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Privacy Policy

Below outlines the Privacy Policy and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR Law) is covered for Stay in Lincoln. This is how we collect, use and store the data you supply when creating an account or signing up to the Stay In Lincoln mailing list or use the Stay in Lincoln website.

We do not distibute or sell information to third parties.

From here on in Stay in Lincoln will be known as SIL.

Data Collection:

Personal Data: Marketing and Account Sign Ups

We operate regular marketing communications for users who have opted-in to receive then. To receive these email you will have voluntarily submitted you email address.

These email addresses are securely stored within our internal system and third party email provider MailChimp.

You can unsubscribe from marketing communications at any point by clicking unsubscribe at the bottom of our emails or by contacting us on info@stayinlincoln.co.uk

Information provided when signing up for an account will be used to both understand our users and be able to make sure we cover all of these points on the website but also (if subscribed) tailor marketing communications to show you relevant information for your interests.

Surveys:

Occasionally SIL will send surveys via our mailing list or social media to gather information to improve our website functionality, brands covered and future changes to better improve the SIL website.

All data submitted within these surveys is anonymous and can not be traced back to a particular user.

We use Survey Monkey as our third party survey provider Cookie and Anonymous Data:

When you visit the SIL website we use cookie tracking software which provides information about or visitors in a third party tool called Google Analytics.

The information we receive from this software is not personal data. We do not know by name/user who has visited the SIL website. The information we receive provides feedback on which pages a visitor looks at, how long on average someone spends on our site and which brands/products people are most interested in.

We can only use this data to make improvements to the SIL website so our users get the best experience possible.

Each Third Party has their own T&C’s and Privacy Policy so if you have any concerns please make sure you read these on the relevant website.

Contacting Stay in Lincoln:

When making contact with Stay in Lincoln either via the website, email or social media we may request further information from you to deal with your query.

This additional information may include your name, email address, etc. The information you provide will only be used to deal with your query and no other purpose.

Only direct employees of Stay in Lincoln have access to these channels and you information is completely secure.

Removing Data/ Questions:

Upon deleting your account, your details will remain unused in our database in case you would like to use them again in the future. Your account data can be completely removed from the Stay in Lincoln database at any time. To do so please contact us via email: info@stayinlincoln.co.uk

What are cookies?

This website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on user’s computer by the websites they use. These files can be read by website servers and can be used to help identify users when they return to a website.

Personal information

Our policy is not to create cookies that allow us to individually identify, isolate or track our users after they have left our website. We do not store personal data that is gathered by cookies.

Essential cookies

These cookies help make a website useable and are essential in helping you move around our site and use it’s features. Without these cookies you would not be able navigate our site [and gain access to secure areas such as signing into your account].

Cookie Name Provider Purpose
stay_in_lincoln_session SIL

Each user is given a unique session ID which will persist for the duration of their visit. This cookie is essential to the operation of any website with user accounts.

XSRF-TOKEN SIL Identifies you as the originator of requests to the site so that third parties cannot maliciously inject requests to the server


Analytical cookies

The other cookies we use are ‘analytical’ cookies. They allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they’re using it. This helps us to improve the way our website works, for example by making sure users are finding what they need easily. If you do not disable them but continue to use our site we will take this as your consent to the use of those cookies.

Cookie Name Provider Purpose
accept_cookies SIL Remembers that the user has dismissed the cookie warning message


Blocking cookies

You should note that if you choose to disable cookies, you may not be able to access all or parts of the services on this site.

All browsers permit that you reject and/or delete cookies either one at a time or all at once. The procedure for this depends on the browser you use. For your information, we have inserted a link which explains how to delete cookies on the most common used browsers below.  Please note that where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources: