Privacy Policy


  • User privacy and data protection are human rights
  • We have a duty of care to the people within our data
  • Data is a liability, it should only be collected and processed when absolutely necessary
  • We will never sell, rent or otherwise distribute or make public your personal information. We loathe spam as much as you do!


This website collects and uses information for the following reasons:

 Contact forms and email links

Should you choose to contact us using our contact forms or through an email, none of the data that you supply will be stored by this website or passed to / be processed by any of the third party data processors. Instead, the data will be collated into an email and sent to us over the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). We would suggest that you always consider email as an insecure medium and not include personal, confidential or otherwise sensitive information within an email. Emails sent to The Kingswood Hotel will be treated in the strictest confidence and will only be retained until the services required have been fulfilled.

Email newsletter

If you choose to join our email newsletter, the email address that you submit to us will be forwarded to MailChimp who provide us with email marketing services. We consider MailChimp to be a third party data processor. The email address that you submit will not be stored within this website’s own database. Emails sent to The Kingswood Hotel will be treated in the strictest confidence and will only be retained until the services required have been fulfilled.

Your email address will remain within MailChimp’s database for as long as we continue to use MailChimp’s services for email marketing or until you specifically request removal from the list. You can do this by unsubscribing using the unsubscribe links contained in any email newsletters that we send you or by requesting removal via email. When requesting removal via email, please send your email to us using the email account that is subscribed to the mailing list.

If you are under 16 years of age you MUST obtain parental consent before joining our email newsletter.

While your email address remains within the MailChimp database, you will receive periodic (approximately one or two per month) newsletter-style emails from us.

Please note: No personal or finiancial information is held on The Kingswood Hotel website database.


We use a number of third parties to process personal data on our behalf.

  • Mailchimp ( Newsletter administration)
  • Youtube (Embedded video content)
  • Freetobook (Reviews and online booking service)
  • Google Maps ( Embedded map and location details)

The Kingswood Hotel also has links to social media pages such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, local sites for attractions and wedding suppliers. These sites are outside our control and do not apply to our privacy description. Each site will have its own privacy and cookie clauses.


Cookies are small files which are stored on a user’s computer. They are designed to hold a modest amount of data specific to a particular client and website, and can be accessed either by the web server or the client computer. This allows the server to deliver a page tailored to a particular user, or the page itself can contain some script which is aware of the data in the cookie and so is able to carry information from one visit to the website (or related site) to the next.

To restore full functionality to The Kingswood Hotel website you must allow the use of cookies and scripts. The website creates cookies on your computer which contain session and state information. The information within our cookies does not include any personal or financial information. The Kingswood Hotel website requires cookies to be enabled and in any third party programs to permit online booking, maps, video content, slide shows and to help us to improve users’ website experience and the services we provide. Please be aware that should cookies be disabled our website’s online booking feature will be impaired or unavailable.

You can also disable or delete browser cookies through your Internet Browser. Please refer to your browser’s help file for more information.


Category: Necessary

Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies

Name: PHPSESSID  –  Provider:   – Type: HTTP – Expiry: Session

Cookie purpose description: Preserves user session state across page requests.

Source: https://w w w s/refresh Review p?rw id=fca515770 via h ttps:// idgets/js/fca515770.js

Data is sent to: United Kingdom (adequate)


Category: Marketing

Name: GPS – Provider:  –  Type: HTTP – Expiry: Session

Cookie purpose description: Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographical GPS location . Initiator: Script tag Source: h ttp:// k/blog/

Data is sent to: United States (adequate)


Name: VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE  – Provider: –  Type: HTTP – Expiry: 179 days

Description: Tries to estimate the users’ bandwidth on pages with integrated You Tube videos.

Data is sent to: United States (adequate)


Name: YSC – Provider: –  Type: HTTP – Expiry: Session

Cookie purpose description: Registers a unique ID to keep statistics of what videos from You Tube the user has seen .

Data is sent to: United States (adequate)


Name:  Google Maps – Provider: Google inc

Google Maps is a maps visualization service provided by Google Inc. that allows this Application to incorporate content of this kind on its pages.

Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.

Place of processing: United States – Privacy Policy. Privacy Shield participant.



We will report any unlawful data breach of this website’s database or the database(s) of any of our third party data processors to any and all relevant persons and authorities within 72 hours of the breach if it is apparent that personal data stored in an identifiable manner has been stolen.



The data controller of this website is: The Kingswood Hotel

And whose operating office is:
The Kingswood Hotel
Kinghorn Road
Nr Burntisland


Mr. Rankin Bell
Proprietor The Kingswood Hotel
Telephone: 01592 872329



This privacy policy may change from time to time inline with legislation or industry developments. We will not explicitly inform our clients or website users of these changes. Instead, we recommend that you check this page occasionally for any policy changes. Specific policy changes and updates are mentioned in the changes log below.