Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and Orkney Islands Council (OIC) are committed to protecting your privacy in line with the Data Protection Act 1998 ("the Act"). We will only use any personal information you send us for the purposes for which you provided it. We will only hold your information for as long as necessary for these purposes, and will not pass it to third parties unless we have your consent to do so or we are legally obliged to do so.
All employees, or third parties contracted by HIE or OIC, who have access to your personal data and are associated with the handling of that data are obliged to respect the confidentiality of your personal data. All your communications to us are protected against unauthorised access by third parties.
General traffic data is collected via this website. Any statistics produced are based on aggregated data from which no details of any individual visitor can be traced. This site does not automatically capture or store personal data from visitors to the site other than to record session information such as the most popular pages visited. This information is used only for the administration of the site system and in the compilation of general statistics used by HIE and OIC to assess the use of the site.
This privacy statement applies only to the Orkney.com website belonging to and operated by HIE and OIC. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of third party web sites that may be linked to our web pages.
HIE and OIC are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
HIE and OIC may change this policy in time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 1 January 2011.
Further information about the Data Protection Act is available from the Information Commissioner's website.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
We use security measures to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of data used by our system.
We will never share, sell, or rent individual personal information with anyone without your advance permission or unless ordered by a court of law. Information submitted to us is only available to employees managing this information for purposes of contacting you or sending you emails based on your request for information and to contracted service providers for purposes of providing services relating to our communications with you.
What we collect
We may collect the following information:
- name and job title
- contact information including email address
- demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
What we do with the information we gather
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
- Internal record keeping.
- We may use the information to improve our products and services.
- From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.