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
> 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
We do not sell your information to third parties.
Personal data that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept
for longer than is necessary for that purpose.
We may use your personal information
> 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. You can inform us at any time if you no longer wish to receive
> 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
You may request a copy of the
information that we hold about you at any time by emailing
Please let us know if the personal
information that we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.
We 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.
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.
You have the right to confirmation
as to whether or not we process your personal data and, where we 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, we 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.
You can request your personal data by contacting us.
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
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].
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.
You have the right to object
to our 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, we will cease to process
the personal information unless we 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
You have the right to object
to our processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes (including
profiling for direct marketing purposes). If you make such an objection,
we will cease to process your personal data for this purpose.
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.
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.
You may exercise any of your
rights in relation to your personal data by written notice to us.
All our website financial transactions are handled through our payment services
provider, Paypal. You should only provide your personal information to Paypal
We will share information with Paypal only to the extent necessary for the
purposes of processing payments you make via our website.
We may disclose information about you to any of our employees, officers,
agents, suppliers or subcontractors and partners insofar as reasonably necessary
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.
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 website facilities
such as the image upload area. 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
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
on our website.
You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any
changes to this policy.
THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for
the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.
your personal data, please contact us or write to us by post at: Scottish
Nature Photography Awards, Perspectives, Canach Cottage, Slains, Ellon,
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