Privacy Policy

          1. INTRODUCTION

          This privacy notice provides you with details of how we collect and process your personal data through your use of our site, including any information you may provide through our site when you book a room, purchase a product or service, sign up to our newsletter, free guides or take part in a prize draw or competition.

          By providing us with your data, you admit that you are over 18 years of age.

 is the data controller and we are responsible for your personal data (referred to as “we”, “us” or “our” in this privacy notice).

          Contact Details

          Our full details are: Villa Sila, Calle Moraleda 48, Benalauría 29491, Málaga, Spain

          Full name of legal entity: Villa Sila

          Email address:

          Postal address: Calle Moraleda 48, Benalauría 29491, Málaga, Spain

          If you are not happy with any aspect of how we collect and use your data, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioners office in Spain  (Agencia Española de Protección de Datos (“AEPD”)

          We would appreciate it if you would contact us first if you do have a complaint so that we can try to resolve it for you.

          It is very important that the information we hold about you is accurate and up to date. Please let us know if at any time your personal information changes by emailing us at


          Personal data means any information capable of identifying an individual. It does not include anonymous data.

          We may process certain types of personal data about you as follows:

          • Identity Data may include your first name, last name, other names you use, username, marital status, title, date of birth, and gender.
          • Contact Data may include your billing address, delivery address, email address and telephone numbers.
          • Financial Data may include your bank account and payment card details (encrypted)
          • Transaction Data may include details about payments between us and other details of bookings or purchases made by you.
          • Technical Data may include your login data, internet protocol addresses, browser type and version, browser plug-in types and versions, time zone setting and location, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access this site.
          • Profile Data may include your username and password, purchases or orders, your interests, preferences, special dietary requirements, mobility issues, special dates such as anniversary, feedback and survey responses.
          • Usage Data may include information about how you use our website, products and services.
          • Marketing and Communications Data may include your preferences in receiving marketing communications from us and our third parties and your communication preferences.
          • We may also process Aggregated Data from your personal data but this data does not reveal your identity and as such in itself is not personal data. An example of this is where we review your Usage Data to work out the percentage of website users using a specific feature of our site. If we link the Aggregated Data with your personal data so that you can be identified from it, then it is treated as personal data.

          Sensitive Data

          We do not collect any sensitive data about you. Sensitive data refers to data that includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data. We do not collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.

          Where we are required to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of the contract between us and you do not provide us with that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract (for example, to honour your booking). If you don’t provide us with the requested data, we may have to cancel a booking, product or service you have ordered but if we do, we will notify you at the time.


          We collect data about you through a variety of different methods including:

          Direct interactions:

          You may provide data by filling in forms on our site (or otherwise) or by communicating with us by post, phone, email or otherwise, including when you:

          • make a booking with us;
          • subscribe to our newsletter or publications;
          • request information or marketing be sent to you;
          • enter a competition, prize draw, promotion or survey; or
          • give us feedback.

          Automated technologies or interactions:

          As you use our site, we may automatically collect Technical Data about your equipment, browsing actions and usage patterns. We collect this data by using cookies, server logs and similar technologies. We may also receive Technical Data about you if you visit other websites that use our cookies.


          What’s a cookie?

          A “cookie” is a piece of information that is stored on your computer’s hard drive and which records how you move your way around a website so that, when you revisit that website, it can present tailored options based on the information stored about your last visit. Cookies can also be used to analyse traffic and for advertising and marketing purposes.

          Cookies are used by nearly all websites and do not harm your system.

          If you want to check or change what types of cookies you accept, this can usually be altered within your browser settings. You can block cookies at any time by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies. However, if you use your browser settings to block all cookies (including essential cookies) you may not be able to access all or parts of our site.

          How do we use cookies?

          We use cookies to track your use of our website. This enables us to understand how you use the site and track any patterns with regards how you are using our website. This helps us to develop and improve our website as well as products and / or services in response to what you might need or want.

