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Privacy Policy

Statement of Intent

You may be asked to submit personal information about yourself (such as your name, address, email address etc) in order to use some of the services provided on our Web site.

By entering your details in the fields requested, you enable the Classic Guide to provide you with the services you select. Whenever you provide such personal information, we will treat that information in accordance with this policy. The Classic Guide will act in accordance with current legislation and aim to meet current internet best practice.

Information on Visitors

During the course of any visit to the Classic Guide, the pages you see, along with something called a cookie, are downloaded to your computer. Most Web sites do this because cookies can help the visitor to navigate through the site and they can be used to store useful information. It is also helpful for the Web site provider to track how you arrived at the site, for example by clicking on a link found with a search engine like Google. Cookies can also be retained on your computer and the information read by the Web site provider when you return to the site at a later date.

The only cookies used by the Classic Guide are the source of any page you used to access our site, any keyword associated with that source, and the items you add to your itinerary

When you request a page on the Classic Guide you send certain information in accordance with the HTTP protocol to our web server so that it knows where to send the data requested. This data includes the IP Address allotted to your computer. This data is saved and analysed to provide useful information on the amount of traffic to the Web site and the efficiency with which it is handled by our server. We do not routinely use the IP Address for any purpose but we retain the right to do so to track down any malicious traffic designed to interfere with our servers (eg viruses).

Managing Cookies

A cookie is a small text file held on your computer and most browsers provide the facility to view and delete them. You can also elect to be warned when a cookie is being created and even decline to accept cookies. We would recommend that you leave cookies enabled, which is the default setting, as they are completely harmless and many Web sites will fail to operate correctly without them. During the course of any visit to the Classic Guide Web site one or more small files (called cookies) may be downloaded to your computer that can be used to identify your browser between visits and store data used to provided ‘remember me’ functionality when logging in to the site. Should you choose to create an itinerary of attractions, a cookie is used to remember this list for future visits.

Use and Storage of Personal Information

If you supply any personal information to the Classic Guide we have legal obligations towards you in the way we deal with that data. We must collect the information fairly, that is, we must explain how we will use it and tell you if we want to pass it on to anyone else.

In general, any personal information you provide to the Classic Guide will only be used by us. It will never be supplied to anyone else without first obtaining your consent, unless we are obliged or permitted by law to disclose it. Also, if you post or send offensive or inappropriate content anywhere on or to the Classic Guide, or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on the Classic Guide, and we consider such behaviour to be serious and/or repeated, we can use any information that is available to it about you to stop such behaviour.

This may include informing relevant third parties, such as your employer, school or service provider about the content and your behaviour. The data you provide will be used only by the Classic Guide to send you information you request. If you provide us with personal information such as an email address, we may occasionally send you emails to inform you about new activities or other items which may interest you, but they will all feature the ability to unsubscribe.

We will ensure that all personal information supplied is held securely, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Access to Your Personal Information

You have the right to request a copy of the personal information that we hold about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected. Please address requests to: Data Protection Officer, the Classic Guide, Leslie House, Lady Street, Helston, Cornwall TR13 8NA.

Links to Other Web Sites

This site contains links to other Web sites. The Classic Guide is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such Web sites. To ensure protection of your privacy, always review the privacy policy of the sites you visit by linking from our Web site.


The security of all personal information is an important concern to us. Access to your data is restricted to authorised personnel and our servers are housed in a secure environment. Our internal computer network is protected by a firewall and back ups are stored securely. However, despite every endeavour we should point out that 'perfect security' does not exist on and in the use of the internet.

Users Under 18 Years of Age

Any user under 18 years of age submitting content must have their parents/guardians consent to use the Classic Guide Web site. Users without this consent are not allowed to provide us with personal information.

User Contributions

Please do not

  • Publish content to which you do not own the copyright.
  • Publish content containing personal information about you or anyone else, for example your address or telephone number. This is for your own safety.
  • Use language that may cause offence.

The Classic Guide reserves the right to modify or remove all content submitted by users.

The Classic Guide’s decision about content published on is final.

Content, Reviews and Ratings

Users of the Classic Guide most commonly provide content in the form of star ratings or reviews. Content is moderated by the Classic Guide team and it is important to remember that all content you submit will be publically available. Your name will automatically be displayed with your content unless you instruct the Classic Guide otherwise.


The Classic Guide only accepts content from unaffiliated individuals who are expressing their own personal opinion. The Classic Guide is not a place for merchants to promote their businesses and all such content will be removed. If you are unhappy with any of the content on the Classic Guide please contact us.

Copyright and Content Use

When submitting content you grant the Classic Guide full permission to use, modify and reproduce your contribution. Also, content may be used on other Web sites that are owned by Classic Cottages, including If this is not acceptable to you please do not submit your contribution.

Notification of Changes

This Privacy Policy Statement may be revised over time as new features are added to or as internet security and privacy standards evolve. We will post notification of any changes prominently.

Acceptance of These Terms

By using this site, you signify your acceptance of the terms of the Classic Guide Privacy Policy Statement. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use the site and exit the site immediately. Your continued use of the site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean that you accept those changes.

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