is run by Alasdair Currie and based in Scotland at Alton Albany Farm, Albany Rd, Barr, Ayrshire, Scotland, KA26 0TL.
Information Collection and Purpose
When someone visits I use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. Our web hosting company Wix also collects this information. I do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. I do not make and do not allow Google or Wix to make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.
As part of the contact process I collect limited personal information, your name and email. I use that information for a few reasons: to contact you if I need to obtain or provide additional information; to check my records are right and to check every now and then that you’re happy and satisfied. I don't rent or trade email lists with other organisations and businesses.
Amending or Removing your details
You are entitled to view, amend, or delete the personal information that I hold. Please Email your questions or request to Alasdair Currie,
1.1 I am committed to safeguarding the privacy of my website visitors and service users.
1.2 This policy applies where I am acting as a data controller with respect to the personal data of my website visitors and service users; in other words, where I determine the purposes and means of the processing of that personal data.
2.1 This document was created using a template from SEQ Legal (https://seqlegal.com).
3. How I use your personal data
3.1 In this Section 3 I have set out:
(a) the general categories of personal data that I may process;
(b) In the case of personal data that I did not obtain directly from you, the source and specific categories of that data;
(c) the purposes for which I may process personal data; and
(d) the legal bases of the processing.
3.2 I may process data about your use of my website ("usage data"). The usage data may include your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths, as well as information about the timing, frequency and pattern of your service use]. The sources of the usage data are Google Analytics and Wix. This usage data may be processed for the purposes of analysing the use of the website and services. The legal basis for this is my legitimate interests, namely monitoring and improving my website and services.
3.3 I may process information that you post for publication on my website or through my services ("publication data"). The publication data may be processed for the purposes of enabling such publication and administering my website and services. The legal basis for this processing is my legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of my website and business
3.4 I may process information contained in any enquiry you submit to me regarding goods and/or services ("enquiry data"). The enquiry data may be processed for the purposes of offering, marketing and selling relevant goods and/or services to you. The legal basis for this processing is consent OR processing is my legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of my business.
3.5 I may process information relating to my customer relationships, including customer contact information ("customer relationship data"). The customer relationship data may include your name, your employer, your job title or role, your contact details, and information contained in communications between myself and you or your employer. The source of the customer relationship data is you or your employer. The customer relationship data may be processed for the purposes of managing my relationships with customers, communicating with customers, keeping records of those communications and promoting our products and services to customers. The legal basis for this processing is consent OR my legitimate interests, namely the proper management of my customer relationships.
3.6 I may process information relating to transactions, including purchases of goods and services, that you enter into with me ("transaction data").The transaction data may include your contact details, your card details, your bank details and the transaction details. The transaction data may be processed for the purpose of supplying the purchased goods and services and keeping proper records of those transactions. The legal basis for this processing is the performance of a contract between you and I and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract and my legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of my business.
3.7 I may process information that you provide to me for the purpose of subscribing to my email notifications and/or newsletters ("notification data"). The notification data may be processed for the purposes of sending you the relevant notifications and/or newsletters. The legal basis for this processing is consent
3.8 Imay process information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to me ("correspondence data"). The correspondence data may include the communication content and metadata associated with the communication. My website will generate the metadata associated with communications made using the website contact forms. The correspondence data may be processed for the purposes of communicating with you and record-keeping. The legal basis for this processing is my legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of my website and business and communications with users.
3.9 I may process any of your personal data identified in this policy where necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure. The legal basis for this processing is my legitimate interests, namely the protection and assertion of my legal rights, your legal rights and the legal rights of others.
3.10 I may process any of your personal data identified in this policy where necessary for the purposes of obtaining or maintaining insurance coverage, managing risks, or obtaining professional advice. The legal basis for this processing is my legitimate interests, namely the proper protection of my business against risks.
3.11 In addition to the specific purposes for which I may process your personal data set out in this Section 3, I may also process any of your personal data] where such processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which I am subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.
3.12 Please do not supply any other person's personal data to me, unless I prompt you to do so.
4. Providing your personal data to others
4.1 I may disclose your personal data to my insurers and/or professional advisers insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes of obtaining or maintaining insurance coverage, managing risks, obtaining professional advice, or the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure.
4.2 I may disclose your name, email address, telephone number, address and requirements to my suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for fulfilling any service contract with you.
4.4 In addition to the specific disclosures of personal data set out in this Section 4, I may disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which I am subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person. I may also disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure.
5. International transfers of your personal data
5.1 In this Section 5, I provide information about the circumstances in which your personal data may be transferred to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA)].
5.2 The hosting facilities for our website are situated in Europe and the USA. The European Commission has made an "adequacy decision" with respect to [the data protection laws of each of these countries. Transfers to each of these countries will be protected by appropriate safeguards, namely the use of standard data protection clauses adopted or approved by the European Commission, a copy of which you can obtain from
5.3 You acknowledge that personal data that you submit for publication through my website or services may be available, via the internet, around the world. I cannot prevent the use (or misuse) of such personal data by others.
6. Retaining and deleting personal data
6.1 This Section 6 sets out my data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that I comply with my legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal data.
6.2 Personal data that I process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.
6.3 I will retain your personal data as follows:
(a) Your personal data will be retained for a minimum period of 1 year following and reviewed annually in accordance within my legitimate business interests.
