Last updated: 1st January 2023
We are Ellie Boo Bed & Breakfast. Our website address is: www.bbgozo.com.
Ellie Boo Bed & Breakfast is owned and operated by John Lines and Tina Lines. The digital landscape – including this website and social accounts – are managed by Beyond Co.
Our address is 35 Triq Sansun, Xewkija, XWK2540, Gozo, Malta.
If you submit personal data to us it will be maintained in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) (“GDPR”) and any national implementing laws, regulations and secondary legislation, as amended or updated from time to time, in Malta, until such time as the GDPR is no longer directly applicable to Malta, and then in accordance with the provisions of any successor legislation to the GDPR or the Data Protection Act 1998 (together, “the Data Protection Legislation”).
Personal data (as defined in the Data Protection Legislation) means any information which identifies you and may include information such as your name, email address, telephone number, position and postal address.
We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal data.
We are continually improving our methods of communication and adding new functionality and features to this website and to our existing services. Because of these ongoing changes, changes in the law and the changing nature of technology, our data protection practices will change from time to time. If and when our data protection practices change, we will update this privacy statement to describe our new practices. We encourage you to check this page regularly.
When you provide us with your personal data, it may be used for the following purposes:
We may also receive information about you from other sources (with your consent), and we may combine this information with information you give to us. We may use this information and the combined information for the purposes set out above.
In addition to the information we collect as described above, we use technology to collect anonymous information about the use of our website. For example, our web server automatically logs which pages of our website our visitors view, their IP addresses, and which web browsers they use. This technology does not personally identify you – it simply enables us to compile statistics about our visitors and their use of our website. Our website contains hyperlinks to other pages on our website.
We may use technology to track how often these links are used and which pages on our website our visitors choose to view. Again this technology does not identify you personally – it simply enables us to compile statistics about the use of these hyperlinks.
In order to collect the anonymous data described in the preceding paragraph, we may use cookie technology on our website. A cookie is a small piece of information which is sent to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive, mobile phone or other devices. Cookies do not damage your computer. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. This enables you to decide if you want to accept it or not. However, some of the services and features offered through our website may not function properly if your cookies are disabled.
We use two types of cookies on our website:
Strictly necessary cookies:
Performance cookies (e.g. Google Analytics):
We may also use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our website and to improve the service we offer to you. An IP address is a numeric code that identifies your computer on a network, or in this case, the internet. Your IP address might also be used to gather broad demographic information. We may perform IP lookups to determine which domain you are coming from (i.e. google.com, yourcompany.com) to gauge our users’ demographics more accurately.
Information from these types of cookies and technologies or about website usage is not combined with information about you from any other source. None of the cookies or technologies that we use will personally identify you.
As mentioned above in appendix ‘6, cookies and similar technologies we use a selected amount of analytical tools in order to best optimise this site. The main ones we use are: Google Analytics, Yoast SEO or RankMath and Hotjar. We have already disclosed our terms associated with Google Analytics above in appendix ‘6. Cookies and similar technologies’. For more information regarding Hotjar, please see the paragraphs below.
We use Hotjar in order to better understand our users’ needs and to optimise this service and experience. Hotjar is a technology service that helps us better understand our users’ experience (e.g. how much time they spend on which pages, which links they choose to click, what users do and don’t like, etc.) and this enables us to build and maintain our service with user feedback.
In order for Hotjar to collect all of this data, it uses several ‘behaviour products’ including heatmaps, screen recording and conversion funnels. They also use ‘feedback products’ including incoming feedback, feedback polls and surveys. Hotjar stores all this information on our behalf in a pseudonymised user profile. Hotjar is contractually forbidden to sell any of the data collected on our behalf.
For further details, please see the ‘about Hotjar’ section of Hotjar’s support site.
To comply with current legislation, we need to ask for your consent to set the performance cookies described above. When you arrive on our website, a banner will appear asking for your consent to place performance cookies on your device. This website is tested regularly to ensure the cookie banner performs how it should, however, there may be various factors that could potentially temporarily affect this, including but not limited to conflicts from the CMS, plugins, themes, server-side, cache issues, updates and external factors such as the device(s) you’re using. If you, another user of your device or anyone else you know experiences issues with this, we ask you to contact us immediately so that we can rectify it.
Where ‘Accept’, ‘Agree’, ‘I’m fine with this’, ‘Okay’ or ‘OK’ (or other relevant terms) aren’t presented, by clicking on the banner, anywhere else on the screen or by continuing to use our website, we assume that you consent to cookies being placed on your device. This also applies if there isn’t a ‘Manage your options’, ‘Manage’, ‘Custom Settings’ (or other relevant terms) option as well. If you do not agree, please leave our website immediately. Once your consent has been provided, this message may not appear again when you revisit. If you, or another user of your device, wish to withdraw your consent at any time, you can do so by altering your browser settings.
We will only keep your personal data within the timeframes allowed by law and for so long as is necessary to comply with industry obligations.
The personal data Ellie Boo Bed & Breakfast collects from you may be transferred outside the EEA either by Ellie Boo Bed & Breakfast and/or any of the third parties described above. By providing personal data, you agree your data may be transferred outside the EEA in such circumstances.
While some of these countries may not offer the degree of protection to your personal data equivalent to that afforded by your country of residence, we will take all reasonable steps to ensure the security of data held and processed across our global network.
Upon receipt of your written request (known as a Subject Access Request, or SAR) and enough information to permit us to identify your personal data, we will disclose to you the personal data we hold about you within one month of receipt of your request. We may withhold personal data to the extent permitted by law. If we decide we have a lawful basis for withholding your personal data, we will notify you within one month of receipt of your request and provide reasons for our decision. You will have a right to appeal this decision.
We will also correct or amend any personal data that you tell us is inaccurate.
In some circumstances, you have the right to the erasure of your personal data without undue delay. Those circumstances include: the personal data is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed; you withdraw consent to consent-based processing; you object to the processing under certain rules of applicable data protection law.
However, there are exclusions of the right to erasure. The general exclusions include where processing is necessary: for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information; for compliance with a legal obligation; or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
In some circumstances, you have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data. Those circumstances are: you contest the accuracy of the personal data; processing is unlawful, but you oppose erasure; we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of our processing, but you require personal data for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; and you have objected to processing, pending the verification of that objection. Where processing has been restricted on this basis, we may continue to store your personal data.
However, we will only otherwise process it: with your consent; for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person; or for reasons of important public interest.
Some of the content found on this website has been obtained from third-party sites, for example, stock imagery – strictly used for illustrational purposes. Another example could be the use of copy used on the site to describe the services we offer, as they may have been provided and/or lifted from the technology we use/from our partner’s sites.
We have tried in every effort to use royalty-free, non-copyrighted content, media and other materials. We take blatant plagiarism very seriously and urge you to contact us if you feel we have misused, mis-sold or mislead anything displayed on this website.
If you believe that we have breached this policy or any other applicable privacy or data protection laws or regulations which may apply to Ellie Boo Bed & Breakfast, you have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues: www.ico.org.uk.
We would, however, appreciate the opportunity to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO so please contact us in the first instance. You should address your complaint via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include as much detail as you can about the personal data affected and the circumstances that you believe amount to a breach of this policy or applicable privacy or data protection law or regulations.
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