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Terms of use

The terms and conditions set out below govern your use of our website. Please read these terms and conditions alongside our privacy statement.

By using our website, you confirm that you accept these terms and conditions and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not use our website.

If you experience any problems with our website or have any comments, please email


Use of this website

We may amend these terms and conditions from time to time. Every time you wish to use our site, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time.

We reserve the right to update or change our website from time to time. We will try and give you reasonable notice of any major changes. We may withdraw the availability of all or part of our website from time to time, without notice.


Important disclaimer

The content of our website is provided for general information and on an "as is" basis. Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our website, no warranties or representations of any kind are given in connection with the content of our site, including that the content is complete, accurate or up to date.

Playfair Scotland , its staff will not be held liable for any loss or damages or expenses of any kind (whether direct or indirect) in connection with the copying, reliance, downloading or use of any information or material contained in or referred to on this website, or otherwise from the use of this website.

Nothing in these conditions shall be deemed to exclude or limit our liability where it would be unlawful to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

Our site may contain links to other sites. These links are provided for information only and we are not responsible for the content of those websites or external websites that link to this website. 


Links to this website

You may link our website from your pages, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.



We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our website, and in the materials published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws in the UK. All such rights are reserved.

You may view this website and print or download any part(s) of it provided our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our site must always be acknowledged.

Playfair Scotland do not allow any unauthorised copying, modification, publishing, displaying, exploitation and/or distribution of our website and/or any of its content. Such action may constitute copyright infringement and give rise to an actionable claim.


Law and Jurisdiction

These conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Scotland. Disputes arising hereform shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Scotland.


Privacy statement

Playfair Scotland  (“We”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed

For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998, the data controller is Playfair Scotland , 39 The Spinney, Edinburgh , EH17 7LE 


Information we collect from you

We collect and process information about you when you request information from us, correspond with us by phone, email or otherwise, fill in an online form, request email news alerts, or annual report notifications or provide feedback on the website. The information you give us may include your name, email address and telephone number.

We will use this information to:

to carry out our obligations arising from any contract entered into between you and us and to provide you with information and services that you request from us;

  • to provide you with email alerts regarding news from Playfair Scotland;
  • to notify you about changes to our email alert service;
  • to perform surveys and analysis with the aim of improving the services we provide;
  • to help us develop or personalise the website to make it more useful for you; and
  • for our internal record keeping.  



Our website uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our website. Cookies are small text files sent to your computer and stored by your browser. They are used to remember browsing information. Because of cookies, your web browser can remember you are logged in, whether you've visited our site before and what your preferences are. Cookies help us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our website and also allows us to improve our site.

Although cookies contain identifying information, the cookies we use do not contain any information that identifies you personally and they allow us to recognise your computer or mobile device when you return to our website.

For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them see below:





These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site.

The information collected is anonymous and does not identify a visitor. The data includes the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come from and the pages they visited.

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Disclosure of your information

You agree that we may share your personal data with selected third parties, including agents, where it is necessary for them to provide you with the services on our behalf.

We will disclose your personal information to third parties if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation or in order to enforce agreements or contracts or to protect our rights, our property, or our safety.


Where we store your personal data

The data we collect from you is stored on information technology systems owned and operated by Playfair Scotland, or that of verified third parties. All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet or email is not completely secure and although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted over the internet to our site or by email; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use all necessary procedures and security measures to try to prevent unauthorised access.

We will not transfer your personal data out of the European Economic Area without ensuring that your rights and freedoms as a data subject are protected.


Links to other websites

We will try to provide you with links to high quality, reputable websites. However, please note that third party websites are not under our control and we do not contribute to the content of such websites. We cannot accept responsibility for any issues arising from the third party's use of your data, the website content or the services these other websites may offer you. Each company, organisation or public body will have its own cookie and privacy policy. If you have any concerns about the way in which your data will be used, please read the privacy statement on the relevant website.


Your rights

Your personal data is protected in the UK by the Data Protection Act 1998. Under this Act, we will process personal data we hold about you in a fair and lawful manner. We have put in place strict security policies and procedures to try and prevent unauthorised access by third parties. 

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes.  We will not store or use your details for marketing purposes without your express permission (i.e. opting in).  If at any time you wish to "opt-out" of such processing, then please contact us at

The Data Protection Act 1998 gives you the right to access information held about you. If at any time you wish to request information about what data we hold about you, or to notify us of an amendment to your data, then this can also be done by contacting us at There may be a fee for requests for information.


Policy changes

We will post any changes to the privacy policy here and these changes will take effect immediately. This privacy policy was last updated on 1 April 2017.


Contact us

Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy statement are welcomed and should be addressed to


Corporate Social Responsibility

Playfair Scotland has an active Corporate Social Responsibility policy. Our company is proud to have an adopted project in an area with significant deprivation issues. Burdiehouse Burn Valley park is a major park and nature reserve in south Edinburgh. Playfair Scotland helps support the Friends of Burdiehouse Burn Valley Park by supporting the work of the group. 

Our support has included helping with newsletters and campaigns, funding social media advertising and helping with support for volunteers. Playfair Scotland has funded food and treats for volunteers and carried out the public consultation for the first Community Asset Transfer project in Edinburgh on a pro bono basis. The Friends group is purchasing a building in park (The Bothy) to establish a permanent base and classroom to help deliver a wider range of activities and encourage the use of and enjoyment of this wonderful green space. Playfair staff are also funded to take part in the group’s annual ‘Big Spring Clean’ each year.