• The Elmfield, big party house hire with heated pool in North Devon

    Call 01271 863 377

    2019 prices held for all 2020 holidays booked before June 2019!

    Summers here! We have a few cheeky gaps available if you are able to tear yourself away for the weekend. We have the weekend of 19th July 2019 and also the 6th September first come first served and all that Jazz.

    Call 01271 863 377 and speak to Matt or Zoe

    Boutique style 9 bedroom self catering big house with year round

    heated swimming pool in Ilfracombe North Devon

    If you're looking for a lovely big self catering party house to bring together friends and family for a special occasion by the sea like a birthday celebration, wedding or seasonal get together The Elmfield in Ilfracombe North Devon is ideal.


    The Elmfield large private house for hire is open all year round, the accomodation sleeps 20 and is in a lovely Victorian villa, where contemporary boutique styling comes with a classic twist and a friendly family atmosphere just an 8 minute walk to the sea.


    The Elmfield offers an ideal base for your North Devon visit, there is an all year round heated indoor swimming pool located in a covered pool house in a terraced garden, your own bar and a childrens play room.


    We are Located 10 minutes from Ilfracombes stunning harbour, where Damian Hirsts impressive Verity, dominates, and local restaurants offer exceptional gastronomical treats.

    We are also just a few minutes walk from the famous tunnels beaches and wedding venue


    Call us on 01271 863 377 for the best deals!


    Have a look at whats happening in the harbour with the webcam



  • May

    Its wild Garlic time in North Devon! If you are lucky enough to find some you could do worse than make some wild garlic pesto as we have been this weekend.

    • 100g fresh wild garlic leaves
    • 50g parmesan cheese
    • 50g toasted pine nuts
    • 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil
    • lemon juice
    • salt and Pepper

    Blitz the ingredients in a food processor for a couple of seconds et voila!!
    Add in salt, pepper, and lemon juice to taste.


    Its that time of year when we have more brides than we know what to do with either getting married with us or at one of the fantastic local wedding venues such as the Tunnels Beaches.


    Obviously you need the perfect drink for the occasion and that would be an Aperol spritz


    Its always best to use a big balloon wine/gin Glass.


    Fill the glasses generously with ice cubes.

    First pour three parts of Prosecco (75ml) over the ice.

    Then, pour three parts Aperol (50ml) into each glass in a circular movement.

    Finish with a dash of soda (25ml)

    Garnish with a slice of orange.


    Its absolutely that time of year to be getting creative with the Gin. Here is a fabulous recipe for Earl Grey infused Gin from our favourite Gin Blogger The Gin Queen



    500ml gin

    4 tbsp of loose leaf earl grey tea



    Pour the gin into a jar and then stir in the loose leaf tea. Leave for 3-4 hours.


    Go to the Gin Queen site for serving suggestions and further recipes.......Gin


    So we are in full holiday swing in town which obviously means that everyones attention turns to breakfast. We have just discovered making your own hash browns is super easy and super tasty. Here's how!



    2 russet potatoes, peeled​

    3 tablespoons melted butter

    ​salt and ground black pepper to taste

    ​1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste

    ​1 pinch paprika, or to taste


    1. Shred potatoes into a large bowl filled with cold water. Stir until water is cloudy, drain, and cover potatoes again with fresh cold water. Stir again to dissolve excess starch. Drain potatoes well, pat dry with paper towels, and squeeze out any excess moisture.
    2. Heat melted butter in a large non-stick pan over medium heat. Sprinkle shredded potatoes into the hot butter and season with salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and paprika.
    3. Cook potatoes until a brown crust forms on the bottom, about 5 minutes. Continue to cook and stir until potatoes are browned all over, about 5 more minutes.




