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Privacy notice for website users


Mountaineering Scotland is the membership organisation for hillwalkers, climbers and snowsports tourers in Scotland. We are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office as a “controller” of the personal information that you provide to us when you choose to browse on our website: www.mountaineering.scot

We take your privacy seriously and this privacy notice sets out how we will use your data, who we will share it with, how we keep it secure and your rights as a data subject.

As with most other websites, we collect and use the following personal data:

  • Your IP (internet protocol) address
  • Your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or BT)
  • The browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox)
  • The time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.

We also provide a contact form as a way you can getting in touch with us by email through our website. To enable us to correspond with you we ask for (* field is required):

  •  Your name *
  • Your postal address
  • Your telephone number
  • Your email address *
  • Your message *

We will not share this personal information with any third party unless required to do so under the law. We will also not use this data to contact you on any matter other than relating to your enquiry. We will retain your personal information in our email system for up to four years after your enquiry for reference purposes.

Browsing our website will cause our software to create a number of cookies, which are small text files that are downloaded on to your computer’s web browser temporary files. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as provide information to the owners of the website.

When using our website contact form, reCaptcha verifies that a human rather than a spam-bot is completing the form. This mechanism requires that a cookie is stored to identify the request.

Mountaineering Scotland uses Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a web analytics tool that helps website owners understand how visitors engage with their website.

 Google Analytics customers can view a variety of reports about how visitors interact with their website so they can improve it. Google Analytics collects information anonymously. It reports website trends without identifying individual visitors.

Google’s servers are based in the US and they uphold the EU Privacy Shield to certify their data security.

Our website content management system – Workplace – also collects this information about our website users for statistical purposes to help us develop our web content and functionality.

As a result, the company that provides Workplace, Image Logistics, based in Scotland, is a processor of your personal data. Mountaineering Scotland has an operating agreement with Image Logistics to safeguard confidentiality and data security.

  • Request that we correct your personal data if you believe it is inaccurate or incomplete
  • Access the personal data that we hold about you through a “subject access request”.
  • Request that we delete your personal information – there are some exceptions to your right to have your information erased.

If you would like to change your privacy or cookie settings on our website:

Please go the following link www.mountaineering.scot/cookies

If you have an enquiry relating to personal information you have provided via our website contact form, please get in touch by:

Calling us on 01738 493942 or emailing info@mountaineering.scot

Contact us in writing at The Granary, West Mill Street, Perth, PH1 5QP

If you are dissatisfied, you have a right to raise a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office at www.ico.org.uk