Smithy Lodge Guest House

in the heart of Lancashire...


This Privacy Policy (Privacy Policy) explains the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information by Smithy Lodge Limited.

This Privacy Policy also explains our commitment to you with respect to our use and disclosure of non personal browsing and site usage data.

As used in this policy, personal information means information that would allow a party to identify you such as, for example, your name, address or location, telephone number or email address.

By accessing the Website, you are accepting and agreeing to the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

Our Principles

Smithy Lodge is committed to handling responsibly the information and data we collect about you through our Website, whether personal information or non personal browsing and site usage data. We have designed our Privacy Policy and our Data Usage Policy consistent with the following principles (the Principles):

Privacy policies and data collection and use policies should be human readable, comprehensive, and easy to locate;

Only the minimum amount of information reasonably necessary to provide you with services should be collected and maintained, and only for so long as reasonably needed or required;

Information you provide through our Website, or that we gather as a result of your use of our Website, should not be used for marketing or advertising purposes, nor should it be provided voluntarily (without your permission) to anyone else unless required; and

Unless restricted or prohibited by law, and provided your email address has been collected and retained, you should be notified when circumstances require Smithy Lodge to provide a third party with your personal information.

Personal Information Smithy Lodge Collects

We may collect personal information at several places on the Website, including without limitation:

When you provide us with your personal information such as by sending an email to us or signing up to receive a newsletter or our events listing; when you provide personal information in connection with your participation in any of the forums we make available.

What Smithy Lodge does with Personal Information

Emails and Newsletters. We use the personal information you provide to us when you send us emails or sign up to receive our newsletter or events listing in order to respond to your request - for example, to reply to your email or to send you communications about news and events related to Smithy Lodge.

Any other personal information that we may collect which is not described specifically in this Privacy Policy will only be collected and used in accordance with the Principles.

Disclosures of Personal Information

In general, it is not Smithy Lodge practice to disclose personal information to third parties.

We may disclose your personal information to third parties in a good faith belief that such disclosure is reasonably necessary to (a) take action regarding suspected illegal activities; (b) enforce or apply our Master Terms of Use and Privacy Policy; (c) comply with legal process, such as a search warrant, subpoena, statute, or court order; or (d) protect our rights, reputation, and property, or that of our users, affiliates, or the public.

If Smithy Lodge is required to provide a third party with your personal information (whether by subpoena or otherwise), then provided we have collected and retained an email address for you, Smithy Lodge will use reasonable means to notify you promptly of that event, unless prohibited by law or Smithy Lodge is otherwise advised not to notify you on the advice of legal counsel.

Security of Personal Information Collected via the Website;

Smithy Lodge has implemented reasonable measures to protect against unauthorized access to and unlawful interception or processing of personal information that Smithy Lodge stores and controls. However, no website can fully eliminate security risks. Third parties may circumvent our security measures to unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. We will post a reasonably prominent notice to the Website if any such security breach occurs.

Data Usage Policy: Non Personal Browsing and Site Usage Information

Our Data Usage Policy covers how we maintain and use information about you that is collected by our Website and server logs.

Non Personal Browsing Information We Collect. When you use the Website, our servers (which may be hosted by a third party service provider) may collect information indirectly and automatically (through, for example, the use of your IP address) about your activities while visiting the Website and information about the browser you are using.

No Linking. We do not intentionally link browsing information or information from our server logs to the personal information you submit to us. We use this information for internal purposes only, such as to help understand how the Website are being used, to improve our Website and the features we provide, and for systems administration purposes. Smithy Lodge may use a third party analytics provider to help us collect and analyze non personal browsing information through operation of our Website for those same purposes; however, we will never use a third party analytics provider to collect or analyze any information.

No Selling or Sharing. Except in the unique situations identified in this Privacy Policy, Smithy Lodge does not sell or otherwise voluntarily provide the non personal browsing information we collect about you or your website usage to third parties.

Any other non-personal information that we collect which is not described specifically in this Privacy Policy will only be collected and used in accordance with the Principles.

Reorganization or Spin-Offs

Smithy Lodge may transfer some or all of your personal and/or non personal browsing information to a third party as a result of a reorganization, spin-off or similar transaction. Upon such transfer, the acquirer's privacy policy will apply. In such event, Smithy Lodge will use reasonable efforts to notify you and to ensure that at the time of the transaction the acquirer's privacy policy complies with the Principles.

Third-Party Sites

The Website may include links to other websites. You should consult the respective privacy policies of these third-party sites. This Privacy Policy does not apply to, and we cannot control the activities of, such other websites.

Changes and Updates to this Privacy Policy

We may occasionally update this Privacy Policy. When we do, we will also revise the Effective Date below. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy to stay informed about how we are protecting the personal information we collect. Your continued use of the Website constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Policy and any updates.


If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us using the links on this website.

Effective Date: November 28, 2014