    It's Blackberry time! Theres something really satisfying about going on a lovely long walk and returning home with a bag of juicy, fruity treasures.  Heres one of our family favourite recipes, a delicious blackberry and apple pie.
    • 175g plain flour
    • pinch salt
    • 100g butter
    • 25g caster sugar
    • 1 tsp grated lemon zest
    • 1 egg yolk
    • milk to moisten and glaze
    • 300g cooking apple, peeled, cored and sliced (use Bramley's if possible)
    • 225g freshly blackberry
    • caster sugar, to taste


    Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Sift the flour and salt into a bowl. Cut the butter into small pieces and rub in until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.

    1. Mix in the sugar, lemon zest, egg yolk and a splash of milk to form a dough. Knead the dough lightly.

    2. Spoon the apples and blackberries into a shallow 1.2ltr/900ml dish, then sprinkle over sugar to taste.

    3. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface, large enough to cover the pie. Place the pastry over the filled pie dish, then seal and flute the edges. Glaze the top of the pie with a little milk, then bake for 40-45 mins until golden.



    Eggnog Crème Brûlée What could be more festive than Egg Nog? Personally I'm off to do this right now.
    This recipe is from the New York Times


    • 8 large egg yolks
    • ½ cup/101 grams granulated sugar, plus up to 1/2 cup/101 grams for sprinkling
    • ¾ teaspoons freshly grated nutmeg
    • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
    • 2 cups heavy cream
    • 1 cup whole milk
    • 1 tablespoon bourbon
    1. Heat oven to 325 degrees. Put 8 shallow 4-ounce crème brûlée dishes in a large roasting pan. Bring a kettle of water to a boil.
    2. Meanwhile, in an 8-cup glass measuring cup (or large bowl), whisk together egg yolks, 1/2 cup/101 grams sugar, nutmeg and salt. Whisk in heavy cream, milk and bourbon. Divide mixture carefully among crème brûlée dishes. Transfer roasting pan to the oven.
    3. Very carefully pour the boiling water into the roasting pan to come halfway up the sides of the crème brûlée dishes. Bake until the edges of the custard are set but jiggle in the center, 25 to 30 minutes, taking care not to overcook.
    4. With a spatula or tongs, carefully transfer the dishes to a rack to cool completely. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours and up to 2 days.
    5. Just before serving, remove the plastic wrap and sprinkle one of the custards evenly with 2 to 3 teaspoons sugar. Pass a kitchen torch over the surface until the sugar melts and turns a deep golden brown. Repeat with the remaining custards. Allow the sugar to cool for a few minutes.


    Who doesn't love a hot soup? Cock-a-leekie soup
    Serves: 12

    • 1.75kg (4 lb) chicken thighs
    • 2.5L (4 pints) water
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 50g (2 oz) pearl barley
    • 275ml (10 fl oz) chicken stock
    • 7 leeks, sliced
    • 2 sticks celery, sliced
    • 1 sprig fresh thyme, leaves chopped
    • small handful chopped fresh parsley
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    1. In a large pot over high heat, combine the chicken, water, onion and pearl barley. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 hour. Remove chicken, discard the bones and skin, chop meat into bite size pieces and return to the pot.
    2. Add the chicken stock, leeks, celery, thyme leaves, parsley, salt and pepper. Simmer for 30 more minutes, or until all vegetables are tender.


    Its Bluebell season in sunny Devon and those people over at Devon Life have published a list of the seven best Bluebell walks in Devon.

    What are you waiting for?




  • Elmfield large party house rates

    for bookings 2019

    All 2019 prices held for 2020 holidays booked before June 2019!

    Ilfracombe Harbour

    High Season Rates 2019

    May - September

    (Excluding School holidays)

    Monday to Friday (4 nights) : £3500


    Friday to Monday (3 nights) : £3000


    Friday to Friday (7 nights) : £5000


    Midweek 1 extra night : £1000


    Please note: There is a minimum stay

    of 7 nights in school holidays

    Woolacombe Beach Huts

    Low Season Rates 2019

    Jan-April & October-December

    (Excluding School holidays)

    Monday to Friday (4 nights) : £2000


    Friday to Monday (3 nights) : £2500


    Friday to Friday (7 nights) : £4000


    Midweek 1 extra night : £750



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  • Where to find the Elmfield large holiday house

    Detailed Local Map of Where to FindThe Elmfield in Torrs Park on Arrival In Ilfracombe



    From Barnstaple (A361): On entering Ilfracombe at the first set of traffic lights turn left towards sea front, then at the next set of traffic lights turn left and left again.

