Privacy Policy

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Privacy Policy2018-09-14T11:52:04+00:00

When you share your personal or business information with Oakhurst Travel Ltd, you trust us with your information. We are committed to respecting and protecting your privacy and take this trust very seriously.

The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to explain how we collect, use, disclose and safeguard your information, through you accessing our website, making a travel enquiry with us, or a travel booking. It is also intended to advise you of the choices you have regarding our use of your information and how you can correct that information.

Using or accessing our website, giving your explicit consent either in writing or verbally, or by agreeing to our booking conditions, indicates your acceptance of this Privacy Policy and of any changes to it.

We may change this Privacy Policy at any time, and for any reason. We will alert you about any changes by updating the “Revised” date of this Privacy Policy. Any changes or modifications will be effective immediately upon posting the updated Privacy Policy on our website, and you waive the right to receive specific notice of each such change or modification. You are encouraged to periodically review this Privacy Policy to stay informed of updates. You will be deemed to have been made aware of, will be subject to, and will be deemed to have accepted the changes in any revised Privacy Policy by your continued use of our website after the date such revised Privacy Policy is posted.

These are the sections covered in this Privacy Policy:

  1. WHO WE ARE
  2. INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM YOU
  3. WHY WE COLLECT THIS INFORMATION
  4. HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
  5. THE OPTIONS YOU HAVE REGARDING YOUR INFORMATION
  6. UNSUBSCRIBE FROM OUR COMMUNICATIONS
  7. HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION
  8. COMPLIANCE AND COOPERATION WITH REGULATORY AUTHORITIES
  9. CONTACT US
  1. WHO WE ARE

We are Oakhurst Travel Ltd, 12 Blackfen Parade, Blackfen, Sidcup, Kent, DA15 9LU.  Our registered office is: 12 Blackfen Parade, Blackfen, Sidcup, Kent, DA15 9LU and our company number is 1472505.

  1. INFORMATION WE COLLECT FROM YOU

We may collect information about you in a variety of ways including on our website, when you make a travel enquiry or a travel booking, through our social media channels, at our events, through competitions or prize draws we run, and via other forms of communication including email and direct mail.

The information we collect may include:

  • If you subscribe to join our mailing list we will ask for information that may include your name, postal address, email address, telephone number, age, gender, occupation, details of holiday habits and details you are interested in receiving further information on.
  • In addition, when you make a travel enquiry or booking, information gathered may include credit/debit card details or bank details, passport numbers of people travelling, visa information, health information and other personal data.
  • Occasionally, we may offer visitors to our websites an opportunity to participate in a survey or competition. We may also run competitions and surveys in magazines, newspapers, radio, television, by direct mail, with third parties including on their websites and on other similar media. Information collected by Oakhurst Travel Ltd when you participate may include your full name, age, postal address, email address and telephone number.
  • Some of our marketing activity may include a ‘recommend a friend’ promotion. In this case your details may be provided to us by somebody who knows you. The person who has passed your details onto Oakhurst Travel Ltd for this activity will need to advise you and have your permission to send your personal details to us. Your personal information will be handled in the way as detailed in this privacy policy.
  • By accessing our website and social media channels, our servers may also collect derivative data about you, such as your IP address, your browser type, your operating system, your access times, the device you are using to view our sites on, and the pages you have viewed directly before and after accessing our sites.
  1. WHY WE COLLECT THIS INFORMATION

Having accurate information about you permits us to provide you with an efficient and customised experience.  We may use the information collected about you to:

  • Facilitate, fulfil and manage your travel booking, including liaising with third party suppliers such as airlines, tour operators and ancillary travel product providers.
  • Provide you with a tailored travel quotation.
  • Compile anonymous statistical data and analysis for use internally.
  • Deliver targeted advertising, newsletters, promotions and other information regarding our website, and business practices to you.
  • Email you regarding your ongoing and future travel requirements
  • Notify you about updates and changes regarding your travel arrangements.
  • Send you relevant newsletters.
  • Send you relevant communications by post to your given address.
  • Monitor and analyse usage and trends to improve your experience of our website.
  • Notify you of updates to our website and booking conditions.
  • Offer information on relevant new products, services, and/or recommendations to you.
  • Perform other business activities as needed.
  • Increase the efficiency and operation of our website.
  • Request feedback and contact you about your use of our website and the service we provide you.
  • Respond to customer service requests.
  1. HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

We may process, use or share information we have collected about you in certain situations as explained above.

