Yes Scotland is an alliance of the Scottish National Party, Scottish Socialist Party and other groups and individuals who believe that is fundamentally better for all of us if decisions about Scotland’s future are taken by the people who care most about Scotland - that is by the people of Scotland. We treat the information supplied to us by our supporters and visitors with respect - and make sure that it is properly protected.
Data Protection Act
The information you supply us will be treated with the strictest confidence in accordance with the Data Protection Act. Information may be stored on a computer database and used by the Yes Scotland alliance and its members to keep you informed of YES SCOTLAND news, campaign and other opportunities to support the campaign. If you prefer not to receive any future information, please contact us.
Joining the campaign online
We collect the required information so that we can check whether you are located in Scotland. For example, we have a target of signing up 1 million Scottish voters for the Yes Declaration, and the information gather allows us to filter out people who do not meet the criteria. The information collected will also enhance your engagement with the site. Additional information such as gender and date of birth is provided at your discretion and will help us provide a better service to you.
Donating to Yes Scotland
The information we ask for is used to process your donation and to enable us to meet anticipated legal restrictions on campaign donations for the referendum campaign
Links to other sites
Our site contains links to other sites and servers. Yes Scotland is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.
How we protect your information
Our website has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information under our control. Our server is located in a locked, secure environment, with a guard posted 24 hours a day. When you contribute online, we use a secure server to protect your credit card number and other personal information during transmission. Credit card details remain encrypted until they are transferred to a computer not directly connected to the Internet.
Cookies in Use on This Site
A cookie is a tiny text file that is stored on your computer. We may use technology to track the patterns of behaviour of visitors to our site. This can include using this "cookie" file which would be stored on your computer. You can usually modify your browser to prevent this happening. We may store the Internet address you connect to our server with, the time and date you connected, browser information and the pages you visited. This information is used only to provide us with a broad statistical breakdown of our site usage and to monitor site security.
Our cookies help us:
- Make our website work as you'd expect
- Save you having to login every time you visit the site
- Remember your settings during and between visits
- Improve the speed/security of the site
- Allow you to share pages with social networks like Facebook
- Personalise our site to you to help you get what you need faster
- Continuously improve our website for you
- Make our marketing more efficient (ultimately helping us to offer the service we do at the price we do)
- Collect any personally identifiable information (without your express permission)
- Collect any sensitive information (without your express permission)
- Pass data to advertising networks
- Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
- Pay sales commissions
- You can learn more about all the cookies we use below
Website Function Cookies
Our own cookies
- Determining if you are logged in or not
- Remembering your search settings
- Allowing you to add comments to our site
- Tailoring content to your needs
- There is no way to prevent these cookies being set other than to not use our site.
Third party functions
Disabling these cookies will likely break the functions offered by these third parties
Social Website Cookies
So you can easily 'Like' or share our content on the likes of Facebook and Twitter we have included sharing buttons on our site.
Cookies are set by:
The privacy implications on this will vary from social network to social network and will be dependent on the privacy settings you have chosen on these networks.
Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies
We use Google Analytics
Turning Cookies Off
You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies (Learn how here). Doing so however will likely limit the functionality of our's and a large proportion of the world's websites as cookies are a standard part of most modern websites
It may be that you concerns around cookies relate to so called "spyware". Rather than switching off cookies in your browser you may find that anti-spyware software achieves the same objective by automatically deleting cookies considered to be invasive. Learn more about managing cookies with antispyware software.
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Contacting us about privacy
Yes Scotland Ltd.
136 Hope Street
Telephone: 0141 221 4767