Who we are
Our website address is: https://yesnef.scot
Primary email contact is firstname.lastname@example.org and we have a contact form here.
Our registered address is:
Yes North East Fife,
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
As this site is intended primarily as a ‘broadcast’ site we have disabled user comments, so this section is presented solely for reference.
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.
We use the functionality of the WordPress ‘Newsletter‘ plugin to manage our mailing list. The Newsletter plugin stores subscriber’s data in our WordPress blog database and does not transfer any data externally – there is therefore no need for a DPA with the plugin provider.
Our mailing list uses double opt-in functionality – you will have to follow a link in an email sent to the address used at registration time in order to become subscribed on our mailing list. We do not store IP addresses with registrations (this functionality is turned off), nor do we use tracking in any newsletters we send out (again, this functionality is deactivated).
Once subscribed, users are able to modify their data (currently we only ask for and store name and email address) – any such changes are logged with a timestamp. We store registration details indefinitely, or until a user requests that we remove them – please send any such requests to email@example.com.
GDPR also requires us to offer users the ability to ask for a copy of their files for portability reasons. Again, please send any such requests to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will supply the data in a machine-readable format.
We use your personal data to keep you informed of our campaigning activities, events, fundraising, and social events. We also collect information to gain a better understanding of you to help us improve our campaign coordination and communications. We will use your personal data to send you information about:
- Our planning activities.
- Our events.
- Our social events and gatherings.
- Our campaigning activities and campaign coordination.
- Other local groups’ events or campaigning activities when the steering group considers it relevant to furthering the cause of Scottish independence.
We will also use your personal data for administrative purposes, such as:
- To provide you with information that you have requested.
- Handle administration and coordination of activities.
- Handle the administration and coordination of your campaign volunteering.
- Conduct research into the impact of our campaigns.
- Conduct research into your interests, experience, skills, and other information that may be helpful to our campaigning.
- Deal with enquiries and complaints.
- Comply with any legal obligations required of us, and to comply with court orders.
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.
We do not store IP addresses along with submissions. As with all pages on the site, traffic is encrypted over https.
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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.
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.
Who we share your data with
We shall never pass on any personal data to third parties. The only reason we ask for names and email addresses is for our double opt-in mailing list, referenced above, and it is implied that in registering for same you are willing for us to communicate with you via email.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize 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.
With mailing list subscriptions, we will keep data indefinitely, unless requested to do otherwise by the subscriber.
What rights you have over your data
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 protect your data
All site traffic is encrypted over https.
Our hosting is in a firewalled and isolated account – details may be seen here.
All logins to the WordPress admin area require Two Factor Authentication, and the entire site is protected by security and login-control plugins, regularly scanned for malware.