Privacy Policy | Devon's Top Attractions - Ensuring your privacy is always protected

Ensuring your Privacy is Protected

The Devon Association of Tourist Attractions is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

The Devon Association of Tourist Attractions may change this policy periodically by updating this page. You should check this page occasionally to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

This policy is effective from July 2018.

What we collect:

We may collect the following information:

  • Your name
  • Contact information including email address

What we do with the information we gather:

We require this information to keep you informed of information relating to our member attractions.

We may periodically send e-newsletters about our attractions, events and special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

Whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes

If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing the data controller.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. If you would like a copy of the information held on you, please email the data protection controller at [email protected]

Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Like most websites, our website uses cookies to collect information.  Cookies are small data files which are found on your computer or other devices (such as smartphones or tablets) as you browse our website.  These are used to remember when your computer or device accesses our website. Cookies are essential for the effective operation of our website and help us provide you with the most useful information. They are also used to tailor the products and services offered and advertised to you, both on our website and elsewhere.

What information does a cookie collect?

Some cookies collect information about browsing and purchasing behaviour when you access this website via the same computer or device.  This includes information about pages viewed, tickets purchased and your journey around a website.  We do not use cookies to collect or record information on your name, address or other contact details.

What are cookies used for?

The main purposes for which cookies are used are: –

For technical purposes essential to effective operation of our websites;

To enable Devon Association of Tourist Attractions to collect information about your browsing patterns, including to monitor the success of campaigns, competitions etc.

Site Cookies

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Third Party Cookies

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How do I disable cookies?

If you want to disable cookies you need to change your website browser settings to reject cookies.  How you can do this will depend on the browser you use.

Google Analytics Policy

When someone visits  we use a third-party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. This data is stored indefinitely.

Email Newsletter (e-newsletter) Subscription Policy

As part of the registration process for our e-newsletter, we do collect some minimal personal information. We do not share or trade email lists with other organisations and businesses.

We use a third-party provider, Mail Chimp to deliver our newsletter. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our e-newsletter. For more information, please see Mail Chimp’s own Privacy Policy You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the newsletter or by emailing our Data Protection Controller on [email protected]

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