    This brings you into Torrs Park. Proceed up the hill, and we are located at the top. There are two approaches to the Hotel, one is opposite Norbury House the second is opposite Upper Torrs.

    From Combe Martin (A399): At the second set of traffic lights in Ilfracombe High Street turn right into Northfield Road. At the next set of traffic lights go straight across and immediately turn left into Torrs Park.
    We are at the top of the hill on the left. There are two approaches to the Hotel, one is opposite Norbury House the second is opposite Upper Torrs.
    contact us
    Zoë & Matt
    The Elmfield
    Torrs Park
    North Devon
    EX34 8AZ
    t. +44 (0)1271 863 377

    m. +44(0)7703105028
    e. info@theelmfield.com

    w. http://www.theelmfield.com


  • About Us

    Ted, Matt, Harvey and Zoe owners of the Elmfield

    The Elmfield Story so far......

    About the owners

    Zoe, Matt, Harvey and Ted moved to the Elmfield from London in 2007 taking over an already successful Bed and Breakfast business. We ran the House as a Bed and Breakfast until 2015 getting great reviews and many trip advisor certificates of excellence. One Christmas we needed to be away and put the house up for hire as a big holiday house.


    We left the booking system live to see what the demand would be and the house started to fill up for the rest of the year. On reflection, we decided that a big holiday house is the kind of holiday we would choose for ourselves and friends and family so we changed the business to what it is today.

    The Elmfield Big Holiday House with heated pool  Ilfracombe

    About the House

    The Elmfield started life in the late 1800's as a purpose built gentlemens residence covering a large area with an orangery and a market garden. During the second world war the Elmfield was used as a school for evacuated Londoners, we even had a gentleman visit us reminiscing about escaping the school and heading off back to London along the railway tracks aged 7.


    The architecture and superb sea views made the town a firm tourist favourite from the Victorian era onwards with a number of royal visits.


    The Elmfield became a hotel in the 60's during another boom time for Ilfracombe. The railway, since removed, still ran into Ilfracombe from London ending up across the valley from the house. There are stories of fold out beds being laid out in the dining room just to accommodate the sheer numbers of guests visiting the town during this period.

  • Get in touch with the Elmfield large holiday house

    If you're interested in hiring The Elmfield Ilfracombe for your self catering big house break please

    Call us on 01271 863377


    Alternatively use the form below but pleaser include your phone number in the message we will call you as sometimes our mails get caught in spam filters.

    We book up fast so please make sure you let us know if you have alternative dates in mind.

  • Ilfracombe and North Devon local attractions and places to eat and drink

    Some of our favourite things to do in and around Ilfracombe:


    Natural Beauty:
    Tunnels Beaches - A firm favourite with our littluns

    RHS Rosemoor - Nestled in a Devon valley, Rosemoor blends formal and informal plantings to magical effect.
    Woolacombe - Superb Golden Beach
    Croyde - The Best Surf Beach In North Devon
    Exmoor - Home of the Famous Ponies and Spectacular Scenery
    Lundy - This Daytrip is a must, from Ilfracombe Harbour.
    Ilfracombe Princess - Fantastic short coastal excursions
    North Devons Biosphere Reserve - Learn more about North Devons Biosphere Reserve

    Kids/Big Kids:
    Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur park - A great day out for all
    The Milky Way - Great rides!
    The Big Sheep - Probably the country's only theme park based on sheep!


    Blakewell Fish Farm - A firm favourite, you can feed the fish and buy superb smoked trout and other local produce.

    Coasteering - Coasteering is an adventure activity that includes short sections of traversing around sea cliffs close to the water as well as short swims and lots of jumps from the cliffs into the sea. Jumps can be from as low as one foot up to 20 feet!
    Golf - this area is renowned for its golf courses.

