Privacy Policy



COLLECTING INFORMATION
We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors. This policy sets out how we will treat any personal information you give when you use this website.

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:
> information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us;
> information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters;
> information that you provide to us for the purpose of taking part in activities offered via the website e.g. online votes, entry to competitions, free prize draws etc.;
> any other information that you choose to send to us

USING YOUR PERSONAL DATA
Personal data submitted on this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website. We do not sell your information to third parties.

We may use your personal information to:
> administer the website and its activities e.g. online votes, competitions and free prize draws;
> send you general communications and email notifications;
> send you our newsletter and other marketing communications relating to our business which we think may be of interest to you, where you have agreed to this, by email (you can inform us at any time if you no longer wish to receive marketing communications);
> From time to time, we may wish to inform you by email about our partners and associates e.g. our sponsors, where you have agreed to this (you can inform us at any time if you no longer wish to receive these communications);
> deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website

You may request a copy of the information that we hold about you at any time by emailing us.

Please let us know if the personal information that we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.

FINANCIAL INFORMATION
All our website financial transactions are handled through our payment services provider, Paypal. You should only provide your personal information to Paypal after reviewing the Paypal privacy policy (available at www.paypal.com). We will share information with Paypal only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing payments you make via our website.

DISCLOSURES
We may disclose information about you to any of our employees, officers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors and partners insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this privacy policy.

In addition, we may disclose information about you to the extent that we are required to do so by law.

SECURITY OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA
We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information, however, we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

COOKIES
This website uses cookies to let us monitor how you are using the website and to aid functionality. We use session cookies which communicate with our server during your visit to the website and help you to to use functions such as sending the "contact us" form and accessing the members' and image upload areas. In some areas of the website, there may be an optional "remember me" button which will place a cookie on your device so that you don't need to login each time you visit that part of the site.

This website uses a Paypal shopping cart. This will utilise cookies operated by Paypal to process your transaction and payment securely.

This website analyses web page traffic. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes.

The social network sharing facility from addthis.com uses cookies when you choose to share weblinks. Details of how these cookies are implemented by addthis.com are at http://www.addthis.com/privacy.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website and affect functionality.

POLICY AMENDMENTS
We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.

We may also notify you of changes to our privacy policy by email.

THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.

CONTACT
If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal data, please contact us or write to us by post at:
Scottish Nature Photography Awards, Perspectives, Canach Cottage, Slains, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, AB41 8JZ.