Butterfly Cottage Retreat

Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: http://butterflycottageretreat.ie.

Information Collected

The following types of information are collected through this website:


A cookie is a small file that is automatically stored on your computer when you visit this or any other website. It records some basic information about your location and browser preferences so that key pages will load faster should you wish to review them later. This information does not include any of your personal information.

When you visit this website, you will be prompted to acknowledge that cookies are in use. This is for information purposes and will not impact on your user experience either way. You can of course delete cookie information held in your browser at any time.

If you want to learn more about cookies, please visit www.aboutcookies.org

IP Addresses

Just like your postal address allows people to send you letters, an IP address allows one computer (or other digital device) to communicate with another via the Internet.

To ensure the website remains secure, your IP address will automatically be checked against a list of “bad” addresses before you can access it. This process takes less than a second and your information is not revealed to the site administrator.

For security purposes, your IP address will be captured when you complete a contact form on this website.

Contact Forms

This website includes a contact form. The information you provide is voluntary but in order for your message to be sent, you will need to provide a valid email address. On submission of your enquiry, it will be forwarded to the site administrator who will then deal with your query and issue an appropriate response.

Mailing List

You may choose to opt in to a mailing list to receive periodic newsletters and other information to a nominated email account. This system is operated by MailChimp and their own privacy policy applies in this regard. You may view this here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy.

Card Payments

All debit and credit card transactions are processed by Stripe. You will input your card details directly into the Stripe payment form on an encrypted webpage (SSL secured). This website does not record or retain any of your payment information. Stripe will notify the site administrator of your name, email address, mailing address and telephone number, along with details of the product or service you have paid for.

By using our payment service you are deemed to have consented to your personal data being processed by Stripe – further information about this service can be found at https://stripe.com/ie

Our Use of Personal Information for Marketing Purposes

When you purchase a service, your information may be added to a mailing list. The mailing list is operated by MailChimp and your information is stored under their own privacy and security regulations. You can ofcourse opt out of receiving emails at any time.

Any contact arising from our social media channels is managed by the site administrator. Your information will be processed according to the nature of your enquiry. Any concerns that you may have regarding how your data is processed by Facebook, Youtube, Instagram or Twitter should be resolved by referencing the individual policies on same issued by these companies.

Deletion of Data

Transactional information will be retained for as long as is required by law. Data beyond the scope of what is essential for regulatory purposes will be deleted as part of our housekeeping practices.

Links To Other Websites

This Privacy Policy applies only to our services. You should refer to the individual third party website if your have any queries regarding how they handle your information.