On this page you can read about how we use your information, as well as legal information about how we operate this website.
- How we use your information
- Visitors to this website
- Contacting us
- If you sign up for regular newsletters or join our network
- If you sign up to attend one of our events
- Submitting information to our map
- Submitting information for a survey
- Your rights
- Access to your personal information
- Our contact information
- Terms and conditions
How we use your information
This website is operated by the Scottish Community Development Centre (SCDC).
We take your privacy seriously. This policy tells you how we use the information that you may submit to us, through online forms or indirectly through your web browser. We follow data protection regulations and make sure that:
- We will never sell your information or pass it to third-parties beyond what is required for the function of this website, a service you request from us or the law.
- We will only keep your information for as long as is required for the function of this website, or the service your request from us.
- We will keep your personal data safe using reasonable security safeguards against unauthorised access, loss or theft.
- We take extra care when we ask for sensitive personal information from you.
This information was last updated in March 2018.
Visitors to this website
We use a third-party service called Google Analytics to log the number of users who visit this site, what pages they look at and other information that is provided by your web browser (such as your IP address).
This website is hosted on a third-party content management system called Squarespace. Squarespace collects analytical information about your use of the website and their systems notify us when you submit information to us, for example, through an online form.
When contacting us, we will use the information you send us (such as your name and email address) to respond to your enquiry. That may include passing your message around staff members at SCDC to deal with your enquiry appropriately, however we won’t share your information with any third party unless stated below, or we ask you first.
We use a third-party service called Gmail to receive email.
If you submit information using an online form on this website Squarespace will notify us when you submit information to us.
If you sign up for regular newsletters or join our network
By signing up for regular updates and becoming a member of our network we will store your information in our membership database. This information will be kept until you ask us to remove it.
This information is only accessible to SCDC staff and we won’t share it with any third-party unless stated below.
We may use your information to compile anonymous statistics about our network, such as the number of members or the make-up of the membership. Some of this information is available here.
We store membership information using a third-party service called Google Sheets.
We use a third-party email marketing service called Mailchimp. This service logs which emails you open, which links you click and other information sent by your email client. We use this information in aggregate to improve the way we work.
If you sign up to one of our events
When attending our events we ask for information to keep you informed about the event (dates, times, programme etc). You will only be sent information related to this event and, unless you opt to, will not be sent general information such as regular newsletters.
Funders and partners
We may occasionally share limited personal information with our funders or partners, provided they have adequate data protection policies in place.
We store your information using a third-party service called Google Sheets.
Sensitive personal data for events
When attending our events we ask if you have any accessibility or dietary requirements which we use to make reasonable adjustments to our event and planning (e.g. larger font size or food allergy).
This information is classed as ‘sensitive personal information’ and we treat this information with greater care. This means:
- We will not share this information with event attendees, funders or partners (e.g. through attendee lists).
- We will not share this information with SCDC staff members not directly involved in the event organisation.
- We will not use this information to decide places if the event is full or has a waiting list.
- We will anonymously share this information with the venue or cater as required.
- We will store this information on our conference booking systems (see below).
- We will delete this information immediately after the event has occurred.
This information is used minimally to help us cater our event to your needs. If you want to discuss how we use your sensitive personal data further please get in touch.
Submitting information to our map
Any information you submit to our online map will be publicly posted after review by SCDC staff members. This information can be submitted anonymously and will remain online permanently, unless it includes errors or if you identify yourself as the submitter of the information.
Google Maps & Google Sheets
We store your information using third-party services called Google Maps & Google Sheets.
Submitting information for a survey
We may occasionally ask you to complete a survey or questionnaire. We will use this information in aggregate to make improvements to what we do or as part of a specific piece of work.
You do not need to submit any personal information to take part in our surveys, however we may ask you to include contact information in case we want to ask for more information about your survey response.
We may also ask for demographic information which could include sensitive personal information, which we will treat with greater care. This means:
- This information will not be used in conjunction with your survey response.
- We will only use this information in aggregate and anonymously to understand our audiences.
- We will not share this information with SCDC staff members not directly involved in the survey.
- This information will be deleted as soon as possible, once it has been analysed and aggregated.
We store your information using a third-party service called Google Sheets.
We may store your information using a third-party service called Survey Monkey, which is operated by Survey Monkey Inc.
Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you have rights as an individual which you can exercise in relation to the information we hold about you.
You can read more about these rights here.
Access to your personal information
You have the right to find out what information we hold about you. You can do this by making a ‘subject access request’. Once we receive this, we will:
- give you a description of it;
- tell you why we are holding it;
- tell you who it could be disclosed to; and
- let you have a copy of the information in an intelligible form.
