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Privacy Policy

This page sets out the details of Auchtermuchty Heritage's privacy policy in relation to information collected for our membership list and e-newsletter, and through the use of our website. 

This Privacy Policy sets out how and why we use the personal data you provide to us, which will differ depending on how you interact with us.

Information about our organisation 

Auchtermuchty Heritage
27 Back Dykes



KY14 7AB

Auchtermuchty Heritage is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation: SC048894

Retention periods

We will only ever collect the information we need.  When we ask you to provide your personal information we will let you know why we are asking and how we will use your data, by directing you towards this notice.

We hold your information only as long as necessary for the purpose it was collected.

If you sign up to our membership list and e-newsletter

Our membership list and e-newsletter is managed by MailChimp. Within every e-newsletter there are weblinks so you can update your preferences and unsubscribe at any time. We will keep your details via MailChimp until you unsubscribe. Just so you know, we only use your details for sending you our newsletter!

If you visit our website

In order to make the Auchtermuchty Heritage website easier to use and improve our service, we sometimes place small amounts of information on your computer. These are known as cookies and they are used by most major websites. You can find out more about our use of cookies here.

Third parties data disclosure

We do not disclose personal data to other organisations.


We do not give you the option of using a secure transmission method to send us your personal data. We have implemented security policies, rules and technical measures to protect the personal data that we have under our control from:

  • Unauthorised access

  • Improper use or disclosure

  • Unauthorised modification

All our workforce and data processors, who have access to, and are associated with the processing of personal data, are obliged to respect the confidentiality of our visitor's personal data.

Your Data Protection Rights

Under new data protection laws taking effect in May 2018, you have certain further rights in relation to your personal data. These rights are:

  • The right of access: you have the right to know whether we are processing any of your personal data. If we are, you have the right to access the data and certain information, such as why we are processing the data

  • The right of rectification: you have the right to ensure that we correct inaccuracies in your personal data that we are processing

  • The right of erasure (the 'right to be forgotten'): in certain situations you have the right to ensure that we erase your personal data

  • The right to restriction of processing: in certain situations you have the right to ensure that we restrict our processing of your personal data

  • The right of data portability: in certain situations you have the right to receive personal data that you provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format

  • The right to object: in certain situations you have the right to object to our processing of your personal data and we are normally obliged to stop processing your data when requested. This right includes the right to object to our processing of your personal data for the purposes of direct marketing

  • The right to complain: you have the right to make a complaint to the UK Information Commissioner's Office(ICO) about our processing of your data, the exercise of your rights, and other data protection matters

  • The right to withdraw consent: you have the right at any time to withdraw your consent for us to process your personal data.

These rights are not absolute and may not apply in all situations or in relation to all processing activities.

Requests to exercise any of these rights should be sent to:

Auchtermuchty Heritage
27 Back Dykes



KY14 7AB


At any time you may request that we delete or correct your personal information. To unsubscribe from the e-newsletter service please use the unsubscribe link contained within the e-newsletter or email To opt-out of cookies, please see our cookie policy. For all other requests please contact

Data Protection Act 1998

Auchtermuchty Heritage is exempt from registration under the Data Protection Act 1998. 

Changes to this privacy policy

We regularly review our privacy notice, and may make changes time to time. Any changes made will be posted to this page, and will apply from the time we post them. This privacy notice was last changed on 20 August 2021.

Privacy support

If you have any comments on our privacy policy, please contact us using the following email address:

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