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Privacy Policy


We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors. This policy sets out how we will treat any personal information you give when you use this website.
We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data:
> information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us;
> information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters;
> information that you provide to us for the purpose of taking part in activities offered via the website e.g. online votes, entry to competitions, free prize draws etc.;
> any other information that you choose to send to us


Personal data submitted on this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website.
We do not sell your information to third parties.
Personal data that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose. We may use your personal information to:
> administer the website and its activities e.g. online votes, competitions and free prize draws;
> send you general communications and email notifications;
> send you our newsletter and other marketing communications relating to our business which we think may be of interest to you, where you have agreed to this. You can inform us at any time if you no longer wish to receive marketing communications;
> From time to time, we may wish to inform you by email about our partners and associates e.g. our sponsors, where you have agreed to this (you can inform us at any time if you no longer wish to receive these communications);
> deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website. You may request a copy of the information that we hold about you at any time by emailing us. Please let us know if the personal information that we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated.


We have summarised the rights that you have under data protection law. Some of the rights are complex, and not all of the details have been included in our summaries. Accordingly, you should read the relevant laws and guidance from the regulatory authorities for a full explanation of these rights. Your principal rights under data protection law are:
(a) the right to access;
(b) the right to rectification;
(c) the right to erasure;
(d) the right to restrict processing;
(e) the right to object to processing;
(f) the right to data portability;
(g) the right to complain to a supervisory authority; and
(h) the right to withdraw consent.

You have the right to confirmation as to whether or not we process your personal data and, where we do, access to the personal data, together with certain additional information. That additional information includes details of the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned and the recipients of the personal data. Providing the rights and freedoms of others are not affected, we will supply to you a copy of your personal data. The first copy will be provided free of charge, but additional copies may be subject to a reasonable fee. You can request your personal data by contacting us.

You have the right to have any inaccurate personal data about you rectified and, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to have any incomplete personal data about you completed.

In some circumstances you have the right to the erasure of your personal data without undue delay. Those circumstances include: [the personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed; you withdraw consent to consent-based processing; you object to the processing under certain rules of applicable data protection law; the processing is for direct marketing purposes; and the personal data have been unlawfully processed]. However, there are exclusions of the right to erasure. The general exclusions include where processing is necessary: [for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information; for compliance with a legal obligation; or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims].

In some circumstances you have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data. Those circumstances are: you contest the accuracy of the personal data; processing is unlawful but you oppose erasure; we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of our processing, but you require personal data for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; and you have objected to processing, pending the verification of that objection. Where processing has been restricted on this basis, we may continue to store your personal data. However, we will only otherwise process it: with your consent; for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person; or for reasons of important public interest.

You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation, but only to the extent that the legal basis for the processing is that the processing is necessary for: the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of any official authority vested in us; or the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us or by a third party. If you make such an objection, we will cease to process the personal information unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes (including profiling for direct marketing purposes). If you make such an objection, we will cease to process your personal data for this purpose.

If you consider that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EU member state of your habitual residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.

To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal information is consent, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. Withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of processing before the withdrawal.

You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by written notice to us.


All our website financial transactions are handled through our payment services provider, Paypal. You should only provide your personal information to Paypal after reviewing the Paypal privacy policy (available at We will share information with Paypal only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing payments you make via our website.


We may disclose information about you to any of our employees, officers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors and partners insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this privacy policy.

In addition, we may disclose information about you to the extent that we are required to do so by law.


We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information, however, we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.


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This website uses a Paypal shopping cart. This will utilise cookies operated by Paypal to process your transaction and payment securely.

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Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website and affect functionality.


We may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website.

You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.

We may also notify you of changes to our privacy policy by email.


The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.


If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal data, please contact us or write to us by post at: Scottish Nature Photography Awards, Perspectives, Canach Cottage, Slains, Ellon, Aberdeenshire, AB41 8JZ