    Ilfracombe Aquarium - Always a hit with the kids, the local aquarium is packed with information on the local sea creatures and has displays and a touch pool to get right up close to our sea dwelling friends.

    Keypitts Stables and Quads - This is where we are learning to ride horses, they have lessons and rides for all levels.

    North Devon Shooting Ground - Family friendly, they welcome all levels and abilities, clay pigeon shooting near Ilfracombe.

    North Devon Wake Park - North Devon Wake Park boasts a stunning lake with all the trimmings. It doesn't matter if you have never wakeboarded before, they will get you started.

    Survival Paintball And Airsoft - A 35 minute drive, a great full day out for the more energetic amongst you

    Sea Kayaking at Lundy - Great Adventure

    Tarka Trail Bike Hire - Time to get active along the mainly flat Tarka Trail
    Torrs walk to Lee and more - there are many superb walks straight from our front door

    There are plenty of places to surf for the beginner right up to the most advanced professional at - Woolacombe, Combesgate, Croyde, Saunton, Putsborough and Westward ho!
    Nick Thorn Surf School - Nick Thorn Surf Coaching is a Putsborough based surf school offering Level 4 Master Surf Coach surf sessions for beginners, intermediate and advanced surf development. The sessions are fun and safe for all people from 6-80 years of age. They also offer Stand Up Paddle boarding, Coasteering, Junior Lifeguard and Lifeguard training specific sessions.
    Surfcheck Website 
    Local surfcams - to check whats going on out there in real time


    Broomhill art centre - Lots of sculpture plus a great restaurant and Jazz
    Landmark Theatre - Our local Theatre a short walk away.
    Chambercombe Manor - As featured on TV, a very haunted place indeed.
    The Plough Arts Centre - Music, Cinema, Drama, its all here


    There are some superb restaurants to discover in and around Ilfracombe all personally sampled by your intrepid hosts for research purposes obviously!

    Some of our favourites alphabetically are:


    The Antidote - Fantastic wine bar with superb food right here in town! winners of a Michelin bib gourmand

    Bar Electric - Bar Electric is an independent café, bar and restaurant boasting fantastic views from the sun terrace of the world renowned beaches of Woolacombe in North Devon.The bar has a relaxed atmosphere accentuated by funky décor and furniture, great music, surf movies on loop.

    Bistro du Coin - Simply amazing, our favourite French restaurant, in Braunton 15 minutes drive away.

    Blue Groove - Great Bistro menu situated in the surf town of Croyde.

    Chocolate Emporium - Our very own bespoke chocolate shop.

    Emperors Court - Our favourite quality Chinese restaurant on the high street.

    Espresso Seafood - Perfect for a sunny day, Helen and Harvey serve up the best sea food in town (closed October-Easter).

    Giovanni & Lucas - Large family run Italian restaurant near the seafront.

    Hunters inn - Great walks should always end up at a great pub and the Hunters Inn is just such a pub with a superb Pub Menu

    Ilfracombe Tandoori - Very local Bangladeshi/Indian.

    Lyn Bay Fish and chips - Amazing fish and chips every time from these guys, they even deliver!

    Monty's Caribbean Kitchen - Monty's Caribbean Kitchen is a family run business, first started up by husband and wife team Patrick and Angelina Montague in 2014. Patrick is originally from Jamaica and grew up enjoying the good food and sunny skies of the Caribbean. Our family love it.

    Noel Corston - Fine dining in Woolacombe (book ahead).

    The Red Barn - Large surf inspired bar in Woolacombe with superb sea views and a great basic menu.

    Relish Brasserie Ilfracombe - Fantastic Fish, Pizzas and Burgers.

    The Rock Inn Georgeham - Superb Gastro Pub about 15 minutes drive.

    Settantanove - Marvellous fresh pizzas made by our good friend Omar.

    71 - Tasty Modern European great value.

    Siam Bistro - Our closest and best Thai Restaurant in Braunton 15 mins by car.

    SQ - Traditional sumptuous restaurant in Braunton with a superb bar.

