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Privacy policy

This privacy policy sets out how we use and protect any information that you give Last Minute Cottages Limited. This covers the following websites - Last Minute Cottages, Big Cottages, The Hen House.

Last Minute Cottages Limited is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. Last Minute Cottages Limited may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 1st May 2011.


What we collect

When you use this website or contact Last Minute Cottages we may collect the following information:

• Your name
• Your contact information including email address
• Demographic information such as your postcode

We have pages on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest. Please see the individual websites for their privacy policies. We link to our advertisers and other websites – we are not responsible for the content or the privacy practice of these sites.


What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

Our internal record keeping.

We may use the information to improve our products and services.

We may periodically send out emails about new services, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.

If you do not wish to receive mailings from us, you will be able to opt out via the "unsubscribe" facility on all our marketing emails.

From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone or mail.

We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

We may pass on your contact details to our advertisers/competition providers ONLY when you have entered one of our competitions or have sent us a specific enquiry. We will pass on our advertisers’ contact email addresses ONLY when they are publicly available elsewhere on the Internet.

You may also contact our advertisers using the enquiry form. Last Minute Cottages does not sell, transfer or otherwise disclose this personally identifiable information outside this company, except where disclosure is required by law.



We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Your personal information is contained behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of persons who have special access rights to such systems, and are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all sensitive/credit information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.