Last Updated: 10th February 2023
At Harbour House we’re working hard to serve you delicious food every day. Looking after the personal data you share with us as part of the meal experience is an important part of this. We want you to be confident that your data is safe and secure with us understand how we use it to offer you a better and more personalised experience.
What this Policy covers
The data controller is SH Brunel Limited t/a Harbour House (referred to in this policy as “we” or “us”).
We are committed to doing the right thing when it comes to how we collect, use and protect your personal data. That’s why we’ve developed this privacy and cookies policy (“Policy”), which:
- sets out the types of personal data that we collect
- explains how and why we collect and use your personal data
- explains when and why we will share personal data with other organisations; and
- explains the rights and choices you have when it comes to your personal data
This Policy applies to you if you use our services (referred to in this Policy as “our Services”). Using our Services means:
- eating or drinking with us in our restaurants.
This Policy also applies if you contact us or we contact you about our Services.
Personal data we collect
This section tells you what personal data we may collect from you when you use our Services and what other personal data we may receive from other sources.
When you register for our Services, you may provide us with:
- Your personal details, including your postal and billing addresses, email addresses, phone numbers and date of birth and title
When you dine with us or browse our Website we may collect:
- Information about your online browsing behaviour on our Website and information about the pages you visit on our website (including those shown on other organisations’ websites, e.g. Google)
- Information about any devices you have used to access our Services (including the make, model and operating system, IP address, browser type and mobile device identifiers)
Other sources of personal data:
We may also use personal data from other sources, such as specialist companies that supply information for our Business Partners For example, this other personal data helps us to:
- review and improve the accuracy of the data we hold; and
- improve and measure the effectiveness of our marketing communications, including online advertising.
How and why we use personal data
This section explains in detail how and why we use personal data.
Make our Services available to you
- Manage the accounts you hold with us
- Offer you promotions, special offers and discounts
Why do we process your personal data in this way? We need to process your personal data so that we can manage your customer accounts, provide you with information on our services that may be of interest to you the goods and services you want to buy and help you with any issues or questions you may have.
Manage and improve our day-to-day operations
Manage and improve our Website:
Help to develop and improve our product range, services, stores, information technology systems, know-how and the way we communicate with you:
Why do we process your personal data in this way? We rely on the use of personal data to carry out market research and internal research and development, and to improve our information technology systems (including security) and our product range, services and restaurants. This allows us to serve you better as a customer.
Detect and prevent fraud or other crime:
Why do we process your personal data in this way? It is important for us to monitor how our Services are used to detect and prevent fraud, other crimes and the misuse of services. This helps us to make sure that you can safely use our Services.
Personalise your Harbour House experience
Use your online browsing behaviour in-store to help us better understand you as a customer and provide you with personalised offers and services:
Why do we process your personal data in this way? Looking at your browsing behaviour and bookings allows us to personalise our offers and services for you. This helps us meet your needs as a customer.
Provide you with relevant marketing communications (including by email, post or online advertising), relating to our products and services, and those of our business partners of Harbour House. As part of this, online advertising may be displayed on websites across the Harbour House and on other organisations’ websites and online media channels. We may also measure the effectiveness of our marketing communications and those of our suppliers and Business partners.
Why do we process your personal data in this way? We want to ensure that we provide you with marketing communications, including online advertising, that are relevant to your interests. To achieve this we also measure your responses to marketing communications relating to services we offer, which also means we can offer you services that better meet your needs as a customer. You can change your marketing choices when you register with us, and at any time after that.
Contact and interacting with you
- Contact you about our Services, for example by phone, email or post or by responding to social media posts that you have directed at us.
Why do we process your personal data in this way? We want to serve you better as a customer so we use personal data to provide clarification or assistance in response to your communications
- Manage promotions and competitions you take part in, including those we run with our suppliers and Business partners.
Why do we process your personal data in this way? We need to process your personal data so that we can manage the promotions and competitions you choose to enter.
- Invite you to take part in and manage customer surveys, questionnaires and other market research activities carried out by the Harbour House and by other organisations on our behalf.
Why do we process your personal data in this way? We carry out market research to improve our Services. However, if we contact you about this, you do not have to take part in the activities. If you tell us that you do not want us to contact you for market research, we will respect this choice. This will not affect your ability to use our Services.
To help us to better understand you as a customer and to be able to provide you with services and marketing communications, including online advertising, that are relevant to your interests we also combine with personal data collected from our Website and other sources.
Sharing personal data with Service Providers
This section explains how and why we share personal data with Business partners and Service Providers. When we share personal data with these companies we require them to keep it safe, and they must not use your personal data for their own marketing purposes.