6.4 In some cases it is not possible for me to specify in advance the periods for which your personal data will be retained. In such cases, I will determine the period of retention based on the following criteria:
(a) the period of retention of personal data category will be determined based on my legitimate interests, namely the proper management of my customer relationships.
6.5 Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 6, I may retain your personal data where such retention is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which I am subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.
7.1 I may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on my website.
7.2 You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.
7.3 I may notify you of significant changes to this policy by email.
8. Your rights
8.1 In this Section 8, I have summarised the rights that you have under data protection law. Some of the rights are complex, and not all of the details have been included in our summaries. Accordingly, you should read the relevant laws and guidance from the regulatory authorities for a full explanation of these rights.
8.2 Your principal rights under data protection law are:
(a) the right to access;
(b) the right to rectification;
(c) the right to erasure;
(d) the right to restrict processing;
(e) the right to object to processing;
(f) the right to data portability;
(g) the right to complain to a supervisory authority; and
(h) the right to withdraw consent.
8.3 You have the right to confirmation as to whether or not I process your personal data and, where I do, access to the personal data, together with certain additional information. That additional information includes details of the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned and the recipients of the personal data. Providing the rights and freedoms of others are not affected, I will supply to you a copy of your personal data. The first copy will be provided free of charge, but additional copies may be subject to a reasonable fee. Please Email your questions or request to data controller Alasdair Currie,
8.4 You have the right to have any inaccurate personal data about you rectified and, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to have any incomplete personal data about you completed.
8.5 In some circumstances you have the right to the erasure of your personal data without undue delay. Those circumstances include: the personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed; you withdraw consent to consent-based processing; you object to the processing under certain rules of applicable data protection law; the processing is for direct marketing purposes; and the personal data have been unlawfully processed. However, there are exclusions of the right to erasure. The general exclusions include where processing is necessary: for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information; for compliance with a legal obligation; or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
8.6 In some circumstances you have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data. Those circumstances are: you contest the accuracy of the personal data; processing is unlawful but you oppose erasure; we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of our processing, but you require personal data for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; and you have objected to processing, pending the verification of that objection. Where processing has been restricted on this basis, we may continue to store your personal data. However, we will only otherwise process it: with your consent; for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person; or for reasons of important public interest.
8.7 You have the right to object to my processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation, but only to the extent that the legal basis for the processing is that the processing is necessary for: the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of any official authority vested in us; or the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party. If you make such an objection, I will cease to process the personal information unless I can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
8.8 You have the right to object to my processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes (including profiling for direct marketing purposes). If you make such an objection, I will cease to process your personal data for this purpose.
8.9 You have the right to object to my processing of your personal data for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes on grounds relating to your particular situation, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.
8.10 To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal data is:
(a) consent; or
(b) that the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are party or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract, and such processing is carried out by automated means, you have the right to receive your personal data from us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. However, this right does not apply where it would adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.
8.11 If you consider that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EU member state of your habitual residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.
8.12 To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal information is consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. Withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of processing before the withdrawal.
8.13 You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by written notice to us.
9. About cookies
9.1 A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.
9.2 Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.
9.3 Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.
10. Cookies that we use
11. Cookies used by our service providers
A persistent cookie - remains on a computer, unless it expires or the cookie cache is cleared. It tracks visitors. Metrics associated with the Google __utma cookie include: first visit (unique visit), last visit (returning visit). This also includes Days and Visits to purchase calculations which afford ecommerce websites with data intelligence around purchasing sales funnels.
__utmb Cookie & __utmc Cookie
These cookies work in tandem to calculate visit length. Google __utmb cookie demarks the exact arrival time, then Google __utmc registers the precise exit time of the user.
Because __utmb counts entrance visits, it is a session cookie, and expires at the end of the session, e.g. when the user leaves the page. A timestamp of 30 minutes must pass before Google cookie __utmc expires. Given__utmc cannot tell if a browser or website session ends. Therefore, if no new page view is recorded in 30 minutes the cookie is expired.
This is a standard 'grace period' in web analytics. Ominture and WebTrends among many others follow the same procedure.
Cookie __utmz monitors the HTTP Referrer and notes where a visitor arrived from, with the referrer siloed into type (Search engine (organic or cpc), direct, social and unaccounted). From the HTTP Referrer the __utmz Cookie also registers, what keyword generated the visit plus geolocation data.
This cookie lasts six months. In tracking terms this Cookie is perhaps the most important as it will tell you about your traffic and help with conversion information such as what source / medium / keyword to attribute for a Goal Conversion.
Google __utmv Cookie lasts "forever". It is a persistant cookie. It is used for segmentation, data experimentation and the __utmv works hand in hand with the __utmz cookie to improve cookie targeting capabilities.
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12. Managing cookies
12.1 Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can, however, obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:
(d) (Internet Explorer);
(e) (Safari); and
12.2 Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.
13. My details
13.1 This website is owned and operated by Alasdair Currie
13.2 I am based in Scotland at Alton Albany Farm, Albany Rd, Barr, Ayshire, Scotland, KA26 0TL.
13.3 My principal place of business is at Alton Albany Farm, Albany Rd, Barr, Ayshire, Scotland, KA26 0TL.
13.4 You can contact me:
(a) by post, to the postal address given above;
(b) using our website contact form;
(c) by telephone, on 01465 861148; or
(d) by email, using the email address published below
14. Data protection officer
14.1 My data protection officer's contact details are: Alasdair Currie at email@example.com.