In general, the data we hold on you will be used for the purpose of processing your travel booking in accordance with your booking terms and conditions. We only share your information with preferred suppliers when fulfilling your travel bookings, HM Revenue & Customs where necessary.

In addition, we may process your data for use in our marketing activities, either with having your explicit consent to do so, or when we have highlighted a Legitimate Interest, this may include engaging with third party agencies to perform our own marketing activities only.

We do not sell, rent or trade your personal information to third parties for marketing purposes without your express consent.

In the event that we need to transfer your data outside of the European Union, to fulfil the contract we have with you to process your travel booking, we will ensure the organisation receiving the data has adequate safeguards in place that comply with the most up to date UK privacy laws, that individuals’ rights are enforceable and effective legal remedies for individuals are available following the transfer.

Furthermore, your information may be processed and disclosed as follows:

With your consent

Where possible we will explicitly seek your consent to use your information for any purpose other than what it was collected for.  By becoming a customer, we may also rely on another legal basis to process your personal information, such as having a Legitimate Interest. Before we do this, we will carry out a suitable test to ensure it is the appropriate lawful basis for processing your personal information, and it does not infringe your rights and freedoms. We will inform you if we intend to process your information in this way and provide a simple method for you to opt-out of the communication if you wish to do so.

For Contractual Purposes

We may disclose only relevant information about you to uphold our contractual obligations to you as a customer in fulfilling your travel arrangements. This may include disclosing relevant personal information with third party businesses and organisations, including airlines, tour operators, travel ancillary providers, banking organisations, and public authorities such as customs/immigration. This may include transferring your data outside of the European Union.

By Law or to Protect Rights

If we believe the release of information about you or your business is necessary to respond to legal process, to investigate or remedy potential violations of our policies, or to protect the rights, property, and safety of others, we may share your information as permitted or required by any applicable law, rule or regulation. This includes exchanging information with other entities or fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

Third Parties

We will only share your personal data with third party businesses when there is a requirement to do so to fulfil our contractual obligations when processing your travel bookings. As a Data Controller we will take all suitable precautions to ensure your data is managed and processed in accordance with our own Privacy Policy when sharing your data.

For training purposes

If you telephone us, calls may be recorded for training and quality purposes. We will only share your personal information with our authorised travel service providers, and only as necessary to complete a transaction that you have specifically requested.

On our website

We may use cookies, tracking pixels, and other tracking technologies on our website to help customise our sites and improve your experience.

A cookie is a small file that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer’s hard disk so that the website can remember who you are. Cookies identify the computer you are using, not you personally.

On www.oakhursttravel.co.uk we use Google Analytics to understand which website pages you are visiting and to help improve the customer journey through the website and site effectiveness. This data allows us to improve the quality of your visit and develop programs, navigation and content that will be of interest to you. Google Analytics leaves cookies on your browser, but this does not identify you personally.

We currently do not use third party cookies or web beacons. The website www.oakhursttravel.co.uk system is protected by firewalls. We collect information about your computer (not your name, address, email address or telephone number) through your permanent cookie file for the purpose of assessing the effectiveness of site content and traffic. This data allows us to improve the quality of your visit.

By using our website, you agree to be bound by our Cookie Policy.

Internet-Based Advertising

Additionally, we may use third-party software to serve ads on our website, implement email marketing campaigns, and manage other interactive marketing initiatives. This third-party software may use cookies or similar tracking technology to help manage and optimise your online experience with us.