Service Providers – our online media channels
We work with carefully selected Service Providers that carry out certain functions on our behalf. These include, for example, companies that help us with technology services, storing and combining data, processing payments and delivering orders. We only share personal data that enable our Service Providers to provide their services.
Some of the Service Providers we work with operate online media channels and they place relevant online advertising for our products and services, as well as those of our suppliers and our Business partners, on those online media channels on our behalf. For example, you may see an advert for our products and services as you use a particular social media site or watch television through your pay TV account.
Seven Rooms are one of our main service providers. Seven Rooms manages table reservations application, with booking made online, by telephone or in person. Seven Rooms help us to use personal data to help improve our understanding of customers’ booking preferences and personalise your customer experience.
Sharing personal data with other organisations
This section explains how and why we share personal data with other organisations.
We may share personal data with other organisations in the following circumstances:
- if the law or a public authority says we must share the personal data;
- if we need to share personal data in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (this includes providing personal data to others for the purposes of preventing fraud and reducing credit risk);
- to an organisation we sell or transfer (or enter into negotiations to sell or transfer) any of our businesses or any of our rights or obligations under any agreement we may have with you to. If the transfer or sale goes ahead, the organisation receiving your personal data can use your personal data in the same way as us; or
- to any other successors in title to our business.
How we protect personal data
We know how important it is to protect and manage your personal data. This section sets out some of the measures we have in place.
We use computer safeguards such as firewalls and data encryption, and we enforce physical access controls to our buildings and files to keep this data safe. We only authorise access to employees who need it to carry out their job responsibilities.
- We protect the security of your information while it is being transmitted by encrypting it using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL).
- We enforce physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in connection with the collection, storage and disclosure of personal data. We may occasionally ask for proof of identity before we share your personal data with you.
- We will reveal only the last four digits of your credit card number when confirming a deposit, payment or refund taken over the phone.
However, whilst we take appropriate technical and organisational measures to safeguard your personal data, please note that we cannot guarantee the security of any personal data that you transfer over the internet to us.
The personal data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may also be processed by companies operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our service providers. We will put in place appropriate protection to make sure your personal data remains adequately protected and is treated in line with this Policy.
Marketing and market research
This section explains the choices you have when it comes to receiving marketing communications and taking part in market research.
We will send you relevant offers and news about our products and services in a number of ways including by email, but only if you have previously agreed to receive these marketing communications. When you register with us we will ask if you would like to receive marketing communications, and you can change your marketing choices by email at any point by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
We also like to hear your views to help us to improve our Services, so we may contact you for market research purposes. You always have the choice about whether to take part in our market research.
Cookies and similar technologies
Cookies are small data files that allow a website to collect and store a range of data on your desktop computer, laptop or mobile device.
Improve the way our Website works
Cookies allow us to improve the way our Website work so that we can personalise your experience and allow you to use many of their useful features.
Improve the performance of our Website
Cookies can help us to understand how our Website is being used, for example, by telling us if you get an error messages as you browse.
These Cookies collect data that is mostly aggregated and anonymous.
Deliver relevant online advertising
Cookies used for this purpose are often placed on our Websites by other organisations, and always with our permission. These Cookies may collect information about your online behaviour, such as your IP address, the website you arrived from and information about your purchase history or the content of your shopping basket. This means that you may see our adverts on our Websites and on other organisations’ websites. You may also see adverts for other organisations on our Websites.
Measuring the effectiveness of our marketing communications, including online advertising
Cookies can tell us if you have seen a specific advert, or section of our website, and how long it has been since you have seen it. This information allows us to measure the effectiveness of our online advertising campaigns and control the number of times you are shown an advert.
Your choices when it comes to Cookies
You can use your browser settings to accept or reject new Cookies and to delete existing Cookies. You can also set your browser to notify you each time new Cookies are placed on your computer or other device. You can find more detailed information about how you can manage Cookies at (http://www.allaboutcookies.org/) and (http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/)
If you choose to disable some or all Cookies, you may not be able to make full use of our Websites. For example, you may not be able to add items to your shopping basket, proceed to checkout, or use any of our products and services that require you to sign in.
Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you have the right to see the personal data we hold about you. This is called a Subject Access Request.
If you would like a copy of the personal data we hold about you, please write to:
Data Protection Officer, care of Harbour House
You can also email us at email@example.com
The law allows us to charge an administration fee of £10. If you write to us by post, please enclose a cheque or postal order for £10 made payable to “Harbour House”.
We want to make sure that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and up to date. If any of the details are incorrect, please contact us and we will amend them.
How to contact us
If you have any questions about how we collect, store and use personal data please contact us:
Write to us:
Customer Service Team