Patron Hotels and Restaurants Limited commitment to protecting privacy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://royalhotel.wpengine.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your e-mail address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service Privacy Policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt in to saving your name, e-mail 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Analytics

Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Additional information

How we protect your data

What data breach procedures we have in place

What third parties we receive data from

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

As part of our commitment to meeting your expectations, we have set up a customer privacy protection policy. This formalises our commitments to you and describes how we use your personal data. The main rules applicable are founded on the following principles:

1. CONSENT

“Personal data” means any information collected and logged in a format that allows you to be identified personally, either directly (e.g. name) or indirectly (e.g. telephone number) as a natural person.

2. WHAT PERSONAL DATA IS COLLECTED?

At various times, we will be obliged to ask you, as our customer, for information about you and/or members of your family, such as:

  • Contact details (for example, last name, first name, telephone number, email)
  • Personal information (for example, date of birth, nationality)
  • Information relating to your children (for example, first name, date of birth, age)
  • Your credit card number (for transaction and reservation purposes)
  • Your arrival and departure dates
  • Your preferences and interests (for example, smoking or non-smoking room, preferred floor, type of bedding, type of newspapers/magazines, sports, cultural interests)
  • Your questions/comments, during or following a stay in one of our establishments.

The information collected in relation to persons under 18 years of age is limited to their name, nationality and date of birth, which can only be supplied to us by an adult. We would be grateful if you could ensure that your children do not send us any personal data without your consent (particularly via the Internet). If such data is sent, you can contact the Data Privacy department to arrange for this information to be deleted.

We do not deliberately collect sensitive information, such as information concerning race, ethnicity, political opinions, religious and philosophical beliefs, union membership, or details of health or sexual orientation.

Moreover, depending on applicable local laws, other information could be considered sensitive, such as your credit card number, your leisure activities, personal activities and hobbies, and whether or not you are a smoker. We may be obliged to collect such information in order to meet your requirements or provide you with an appropriate service, such as a specific diet.

In this case, depending on the laws in force in certain countries, your prior consent may be required with regard to the collection of sensitive information.

Personal data may be collected on a variety of occasions, including:

1. Hotel activities:

  • Booking a room
  • Checking-in and paying
  • Eating/drinking at the hotel bar or restaurant during a stay
  • Requests, complaints and/or disputes.

2. Participation in marketing programmes or events:

  • Signing up for loyalty programmes
  • Participation in customer surveys (for example, the Guest Satisfaction Survey)
  • Online games or competitions
  • Subscription to newsletters, in order to receive offers and promotions via email.

3. Transmission of information from third parties:

  • Tour operators, travel agencies, GDS reservation systems, and others

4. Internet activities:

  • Connection to Patron Hotels and Restaurant Ltd websites (IP address, cookies)
  • Online forms (online reservation, questionnaires, Bailbrook Lodge, The Royal Hotel or The Barn pages on social networks, network login devices such as Facebook login etc.).

3. FOR WHAT PURPOSES?

We collect your personal data for the purposes of:

1. Meeting our obligations to our customers.

2. Managing the reservation of rooms and accommodation requests:

  • Creation and storage of legal documents in compliance with accounting standards.

3. Managing your stay:

  • Monitoring your use of services (telephone, bar, etc)
  • Managing access to rooms
  • Internal management of lists of customers having behaved inappropriately during their stay at the hotel (aggressive and anti-social behaviour, non-compliance with the hotel contract, non-compliance with safety regulations, theft, damage and vandalism, or payment incidents).

4. Improving our service, especially:

  • Processing your personal data in our customer marketing programme in order to carry out marketing operations, promote brands and gain a better understanding of your requirements and wishes.
  • Adapting our products and services to better meet your requirements
  • Customising commercial offers and the promotional messages we send to you
  • Informing you of special offers and any new services created by us.

5. Managing our relationship with customers before, during and after your visit:

  • Managing the loyalty program
  • Providing details for the customer database
  • Segmentation operations based on reservation history and customer travel preferences with a view to sending targeted communications
  • Predicting and anticipating future behaviours
  • Developing statistics and commercial scores, and carrying out reporting
  • Providing context data for the offer push tool when a customer visits our website or makes a reservation
  • Knowing and managing the preferences of new or repeat customers
  • Sending you newsletters, promotions and tourist, hotel or service offers, or offers from us.
  • Managing requests to unsubscribe from newsletters, promotions, tourist offers and satisfaction surveys
  • Taking into account the right to object

6. Use a trusted third party to cross-check, analyse and apply certain devices to your collected data at the time of booking or at the time of your stay, in order to determine your interests and your customer profile, and to allow us to send you personalised offers.

7. Improving our services, especially:

  • Carrying out surveys and analyses of questionnaires and customer comments
  • Managing claims/complaints
  • Offering you the benefits of our loyalty program.

8. Securing and enhancing your use of our websites, especially:

  • Improving navigation
  • Implementing security and fraud prevention.

