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Privacy Policy

This privacy policy was last amended on 15th May 2018, to ensure compliance with the GDPR regulations, in affect from the 25th May 2018.

THE SCOTTISH GIFT COMPANY is fully committed to upholding its Privacy Policy, in accordance with The Data Protection Act (1998) and the new GDPR guidelines and regulations (2018). 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. As such THE SCOTTISH GIFT COMPANY do not partake in selling, renting or trading email lists and other personally-identifiable data, with other companies and businesses for marketing purposes. This Privacy Policy will outline details on how, and why, your personal information is collected and used. Information is also provided on how to change or remove your data, where applicable, in accordance with GDPR regulations (2018).

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.

In order to Register an account with THE SCOTTISH GIFT COMPANY you will be required to provide Personally Identifiable Information for the purposes outlined below:

Reasons for Holding Data

Your data may be held by THE SCOTTISH GIFT COMPANY for a number of legitimate reasons, including, but not limited to:

Consent
Legitimate Interest
Performance of Contract (i.e. Fulfilling Your Orders or Responding to Enquiries)
Legal Obligation

Please note that in Registering an account with THE SCOTTISH GIFT COMPANY you are providing consent for the information provided voluntarily by yourself to be used by THE SCOTTISH GIFT COMPANY for the reasons outlined above, in accordance with the company's General Data Protection Policy. This consent can be removed at any time, at which stage your account will be terminated, as outlined under the section: 'Changing and De-activating Your Information'.

When Registering an account with THE SCOTTISH GIFT COMPANY, by 'opting in' to the Newletter Subscription (by selecting 'Yes' under the section - Newsletter > Subscribe) you are providing consent for your Personal Information to be used by THE SCOTTISH GIFT COMPANY to provide information about THE SCOTTISH GIFT COMPANY's Products and Services and to ensure you are happy and satisfied with the service provided. THE SCOTTISH GIFT COMPANY uses a third-party provider, MailChimp, to deliver our Newsletters. We gather statistics around e-mail opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our newsletter. For more information, please see MailChimp's privacy notice. Consent can be removed at any time by unsubscribing, in the Newsletter section under 'My Account', or by contacting THE SCOTTISH GIFT COMPANY directly on the details provided under the section: 'Changing and De-activating Your Information'.

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

A copy of any personal information which THE SCOTTISH GIFT COMPANY holds on an you can be requested at any time by contacting THE SCOTTISH GIFT COMPANY on the methods provided below. As soon as your request is recieved a copy will be provided within 30 days at no charge to yourself.

Should you wish to change or remove any personally identifiable information you have submitted to THE SCOTTISH GIFT COMPANY, a request should be sent to THE SCOTTISH GIFT COMPANY, on the methods provided below, and upon reciept of this, THE SCOTTISH GIFT COMPANY will change or remove any information that could be used to identify you, unless this information is covered under a Legitimate Reason for Holding Data - such as being held for the purposes of Performance of Contract, or Legal Obligation (as detailed under 'Reasons for Holding Data). Once removed, your data will no longer be accessible.

Please submit any requests using the following form provided HERE, clearly stating: F.A.O. STEPHEN DAWSON-BOWMAN (DATA PROTECTION OFFICER).

Or alternatively write to:

DATA PROTECTION OFFICER
THE SCOTTISH GIFT COMPANY
3B COLVILLES ROAD
EAST KILBRIDE
SOUTH LANARKSHIRE 
SCOTLAND, G75 0RS

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 15th May 2018.

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.