          Cookies are either:

          • Session cookies: these are only stored on your computer during your web session and are automatically deleted when you close your browser – they usually store an anonymous session ID allowing you to browse a website without having to log in to each page but they do not collect any personal data from your computer; or
          • Persistent cookies: a persistent cookie is stored as a file on your computer and it remains there when you close your web browser. The cookie can be read by the website that created it when you visit that website again. [We use persistent cookies for Google Analytics and Facebook.]
          • Cookies can also be categorised as follows:
          • Strictly necessary cookies: These cookies are essential to enable you to use the website effectively, such as when making a booking, buying a product and / or service, and therefore cannot be turned off. Without these cookies, the services available to you on our website cannot be provided. These cookies do not gather information about you that could be used for marketing or remembering where you have been on the internet.
          • Performance cookies: These cookies enable us to monitor and improve the performance of our website. For example, they allow us to count visits, identify traffic sources and see which parts of the site are most popular.
          • Functionality cookies: These cookies allow our website to remember choices you make and provide enhanced features. For instance, we may be able to provide you with news or updates relevant to the services you use. They may also be used to provide services you have requested such as viewing a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect is usually anonymised.

          Third parties or publicly available sources:

          We may receive personal data about you from various third parties and public sources as set out below.

          Technical Data from the following parties:

          • analytics providers such as Google based outside the EU;
          • advertising networks [such as Facebook, Twitter LinkedIn and YouTube based [inside OR outside] the EU]; and
            search information providers [such as Google based [inside OR outside] the EU].
          • Contact, Financial and Transaction Data from providers of technical, payment and delivery services based [inside OR outside] the EU].
          • Identity and Contact Data from publicly availably sources such as Companies House and the Electoral Register based inside the EU.

          We will only use your personal data when legally permitted. The most common uses of your personal data are:

          • Where we need to perform the booking contract between us.
          • Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
          • Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.

          Generally, we do not rely on consent as a legal ground for processing your personal data, other than in relation to sending marketing communications to you via email or text message. You have the right to withdraw consent to marketing at any time by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of our emails to you

          Purposes for processing your personal data

          Set out below is a description of the ways we intend to use your personal data and the legal grounds on which we will process such data. We have also explained what our legitimate interests are where relevant.

          We may process your personal data for more than one lawful ground, depending on the specific purpose for which we are using your data. Please email us at if you need details about the specific legal ground we are relying on to process your personal data

          Marketing communications

          You will receive marketing communications from us if you have:

          (i) requested information from us or purchased goods or services from us; or
          (ii) if you provided us with your details when you made a booking, registered to receive free resources, entered a competition or registered for a promotion; and
          (iii) in each case, you have not opted out of receiving that marketing.

          We will not share your personal data with any third party for marketing purposes.

          You can ask us to stop sending you marketing messages or other emails at any time by following the opt-out link on any marketing message or email sent to you or OR by emailing us at at any time.

          Where you opt out of receiving our marketing communications or emails, this will not apply to personal data provided to us as a result of a booking made or product/service purchased, product/service experience or other transactions.

          Change of purpose

          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 we need to use your personal data for a purpose unrelated to the purpose for which we collected the data, we will notify you and we will explain the legal ground of processing.

          We may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent 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 paragraph 4 above:

          • Service providers who provide IT and system administration services.
          • Professional advisers including lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers who provide consultancy, banking, legal, insurance and accounting services.
          • Information Commissioner, regulators and other authorities based in the United Kingdom and other relevant jurisdictions who require reporting of processing activities in certain circumstances.

          We require all third parties to whom we transfer your data to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We only allow such third parties to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.


          Countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) do not always offer the same levels of protection to your personal data, so European law has prohibited transfers of personal data outside of the EEA unless the transfer meets certain criteria.

          Many of our third parties service providers are based outside the European Economic Area (EEA) so their processing of your personal data will involve a transfer of data outside the EEA.

          Whenever we transfer your personal data out of the EEA, we do our best to ensure a similar degree of security of data 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; or
          • Where we use certain service providers, we may use specific contracts or codes of conduct or certification mechanisms approved by the European Commission which give personal data the same protection it has in Europe; or
          • Where we use providers based in the United States, we may transfer data to them if they are part of the EU-US Privacy Shield which requires them to provide similar protection to personal data shared between the Europe and the US.

          If none of the above safeguards is available, we may request your explicit consent to the specific transfer. You will have the right to withdraw this consent at any time.

          1. DATA SECURITY

          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 such data. 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.

          1. DATA RETENTION

          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 seven years after they cease being customers for tax purposes.  In some circumstances you can ask us to delete your data: see below 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.

          1. YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS

          Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. These include the right to:

          • 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 can see more about these rights at:

          If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please email us at

          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.

          1. THIRD-PARTY LINKS

          This website may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy notice of every website you visit.

          1. COOKIES

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