delete them – usually when you delete your search history.

Persistent cookies

One example of a persistent cookie is the ‘remember me on this computer’ function which means you can access the private area of a website again from your own PC or mobile, without logging-in again. Session cookies and persistent cookies which may be placed on our website by us are known for this reason are ‘first party cookies.’

The cookies

We use some analytics services which set cookies to get information on site usage, popularity and how it is found for the purposes of improving the site. The main one we use is Google Analytics.

Google Analytics – View Google’s Cookie Policy here

Google Maps – View Google’s Privacy / Cookie Policy here

How to disable cookies

You can, by law, choose not to have cookies placed on your computer. When you first view a website you should be informed that the website uses cookies and if you wish to accept them. Our website does not insist that you accept cookies but if you reject them certain features may be limited.  To switch off cookies you can go to the help section of your browser and it will explain how to turn them off. To opt out of cookies, you can configure your browser to disable them. Find out how for your relevant browser:

Chrome – View instructions
Safari – View instructions
Firefox – View instructions
Internet Explorer – View instructions
Mobile Internet Explorer – View instructions
Mobile Safari – View instructions
Blackberry – View instructions
Android – View instructions
Opera – View instructions
Other Browsers – Please look for a “help” function in the browser or contact the browser provider.

Please remember that if you do choose to block cookies, you may find that sections of our website or others simply do not work.

Access to personal information

You may request to have access to the personal information we hold on you at any time. You may ask for us to amend or delete this information at any time by emailing us at info@eatwalkedinburgh.co.uk.

Mailing lists

We do not run aMailing list, we will only write to you after the tour is over to ask for a review or feedback.

Disclosure of information to third parties

We never sell your information on to third parties. We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes or for any other purpose without your consent.

Changes to our cookie policy

We keep our cookie policy under regular review and we will place any updates on this page. This cookie policy was last updated on 23rd May 2018.

More information

More detail on cookies is available at All About Cookies and how to disable them. The Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) has a very stringent code of ethics on internet advertising and you can read more about it here.

Please also view our privacy policy and terms and conditions pages.

Contact & Communication

Users contacting this website and/or its owners do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the Data Protection Act 1998. Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form to email submission process but advise users using such form to email processes that they do so at their own risk.

This website and its owners use any information submitted to provide you with further information about the products/services they offer or to assist you in answering any questions or queries you may have submitted. This includes using your details to subscribe you to any email newsletter program the website operates but only if this was made clear to you and your express permission was granted when submitting any form to email process. Or whereby you the consumer have previously purchased from or enquired about purchasing from the company a product or service that the email newsletter relates to. This is by no means an entire list of your user rights in regard to receiving email marketing material. Your details are not passed on to any third parties.

 

External Links

Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website.

The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

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.

Clicking on any such adverts will send you to the advertisers website through a referral program which may use cookies and will track the number of referrals sent from this website. This may include the use of cookies which may in turn be saved on your computers hard drive. Users should therefore note they click on sponsored external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Social Media Platforms

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its 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 its 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 its owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy urls. Twitter for example.

Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened urls published on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine urls are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.

Resources & Further Information

Data Protection Act 1998

Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003

Please view our full terms and conditions here:  www.eatwalkstandrews.co.uk/terms-and-conditions