Privacy Policy

by Phil & Sonja

Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.scottishscran.com.

Disclosure

While we endeavour to keep information on Scottish Scran up to date and correct we make no guarantees of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability or suitability of the information and therefore any information used is at your own risk.

Scottish Scran reserves the right to change the focus of this website or change the terms of use at my own discretion.

At times this website will link to others not under the control of Scottish Scran and Scottish Scran is not responsible for the content or nature of those sites, and any links do not necessarily mean a recommendation or endorsement of views on those sites.

Every effort is made to keep this website available and running smoothly but Scottish Scran is not responsible or liable for temporary unavailability due to technical issues.

Comments are published at the discretion of Scottish Scran and any comments with the intention of financial gain, affiliate-based comments, for SEO purposes or abusive comments are prohibited.

Copyright

Unless otherwise stated Scottish Scran is the legal copyright holder of all content and it can not be used to published elsewhere without consent.

All photos are the property of Scottish Scran unless otherwise cited or under a CC0 licence and may not be used or reproduced elsewhere without permission.

Partners

Although the majority of work undertaken is paid for personally, at times Scottish Scran will accept monetary compensation or an exchange of services for the promotion of services or products, however, this will be disclosed.

Scottish Scran is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.

Privacy Policy

We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting it. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to inform you what personally identifiable information we may collect and how it may be used. This statement only applies to Scottish Scran (“the site” or “the website”).

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Information you voluntarily submit to the website: Scottish Scran may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to the website by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form.

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Automatically-collected information (Analytics): When you use this website, we automatically collect certain information about you and the device with which you access the website. For example, when you use the website, we will log your IP address, operating system type, browser type, referring website, pages you viewed, and the dates/times when you accessed the website. We may also collect information about actions you take when using the website, such as links clicked.

Cookies: The website may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by the website. We may use both session cookies, which expire when you close your browser, and persistent cookies, which stay on your browser until deleted, to provide you with a more personalised experience on the Website.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Media: If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Embedded content from other websites: Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Opt-out – You may opt-out of future email communications by following the unsubscribe links in our emails. You may also notify us at hello@scottishscran.com. to be removed from our mailing list.

Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to hello@scottishscran.com.

Amend – You may amend your email subscription at the end of each newsletter or amend other personal information by contacting us at hello@scottishscran.com.

Forget – In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to hello@scottishscran.com.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Third-party use of personal information

Additionally, Scottish Scran may use third-party service providers to service various aspects of the Website. Each third-party service provider’s use of your personal information is dictated by their respective privacy policies.

The website currently uses the following third-party service providers:

Google Analytics – this service tracks website usage and provides information such as referring websites and user actions on the Website. Google Analytics may capture your IP address, but no other personal information is captured by Google Analytics.

Mail Chimp – this service is used for delivery of email updates and newsletters. If you submit your email address to join our newsletter, we store your name and email address for purposes of delivering such communications. Please refer to Mail Chimp’s privacy policy for further information. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Easy Social Share Buttons – this service is used to all users to share website content on a user’s social channels. Easy Social Share Buttons will connect using the user’s social channels, but no information is stored on the Website.

Except when required by law, we will not sell, distribute, or reveal your email addresses or other personal information without your consent; however, we may disclose or transfer personal information collected through the website to third parties who acquire all or a portion of our business, which may be the result of a merger, consolidation, or purchase of all or a portion of our assets, or in connection with any bankruptcy or reorganisation proceeding brought by or against us.

Anonymous data

From time to time, we may use anonymous data, which does not identify you alone, or when combined with data from other parties. This type of anonymous data may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Examples of this anonymous data may include analytics or information collected from cookies.

How we may use your information

  • To operate and maintain the Website
  • To send you promotional information, such as newsletters. Each email promotion will provide information on how to opt-out of future mailings
  • To send you administrative communications, such as administrative emails, confirmation emails, technical notices, updates on policies, or security alerts
  • To respond to your comments or inquiries
  • To track and measure statistics/advertising on the Website
  • To protect, investigate, and deter against unauthorised or illegal activity

Advertising

Display Ads – We may use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit the website, which may use cookies, as noted above.

Retargeting Ads – From time to time, the website may engage in remarketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google, Facebook, or Instagram, in order to market the website. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to the Website.

Newsletters – On the website, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which may be used for advertising purposes. All newsletters sent may contain tracking pixels. The pixel is embedded in emails and allows an analysis of the success of online marketing campaigns. Because of these tracking pixels, we may see if and when you open an email and which links within the email you click. Also, this allows the Website to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behavior will not be passed on to third parties.

Affiliate Program Participation

The Website may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into the website. If you click on a link to an affiliate partnership, a cookie will be placed on your browser to track any sales for purposes of commissions.

Scottish Scran is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases.

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising

For information regarding data collection by Mediavine ad partners including how to opt out of data collection, please click here

Contact information

At any time, please contact us at hello@scottishscran.com for questions related to this Privacy Policy.

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