Privacy Policy
Privacy is important. No one wants their precious information stored in someone’s computer, system or third parties websites without some safeguards. This privacy policy is here to give you a transparent view of how we process and use your information once you get in touch with us through this website, emails, our payment system and in the process of the normal activities that the rental of the Annex attached to our house comprises.
Please read this privacy policy carefully – by continuing to access or browse our websites, or by requesting the provision of services from us, you confirm that you have read and understood this privacy policy in its entirety.
This Privacy Policy supplements other notices and terms published on our website (including our terms of use) and is not intended to override them.
We absolutely respect your right to privacy. Our overall aim is to ensure that our collection and use of personal data is appropriate to the provision of services to you and our clients and is in accordance with applicable data protection laws.
Further details of how we do so is set out in each section of our privacy policy as follows:
• Who we are
• The personal data we collect about you
• How we store, use and share your personal data for our core business
• How we might otherwise share your personal data and who we share it with
• International transfers
• Cookies
• Security
• Data Retention
• Your rights
• Applying for a job at The Original Cottage Company
• Third party sites
• Changes to this Privacy Policy
• Complaints, questions and suggestions
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Who we are
The Wave-let is a business that has been created by Daniel and Agnes Mahoney in the self contained Annexe attached to their home, at 14 Old AustRoad, Almondsbury, BS32 4HJ. You can contact us in relation to this privacy policy by email at __________________.
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The personal data we collect about you
If you are seeking to rent the Annex or to obtain details about a potential holiday, we will usually collect the minimum information required to fulfil your needs. This will likely include your name, contact details, payment details, date of birth, details of other members of your party plus information on your specific requirements in order to customise your holiday and deliver your specific requirements.
If you sign up to join our mailing list we will collect your name and email address, together with your consent to receive communications from us. This consent can be removed at any time simply by using the unsubscribe button on any of our email communications.

How we store, use and share your personal data
We collect, store and use your personal details as outlined above for our legitimate business interests, so that we can fulfill both your immediate and any potential future holiday booking or enquiry needs. This storage and use of your personal data allows you to be contacted about your current booking or enquiry. This also includes feedback you give us about the Annex.

Where you are completing a booking on behalf of other people, this Privacy Policy will apply to all personal data provided and you are required to bring this Privacy Policy to their attention so that they are also informed of how we will process their personal data.
If you have booked a holiday with us and/or sign up for our newsletter, you will receive marketing communications from us if you have requested information from us or purchased goods or services from us and, in each case, you have not opted out of receiving that marketing.
We collect, store and use the personal data of people visiting our website for the following purposes:
• to make the site available to you; and
• to provide any services that you request.

Sometimes, our use of your personal data is for purposes which are ancillary to the provision of the sites and services, or which are desirable in order to make them to operate more effectively.
The relevant circumstances are:
• detecting and preventing fraud;
• keeping our websites, apps, products and IT systems secure;
• ensuring that our own processes, procedures and systems are as efficient as possible;
• analysing and enhancing the information that we collect;
• determining the effectiveness of our promotional campaigns and advertising.

We also collect anonymised details about visitors to our websites for the purposes of generating site statistics, reporting purposes or improving our website and marketing effectiveness. However, no single individual will be identifiable from the anonymised details we collect for these purposes.
How we might otherwise share your personal data and who we share it with.
We will disclose information under the following circumstances:
◦ IT support service providers;
◦ third-party service providers who track our customers' use of the sites and our services for us.
◦ other third-parties who we may need to work with to deliver services and/or facilitate your booking and holiday (including any holiday extras), for example, providers of property management services (including, but not limited to, housekeeping, property maintenance etc).
These third-parties are contracted to use your personal data only as necessary to provide the relevant services to us and are required to maintain full security and confidentiality.
• Compliance with laws and legal proceedings: When we respond to court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims. When we believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent or take actions against illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of our terms of use, or as otherwise required by law.
• your personal data in the same way as set out in this Privacy Policy.

In some, relatively limited, circumstances we need to handle your personal data in a certain way to be able to comply with our legal obligations – for example: if we are requested to disclose your personal data to regulatory bodies or if we need to demonstrate our compliance with applicable law such as any tax and national insurance legislation relating to the payment of personal service company contractors and immigration law.

International transfers
We store store and process data in accordance with the GDPR, as passed by the European Economic Area (EEA). However, As the UK is now transiting outside of the EEA, this Privacy Policy may have to be reviewed in case of change in the legislation. Also, some of our internal management systems use international service providers who may carry our processing outside of the EEA. This processing is carried out in the USA and, if affected, your data is protected to the same standards required by UK legislation by use of the EU – US Privacy Shield Framework. If you would like more details on this, please contact us using

Technologies such as cookies, beacons, tags and scripts are used by us and our affiliates, or analytics or service providers. These technologies are used in analysing trends, administering the sites, tracking users’ movements around the sites and to gather demographic information about our user base as a whole. We may receive reports based on the use of these technologies by these companies on an individual as well as aggregated basis.
We use cookies, for example, to remember users’ settings and for authentication. Users can control the use of cookies at the individual browser level. If you reject cookies, you may still use our sites, but your ability to use some features or areas of our sites may be limited.
Please read more about how we use cookies and what information is collected using cookies in our Cookies Policy.

We employ reasonable and appropriate security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the personal data we process. Please note that no transmission over the Internet can ever be guaranteed secure and as a consequence please note that we cannot guarantee the security of any personal data that you transfer over the Internet to us.

Data Retention
We retain information (including personal data) for the minimum reasonable time period to allow us to provide our services and will delete it after that time. The only exceptions are in cases where we need to keep limited personal data to comply with our legal obligations, resolve ongoing disputes, or enforce our agreements.
Should you require more detail about our retention timescales for a specific category of data or information please contact us at

Your rights
You have certain rights in relation to your personal data. If you would like further information in relation to these or would like to exercise any of them, please contact us at at any time. You have the right to request that we:
• provide access to any personal data we hold about you;
• update any of your personal data which is out of date or incorrect;
• delete any personal data which we are holding about you;
• restrict the way that we process your personal data;
• prevent the processing of your personal data for direct-marketing purposes;
• provide your personal data to a third-party provider of services;
• provide you with a copy of any personal data which we hold about you; or
• consider any valid objections which you have to our use of your personal data.
We will consider all such requests and provide our response within a reasonable period (and in any event within any time period required by applicable law). Please note, however, that certain personal data may be exempt from such requests in certain circumstances.
If an exception applies, we will tell you this when responding to your request. We may request you provide us with information necessary to confirm your identity before responding to any request you make.

Third party sites
Our website may contain links to other websites operated by third parties. Please note that this privacy policy applies only to the personal data that we collect through our site or services, and we cannot be responsible for personal data that third parties may collect, store and use through their website. You should always read the privacy policy of each website you visit carefully.

Changes to this Privacy Policy
This privacy policy was last updated in February 2020.
Please check back regularly to keep informed of updates to this privacy policy. Where we make significant changes to this privacy policy, and we have your email address, we will send you notification of the changes.

Complaints, questions and suggestions
If you are not happy with any aspect of how I collect your data, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues ( We would be immensely grateful if you could contact us first so that we can try to resolve it for you. Click here to go to the contact uspage to send us a message.
In the EEA, you may also make a complaint to our supervisory body for data protection matters (the Information Commissioner's Office in the UK) or seek a remedy through local courts if you believe your rights have been breached.