Who we are
Our website address is: http://www.thorntreebarn.co.uk.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
We are committed to ensuring the best standards of practice in all our activities. Visitors to our web
site can be assured that the protection of privacy and confidentiality are given the highest priority.
All personal information is collected, held and used in strict compliance with the General Data
Information collected as part of an on line booking through Supercontrol, is stored for us by Supercontrol in their data bank.
We do not collect any personal information from visitors to our website other than information that
is knowingly and voluntarily given. Anonymous information is collected, such as the number of
visitors to the website in a given period or details of properties and dates selected for online
bookings, but it is purely statistical and cannot be used to identify an individual user. Cookies are
not used to collect any other information from visitors to the website. Visitors interested in
requesting more information can provide contact details via a fill-in form. Visitors cannot be
contacted unless such information is given. Visitors are also invited to give additional company
information but a decision not to do so does not affect any subsequent negotiations or discussions.
Use of Information
The information collected will be used to contact you with further details of our current activities or
to send details of future initiatives or events. It may also be used for research purposes. You can
inform us at any time if you no longer require such information to be sent.
Third Party Disclosure
We will NEVER pass any personal information on to any third party without your consent.
We take appropriate measures to safeguard the information we hold from unauthorised access or
improper use. Our database is stored in a secure, password protected location. Only users
authorised by us have access to this data.
Integrity of Data
We take all reasonable measures to ensure that the information we hold is accurate. In particular
we use reliable collection methods and destroy or convert to an anonymous form, any out-of-date
data. Individuals may request details of all personal information held by us so as to contest
inaccurate or incomplete data, verify the information and have it corrected as appropriate.
Our website is not targeted at children but in any event personal information will not knowingly be
collected from children under fourteen years without parental consent.
Any queries relating to our collection or use of personal information should be addressed to
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.