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Privacy Policy

The Moredun Group of Companies (“Moredun Group”) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This policy (together with our terms of use and any other documents referred to in either of them) sets out the basis upon which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. We may update this policy from time to time by posting a new version on our site. If you have any queries about this statement, please contact the Communications Director, the Moredun Foundation, Pentlands Science Park, Bush Loan, Penicuik EH26 0PZ or email info@moredun.org.uk.


Information we may collect from you

Our intention is that all data collection is made clear to the site visitor. Such data shall be collected and held by The Moredun Foundation (on behalf of the Moredun Group) in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the “Act”).

We may collect, store and process the following data about you:

Information that you provide by filling in forms on our sites at www.moredun.org.uk, www.moredun.ac.uk, www.pentlands.co.uk, and/or www.moredun-scientific.com (each “our site”). This includes information provided at the time of making a purchase from our site, registering to use our site (if applicable), raising queries with us or requesting further information from us via our site. Certain data is stated to be mandatory (e.g. name and email address) and certain data is optional (e.g. telephone number).

If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.

Details of transactions you carry out through our site (including making on-line donations and/or purchasing goods from www.moredun.org.uk). Details of your visits to our site and the resources that you access.


How do we use this information?

We will use your personal information to provide you with the services, products or information you have requested, for administration purposes (including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes) and to further our charitable aims and objectives, including for fundraising purposes. We may need to share your information with our service providers, associated companies and agents for these purposes. You agree that we have the right to share your personal information with other companies within the Moredun Group. We shall also be entitled to disclose your personal information in the event that we are required to do so by law.

All financial transactions on the www.moredun.org.uk site are handled through our payment services provider, PayPal. You can review the PayPal privacy policy at www.paypal.com. We will share information with PayPal only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing payments you make via our site and dealing with complaints and queries relating to such payments.

We will only use your personal information for direct marketing purposes if this is permitted by law or if we have your consent to do so.

We may share your information with selected third parties including:

Business partners, suppliers and contractors and consultants for the performance of any contract we enter into with them.

Professional advisors in relation to the provision of our services.

Our regulators.

Our successor business in the event of a sale or transfer, to whom we may transfer our rights, assets and duties and to professional advisors advising us on such transfer.

Analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our site.

In the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets.

If we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation.

You can change your mind on this at any time by contacting the Communications  Director, the Moredun Foundation, Pentlands Science Park, Bush Loan, Penicuik EH26 0PZ or email info@moredun.org.uk.


IP Addresses and Cookies

We may collect information about your computer (including where available your IP address, operating system, time zone setting and browser type and version) for system administration purposes. This is statistical data related to the browsing actions and patterns of site visitors, and does not identify any individual.

For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Please click here to view our cookies policy.


Consent and Protection of Personal Data

By providing us with your personal data, you consent to the collection and use of any information you provide in accordance with the above purposes and this privacy statement.

We will take all reasonable steps to ensure the safety and security of your personal data. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

Our website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks, advertisers, affiliates and third parties.  If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.  Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing at any time by contacting us at info@moredun.org.uk.


Access to Information

The Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Act.


Changes to our privacy policy

Any changes we make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy.