Privacy Policy

THE SCOTTISH GIFT COMPANY is fully committed to upholding its Privacy Policy. Providing the company with your personal information is an act of trust; an act that is taken very seriously in the way that THE SCOTTISH GIFT COMPANY operates. This Privacy Policy will outline details on how information is collected and used. Information is also provided on how to change or de-activate your data.

Method of Collecting Information

"Cookies" may be used to gather statistical information that will assist in understanding what users find interesting and useful throughout THE SCOTTISH GIFT COMPANY Website. These cookies are a small piece of data, identifying you only by random number (e.g. #15678). No personal information can be identified about the user through cookies. This numerical data is sent to your browser from a Web server and then stored onto your computer's hard drive. Through modification of browser preferences, a user can elect to accept all cookies, receive notification when a cookie is set or decline all cookies. Alterations to these settings may, however, affect the functionality of THE SCOTTISH GIFT COMPANY Website.

Type of Information Collected

When visiting THE SCOTTISH GIFT COMPANY Website, general information that will not personally identify you may be collected. Types of information include data about pages visited, duration of page view, location previous to accessing THE SCOTTISH GIFT COMPANY Client Web site, navigational habits of users along with details on browser (including Internet Protocol 'IP' addresses or browser configurations) and operating systems. This information alone will not identify an individual. Instead, it provides statistics that are used to analyze and improve THE SCOTTISH GIFT COMPANY Client Websites.

Personally Identifiable Information

Personally identifiable information is defined as any personal information that could identify you such as your name, address, telephone number, billing and shipping information, credit card information or e-mail address.

Generally, when you visit THE SCOTTISH GIFT COMPANY Website, you are not required to disclose who you are or reveal any personally identifiable information. Since THE SCOTTISH GIFT COMPANY takes your privacy seriously, no personally identifiable information will be collected unless it is voluntarily provided. At no time during your visit to a THE SCOTTISH GIFT COMPANY Client Web site should you feel obligated to reveal any personal information to THE SCOTTISH GIFT COMPANY.

Access to Information

THE SCOTTISH GIFT COMPANY will not sell or provide any personal details in its possession to a mailing list. Personal information may be shared with third party suppliers and service providers including independent contractors providing services for or with THE SCOTTISH GIFT COMPANY. In all cases, these third parties are contractually required to keep that information confidential. They are not authorised by THE SCOTTISH GIFT COMPANY to use that information for any other purpose than to carry out the services they are performing for or with THE SCOTTISH GIFT COMPANY. Information may only be disclosed to third parties if consent is received, if we are compelled or authorised to do so by Law, or if there is a reasonable belief that there is a threat to someone's life or health.

Personally identifiable information submitted for employment purposes will only be used in connection with the application process. It will not be used or disclosed for any other purposes unless required or authorised by Law.

Security and Storage of Information Collected
 
THE SCOTTISH GIFT COMPANY is committed to maintaining the security of data collected and protecting it from loss, misuse or alteration. This applies to demographic information, client site usage information and personally identifiable information. Data collected is stored on secure THE SCOTTISH GIFT COMPANY servers that can be accessed by authorised THE SCOTTISH GIFT COMPANY personnel only. To safeguard all information collected, THE SCOTTISH GIFT COMPANY and its employees follow the practices in this Policy. Access or use of information for any purpose other than those explained in this Policy will not be authorised.

Changing and De-activating Your information

If you would like to change or de-activate any personally identifiable information you have submitted to THE SCOTTISH GIFT COMPANY, please send a request to THE SCOTTISH GIFT COMPANY and as soon as your request is received, THE SCOTTISH GIFT COMPANY will change or de-activate any information that could be used to identify you unless disclosure is required or authorised by Law. Once de-activated, your data will no longer be accessible.

Changes to the Privacy Policy
 
To fully protect your privacy, THE SCOTTISH GIFT COMPANY reserves the right to amend this Policy at any time and for any reason. Amended terms will be posted via THE SCOTTISH GIFT COMPANY Web site as they occur and you are encouraged to check back frequently for updates. This privacy policy was last amended on 31 December 2008.

No Contract or Liability

Nothing contained in this Policy is intended to create a contract or agreement between THE SCOTTISH GIFT COMPANY and any user providing identifiable information in any form, visiting THE SCOTTISH GIFT COMPANY Website. All necessary steps will be taken to comply with this Privacy Policy, but to the extent permitted by Law, nothing in this policy is intended to hold THE SCOTTISH GIFT COMPANY liable for any failure to comply with this policy.