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Privacy Policy

How we respect privacy when we deal with personal information collected by our organisation

This Privacy Policy applies to information we (St Abbs Marine Station) collect about individuals who interact with our organisation. It explains what personal information we collect and how we use it.

If you have any comments or questions about this notice, feel free to contact us at hello@marinestation.co.uk or write to us at The Harbour, St Abbs, Berwickshire TD14 5PW

  1. Personal data that we process

The following table explains the types of data we collect and the legal basis, under current data protection legislation, on which this data is processed.

Purpose: Enquiring about our organisation and its work

Data: Name, email, message

Legal basis: Legitimate interests – it is necessary for us to read and store your message so that we can respond in the way that you would expect.

Purpose: Making a donation

Data: Name, email, address, payment information

Legal basis: Legitimate interests – this information is necessary for us to fulfill your intention of donating money and your expectation of receiving a confirmation message.

  1. How we use your data

We will only use your data in a manner that is appropriate considering the basis on which that data was collected, as set out above.

For example, we may use your personal information to:

  • reply to enquiries you send to us;
  • handle donations or other transactions that you initiate;
  1. When we share your data

We will only pass your data to third parties in the following circumstances:

  • you have provided your explicit consent for us to pass data to a named third party;
  • we are using a third party purely for the purposes of processing data on our behalf and   we have in place a data processing agreement with that third party that fulfils our legal obligations in relation to the use of third party data processors; or
  • we are required by law to share your data.
  1. How long we keep your data

We take the principles of data minimisation and removal seriously and have internal policies in place to ensure that we only ever ask for the minimum amount of data for the associated purpose and delete that data promptly once it is no longer required.

Where data is collected on the basis of consent, we will seek renewal of consent at least every three years.

  1. Rights you have over your data

You have a range of rights over your data, which include the following:

  • Where data processing is based on consent, you may revoke this consent at any time
  • You have the right to ask for rectification and/or deletion of your information. You have the right of access to your information.
  • You have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner if you feel your rights have been infringed.
  • A full summary of your legal rights over your data can be found on the Information Commissioner’s website here: https://ico.org.uk/
  • If you would like to access the rights listed above, or any other legal rights you have over your data under current legislation, please get in touch with us.
  1. Modifications

We may modify this Privacy Policy from time to time and will publish the most current version on our website. If a modification meaningfully reduces your rights, we’ll notify people whose personal data we hold and is affected.