    Squiers - Superb fish and chip restaurant in Braunton, a favourite of Damien Hirst and John Major.

    Thomas Carr - Recently awarded a Michelin star in the 2017 Michelin Guide, Thomas Carr has the Olive Room on Fore Street. They believe that fine dining is best enjoyed in a relaxed and unpretentious environment.

    Waterside Diner - A hidden gem with a lovely view that we discovered whilst walking along the Tarka trail to Barnstaple.



    Annie and the Flint - Wonderful coffee and excellent for gluten free (and non gluten free) treats.

    Costa Coffee - You May have heard of these, this new store is a fabulous addition to the high street.



    Pubs and bars:

    Admiral Collingwood Wetherspoons - A spectacular award winning design with a lovely sea view terrace and the usual great prices on a wide range of food and drinks, very popular with visiting families.

    George and Dragon - Traditional pub on Fore Street with great pub food and often a quiz on Tuesdays.

    Grampus - A spectacular cliff top walk from the Elmfield takes you to the Grampus in Lee Bay, check listings for traditional live music and open mic nights.

    The Hip and Pistol - Traditional and vegan food, Big screen Sports.

    The Thatched Inn - Traditional pub with great food situated on the road out of Ilfracombe towards Combe Martin, superb Sunday dinners.



    We have some wonderful caterers in town who can handle parties of any size and who have great feedback from previous guests.


    The Deli - Lisa and her team have catered for all kinds of indoor and out door events here and in the local vicinity

    Tommy g - With over 15 years experience in the catering trade, Tommy G's Catering & Events offers bespoke menu design for all Weddings, parties, functions & Events.

    GT Ales - Superb ales either by the bottle or in the barrel, delivered to your very own bar


    Food News for North Devon:
    A Taste of The West - A great website for foodie adventurers
    Food Magazine - for local Foodie News
    Sharpham Wines - Fantastic local wines and cheeses


  • Special Offers

    Late summer dates available!!

    2019 prices held for all 2020 holidays booked before June 2019!

    Summers here! We have a few cheeky gaps available if you are able to tear yourself away for the weekend. We have the weekend of 19th July 2019 and also the 6th September first come first served and all that Jazz.

    Call 01271 863 377 and speak to Matt or Zoe
    Email info@theelmfield.com



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    Necessary for our legitimate interests (to study how potential customers and how clients engage with our services, to develop them, to grow our business and to inform our marketing strategy)

    To use data analytics to improve our Site, products/services, marketing, customer relationships and experiences

    (a) Technical

    (b) Usage

    Necessary for our legitimate interests (to define types of customers for our products and services, to keep our Site updated and relevant, to develop our business and to inform our marketing strategy)[PRH2]

    To make suggestions and recommendations to you about services that may be of interest to you

    (a) Identity

    (b) Contact

    (c) Technical

    (d) Usage

    Necessary for our legitimate interests (to develop our products/services and grow our business)


    We do not use any form of automated decision-making.



    Our objective is to enable you to make choices around certain personal data uses, particularly around marketing and advertising. You can contact us in relation to these at any time.


    Promotional offers from us 

    We may use your Identity, Contact, Technical, Usage and Profile Data to form a view on what we think you may want or need, or what may be of interest to you. This is how we decide which products, services and offers may be relevant for you and we refer to this generally as marketing.

    You will receive marketing communications from us if you have requested information from us or have expressly consented to receive them or to be contacted by us by completing a contact form on our Site in relation to which we have asked you to “opt-in”, or in the course of purchasing products from us (or if you provided us with your details when you registered for a promotion) and, in each case, you have not opted out of receiving that marketing.


    Third-party Marketing 

    We will get your express opt-in consent before we share your personal data with any company outside us for marketing purposes.


    Opting out 

    You can ask us or third parties to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by following the opt-out links on any marketing message sent to you or by contacting us at any time.

    Where you opt out of receiving these marketing messages, this will not apply to personal data provided to us as a result of a services agreement you have with us or other transaction.



