Here at The Good Spa Guide, we respect your privacy. We don’t like
getting email or junk mail we don’t want, either. We follow the guidelines set out
in the UK Data Protection Act of 1998, and aim to meet current Internet best
practice. Your personal information (such as your name and email address) will not
be used in ways to which you have not consented. We will not sell or disclose any
information that identifies you to a third party without your approval.
Your personal information
The Good Spa Guide will not collect any personal information about you except when
you specifically and knowingly provide such information. For example, if you would
like to register on our site to take advantage of certain features, such as our
monthly email newsletter, then we’ll need your name and email address so we can send
this to you.
Our policy on cookies
By using and browsing www.goodspaguide.co.uk, you consent to cookies being used
accordance with our policy. If you do not consent, you must disable cookies or
using the site.
What are cookies and what do they do?
Cookies are files that your Web browser places on your computer’s hard drive. As you
come to the site, your computer hands its “cookie” to our server so we know whether
you have been here before. Cookies are how we save your password and other
information on site so you don’t have to re-enter your details each time you visit.
Cookies also allow us to track your clicks as you go through the site; information
supplied by cookies can help us to provide you with a better service and tell us
more about our visitors.
How is the information stored by cookies used?
pages you look at on our website, your journey around the website, and whether you
came from a particular Internet link or banner advertisement. The Good Spa Guide
your computer. We can only know the information you gave us when you registered on
site. For further information on cookies, please visit www.aboutcookies.org
What are cookies used for?
To drive targeted advertisements from third-party affiliates.
To enable us to collect information about the browsing habits and activities of
customers, so we can constantly improve our website and service.
Who sets the cookies?
The Good Spa Guide, and also third-party affiliates.
Cookies may also be set by third parties who participate with us in
affiliate-marketing programmes. None of these third parties collect any personal
data from which they would be able to identify individual customers.
What happens if I disable cookies?
This depends on which cookies you disable, but in general the site may not operate
properly if cookies are switched off.
We may share the general results of a survey of our users with partners or other
third parties. For example, we might disclose that a certain percentage of our users
are female, or that some have already visited a spa. But we will not sell or share
any information about individual users. We would not supply email addresses or any
details about an individual. We plan to run competitions and draws in which we will
request certain personal information. For example, we might require your name and
email address so we can send you the prize if you win. The rules and terms of each
promotion can vary,
so all information about the contest is shown at the point you enter the competition
Sponsored promotional pages
The Good Spa Guide may, in the future, host sponsored promotional pages for
advertisers who offer product and promotional information that might be of interest
to you, including contests, free samples, discounts, and so on. These pages are
clearly identified. Sometimes the advertiser or The Good Spa Guide will request
personal information to enter the promotion. Because the rules and terms of each
promotion can vary, all the rules will be publicised during the event. The personal
information that is obtained is only used in relation to the promotion; it is not
stored for future use.
Access to your personal information
You have the right to request a copy of the personal information The Good Spa Guide
holds about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected. (We charge £10 for
information requests.) Please see our Contact Us page for contact information.
Your questions and comments
We try to answer people’s Frequently Asked Questions, but feel free to contact us
any time and we’ll try to answer any additional questions you may have. You can
email us or see About the Good Spa Guide to find out more about our company and our
To see how The Good Spa Guide website is performing, and to help us learn how to
delight our visitors, we use the Google Analytics® service to monitor website
traffic. At the suggestion of Google, Inc., we have included the following statement
to explain about the service:
“This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google,
Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on
your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information
generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address)
will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google
will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website,
compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other
services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer
this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such
third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate
your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of
cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note
that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this
website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by
Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.”