privacy policy

This privacy notice tells you about the information we collect from you when you complete various forms on the Berriedale & Dunbeath Community Council website. In collecting this information, we are required by law to provide you with information about us, about why and how we use your data, and about the rights you have over your data.

We use your Personal Information only for providing and improving this Site. By using this Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

Who we are

We are the Berriedale & Dunbeath Community Council.

Our website address is

You can contact us via: John Gunn, Secretary, by post to: Dunbeath, KW6 6EG, or by email:

Any enquiries about our use of your personal data should be addressed to the contact details above.

What personal data do we collect

Personal information may be collected from you in various ways, for example: –

1. Information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (these are information about your browser, your IP address, your general location as determined from your IP address and provided by your browser, the site from which you come, and the links followed when leaving our site). This information is also collected through cookies.

3. When you register and voluntarily provide information in response to Contact Us forms, or to register for newsletters (this may include your name, email address, and any other details asked for and which you provide)

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Cookies and Log Files

Cookies are text files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies are accessible only to the websites that create them.

Our website may from time to time use cookies and log files for statistical analysis, to understand user behaviour, to administer the site, and to improve user experience. Any information gathered by our use of cookies is compiled on an aggregate, anonymous basis.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, however you may delete, or disable cookies on your browser at any time.  Please note that you may not be able to take full advantage of a website if you disable cookies. 

Social Media
If you share our content through social media, for example by liking us on Facebook, tweeting about us on Twitter, or following our YouTube Channel, those social networks will record that you have done so and may set a cookie for this purpose.

In some cases, where a page on our website includes content from a social network, such as a Twitter feed, or Facebook comments box, those services may set a cookie even where you do not click a button.  As is the case for all cookies, we cannot access those set by social networks, just as those social networks cannot access cookies we set ourselves.

Log Files
Our systems automatically gather some anonymous information about visitors, including IP addresses, browser type, language, and the times and dates of webpage visits.  The data collected does not include personally identifiable information and is used, as described above, for statistical analysis, to understand user behaviour, and to administer the site.

Google Analytics
Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.  Further information about Google’s privacy policy may be obtained from

Why do we collect this information

If you have opted in to receive our quarterly newsletter, we store your email address on the secure MailChimp server. There is an unsubscribe button on every newsletter sent out.

We will use your information on the Berriedale & Dunbeath Community Council enquiry form to acknowledge your request and address any queries or feedback as appropriate.

Information is also used for statistical purposes and analysis in order to administer the website and improve our site.

What do we do with your information

Your information is stored on the secure Berriedale & Dunbeath Community Council WordPress website and if you have opted in to receive our newsletter, we store your email address on the secure MailChimp server.

Your information will not be disclosed to any third party unless you have given your consent to such disclosure. You may at any time ask us to refrain from sending you the Newsletter by clicking on UNSUBSCRIBE in the email you receive. 

How long do we keep your information for

If you complete the Contact Us Form, we will keep your information for a maximum of one year on the Berriedale & Dunbeath Community Council website. Your personal information will then be deleted. 

If you subscribe to our Newsletter, your email will be retained on the MailChimp server until you request to unsubscribe. There is an unsubscribe button on every newsletter sent out.


The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use reasonable technical and organisational precautions to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. 

Your rights over your information

By law, you can ask us what information we hold about you, and you can ask us to correct it if it is inaccurate.

You can also ask us to give you a copy of the information and to stop using your information for a period of time if you believe we are not doing so lawfully.

To submit a request by email, post or telephone, please use the contact information provided above.

Your right to complain

If you have a complaint about our use of your information, you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office via their website at