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Privacy Policy

Your privacy is very important to us and we take the protection of your data very seriously. We do not use your data for purposes other than those specified, we do not collect more information than is necessary and we do not keep your data if it is no longer needed.


General Data Protection Regulation

The aim of GDPR is to improve your privacy and give you greater control over your personal information and how it is used. To that end we respect your privacy and value your right to the simplest and most transparent understanding of how we conduct our business, in our drive to be GDPR compliant. This publicly available privacy statement is the location in which we display our privacy policy. At the bottom it will be dated with the date it was last updated for transparency.

Whenever there is a change to our policy it will be updated here, along with the date of the update. This policy is binding to anyone who uses our website.


Marketing Communications

Our commitment is that we will only ever send you communications that you have chosen to receive. We will continue to communicate with you by way of our occasional newsletters as we have done before unless you request us not to. To do this please simply press Unsubscribe on a newsletter or mail us directly on . The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.


SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties, and your information is private and secured.


Our Website

The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator The Merchant’s Arch Bar & Restaurants Ltd.


How do we collect your data?

Some data is collected when you provide it to us, as the data you enter on a contact form or the reservation request form. Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website. Our website uses cookies. A cookie is a little piece of text that our server places on your device when you visit any of our websites or apps. They help us make the sites work better for you and add security to your browsing.


What are Cookies?

Cookies can be classified as either ‘essential’ or ‘non-essential’.


Essential cookies: these are cookies that are either: used solely to carry out or facilitate the transmission of communications over a network; or strictly necessary to provide an online service (e.g. our website or a service on our website) which you have requested.


Non-essential cookies: these are any cookies that do not fall within the definition of essential cookies, such as cookies used to analyse your behaviour on a website (‘analytical’ cookies) or cookies used to display advertisements to you (‘advertising’ cookies).


Cookies can be classified as either ‘session’ or ‘persistent’, depending on how long they last after they are placed on your browser.


Session cookies: session cookies last for as long as you keep your browser open. They expire when you close your browser.


Persistent cookies: persistent cookies expire at a fixed point in time or if you manually delete them from your browser, whichever occurs first.


Cookies can be classified as ‘first party’ or ‘third party’.


First party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by our website domain.


Third party cookies: these are cookies placed on your device by third party website domains.


What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website and correct booking information. Your data isn’t used for any other marketing tools, rather than the occasional newsletter if you subscribed to the website. You can always unsubscribe, but click the link saying “unsubscribe” at the bottom of the newsletter.


What rights do you have regarding your data?

You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time by mailing if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. Requests will be attended to on an urgent basis and without any charges.

We can help you with:

  • Accessing your personal information: You can ask us for a copy of the personal information we hold. You can ask us about how we collect, share and use your personal information.

  • Updating and correcting your personal details.

  • Removing consent: You can change your mind wherever you give us your consent, such as for subscribing the website.

  • Restricting and objecting: You may have the right to restrict or object to us using your personal information or using automated decision making.

  • Deleting your information (your right to be forgotten). You may ask us to delete your personal information.

  • Moving your information (your right to Portability). Where possible we can share a digital copy of your information directly with you or another organisation.

When you contact us to ask about your information, we may ask you to identify yourself. This is to help protect your information.


Analytics and third-party tools

When visiting our website, statistical analyses may be made of your surfing behaviour. This happens primarily using cookies and analytics. The analysis of your website usage is anonymous, i.e. we will not be able to identify you from this data. This Privacy Policy is applicable to the The Merchant’s Arch Bar & Restaurants Ltd. website only. Our website may contain links to other websites and once redirected to another website, this Privacy Policy is no longer applicable, and the privacy policy of the relevant website owner applies.


Social Media Plugins

Our website features plug-ins for easy sharing and following our social media pages. Being on our website does not result in sharing data on these social media networks. These plugins remain inactive until clicked upon. Once clicked upon, you will be taken to the said social media networks with their own specific privacy policies, which you are recommended to consult.


Email Communication

Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible. We use Webmail to process our emails for our email addresses ending in


Data storage and security

We do our upmost to ensure the security of all personal data. When we receive information about you, we make sure that this information is protected from unauthorised access, loss, manipulation, falsification, destruction or unauthorised disclosure. This is done through appropriate technical measures and destruction of unnecessary data.


Changes to this privacy statement

We retain the right to update, change and erase any part of this privacy statement at any time. Any changes will be published here immediately. We constantly review our Privacy Policy and strive towards making it better.


Comments or Questions

If you have any questions, comments or concerns arising from the website, the privacy policy or any other relevant terms and conditions, policies, notices, or the way in which we are handling your personal information, please contact us on 

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