Cookies & Privacy Policy

Website Informaiton Policy

What we do with the information we gather from visitors to the Scottish Border Living websites.
This information is used through Google Analytics and it allows Scottish Borders Living to understand what articles, features, events and businesses are being viewed.

This information allows Scottish Borders Living to modify its content and communication strategy if required in relation to general visitors to this website.

What we collect – Newsletter and Surveys

If users sign up to any of the Scottish Borders Living Newsletter or participate in any surveys then we may collect the following information:

  • Name
  • Contact information including email address
  • Demographic information such as postcode
  • Other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers.

What we do with the information we gather from newsletter and surveys

We require this information to understand who is interested in our websites, articles, features and general content.

Scottish Borders Living strives to provide its users the highest levels of content and service. The information we keep is for a number of reasons:

Internal record keeping.

Allowing us to use the information to improve our content and services.

At times we send promotional emails about new content, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.

From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. This contact would be in the form of an email.

Security of information

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.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. 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.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

Whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes.

If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at enquiries@scottishbordersliving.co.uk

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties.

We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties who are featured on Scottish Borders Living which we think you may find interesting, if you tell us that you wish this to happen.