Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://independentstirling.co.uk.

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors, listed businesses and individuals.
This policy applies where we are acting as a data controller with respect to the personal data of such persons; in other words, where we determine the purposes and means of the processing of that personal data.
Our website incorporates privacy controls which affect how we will process your personal data. By using the privacy controls, you can specify whether you would like to receive direct marketing communications and limit the collection, sharing and publication of your personal data. You can access the privacy controls via independentstirling.co.uk/privacy-policy.
We use cookies on our website. Insofar as those cookies are not strictly necessary for the provision of IndependentStirling.co.uk, we will ask you to consent to our use of cookies when you first visit our website.
In this policy, “we”, “us” and “our” refer to Stirling City Centre BID Ltd.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We may process data enabling us to get in touch with you (“contact data”). The contact data may include your name, email address and telephone number. The source of the contact data is you.
We may process information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to us or that we send to you (“communication data”). The communication data may include the communication content and metadata associated with the communication. Our website will generate the metadata associated with communications made using the website contact forms.
We may process data about your use of our website and services (“usage data”). The usage data may include your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths, as well as information about the timing, frequency and pattern of your service use. The source of the usage data is our analytics tracking system.
Direct marketing – We may process contact data for the purposes of creating, targeting and sending direct marketing communications by email. The legal basis for this processing is consent.
Research and analysis – We may process usage data for the purposes of researching and analysing the use of our website and services, as well as researching and analysing other interactions with our business. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely monitoring, supporting, improving and securing our website, services and business generally.
Record keeping – We may process your personal data for the purposes of creating and maintaining our databases, back-up copies of our databases and our business records generally. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely ensuring that we have access to all the information we need to properly and efficiently run our business in accordance with this policy.

Comments

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.

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.

 

Cookies

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.

Who we share your data with

We may disclose your personal data to our professional advisers insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes of obtaining professional advice.
Your personal data held in our website database will be stored on mailchimp.com
In addition to the specific disclosures of personal data set out in this, we may disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person. We may also disclose your personal data where such disclosure is necessary for the establishment, exercise, or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure.

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.

Contact data will be retained for a minimum period of 5 years following the date of the most recent contact between you and us, and for a maximum period of 10 years following that date;

Communication data will be retained for a minimum period of 5 years following the date of the most recent contact between you and us, and for a maximum period of 10 years following that date;

Usage data will be retained for a minimum period of 5 years following the date of the most recent contact between you and us, and for a maximum period of 10 years following that date;

 

What rights you have over your data

Your principal rights under data protection law are:
(a)    the right to access – you can ask for copies of your personal data;
(b)    the right to rectification – you can ask us to rectify inaccurate personal data and to complete incomplete personal data;
(c)    the right to erasure – you can ask us to erase your personal data;
(d)    the right to restrict processing – you can ask us to restrict the processing of your personal data;
(e)    the right to object to processing – you can object to the processing of your personal data;
(f)    the right to data portability – you can ask that we transfer your personal data to another organisation or to you;
(g)    the right to complain to a supervisory authority – you can complain about our processing of your personal data; and
(h)    the right to withdraw consent – to the extent that the legal basis of our processing of your personal data is consent, you can withdraw that consent.
  These rights are subject to certain limitations and exceptions. You can learn more about the rights of data subjects by visiting https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-data-protection/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/.
You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by written notice to us, using the contact details set out below.

Where we send your data

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

Amendments

We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.
You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.
We may notify you of significant changes to this policy by email.

Our Details

This website is owned and operated by Stirling City Centre BID Ltd.
We are registered in Scotland under registration number SC677473, and our registered office is at Unit 7 R F L House, Anderson Street, Dunblane, Scotland, FK15 9AJ.
Our principal place of business is at Old Town Jail 31 St John Street Stirling FK8 1EA.

You can contact us:
using our website contact form;
by telephone, on the contact number published on our website;
by email, using the email address published on our website.