Privacy Policy

About Us

This is the website for the Orkney Branch (the “branch”) of the Scottish National Party.

The branch is run by a number of office bearers who are elected to their post by branch members.   Full details of the office bearers can be found in the footer of every page.

If you have any questions about using website, the information it contains or any personal data we process you should email the webmaster at

What data do we process?

We keep personal details about registered users so we keep in contact with them and authorise their use of the website’s services.   This data may include, but is not limited to, full name, email & social media addresses, postal address and, phone number.

We are required by law to process the details of anybody donating more than £50 in a year or £500 in a single donation.


Cookies are small items of data which the website stores in your browser and which the browser returns whenever it requests data from the website.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Some cookies are essential to the operation of the site.  Your continued access of website indicates your acceptance of these cookies.

Other cookies may be used to track your activity on the website.  Your explicit consent will be sought before placing any of these cookies in your browser.

Website Features


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service Privacy Policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

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

Data Retention

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.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Your Rights

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

How we use your data

Functional cookies are essential to the correct operation of the website.  For example, if you login, a cookie is used to indicate this state and give you access to secure areas of the website which are only available to registered users.  It also allows you access to the data we hold on you so you can check and correct it.

With your permission, we use Google Analytics to analyse the use of the website so we may improve your experience while accessing it.

Data Sharing

We may use external service providers to provide specific functions on the website.  We will share such personal data with the service provider as is essential for the operation of the service.  For example, if you want to make a donation through the website we would use an external payment provider to accept your credit card or other payment method so we can collect the money you are donating.

Data Security

All your personal data is held securely on servers based in the UK.  Access to your personal data is restricted to those who have an essential need to know it.

All communication between your browser and the server is encrypted.  Data intercepted en route is unreadable.

Data Disclosure

We will not sell or give you data to any third party unless we are legally obliged to do so.


Changes to this policy will be notified by updating this page and posting an article in News category outlining the changes made.