You should be aware that getting a new computer, installing a new browser, upgrading an existing browser, or erasing or otherwise altering your browser’s cookies files may also clear certain opt-out in/out cookies, plug-ins, or settings.

  1. THE OPTIONS YOU HAVE REGARDING YOUR INFORMATION

You may at any time review, change, request to see or request for the information to be deleted that we hold on you. We will deal with your request in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation or the statutory UK law relating to Data Protection, whichever is enforced in the United Kingdom and its territories at the time of your request.

We are committed to upholding your full rights contained in the GDPR, which include:

  • Request accessto your personal data (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
  • Request correctionof the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us.
  • Request erasureof your personal data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal data where you have successfully exercised your right to object to processing (see below), where we may have processed your information unlawfully or where we are required to erase your personal data to comply with local law. Note, however, that we may not always be able to comply with your request of erasure for specific legal reasons which will be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of your request.
  • Object to processingof your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which override your rights and freedoms.
  • Request restriction of processingof your personal data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your personal data in the following scenarios: (a) if you want us to establish the data’s accuracy; (b) where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it; (c) where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or (d) you have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.
  • Request the transfer of your personal data to you or to a third party. We will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your personal data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Note that this right only applies to automated information which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you.
  • Withdraw consent at any timewhere we are relying on consent to process your personal data. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain products or services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.

To make a request regarding your personal data, or for more information, please contact us using the information provided below.

However, if you request for your information to be deleted, we may be required to retain certain information to prevent fraud, troubleshoot problems, assist with any investigations, enforce our Terms of Use and/or comply with legal requirements.

  1. UNSUBSCRIBE FROM COMMUNICATIONS

If you no longer wish to receive correspondence, emails or other communications from us, you may opt-out by:

  • Clicking and following the unsubscribe link found in the footer of all email communications we send to you
  • Contacting us using the contact information provided below
  1. HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION

The data we collect from you will be stored within the UK. By submitting your personal data, you agree to the storing and processing of this data. We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

Transferring your data outside of the EU

If we need to transfer your data outside of the European Union, (e.g. If your holiday is outside of the EEA) we will ensure the organisation receiving the data has adequate safeguards in place that comply with the most up to date UK privacy laws, that individuals’ rights are enforceable and effective legal remedies for individuals are available following the transfer.

  1. COMPLIANCE AND COOPERATION WITH REGULATORY AUTHORITIES

We regularly review our compliance with our Privacy Policy. We also adhere to all UK data laws including, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR); and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR) (as may be amended from time to time).

When we receive formal written complaints, we will contact the person who made the complaint to follow up. We work with the appropriate regulatory authorities, including local data protection authorities, to resolve any complaints regarding the transfer of personal data that we cannot resolve with our users directly.

  1. CONTACT US

If you have questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, please contact us in writing to:

Data Protection Team
Oakhurst Travel Ltd
12 Blackfen Parade
Sidcup
Kent
DA15 9LU

Phone: 020 8301 0281
Email: help@oakhursttravel.co.uk

Cookies in use on this site and how they benefit you

Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or mobile phone when you browse websites

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you’d expect
  • Improve the speed/security of the site
  • Continuously improve our website for you
  • Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)

We do not use cookies to:

  • Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
  • Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

You can learn more about all the cookies we use below

Granting us permission to use cookies

If the settings on your software that you are using to view this website (your browser) are adjusted to accept cookies we take this, and your continued use of our website, to mean that you are fine with this. Should you wish to remove or not use cookies from our site you can learn how to do this below, however doing so will likely mean that our site will not work as you would expect.

More about our Cookies

Website Function Cookies

Our own cookies

We use cookies to make our website work including:

  • Allowing you to add comments to our site

There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.

Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, what type of technology they are using (e.g. Mac or Windows which helps to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies), how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. This helps us to continuously improve our website. These so called “analytics” programs also tell us if , on an anonymous basis, how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before helping us to put more money into developing our services for you instead of marketing spend.

We use: Google Analytics

Turning Cookies Off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our’s and a large proportion of the world’s websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites

It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called “spyware”. Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.