Terms and Conditions for Advertisers


Information you provide about your accommodation will be held and used by www.theholidaycottages.co.uk and its owner Gatenby Services Ltd (GS) solely to set up an advertisement for you and will not be passed on to any other third party. Such information including your contact details will not be provided to any third party for the purposes of providing email lists or to be used to sell third party services.

Such information includes all details of any type of accommodation as well as any pictures supplied. Where such information is derived from your own website we will have sort your permission to use this data prior to setting up the advertisement on GS.

We will use all reasonable care to ensure the information posted on the advertisement is accurate, but GS accepts no responsibility for errors or omissions that may occur and will not be responsible for any loss arising, however, caused through the setting up and use of the advertisement on the GS website.

We strongly recommend that customers check their advertisements as soon as these become live and from time to time, to ensure such details including room rates are correct an up to date. An email will be sent to you immediately your advertisement goes live.

All Amendments you may require should be emailed to GS; such amendments are free throughout the term of the advertisement.


The payment for your advertisement must be received before the advertisement can go "live" on the website. Normally we will collect such payment by credit or debit card. Note this sensitive information will be used purely to collect the agreed amount and then destroyed immediately the same day. GS does not retain any details of credits cards or bank details. For this reason in the event that such electronic payment fails for whatever reason, we may need to take the details again of that or another credit/debit card. The payment taken is for the creation and subsequent publishing of the advertisement.


In view of the technical and set up costs being at the commencement of the process to create your advertisement, we do not give any refund in whole or in part, once the advertisement goes live; at any time.


The advertisements held on the website www.theholidaycottages.co.uk (GS) are normally available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, throughout the year for potential customers of your accommodation. However, GS will not be liable in event that the website becomes unavailable, whether this is because of technical difficulties, such as breakdown of Servers or power loss, nor through the winding up or closing down of GS.

The information given in the advertisement on the GS website is provided to potential customers in good faith, but no liability will be accepted for any loss that may occur either to you, the advertiser or your customer through the use of this website.

Any contract you have with your customer for the hire or otherwise of your accommodation will be entirely separate to the introduction that may be attributed to the use of the website. GS will not be party to such contracts and not accept any liability occurring through use of, or expected use of your accommodation. GS do not take any introductory fee for a successful hire, or use for your accommodation, other than an initial fee to set up the advertisement (see above).

Once created the Advertisement (being all data and pictures held therein) becomes the property of GS. Copying, printing or downloading of such data is allowed for an individuals use to allow selection of accommodation. Appropriate "selection" and "print" buttons exist on the website for this purpose. Copying, printing or downloading of data for Marketing or Sales purposes by third parties is strictly forbidden.

Advertisers or visitors to the site should not attempt to change or modify any data. GS will not accept any responsibility for any loss arising out of such attempts. Where Advertisers require changes to be made they should contact GS who will make such required changes promptly and without charge (see above).

The provision of advertisements for accommodation on the website is provided for use by both UK residents as well as overseas visitors. However, these terms and conditions will be governed by and interpreted in accordance with English law (always recognising any EU law that may apply). In the event any dispute arises GS will always attempt to resolve any issue without resource to legal proceedings.

GS maintains details of the number of times an Advertisers advertisement is accessed as well as the number of potential customers who may have "clicked" over to see your own website. Such information is retained purely to check the amount of interest in your accommodation and is only divulged to a given Advertiser about their own accommodation.


On 25th May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation known as GDPR will come into force giving individuals in the European Union enhanced rights over the use of their personal data. The Holiday Cottages has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. This Privacy Policy explains how The Holiday Cottages collects, stores and uses your personal data when you browse and use The Holiday Cottages website. By continuing to browse our website The Holiday Cottages you consent to our placing cookies on your computer unless you have chosen to disable them via your browser. The Holiday Cottages website ensures that all personal data handled and stored by us is done so in strict compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


When an advertiser wants to advertise with us we require advertisers to give us contact information (for example, your name, name of property, address, telephone number, website and email address). Contact information is used to put an advertisement together for you. These details are totally secure and are not passed on or sold to any third party ever.


When you fill out the online form to contact an accommodation owner you are asked to give your email address. This is so that the advertiser can contact you directly with a reply. We keep emails for the duration of the advertisement to monitor spam and to let the advertiser know that they are receiving emails. None of the emails or addresses are shared to any other third party at any time apart from the advertiser.


The Holiday Cottages contains links to other websites which are shown on the accommodation advertisements. The Holiday Cottages is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites and will not be held liable for any losses or damages that occur from using such links. These links have been supplied to us by the accommodation owners directly.


The Holiday Cottages will use your email address to contact you to do any of the following:

  1. To notify you when your advertisement is due for renewal.
  2. To send you an invoice or receipt - but only as requested by the owner.
  3. To advise if there are any special offers or news.
  4. To see if you would like to reinstate your advertisement on our website.
  5. To ask if there is any late availability you would like us to promote in our late availability section.

The Holiday Cottages would never share any contact information including email addresses of current advertisers with any third party.


The Holiday Cottages will use your email address to contact you to do any of the following:

  1. To advise if there are any special offers or news.
  2. To see if you would like to reinstate your advertisement on our website.

The Holiday Cottages will never share any contact information of potential advertisers with any third party. You can unsubscribe at any time from any of the emails we send you and we will then remove your email address from any marketing lists.

The Holiday Cottages will never share any contact information of potential advertisers with any third party.


Our security procedures for storing and disclosing customer details conform with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which applied from the 25th of May 2018. We are not responsible for the privacy practises of the accommodation owners that advertise on The Holiday Cottages. We therefore recommend you read the privacy statements and policies for each site to which you are asked to submit personal information.


If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with The Holiday Cottages, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01749 685153 or via our email [email protected]

By accessing, browsing and using the website The Holiday Cottages you confirm that you have read, understood and agree to this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with any part of this Privacy Policy, you must not use the website.


Please note that The Holiday Cottages reserve the right to change this policy at any time in the future, with or without notice. Should we decide the change any of our privacy policy, we will post notification of the changes on this page.

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