Privacy policy

Your privacy is important to us.

This privacy policy outlines how Edinburgh Realty Limited trading as Edinburgh Short Stays (Edinburgh Short Stays, us, we,) collect, hold, use, disclose and otherwise manage your personal information and comply with our obligations under the Privacy Act 1993 (the Act). It applies to all of your dealings with us.

A current version of our privacy policy will be available on our website. From time to time it may be necessary for us to update our privacy policy, particularly if there are changes to the Act. When we do so, we will place a notice on our website.

Personal information

When used in this policy, the term “personal information” has the meaning given to it in the Act. In general terms, the personal information we collect consists of your full name and contact details. This may include postal and email address, telephone and fax number(s) and business contact details. Where relevant we may ask you for other information. To best deliver our services to you, we may collect information as to your accommodation criteria such as property requirements and any applicable price brackets.

We may collect personal information such as your IP address and web activity through third party companies such as Google analytics if you interact with us over the internet.

Collecting your personal information

Edinburgh Short Stays collects your personal information for the following main purposes:

We may collect your personal information via a number of methods including:

We may also collect personal information from third parties including:

How we use your personal information

We use your personal information to perform our services, respond to your requests and provide you with information about us.

With your verbal or written consent, we may use or disclose your personal information to your representatives, including but not limited to your broker, bank, accountant and legal advisers.

We never sell, rent or trade your personal information. We may share your personal information with our related companies and other third parties who provide services to us or on our behalf such as:

We require third parties to protect your information in a manner consistent with this policy and the Act.

We will hold your personal information for such time as required to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected, or as required by law.

Direct marketing materials

We may use your personal information to market our services to you, including by phone, letter, fax, email or SMS. You consent to the receipt of such communications. If at any stage you no longer wish to receive this marketing, please contact us to unsubscribe.

Security of your personal information

We take the security of your personal information very seriously. We will take reasonable commercial measures to protect your personal information from misuse, interference, loss, unauthorised access, modification or disclosure. Your information may be kept in electronic form or hard copy.

We implement a number of processes to ensure your personal information is safeguarded. Our processes include the following:

However, as our website is linked to the internet and the internet is inherently insecure, we cannot provide any assurance regarding the security of transmission of information you communicate to us online. We also cannot guarantee that the information you supply will not be intercepted while being transmitted over the internet. Accordingly, any personal information or other information which you transmit to us online is transmitted at your own risk.

Use of cookies

You are not required to provide us with any personal information as a visitor to our website. We use cookies on our website. These are small text files that are placed on your computer when you visit our website that provide us with information such as internet provider, date and time, search phrases, or referring websites. This information is not initially personally identifiable. However it is likely to be once you provide us with your personal information. Cookies assist us to monitor traffic to the various pages on our website. This enables us to create a customised user experience.

Most browsers are programmed to accept cookies. If you wish to erase or block Cookies, you may be able to do this by changing the settings of your browser.

Blogs, forums, and other social media

Edinburgh Short Stays communicates with clients by social media, forums and other interactive platforms. Any personal information you disclose on these sites may be read, collected and used by other users over whom we have no control. Edinburgh Short Stays is not responsible for any use, misuse or misappropriation by other users of any personal information that you submit.

Access to your personal information

To request access to your personal information, please email Edinburgh Short Stays. In certain circumstances we may be able to deal with your request over the telephone or in person. Otherwise we will endeavour to process your request within 21 days. In some circumstances we may refuse to give you access. We will explain why if that is the case (e.g. it may unreasonably affect the privacy of others).

We take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information we collect and store is accurate, up-to-date and complete. Should you wish to access your personal information to ensure it is accurate, up-to-date, complete, relevant and not misleading, and if not, to correct it, please email Edinburgh Short Stays.


If you believe we have breached your privacy and would like to make a complaint, you can do so in writing by emailing or writing to us. We will endeavour to respond to your complaint within 30 days.

You may direct any subsequent complaints to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner at

How to contact us

We are committed to respecting your right to privacy and protecting your personal information. You may request further information about the way we manage your personal information by contacting the Manager at Edinburgh Short Stays.

Edinburgh Realty Limited trading as Edinburgh Short Stays
PO Box 5772
Dunedin 9058
Phone: 03 474 0444