Who we are

We are Hele Barton Cottages.  Our website address is: http://www.helebarton.co.uk.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Contact forms

Personal information such as name, address, email address and phone numbers.  For legal purposes we are required to know the names of all guests staying.  Information entered by you on contact or booking forms is at your own discretion and risk and will be used only in reference to business conducted with us.  If you opt-in to our marketing clause, you agree to be contacted occasionally via email- you can opt out of this service at any time.

Financial Information

Card payments are processed online by a secure link between you and a third party payment gateway provider (SagePay).  We do not have access to, or collect any financially sensitive data.


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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

We will not share your data with any third parties

How long we retain your data

Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the Data Protection Act 1998

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.

How we protect your data

Your data is kept on the secure server of a password protected secure booking platform.  For marketing and analysis purposes we may download data onto our own firewall and password protected PC. Emails are  password protected and stored on the secure server of the hosting service.