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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.