You can make a request by contacting us.
Our contact information
You can get in touch with us by email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also write to us:
Scottish Community Development Centre
50 Wellington Street
Terms and conditions
This website is operated by Scottish Community Development Centre, a company limited by guarantee (Company Number SC361532) and having its registered office at Suite 305 Baltic Chambers, 50 Wellington Street, Glasgow, G2 6HJ (“SCDC”). SCDC takes reasonable care to ensure that information published on the website is accurate when posted and regularly updated, but does not warrant or guarantee its accuracy and may change the information or content at any time without notice. The information and content in this website is not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. SCDC disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any user of this website, or by anyone who may be informed of its content.
To the extent permitted by law, SCDC expressly excludes (a) all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity; (b) any liability for direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with this website or in connection with the use of, or inability to use, this website including, without limitation, any liability for loss of profits, loss of contracts or business opportunities, loss of anticipated savings, loss of income or revenue, loss of business, loss of data, loss of goodwill, loss of time, or any other loss or damage arising by breach of contract, in delict, or otherwise, even when such loss may be reasonably foreseeable or SCDC has been informed that it may arise. Nothing in these Terms & Conditions shall limit or exclude SCDC’s liability for death or personal injury arising from its negligence, nor its liability for fraudulent misrepresentation, nor any other mater that can be excluded by any applicable law.
SCDC is not responsible for the content of any other website from which you have accessed the website or to which you may link to from the website. SCDC will not be held responsible for any error, defamation, libel, slander, omission, falsehood, obscenity, pornography, profanity, danger or inaccuracy contained in any information therein. SCDC cannot be held liable for any loss or damage you incur as a result of your use of any other site from which link to or from the SCDC website.
SCDC reserves the right to block or remove communications or materials from this website that are determined to be abusive, defamatory or obscene; fraudulent, deceptive, or misleading; in violation of any copyright, trade mark or other intellectual property right of SCDC or any third party; or which is offensive or otherwise unacceptable to SCDC at its sole discretion.
SCDC shall have no liability to you for any interruption or delay in access to this website irrespective of the cause. The information, images and content contained on this website is protected by copyright and other intellectual property rights. All rights reserved. Images, trade marks and brands are also protected by other intellectual property laws and may not be reproduced or appropriated in any manner without written permission of the relevant owner.
Any copying, republication or redistribution of such content by framing or similar means is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of the relevant copyright owner. Unless specifically prohibited by a notice published on any page, you may view and display the contents of those website on your internet browser; download or make a print copy of such parts of the website as you may reasonably require for your own personal use use or for the use of your community group or similar non-commercial organisation and not for any commercial or business purposes whatsoever, provided that any copy has attached to it any relevant proprietary notices and/or disclaimers. Pages may be reproduced for the purpose of research or private study. All other use is strictly prohibited. You must not use any part of the information, images and content contained on this website for commercial purposes without first obtaining a licence to do so from SCDC or, where applicable, the relevant copyright or other intellectual property right owner. Nothing in these Terms & Conditions shall confer on you any licence or ownership of any copyright or other intellectual property rights.
Some of the information, images and content contained on this website is supplied to SCDC by third parties. SCDC requests that these third parties only supply such information, images and content if they either own or have obtained the consent of the owner of the copyright or any other intellectual property rights to allow SCDC to display such information, images and content on this website. However, if you believe you are the owner of the copyright or any other intellectual property rights in any information, images or content that appears on this website, or if you believe your rights are being infringed in any other way by anything on this website, then please contact SCDC and provide full details including:
your name, address, telephone number and email address;
the specific URL(s) at which the content complained of is located; and
evidence to support and evidence your assertion that you are the owner of the copyright, trade mark or other intellectual property rights in such information, images or content, or your assertion that your other rights may have been infringed
You may not misuse this website or knowingly introduce viruses, trojans, worms or any other harmful code to this website. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to this website or SCDC’s computer systems or to bypass any security. To do so may be a breach of the Computer Misuse Act 1990.
If any provision of these Terms & Conditions is held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, the remainder of the provisions shall continue in full force and effect and shall be construed as if such invalid, illegal or unenforceable provisions had never been contained herein but shall be interpreted in such a manner as to achieve the general aim of such provision but without being invalid, illegal or unenforceable.
SCDC may revise these Terms & Conditions from time to time and you are expected to check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes made.
These Terms & Conditions shall be governed by the laws of Scotland and Scottish Courts will have non-exclusive jurisdiction to hear any disputes.