May 20, 2018

Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments Posting

This website is not enabled to allow you to leave comments relating to pages, posts or images.


This website is not enabled to allow you to upload images or videos.

Contact forms

We do not use a contact form for users to request information.


We only use Cookies for Google Analytics to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the Edinburgh Society of Model Engineers website. However, if you would like to, you can change your cookie settings at any time.

We have no control over third party websites which you may access via links on this website.  In that instance you need to read their policy.

Follow this link to read about controlling cookies.

The website is not currently enabled for you leave a comment on our site.  If we decide in the future to enable this feature then 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.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Social Media

When you interact with our Service through various social media networks, such as when you Like us on Facebook or when you follow ESME or share ESME content on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, LinkedIn, Instagram or other sites, we may receive information from those social networks including your profile information, picture, user ID associated with your social media account, friends list, and any other information you permit the social network to share with third parties.

The data we receive is dependent upon your privacy settings with the social network. You should always review, and if necessary, adjust your privacy settings on third party websites and social media networks and services before linking or connecting them to our website or Service.

We do not use this information for any marketing activity, selling on or sharing with third parties.


We currently have Google Analytics & Console software enabled on this site. We do not store any information from this pertaining to your identity, location etc.

Links to other websites contains links to other websites.

This privacy policy only applies to and doesn’t cover other services and transactions that we link to. These services have their own terms and conditions and privacy policies.

Following a link to another website

If you go to another website from this one, read the privacy policy on that website to find out what it does with your information.

Following a link to from another website

If you come to from another website, we may receive information from the other website. We don’t use this data. You should read the privacy policy of the website you came from to find out more about this.

Who we share your data with

We will not:

sell or rent your data to third parties

share your data with third parties for marketing purposes

We will share your data if we are required to do so by law – for example, by court order, or to prevent fraud or other crime.

How long we retain your data

We will only retain your personal data for as long as:

  • it is needed for the purposes set out in this document
  • the law requires us to

In general, this means that we will only hold your personal data for a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 7 years.

Users do not register on our website therefore we do not store any personal information.

What rights you have over your data

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.

Where we send your data

We do not allow visitor comments.

Our contact information

In the event you would like to contact us for more information you can write to the Webmaster either by email:

Or by post:  Edinburgh Society of Model Engineers, Drumshoreland Muir, Drumshoreland Road, Broxburn, EH52 5SN

Additional information

How we protect your data

We are committed to doing all that we can to keep your data secure. Through Word Press we have set up systems and processes to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure of your data – for example, we protect your data using varying levels of encryption.

We also make sure that any third parties that we deal with keep all personal data they process on our behalf secure.

We use the ‘Word Fence’ plug in to add protection to our website.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Every care is taken to protect personal data from incidents (either accidently or deliberately) to avoid a data protection breach that could compromise security.

We use the ‘Word Fence’ plug in to add protection to our website.

Individuals whose personal data has been affected by the incident, and where it has been considered likely to result in a high risk of adversely affecting that individual’s rights and freedoms, will be informed without undue delay. Notification will include a description of how and when the breach occurred, and the data involved. Specific and clear advice will be given on what they can do to protect themselves and include what action has already been taken to mitigate the risks. Individuals will also be provided with a way in which they can contact the Edinburgh Society of Model Engineers for further information or to ask questions on what has occurred.

What third parties we receive data from

If you come to from another website, we may receive information from the other website. We don’t use this data. You should read the privacy policy of the website you came from to find out more about this.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data



We may modify or update this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect the changes in our business and practices, and you should review this page periodically. We will update the ‘last modified’ date at the bottom of this page when we post changes to this Privacy Policy.  Where we have your email address (as a member of ESME) we will notify you of any material changes to this policy.  If you object to any changes, you may cease your membership.  Continuing to use our Services after we publish changes to this Privacy Policy means that you have read and understood the changes.

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