This website (“the Site”) is owned and operated by CEARTAS a Scottish Registered Charity (Registration Number SC035269) and having our registered office at Suite 5-7 McGregor House, 10 Donaldson Crescent, Kirkintilloch G66 1XF (“CEARTAS” or “we”, “our” or “us”). We are committed to protecting the security and privacy of all personal information collected from you whilst providing a personalised service that keeps you up-to-date with issues and services that meet your individual preferences and needs. We therefore conduct our business in compliance with applicable laws on data privacy protection and data security including the Data Protection Act 1998 (“the DPA”). We are registered with the Information Commissioner as a Data Controller and our registration number is Z8568905.
Information We May Collect From You
We may ask you to provide certain information when you use our Site. We may also collect personal information from you when you communicate with us for any reason including by email, post or telephone and when we provide you with any of our Services. The information collected may include:
- your name
- postal/e-mail address and/or telephone number
- details about services you specifically request
- details from documents you complete on-line
- details of your visits to our Site including but not limited to traffic data, location data, and other communication data and the resources that you access
You have the right to choose whether or not to accept cookies and to set your own cookie preferences on your computer. All web browsers are different and to learn how to change your cookie preferences, check the “Help” menu of your browser. However if you do so, please note that some parts of the Site may not function properly and you may not be able to use this Site to its fullest.
Uses Made of Your Information
We may use information held about you in the following ways
- To improve our service
- To provide you with information that you request from us or with information on services or projects we are involved with that we believe may be of interest to you
- To administer our membership records
- To notify you of changes to our website where appropriate
We would like to send you information about services or projects which we believe may be of interest to you. You have the right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes. If you no longer wish to be contacted for such purposes please email us at email@example.com or write to us at our registered office address as stated above.
Where We Store Your Personal Data
This Site may contain links that make it easy for users to visit other websites. If you use the links to leave this Site and visit a website operated by a third party, we do not have any control over that website. Accordingly, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you may provide while visiting such websites. In every case you should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access to our Site.
Sharing Your Information
You can choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information. You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. If you have previously not objected to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you can change your mind at any time by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to:
CEARTAS, Suite 5-7 McGregor House, 10 Donaldson Crescent, Kirkintilloch G66 1XF.
If you have subscribed to any e-newsletters from us we will always give you the opportunity to unsubscribe with each edition of the same.
Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you may request details of personal information that we hold about you but you may be charged a small administration fee of no more than £10 for this information. If you want to make a request or if you believe that any information we hold about you is incorrect or incomplete you should write to us at the above address. Any information which is found to be incorrect will be corrected as soon as possible.
The Site may offer you the opportunity to share or follow information about us (or the Site or our services) using third party social networking functionality (such as through “share this”, “like” or “follow” buttons).
We offer this functionality in order to generate interest in us, the Site and our services among the members of your social networks, and to permit you to share and follow opinions, news and recommendations about us with your friends. However, you should be aware that sharing personal or non-personal information with a social network may result in that information being collected by the social network provider or result in that information being made publicly-available, including through Internet search engines.