Privacy & Cookie Policy

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Introduction

This website is owned and operated by Scottish Land & Estates and we take your privacy seriously. This privacy policy describes how and why we obtain, store and process data which can identify you. We may update this policy from time to time and shall indicate on the website when changes have been made.

Scottish Land & Estates collect, use, and are responsible for certain personal information about you. When we do so, we are regulated under General Data Protection Regulations which apply across the European Union (including the United Kingdom). 

The Information we collect

Personal Information 

We may collect personal identification information from users when they visit the site. This could include but it not limited to; name and email address. 

Information is collected from you when you register with us, or when you contribute to or use some of the advanced features on the site. The information we collect is clearly set out on the web page on which we collect it. See for example our Enewsletter registration page and online sign up and enquiry forms. In addition, we may collect your IP address.

To allow engagement with certain features of the site, for example SLE membership, some personal information is required. Although users can always refuse to supply this personal information, this will prevent access to certain areas of the site.  

Non-Personal Information 

When accessing and interacting with the Scottish Land & Estates website, we may collect non personal information about users. This could include, but it not limited to; browser name, IP address, and location. 
This information will provide us with internal information regarding site traffic and statistics.

Why we collect it

Scottish Land & Estates has legitimate interests in collecting and using your personal information. However, our legitimate business interests will never override your personal rights and interests and we will always consider and balance any potential impact on you under the relevant laws. 

We may use the personal and non-personal identification information we collect from you for the following reasons; 

  • To personalise your use of the site 
  • To provide our services (for example send you our enewsletter)
  • To provide customer support 
  • To gather analysis that allows us to understand and improve our services

In addition we may also send occasional emails regarding company announcements, new services or promotional offers. At any time a user my unsubscribe from receiving future emails, and there are detailed instructions of how to do so at the bottom of each email. 

Who we disclose it to

We do not sell, trade or rent our users personal information to others. 

Scottish Land & Estates employs third party service providers to assist in the operation of our business. This could include but is not limited to processing payments and email service providers. These third parties will have access to the personal identification information needed to perform these functions and are authorised to only use your information for these functions. 

In certain circumstances we may need to disclose information about you if you breach this privacy policy or if you breach the Terms and Conditions. We may also disclose or access your account if required to do so by law or by any Governmental body.

Data Protection

Scottish Land & Estates is registered with the Information Commissioner in the UK as a "data controller" in accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998. Further details of the registration are available at www.dpr.gov.uk.

Security

Keeping information about you secure is very important to us and certain sections of the site may encrypt data using SSL or a comparable standard. However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be totally secure. As a result, whilst we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information which you send to us, and you do so at your own risk.

Links to Third Party Sites

This privacy policy applies solely to information collected by us on this site. You should note that our site links to other sites owned or operated by third parties. We have no control or influence over the privacy practices of other sites and cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you provide whilst visiting such sites. We encourage you to read and consider carefully the privacy statements of any other sites that you visit. Scottish Land & Estates is not responsible for the content or privacy policies of external web sites.

Use of cookies

A 'cookie' is a text file that is placed by our server onto your PC into your Cookie folder. This text file contains data which, unless the cookie is deleted, allows you to log in to our website the next time you visit without having to re-enter your details. Our site may use cookies to enhance your user experience. The user may choose to set their device to deny the use of cookies from this site, however. Be aware this may prevent the functioning of some parts of the site. 

Data Retention & Accessing Your Personal Information 

Any personal data which is collected and processed will not be kept for longer than is necessary to fulfil the purposes outlined in this policy. We will periodically review the length of time we keep personal data and will securely delete information when it is no longer needed. 

We will always let you have a copy of personal information we have about you, should you request it, and you may correct it if you wish. Instructions about how to do this are available from info@scottishlandandestates.co.uk.

Questions?

If you have any questions or complaints relating to this Privacy Policy or how we use the personal information we have about you, please contact info@scottishlandandestates.co.uk. We will endeavour to respond to you promptly.