Privacy Policy

This is Love, from Scotland’s Privacy Policy. It will tell you what personally identifiable information this may collect and how it may be used. This statement only applies to Love, from Scotland.

May 2018

Information we collect and how we use it

Information You Voluntarily Submit to Love, from Scotland. This site may collect personal information from you such as your name or email address. For example, you may voluntarily submit information to Love, from Scotland by leaving a comment, subscribing to a newsletter, or submitting a contact form.

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

Cookies: We may log information using cookies, which are small data files stored on your browser by Love, from Scotland. 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 personalized experience on Love, from Scotland.

How we may use your information

We may use the information collected in the following ways:

  • To operate and maintain Love, from Scotland
  • 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 enquiries

Third-party use of personal information

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

Love, from Scotland 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 Love, from Scotland. 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. 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.

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 Love, from Scotland 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.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

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.

Cookies

Love, from Scotland uses cookies to store visitors’ preferences, record user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads, customize Website content based on visitors’ browser type or other information that the visitor sends. Cookies may also be used by third-party services, such as Google Analytics, as described herein.

Users may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies, by Love, from Scotland, by using a corresponding setting of your internet browser and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. However, if users deactivate the setting of cookies in your Internet browser, not all functions of our Website may be entirely usable.

Advertising

Display Ads

We may use third-party advertising companies to serve content and advertisements when you visit Love, from Scotland, which may use cookies, as noted above.

Retargeting Ads

From time to time, Love, from Scotland may engage in remarketing efforts with third-party companies, such as Google, Facebook, or Instagram, in order to market Love, from Scotland. These companies use cookies to serve ads based on someone’s past visits to Love, from Scotland.

Affiliate Program Participation

Love, from Scotland may engage in affiliate marketing, which is done by embedding tracking links into Love, from Scotland. 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.

Awin

Love, from Scotland uses affiliate links through Awin. Their privacy policy can be accessed here

Booking.com

Love, from Scotland uses affiliate links through Booking.com. Their privacy policy can be accessed here

Newsletter

On Love, from Scotland, 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 Love, from Scotland to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the user. This behaviour will not be passed on to third parties.  Please refer to Mail Chimp’s privacy policy for further information. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Rights related to your personal information

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

Access – You may access the personal information we have about you by submitting a request to kate@lovefromscotland.co.uk.

Amend – You may amend your email subscription at the end of each newsletter or amend other personal information by contacting us at kate@lovefromscotland.co.uk.

Forget – In certain situations, you may request that we erase or forget your personal data. To do so, please submit a request to kate@lovefromscotland.co.uk.

Please note that we may need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes or to complete transactions, or when required by law.

Plugins

We use a variety of third-party plugins to make this website look better and load faster. Here are some of the privacy policies for these plugins:

Contact Form 7 – we do not use your name or email address for anything other than replying to your message – advice from the plugin author

GA Google Analytics states ‘The plugin itself simply adds a code snippet to your pages. It collects no user data in and of itself. All data collection happens entirely on Google servers. Plugin homepage.

Jetpack / AskimetWe at Automattic have added new privacy features and updated our policies in order to comply with Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). You can read more about these updates here.

Sensitive personal information

At no time should you submit sensitive personal information to Love, from Scotland. This includes your social security number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

Children’s information

Love, from Scotland does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes that Love, from Scotland has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16 in its database, please contact us immediately at kate@lovefromscotland.co.uk and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove such information from our records.

How long we retain your data

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

Contact information

At any time, please contact us at kate@lovefromscotland.co.uk for questions related to this Privacy Policy.