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Privacy Notice


About Argyll Walking Holidays is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This notice forms part of our compliance in respect of the General Data Protection Regulations 2018.

This privacy Notice, sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. By visiting and using and you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in our Privacy Notice.

From a data protection point of view About Argyll Walking Holidays is a data controller.

If you have any questions about our Privacy Notice, please contact with 'Privacy Notice' as the subject.

Information we may collect from you

We process personal information about customers, staff and representatives of other organisations. We may collect and process data about you in the manner set out below.

  1. You may give us information about yourself by filling in forms on, or downloaded from, our sites or by corresponding with us by phone, email or in person. This includes information you provide to us in the course of booking a holiday or service, making an enquiry, requesting marketing information or taking part in social media functions or other forums on our sites.
  2. The information you give us may include your personal details, holiday or service, preferences, previous experience, health, and dietary information.
  3. In the case of an accident or near miss either as the subject of, or witness to one, personal details may be sought in the process of filling in report forms.
  4. With regard to each of your visits to our sites, we may automatically collect the following information about you for website analysis purposes:
    • Technical information, including the Internet Protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform;
    • Information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) clickstream to, through and from our sites (including date and time); pages you viewed or searched for; page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), and methods used to browse away from the page.
  5. We work closely with third parties (including, for example, sub-contractors in technical, payment services, delivery services, search information providers) and may receive information about you from them.


Our sites uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our sites. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our sites, and also allows us to improve our sites. For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them, see our Cookies Notice.

Uses made of the information

We will use the information you give to us:

  • To provide the holiday or service you have requested.
  • To maintain our own accounts, records and statutory requirements.
  • To carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into between you and us.
  • To make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of our sites about holidays or services that may interest you or them
  • To allow you to participate in interactive features when you choose to do so.
  • To ensure that content from our sites is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer or device.
  • To administer our sites and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, research, statistical and survey purposes.
  • As part of our efforts to keep our site safe and secure.

We may combine the information we receive from other sources with information you give to us and information we collect about you. We may use this information and the combined information for the purposes set out above (depending on the types of information we receive).

Disclosure of your information

We may share relevant information about you with the following third parties, but only in connection with the performance of any contract we enter into with them for you or as appropriate and depending on the nature of the holiday or service requested:

  • Holiday and support personnel
  • Accommodation providers
  • Ticket suppliers
  • BarclayCard card payment processing services
  • Medical advisors
  • Postal or courier service providers
  • Police
  • A future owner of About Argyll Walking Holidays
  • Anonymised information only with web analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our sites.

We may disclose your personal information to third parties if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation, and other agreements; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of About Argyll Walking Holidays, our customers, business partners or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.

Length of time data held

Customers – until requested otherwise except under our statutory obligations.
Newsletter requests – until requested otherwise except under our statutory obligations.
Enquirers – for up to 2 years unless requested otherwise.

Where we store your personal data

  • All information you provide to us digitally is stored on secure servers. Some will be stored on our password protected computers.
  • Personal information supplied on paper is stored in lockable office storage.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot absolutely guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our sites; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, We will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Payment processing

We accept payments by cheque, cash, bank transfer, or card.

  • If you pay for anything by credit / debit card through our online Payment System, your payment is facilitated by the Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliant payment gateway of Barclaycard. All payments are secure and encrypted.
  • Card payments processed manually in our office also go through our online Payment System, facilitated by Barclaycard. After processing the payment, all the card details will be destroyed.

Your rights

We operate an 'opt in' system for processing your personal data for marketing purposes. Customers will be deemed to have 'opted in' for the purposes of receiving intermittent information updates on available holidays and services. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by contacting us at any time at

Our sites may contain links to and from the websites of other service providers. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own data management policies and we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these before you submit any personal data to these websites.

Access to information

The Data Protection Legislation gives you the right to access information held about you. This can be done by email to or in writing to About Argyll Walking Holidays, Letters Lodge South, Strathlachlan, Argyll, PA27 8BZ, Scotland (UK), supplying proof of identity.

Changes to our Privacy Notice

Any changes we may make to our Privacy Notice in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to this.


Questions, comments and requests regarding this Privacy Notice are welcomed and should be addressed to