The Laughing Monk Data Privacy Statement
Personal data is any information that could identify a person (data subject). Personal sensitive data relates to information concerning a data subject’s racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, trade union activities, physical or mental health, sexual life, or details of criminal offences.
A data subject is any identified or identifiable person whose personal data is processed by the data controller.
A data controller determines the purposes for data processing and the way personal data is processed.
Processing is any action or actions performed on personal data such as collection, organisation, storage, erasure or destruction.
The Laughing Monk collects personal data that is required for services. Personal data is not sourced externally or from third parties.
The Laughing Monk may be required to contact data subjects regarding bookings and in support of services and therefore may collect contact details such as name, email address and telephone number. The Laughing Monk collects any additional data received by email, letter, telephone, through thelaughingmonkdevon.co.uk or by any other means of correspondence. The Laughing Monk does not retain bank details belonging to data subjects.
The Laughing Monk can store personal data obtained from social media interactions outside of social media platforms if correspondence regarding services is received; the information is then covered as outlined in this policy.
Ability to provide products and services may be affected if data subjects choose not to provide some or all of the aforementioned information to The Laughing Monk.
Data Protection and Retention
The Laughing Monk has security measures in place to protect personal data and access to personal data is restricted to employees of The Laughing Monk and authority figures. The Laughing Monk does not share personal data with third parties. There is also a Firewall (security software) in place to protect internal information from the internet.
The Laughing Monk retains booking information that contains personal data in a hardcopy diary which is securely destroyed after a retention period of one year. The Laughing Monk retains any other personal data and correspondence for no longer than it is necessary for the purpose(s) for which it was provided. Personal data retained by The Laughing Monk can be reviewed at any time to determine whether it is still needed which can result in the destruction of personal data. Please be aware that companies can keep personal data for longer if kept for public interest archiving or statistical purposes.
Other Data Processing
The Laughing Monk acts as a data controller by processing personal data. Processing must be with legitimate interest and compatible with the reason the data was originally collected.
The Laughing Monk does not contact data subjects with marketing information but may be required to contact data subjects regarding bookings, enquiries and services.
The Laughing Monk may be required to process personal data for investigating, detecting and reporting crime; to demonstrate compliance and to actively comply with industry standards and any laws and acts that may apply.
When thelaughingmonkdevon.co.uk is visited, a third party service called Google Analytics is used to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. This is to discover factors such as the number of visitors to various parts of the site. This information is processed in a way that does not identify anyone; The Laughing Monk does not make, and does not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting thelaughingmonkdevon.co.uk.
Data may be obtained from cookies through thelaughingmonkdevon.co.uk. These are small text files that are placed on a computer by visited websites; they are widely used to make websites work or work more efficiently. Cookies also enable delivery of more personalised content. Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. Please note that in a few cases some website features may not function if cookies are removed from the browser.
Thelaughingmonkdevon.co.uk may contain links to external websites. The Laughing Monk is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites and encourages visitors to read the privacy statements of every website that collects personal data.