Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Ayrshire & Arran Tourism Website Privacy Policy

This website is operated on behalf of South Ayrshire Council, a local authority incorporated under the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 and having its chief office at County Buildings, Wellington Square, Ayr, KA7 1DR, United Kingdom.

In terms of the Data Protection Act 1998, South Ayrshire Council (referred to in this privacy policy as the Council, we or us) is the data controller of personal data (information relating to identifiable living individuals) collected or obtained by or through this website.

Any personal data collected through this website will be treated as confidential under the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998.

South Ayrshire Council is registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 and as a data controller, the register entry can be inspected at www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk

The site does not automatically capture or store personal information, other than logging the user's IP address and session info such as the duration of the visit and the type of browser used. This is recognised by the Web server and is only used for system administration and to provide statistics which the Council uses to evaluate use of the site.

This website uses cookies in order to make the website work better and also to improve our website visitors’ experience. Our cookie policy adheres to the European legal directive ‘The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011’.

You can find out more about how we use cookies, and how to opt-out of cookies, on our Cookies page.

You will be asked to provide some personal information if you wish to register with the website and take advantage of the additional features that registered users can access. This information will be restricted to details which may help us provide better services to you through the website. Our registration process will ask for your name, address, telephone contact number and e-mail address. By providing this information you consent to South Ayrshire Council using these details to help provide you with services or answers to queries, as appropriate.

You will be required to agree to South Ayrshire Council using your details in this way when you complete the registration process. Similarly, if you wish to contact South Ayrshire Council through the website you may be asked to provide some limited personal information to enable us to respond to your question or comment. Comments may be submitted without providing personal details - we will not, however, be able to respond to you unless you provide a means of contact. You do not need to provide us with personal information simply to browse the site.

South Ayrshire Council does not sell or rent your personal information to third parties. We may make information available to tax and law enforcement authorities in particular cases, as required or permitted by law.

If you are aged 12 or under, please get your parent or guardian's permission before you provide personal information to this website.

The information provided on this website is believed to be accurate at the time of writing but the Council accepts no liability for the contents and anyone relying on these contents does so at their own risk. Nothing on this website is to be construed as binding the Council or constituting an offer on behalf of the Council.

This privacy policy only covers the Ayrshire & Arran Tourism Industry Website at www.ayrshire-arran.org. Links within this site to other websites are not covered by this policy and individuals should check the terms of the privacy policy of those other sites for their terms. South Ayrshire Council is not responsible for the content of external websites.

Any changes to this Privacy Policy will be posted on this website.