The Scottish Bonsai Association
, which trades by means of the The Scottish Bonsai Association web site, values
your privacy. It is important to us that we maintain the privacy of our members and
we have prepared this statement
outlining our practices in relation to the collection and use of information
about you which is provided to us by either your visit to our web site
or your submission of details to us in response to our various requests.
Protection Act 1998
conscious of our responsibilities as a data controller under the Data
Protection Act 1998. We shall endeavour to process any personal information
relating to you from which you may be identified, in accordance with
that Act. We shall not process your personal information in any
manner incompatible with those purposes or without your consent unless
we are required by law to do so. We shall not be requesting or processing
any sensitive personal data about you. We shall not retain information
relating to you longer than is necessary for the purposes for which
it is obtained.
obtain information about you
we collect is wholly dependant upon you logging in as a member of The Scottish Bonsai Association
and which parts of the web site you visit. Information about you may be collected
without you being aware of it, for example which pages you visit and when.
which you are aware we collect
of our pages you can order products, make requests, view
information, submit information, and participate in bulletin board type discussions.
The types of personal
information collected on these pages are name; address; e-mail address;
phone number; financial information including details of payment mechanisms;
and information on goods and services which are purchased.
As a general
rule the information which you supply will be processed purely for the
purpose(s) for which it is supplied and collected. However, we may on
occasion use your information for the purpose of providing information
to you about special offers, services, products and features which exist
on, or are being added to, our web site which we consider may be of
interest to you and for other related marketing purposes. We may, in
addition, provide the information to carefully selected third parties
to enable them to offer you goods and services which we think may be
of interest to you. In such cases we shall not request your consent
since we shall assume from the fact of your entering the information
you are consenting to such use. We may transfer your information to
third parties outside the European Economic Area. Again, we shall not
request you consent since we shall assume from the fact of your entering
the information that you are consenting to such use. We will endeavour
to comply with the Data Protection Act in respect of such transfers.
which you are unaware we collect
We may use
"Cookies" for session tracking in order to authenticate the
User throughout the session. A Cookie is a message given to a web browser
by a web server and which is then stored by the browser in a text file.
Each time the browser requests a page from the server this message is
sent back which enables the user to be identified. It is assumed by
of your information
we endeavour to ensure that the information we hold about you is accurate
and, where necessary, kept up to date, we shall assume that in the absence
of evidence to the contrary, that the information you provide us with
is accurate. If there is any reasonable doubt as to its accuracy we
shall contact you to confirm the information. Should there be any inaccuracies
in the information of which you inform us, or of which we become aware,
it shall be promptly rectified by us. We do not retain any information
about you which is out of date or which is no longer required.
access your information
with all other rights granted to you under the 1998 Act which we shall
respect and observe, you may at any time in writing or by e-mail request
to be informed of the personal information which we hold about you,
either as a whole or limited to certain information of a particular
nature. We shall comply with this request but, in the interests of your
privacy, only after we are supplied with such information by you as
would reasonably be required to satisfy ourselves as to your identity.
In the interests of the privacy of others, we would not be able to comply
with such a request if it involved disclosing information about another
person unless they consented to the disclosure or it was reasonable
in all the circumstances to comply with the request without their consent.
We may charge a small fee for providing this information but it shall
not exceed £10 and the information will be provided no later than
40 days from when we receive your request.