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Privacy Policy

This policy has been developed to abide by the General Data Protection Regulations and to advise that we are committed to the privacy of the users of the website

Information Collected

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 cannot be contacted unless such information is given.


Should you send us personal information through the website, via email, or enquiry form or booking form, that information will be securely kept and not shared out with the owners of Auld Orwell Cottage.  It will be used to answer any enquiry or make a booking if requested. We will not share it with any third parties.  We will take all reasonable precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.  We will store your personal information you provide via the website on a secure server.  Should your contact with us develop into a booking then details will be saved and protected by encryption technology.  We will not use your contact details for direct marketing purposes to you unless you request it by signing to our newsletter through the website.

Financial Security

Any website financial transactions are dealt with by our payment services provider, Paypoint. You can view their Privacy Policy on their website.  We will share information with them as necessary for the purposes of processing payments you make via our website, refunds or dealing with complaints and or queries relating to said payments or refunds.


We may update this privacy policy from time to time by posting a new version on our website as knowledge of the new regulations develop.  You should check this policy occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.

Access to Personal Information

You can ask us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you, for knowledge and accuracy.  We would require proof of identity.  You can also ask us to delete your personal information.


Any queries relating to our collection or use of personal information should be addressed to or Angus & Teresa McGhie, Stein Inn, Waternish, Isle of Skye, IV55 8GA.

Visiting our website with your personal browser settings configured to accept cookies implies to us that you are in consent to our use of cookies as described below.

The Law

On May 25th 2012 a European Union law was implemented by UK legislation, The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011, with a requirement that websites that leave non-essential cookies on visitors’ devices have to inform the visitor what these cookies are. This website complies with this law by providing information on the cookies we use so that if you choose you can either modify your browser settings to manage cookies or leave the website.

How we use Cookies

This web site also uses non-essential cookies so that we can serve you better, but all user data collected in this manner is anonymous. This site uses visitor tracking that will use cookies to track information about how visitors come to the website, which pages they visit, and other actions that visitors make whilst on the site. This data is then used in order to improve the user experience of our web site.

Non-essential Cookies also enhance our web site performance in a number of ways, personalising your experience on our site, making it more convenient for you.

Your Options

Should you wish to do so, you can refuse cookies by disabling them in your web browser’s settings. Most browsers are defaulted to accept and maintain cookies and you can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it or not. Please consult the support documentation for your web browser, which can be found online, for more information. More detailed information about controlling cookies on your computer is also available at the About Cookies website.

If you do not wish to disable cookies then you have the option to leave the website.

What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent in a text file to your computer browser from a website’s server and is then stored on your computer, but only IF your browser’s preferences are set by you to allow it. The only personal information a cookie can obtain is information a user supplies. A cookie cannot read data from your hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites.

NB: If you are browsing from within a work based network you may not have adequate permissions to allow you to control the cookies that are set.

This site uses the following non-essential cookies:


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Google Analytics


Used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

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These are Google preference cookies, a unique identifier used by Google applications to store user preferences. They may not be delivered depending on the browser being used.

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Angus & Teresa McGhie

30th May 2018

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