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data protection policy 

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulations, the data controller is Alcumlow. This Data Protection Policy describes how Alcumlow will collect, handle and store personal information. These rules apply regardless of whether data is stored electronically, on paper or on other materials. Personal information must be collected and used fairly, stored safely and not disclosed unlawfully. We are committed to utilising and promoting fair information practices and ethical data management. A copy of this policy is listed in the Maison De Bois Terms and Conditions Contract.


10. 1 Data Storage 


  • When data is stored on paper, it is kept in a secure authorised place. When not required, the paper or files should be kept in a locked drawer or filing cabinet. Data printouts will be shredded and disposed of securely when no longer required. When data is stored electronically, it must be protected from unauthorised access, accidental deletion and malicious hacking attempts:

  • Data is protected by strong passwords that are changed regularly and never shared between employees and stored on designated drives and are backed up frequently.

  • Servers containing personal data are sited in a secure location, away from general office space.

  • All servers and computers containing data should be protected by approved security software and a firewall.


10. 2 Data Use


All individuals who are the subject of personal data held by Maison De Bois Limited are entitled to:


  • Ask what information the company holds about them and why.

  • Ask how to gain access to it.

  • Be informed how the company is meeting its data protection obligations.


10. 3 Disclosing Data


  • In certain circumstances, the Data Protection Act allows personal data to be disclosed to law enforcement agencies without the consent of the data subject. Under these circumstances, Alcumlow will disclose requested data. However, the data controller will ensure the request is legitimate, seeking assistance from the directors and from the company’s legal advisers where necessary.



10.4 Testimonials 


  • Alcumlow displays personal testimonials of satisfied clients on our web-site, brochure and in venue. If you provide a testimonial, with your consent we may post it along with your name. If you wish to update or delete your testimonial, you can contact us directly to amend this.


10. 5 Sharing


  • We will not provide, sell or lease your personal information to any third parties. We may share your information with our business partners/entities to satisfy your needs in us organising and running the event for you and providing customer service, this includes catering companies and registrars. These companies are authorised to use your personal information only as necessary to provide these services to us. 


10. 6 Children 


  • We will not ask for information from children under 12 years of age.


10.7 Website


  • The Alcumlow website does not collect personal information about individuals, except when specifically and knowingly provided by such individuals. Our site may collect personal information such as your name, email address and phone number. To help us improve your experience, we might track your use of our website. You must take reasonable steps to ensure you are aware of and/or consents to the various matters detailed in this Policy, including the fact that personal information is being collected, the purposes for which that information is being collected, the intended recipients of that information, and the individual's right to obtain access to that information.


  • As with most websites, we gather certain information automatically and store it. This information may include IP addresses, browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, the files viewed on our site (e.g., HTML pages, graphics, etc.), operating system, date/time stamp, and/or clickstream data. We use this data to analyse usage of the site.


  • Our website supports social media features; including Facebook and Twitter buttons on its website that incorporate third party widgets which allow users to review information from, or share articles and other information, on different platforms. 


10.8 Security of your Data


  • The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow high standards to protect the personal information submitted to us, both during transmission and once we receive it. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.


  • We are committed to our client’s privacy. Our pledge is that we will never release your personal information to any third party without your consent.


10.9 Changes to Privacy


  • We reserve the right to change our Privacy Policy at any time, but we will not do so without posting the modified Privacy Policy on our website. We encourage you to review our Privacy Policy whenever you visit our website, so you’ll always understand how your information will be used.

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