9. Conforming to local legislation (for example, storing of accounting documents).

4. CONDITIONS OF THIRD-PARTY ACCESS TO YOUR PERSONAL DATA

Within Patron Hotels and Restaurants Ltd, in order to offer you the best service, we can share your personal data and give access to authorised personnel from the Company, including:

  • Restaurant and bar staff
  • Reservation staff using our reservation tools
  • IT department (if applicable)
  • Commercial partners
  • Medical services (if applicable)
  • Legal services (if applicable)
  • Generally, any appropriate person within Patron Hotels and Restaurants Ltd entities for certain specific categories of personal data.

With service providers and partners: your personal data may be sent to a third party for the purposes of supplying you with services and improving your stay, for example

1. External service providers: IT sub-contractors, international call centres, banks, credit card issuers, external lawyers, dispatchers, and printers.

2. Commercial partners: Patron Hotels and Restaurants Ltd, unless you specify otherwise to the Data Privacy department, may enhance your profile by sharing certain personal information with its preferred commercial partners. In this case, a trusted third party may cross-check, analyse and apply certain devices to your data. This data processing will allow Patron Hotels and Restaurants Ltd and its privileged contractual partners to determine your interests and your customer profile, and will allow us to send you personalised offers.

3. Local authorities: We may also be obliged to send your information to local authorities if this is required by law or as part of an inquiry and in accordance with local regulations.

5. DATA SECURITY

Patron Hotels and Restaurants Ltd takes appropriate technical and organisational measures, in accordance with applicable legal provisions, to protect your personal data against illicit or accidental destruction, accidental alteration or loss, and unauthorised access or disclosure. To this end, we have taken technical measures (such as firewalls) and organisational measures (such as a user ID/password system, means of physical protection etc.). When you submit credit card data when making a reservation, direct with us on our website platforms SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption technology is used to guarantee a secure transaction.

6. COOKIES

Cookies and local storage may be set and accessed on your computer. Upon your first visit, a cookie or local storage may be sent to your computer that uniquely identifies your browser. “Cookies” and local storage are small files containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer’s browser and stored on your device when you visit a website. Many major Web services use cookies to provide useful features for their users. Each Web site can send its own cookie to your browser. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent; however, if you reject cookies, you will not be able to sign in to the Services or take full advantage of our Services. Additionally, if you clear all cookies on your browser at any point after setting your browser to refuse all cookies or indicate when a cookie is being sent, you will have to again reset your browser to refuse all cookies or indicate when a cookie is being sent.

You are advised that the company Patron Hotels and Restaurants Ltd uses cookies or other tracers on its online booking sites.

1. Why have a cookies policy?

With a view to provide information and ensure transparency, Patron Hotels and Restaurants Ltd established this policy so that you can learn more about:

  • The origin and purpose of the information processed when you browse Patron Hotels and Restaurants Ltd websites
  • Your rights with regard to cookies and other tracers used by Patron Hotels and Restaurants Ltd

2. What is a cookie?

Cookies and other similar tracers are packets of data used by servers to send status information to a user’s browser and return status information to the original server through this same browser.

The status information can be a session identifier, a language, an expiration date, a response field or other types of information.

During their validity period, cookies are used to store status information when a browser accesses various pages of a website or when the browser returns to this website at a later point.

We define Cookies and their purposes with different groups:

Essential cookies
We use essential cookies for the duration of each session (“session cookies”). Session cookies are essential to enable you to securely access the functionalities. Session cookies are deleted when you close your web browser. We strongly recommend that you leave these cookies active, because they enable you to take advantage of the features and functionality of our website.

Performance
These cookies allow us to improve the site’s functionality by tracking usage on the website. In some cases these cookies improve the speed with which we can process your request, allow us to remember site preferences you have selected. Blocking these cookies may result in poorly-tailored recommendations and slow site performance.

Marketing
Marketing cookies (of third parties) collect information to help better tailor marketing to your interests, both within and beyond our websites. Blocking these cookies may result in seeing marketing and or content that is not as relevant to you and require you to refill your information in forms to access resources.

3. Consent

  • The installation of certain cookies is subject to your consent. Also, when you first visit the Patron Hotels and Restaurants Ltd websites, you are asked whether you agree to the installation of this type of cookie, which is only activated after your acceptance.
  • This process is supported by means of an information banner on the home page of the Patron Hotels and Restaurants Ltd websites, which informs you that by continuing to browse, you are agreeing to the installation of cookies that require consent on your device.
  • You can change your mind at any time using the various methods described in section below.

You may reject or disable session cookies by altering the cookie function of your browser. The “help” portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to be notified when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable existing cookies.

7. STORAGE OF DATA

We retain your personal data only for the period necessary for the purposes set out in this Charter or in accordance with the provisions of applicable law.

8. ACCESS AND MODIFICATION

You have the right to access your personal data collected by Patron Hotels and Restaurants Ltd and to modify it subject to applicable legal provisions.

You may also exercise your right to object by writing to the address below.

In the event of difficulty exercising your rights, please contact Patron Hotels and Restaurants Ltd directly by sending an email to patron.spedding@btconnect.com or by writing to the address below:

Patron Hotels and Restaurants Ltd
Melbury House
34 Southborough Road
Bickley
Kent
BR1 2EB

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