Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Who we are

Gray Dawes Travel Ltd, registered office The Octagon, Middleborough, Colchester CO1 1TG.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Blog post comments

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.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact forms

We have a number of forms on our website that enable users to contact us, all forms are submitted to us via email and we will respond to you in line with the request. Such forms will be regularly deleted and the data received will only be used to directly answer the query not added to any sales and marketing lists unless we receive explicit consent to do so.

Cookies

We provide web visitors with the option to accept or decline cookies on our website. Cookies collect data about visitors and allow certain functions of our website to perform correctly, this data is used only in an anonymous form; no individual is identified.

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 visit our website by following a Google Adwords link, Google will have set a cookie to confirm that you have used their service. Our website will support confirmation that the Adword has been used.

Analytics

To maintain and enhance the quality of our website we use web metric services as detailed below:

• Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”) which records how visitors use our website. You can view how Google Analytics uses cookies to measure user-interactions on websites here.

Who we share your data with

Data submitted to our website will not be shared with any third parties.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.