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Privacy Statement

The Scottish Landscape.org is a website dedicated to promoting and providing news about Scotland. We are committed to respecting and protecting your personal data. This privacy statement explains why we collect your personal data and how we use it.

The Scottish Landscape.org gathers personal data to deliver news and information about Scotland and to allow our supporters to “opt-in” for marketing communications such as e-newsletters. You can decide not to receive communications from us at any time. If you wish to do opt out, please contact us by email editor@thescottishlandscape.org

 

We will never sell your personal data and will only ever share it with organisations we work with where necessary to deliver our services, and we will ensure the information is stored securely and will not be stored for longer than necessary.

Information we collect and how we use it:

We receive, collect and store any information you enter on our website or provide us in any other way. In addition, we collect the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; login; e-mail address; password; computer and connection information and purchase history. We may use software tools to measure and collect session information, including page response times, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information, and methods used to browse away from the page. We also collect personally identifiable information (including name, email, password, communications); payment details (including credit card information), comments, feedback, product reviews, recommendations, and personal profile.

How do we collect information?

When you conduct a transaction on our website, as part of the process, we collect personal information you give us such as your name, address and email address. Your personal information will be used for the specific reasons stated above only.

Why do we collect such personal information?

We collect such Non-personal and Personal Information for the following purposes:

  • To provide and operate the Services.

  • To provide our Users with ongoing customer assistance and technical support.

  • To be able to contact our Visitors and Users with general or personalized service-related notices and promotional messages.

  • To create aggregated statistical data and other aggregated and/or inferred Non-personal Information, which we or our business partners may use to provide and improve our respective services.

  • To comply with any applicable laws and regulations.

How do we store, use, share and disclose our site
visitors' personal information?

Our company is hosted on the Wix.com platform. Wix.com provides us with the online platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. Your data may be stored through Wix.com’s data storage, databases and the general Wix.com applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall. 

All direct payment gateways offered by Wix.com and used by our company adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.

How do we communicate with our site visitors?

We may contact you to notify you regarding your account, to troubleshoot problems with your account, to resolve a dispute, to collect fees or monies owed, to poll your opinions through surveys or questionnaires, to send updates about our company, or as otherwise necessary to contact you to enforce our User Agreement, applicable national laws, and any agreement we may have with you. For these purposes we may contact you via email, telephone, text messages, and postal mail.

How do we use cookies and other tracking tools?

We use cookies for important reasons, such as:

  • To provide a great experience for our visitors and customers.

  • To identify our registered members (users who registered to our site).

  • To monitor and analyse the performance, operation and effectiveness of site

  • To ensure our platform is secure and safe to use. 

 

The following links explain how to access cookie settings in various browsers:

 

You can delete cookies from your browser at any time.  All About Cookies (this will open in a new window) gives advice on how you can delete the cookies stored by your browser. Please note that this link takes you off the Scottish landscape.org website.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to collect information on browsing. Google Analytics uses cookies to tell us how many people visit the site, what pages they’re reading and the types of browsers and devices they use to visit the site.

All information that is collected is anonymised and cannot be used to identify you.

We also use third party cookies (such as DoubleClick) to run Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting. These cookies gather website visitor data (such as age, gender, and interests) to optimise website content and marketing and do not collect any personally identifiable information.


To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit this link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Facebook Pixel

We use the Facebook pixel to help measure and improve our Facebook advertising, and to show users advertising that is relevant to them. The tracking pixel matches users anonymously with their Facebook ID, enabling retargeting, lookalike audiences, analysis and reporting of The Scottish Landscape.org advertising campaigns. For details on these cookies, please view the Facebook Cookie Policy: https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/(this will open in a new window).

Links to other sites

Our website contains hyperlinks to many other websites. We are not responsible for the content or functionality of any of those external websites

How can our site visitors withdraw their consent?

If you don’t want us to process your data anymore, please contact us by mail to: editor@thescottishlandscape.org.

Privacy policy updates

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.

Questions and your contact information

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, you are invited to contact us at editor@thescottishlandscape.org.

Last Update of this privacy policy – 1st November 2021

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