Data Protection Policy

Data Protection Policy Statement

Outdoor Alternative will hold all personal data in accordance with the principles and requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 and other relevant legislation.

We are committed to maintaining procedures that will ensure the correct handling of data relating to individuals and will take precautions to ensure the security of personal information.

Information covered by this policy

Personal data is any information that can identify the individual that it is about. It may take any of the following forms:

  • Computer documents or data processed by computer or other equipment, for example written text, images, video, or audio; or

  • Information in some forms of structured manual records, including photographs.

    Policy detail

  • Outdoor Alternative will only hold personal data for the purposes of its core business, for example: the processing and administration of bookings of accommodation and camping; invoicing; and, maintaining records of customers for the purposes of marketing directly to them.

  • Outdoor Alternative will seek permission to hold customer information for the purposes of marketing.

  • Outdoor Alternative will review this policy for its effectiveness as required.

  • Outdoor Alternative will from time to time perform internal audits of it’s information systems to maintain compliance with the Data Protection Act.

  • Outdoor Alternative will maintain a separate procedure for dealing with employment references, according to the eight data protection principles, specifically that references are adequate, relevant and not excessive, and that they are accurate.

  • Data will be destroyed within 6 years unless the record has been updated within that time.

  • Outdoor Alternative will provide copies of their information to individuals who request it.

  • Outdoor Alternative will only use opt-in principles for digital marketing, and digital marketing information will include an option to opt-out.

    April 2017