BoSuns Lodge

B&B, East Cowes, Isle of Wight

Privacy Policy

This sites GDPR policy

The European Union (EU) is an economic and political union of many countries. It operates an internal (or single) market that allows free movement of goods, capital, services and people between member states.

Europe is a continent located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere. It comprises the westernmost part of Eurasia and is bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the Mediterranean Sea to the south, and Asia to the east.

The UK left the EU on December 31st 2020.

The Data Protection Act 2018 is the UK’s implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), to which this site now follows.

Please refer to the UK Governments website for details:

Link to ICO

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 with all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.

The basis of this site:

As a Bed & Breakfast establishment, this site exists to promote its service, allowing customers to book their stay with us here at Bosuns Lodge

This site is located in the United Kingdom

Data this site collects:

Through Browsing:
  • Your IP address
  • Your browser agent
  • The pages visited
  • Your previous site/pages
  • Search queries

Whilst you browse this website, it will collect data about your browsing session. This data is anonymous; it cannot be used it to relate your browsing session to you personally. The kind of data it collects includes the pages that you visit, the number of times that you visit them, your operating system, your screen resolution, the version of your web browser and the country you’re visiting from. The site uses a tool called Google Analytics to collect this data. All of the data is stored securely on Google’s servers. In order to track your browsing across sessions, Google analytics will place a ‘cookie’ on your machine (a small text file that websites use to track and remember information across several browsing sessions). You can tell your web browser not to accept cookies if you don’t want this site to do this (refer to your web browser’s help file for more information). For further details on Google Analytics and the Google Analytics privacy policy, please visit the Google Analytics website.

Through Booking / Reservation:

As this site uses AirBnB to manage its reservations and bookings; this site no longer stores customer information past 18th May 2021.

For AirBnB’s Privacy Policy and what that site collects; please refer to their Privacy policy

How this data is used:

The data collected helps to:

  • Manage your reservation
  • Track usage for auditing and security
  • Plan for future site developments
  • Identify and better promote most popular content, and likewise, the less popular content
  • Gauge the success of marketing campaigns
  • Identify periods of heavy site usage, to help forecast when is best to perform maintenance work
  • To email you notifications regarding new or updated posts, comments, pages, newsletters and service status

Cancelling your booking/reservation

If you no longer need your booking/reservation, you must do so through Airbnb.

Cookie Information

Data retention:

Information is stored in the site’s database and retained as follows:

  • The site’s database and files are backed up every day and retained for 49 days (Automated process)
  • Hosting Server backups are taken every day and retained for 7 days (Automated process)

Backups are tested regularly, any restored data is removed immediately after successful confirmation.

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