Privacy Policy of Doolin Inn & Hostel

This Website collects some Personal Data from its Users.

Personal Data collected for the following purposes and using the following services:

    • Analytics

      • Google Analytics, Wordpress Stats and Analytics collected directly

        Personal Data: Cookies; Usage Data

    • Commercial affiliation

      • Affiliate Partner Programme

        Personal Data: Cookies; Usage Data

    • Contacting the User

      • Contact form

        Personal Data: email address; first name; last name; phone number

      • Mailing list or newsletter

        Personal Data: email address

    • Data transfer outside the EU

      • Data transfer abroad based on standard contractual clauses, Data transfer from the EU and/or Switzerland to the U.S based on Privacy Shield, Data transfer to countries that guarantee European standards, Data transfer abroad based on consent and Other legal basis for Data transfer abroad

        Personal Data: various types of Data

    • Displaying content from external platforms

      • Google Fonts

        Personal Data: Usage Data; various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service

      • Google Maps widget and YouTube video widget

        Personal Data: Cookies; Usage Data

      • YouTube video widget without cookies

        Personal Data: Usage Data

    • Handling payments

      • By POS

        Personal Data: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service

      • Payment by bank transfer

        Personal Data: address; first name; last name; payment data

    • Registration and authentication

      • Direct registration

        Personal Data: email address; first name; last name; phone number

    • SPAM protection

      • Akismet

        Personal Data: various types of Data as specified in the privacy policy of the service

      • Google reCAPTCHA

        Personal Data: Cookies; Usage Data

Further information about Personal Data

    • Booking Engine (Cloud beds)

      We use Digital Arbitrage Ltd ( to receive direct online bookings. The collection of your personal data through forms is necessary for the processing of your booking. Their privacy policy is available here Personal data collected through forms is used solely in connection with your booking with us. All registrations at our reception counter are then managed through Loventis PMS on location.

      Personal Data: Cookies, name, address, email address, payment information

    • Online Payments

      Payments for online bookings through our booking engine are hosted and processed by Cloud Beds. Privacy Policy Payment information is stored securely by Cloud Beds until your reservation is completed.

      Payment details collected through OTA's,, Expedia and others mentioned in this privacy policy are stored by each OTA according to their terms and conditions & privacy policy and are stored & available to us until your reservation is complete.

      Personal Data: name, address, payment information, email address

    • OTA's (Online Travel Agencies)

      We use a Channel Manager (MyAllocator) from Cloud Beds to sync our registrations between all of our online booking channels. Privacy Policy
      We use the following OTA's to receive online bookings:
      Air BnB
      Surf Holidays
      Trip Advisor
      Hostel Clubs
      Hostel Times

      Should you choose to use any of these services then you will be subject to their terms & conditions & privacy policies.

    • Web Hosting

      Website hosting is provided by Acton Web, Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland.

    • Email Hosting

      Email hosting is provided by Carlow, Ireland Privacy Policy

    • Selling goods and services online

      The Personal Data collected are used to provide the User with services or to sell goods, including payment and possible delivery.
      The Personal Data collected to complete the payment may include the credit card, the bank account used for the transfer, or any other means of payment envisaged. The kind of Data collected by this Website depends on the payment system used.

    • Automated decision-making

      Automated decision-making means that a decision which is likely to have legal effects or similarly significant effects on the User, is taken solely by technological means, without any human intervention. This Website may use the User's Personal Data to make decisions entirely or partially based on automated processes according to the purposes outlined in this document. This Website adopts automated decision-making processes as far as necessary to enter into or perform a contract between User and Owner, or on the basis of the User’s explicit consent, where such consent is required by the law.
      Automated decisions are made by technological means – mostly based on algorithms subject to predefined criteria – which may also be provided by third parties.
      The rationale behind the automated decision making is:

      • to enable or otherwise improve the decision-making process;
      • to grant Users fair and unbiased treatment based on consistent and uniform criteria;
      • to reduce the potential harm derived from human error, personal bias and the like which may potentially lead to discrimination or imbalance in the treatment of individuals etc.;
      • to reduce the risk of User's failure to meet their obligation under a contract. To find out more about the purposes, the third-party services, if any, and any specific rationale for automated decisions used within this Website, Users can check the relevant sections in this document.

      Consequences of automated decision-making processes for Users and rights of Users subjected to it

      As a consequence, Users subject to such processing, are entitled to exercise specific rights aimed at preventing or otherwise limiting the potential effects of the automated decisions taken.
      In particular, Users have the right to:

      • obtain an explanation about any decision taken as a result of automated decision-making and express their point of view regarding this decision;
      • challenge a decision by asking the Owner to reconsider it or take a new decision on a different basis;
      • request and obtain from the Owner human intervention on such processing.

      To learn more about the User’s rights and the means to exercise them, the User is invited to consult the section of this document relating to the rights of the User.

Contact information

    • Owner and Data Controller

      Doolin Inn,
      Fisher Street.
      Doolin, Clare, Ireland

      Owner contact email: