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Our Policy on Privacy


Privacy Policy

MARCH 2022

Okay, this is important, but you need to know that by visiting this website (and most websites today), information is automatically collected about your device, your web browser, IP address, time zone. Information about the pages you view on our website is also collected alongside general information on how you use our site. References to ‘we’ in this policy statement refer to Goukstone Croft, owner operator of Goukstone Shepherds Huts.


Any information collected is done in a  lawful, safe and secure manner but we think it is important to provide you with details of our policy and to explain how the data is collected and used as well as other details which we think you should know about. We will never do unsolicited emails and we will never knowingly sell, rent or otherwise distribute or make public the information gathered.


information collected

This website does not store or retain personal information about you. Information which is sent via our contact forms or by following email links is simply sent via email to and is not stored on this website nor is it shared.


The data you provide will be sent to us over the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP).  This website site does use Google Analytics to provide information about the number visits to our site, site visibility and use of our web pages. This information is used to make sure that our website is easy to find and that the content is relevant and useful.


Google Analytics records data such as geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system however none of this information will personally identify you to us. When you visit our website, Google Analytics will register your computer’s IP address, but we do not have access to that IP address information, this is held by Google. Disabling cookies on your internet browser will stop Google Analytics from tracking any part of your visit to pages within this website.



‘Cookies’ help us to provide a website that is informative and enjoyable to use. Cookies are small data files that are automatically placed on your device or computers internet browser and often include an anonymous unique identifier. Actions occurring when you visit our website are tracked using “Log files” which collect data such as your IP address (only visible to Google) browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.


HOW information is used

We use the analytics information to improve and optimize our site for example, by generating analytics about how our customers browse and interact with the site, and to assess the success of our marketing and advertising campaigns.

We may also use the information to ensure we comply with our legal and regulatory responsibilities as well as allowing us to review the functionality of our website by:


  • Monitoring how web pages are used and visited.

  • Gathering feedback to improve our services.

  • Responding to any feedback you send us but only if you have requested this.

  • Providing you with information about other services if you want it.



This website is hosted in a secure data centre. All data traffic between this website and your browser is encrypted and delivered over HTTPS.

Any data collected is done so via a third party (Google USA) in full compliance with the EU-U.S Privacy Shield agreement. The Data Controller of this Website is:

Goukstone Shepherds Huts, Goukstone, Methlick, AB41 7HP.

Any unlawful data breeches of the website will be reported to relevant persons where possible in accordance with GDPR regulations. This website has been set up taking into account and in compliance of the following regulations:

  • UK Data Protection Act 1988 (DPA)

  • EU Data Protection Directive 1995 (DPD)

  • EU General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (GDPR)



We do not retain or hold any personal information; the information we do hold relating to analytics regarding site visits are not shared with any third party.


For information about your rights under General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and legislation and for general information about GDPR, follow the link below for the office of the Information Commissioner



This Privacy Policy may require to be updated from time to time in order to reflect and account for changes to our practices and legal or regulatory reasons as they occur. We will endeavour to keep our Polices including this Privacy Policy up to date where possible.


You may wish to contact us to receive more information or to make comment on our Privacy Policy. If you would like to do so or would like to make a complaint, please contact us by e-mail at

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