Privacy Policy

This privacy policy covers mearnsmatters.co.uk, the Mearns Matters weekly newsletter and any other connected properties.

Mearns Matters is committed to protecting your privacy and ensuring any information you do supply is stored securely.

When you enter a competition or poll, or submit information on any of our online forms we may collect your name, address, email address and other contact details. This allows us to process your registration. We do not collect sensitive information about you except when you specifically knowingly provide it and have consented to this.

We use your personal information to provide you with services you have subscribed to, this includes our weekly newsletter.

You can opt-out of any of these services by emailing editor@mearnsmatters.co.uk at any time, or by following the “unsubscribe” links on the newsletter.

We use MailChimp as our primary newsletter provider, you can read more on their Privacy Policies here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

We always ensure you have the option to easily unsubscribe from any future market or communications from us. We do this every time we email you.

We may from time to time provide your personal information to third parties for the purposes of providing you with our services.

These third parties include but are not limited to, payment processors, providers of card validation services, service providers who assist us with hosting our marketing campaigns and Google, to serve relevant adverts.

These processors do not decide what is done with your data, they only process is on our behalf. You are entitled to decline receiving such 3rd party communications by selecting the appropriate box on the web form that collects your details.

We may use Cookies to improve your experience, they may be used to collect analytical data of your visit to the site.

You can find out more about Cookies here: www.allaboutcookies.org.

We follow strict security processes to ensure that your data is always maintained safely and securely. All our data handling procedures comply with UK data protection legislation. We regularly scan our site for viruses and other threats to your personal data.

If you believe we hold incorrct data, you can email editor@mearnsmatters.co.uk and we will rectify the error.

If you would like a copy of the data we hold on you, you can contact  editor@mearnsmatters.co.uk and we will supply it to you free of charge.

We keep your data no longer than absolutely necessary. Should you wish us to the delete the data we hold on you, please contact editor@mearnsmatters.co.uk  

We cannot be responsible for links to Third Party websites, this privacy policy does not cover you for any linked website. For more information see the Privacy Policy on the Third Party website in question.  

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time without notice, any updates will be posted on the website, at the top of this page. You accept the changes, by continuing to use the website after the new policy comes into effect. Should you have any questions regarding privacy please do not hesitate to contact:  editor@mearnsmatters.co.uk