    You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when websites set or access cookies. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this Site may become inaccessible or not function properly. For more information about the cookies we use, please see our cookie policy above.



    We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to get an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact us.


    If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.


    Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.




    We may have to share your personal data with the parties set out below for the purposes set out in the table in section 4 above.


    SpecificExternal third parties such as;


    MailChimp (The Rocket Science Group, LLC.)

    MailChimp provides an email address management service, automation and marketing platform (message sending) and related services, and is a trade name of The Rocket Science Group, LLC.

    We use these services to manage our contacts database which includes Contact and Marketing and Communications Data for example.


    Processing may take place in the US or in other countries outside of the EU. MailChimp states that it uses its affiliates and various third party sub-processors to assist it in providing these services and that such sub-processors (whose corporate locations are in the US) provide cloud hosting and storage services; content delivery and review services; assist in providing customer support; and in incident tracking, response, diagnosis and resolution services.


    [Processing may take place in the U.S. or in other countries outside of the EU.]




    Our external third parties are based outside the European Economic Area (EEA) so their processing of your personal data will, in limited circumstances, involve a transfer of data outside the EEA.

    Whenever we transfer your personal data out of the EEA, we ensure a similar degree of protection is afforded to it by ensuring at least one of the following safeguards is implemented:


    • We will only transfer your personal data to countries that have been deemed to provide an adequate level of protection for personal data by the European Commission. For further details, see – European Commission: Adequacy of the protection of personal data in non-EU countriesathttps://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/data-transfers-outside-eu/adequacy-protection-personal-data-non-eu-countries_en

    • Where we use certain service providers, we may use specific contracts approved by the European Commission which give personal data the same protection it has in Europe. For further details, see:

    European Commission: Model Contracts for the transfer of personal data to third countries. at https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/data-transfers-outside-eu/model-contracts-transfer-personal-data-third-countries_en

    • Where we use providers based in the US, we may transfer data to them if they are part of the Privacy Shield which requires them to provide similar protection to personal data shared between the Europe and the US. For further details, seeEuropean Commission: EU-US Privacy Shield at https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/data-transfers-outside-eu/eu-us-privacy-shield_en


    Google has recently updated its general approach to privacy and has stated (amongst other things) that it complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from data subjects in the EEA and with the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework regarding the collection, use and retention of personal information from data subjects in Switzerland.

    Mailchimp has stated (amongst other things) that it complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework, regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from data subjects in the EEA and with the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework regarding the collection, use and retention of personal information from data subjects in Switzerland.[PRH6]


    Please contact us if you want further information on the specific mechanism used by us when transferring your personal data out of the EEA.




    We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

    We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.





    We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.

    To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.


    By law we have to keep basic information about our customers (including Contact, Identity, Financial and Transaction Data) for six years after they cease being customers for tax purposes.


    In some circumstances you can ask us to delete your data: see section 9 below in respect of requesting erasure for further information.


    In some circumstances we may anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.




    Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. These rights include the following types if “request”:

    • Request access to your personal data.

    • Request correction of your personal data.

    • Request erasure of your personal data.

    • Object to processing of your personal data.

    • Request restriction of processing your personal data.

    • Request transfer of your personal data.

    • Right to withdraw consent.

    You have the right to:


    Request access to your personal data (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.


    Request correction of the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us.


    Request erasure of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal data where you have successfully exercised your right to object to processing (see below), where we may have processed your information unlawfully or where we are required to erase your personal data to comply with local law. Note, however, that we may not always be able to comply with your request of erasure for specific legal reasons which will be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of your request.


    Object to processing of your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which override your rights and freedoms.


    Request restriction of processing of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your personal data in the following scenarios: (a) if you want us to establish the data’s accuracy; (b) where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it; (c) where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or (d) you have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.


    Request the transfer of your personal data to you or to a third party. We will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your personal data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Note that this right only applies to automated information which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you.


    Withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process your personal data. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain products or services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.

    If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us.



    You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.



    We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.



    We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.