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When you subscribe to our mailing list we ask for your contact details in order to allow us to keep in touch with you and let you know about news and events.

By subscribing to our mailing list you are providing us with personal data which we will use to contact you. We will never use this data for any other purpose, or provide it to any other third party. If we decide that we would like to use your data for an alternative purpose we will contact you via email and present you with a way to opt-in to the new service, so if you don’t open, receive, or reply to that email you will not be part of that new service.

Your data will be stored by a service called MailChimp, which is a widely-used service to manage email mailing lists and create signup forms. MailChimp allows us to track which of our emails are opened, helping us to keep our communications relevant and interesting. This means we will be able to see if you have opened our email, but we will never use this information to contact you specifically, we will simply use it to know what percentage of emails are being read. If we start using another service we will communicate this to you at the opt-in stage and update this page.

When we send you emails we may also track which were successfully delivered and which were opened. This helps us to ensure that we are reaching you and that the information we are sending you is relevant.

You can read about MailChimp’s privacy policy on their website.

MailChimp was part of the US Department of Commerce Safe Harbor Scheme, which was recognised by the European Commission and the UK Information Commissioner as providing an equivalent level of protection of personal data to that required by EU law whilst that programme was still in place. Since the programme has been discontinued we have signed an additional agreement with MailChimp to reflect the law changes and keep your data safe. So although your data are transferred outside of the European Economic Area, they will be processed in accordance with the data protection principles that are set out in the UK’s Data Protection Act 1998 and corresponding EU law.

Your data will only be accessible to those individuals responsible for CBINS communications, and those MailChimp personnel who need access to all data in order to maintain service operation.

Every email that we send to members includes a link to enable you to unsubscribe from our mailing list altogether. If you have any difficulty using this, or you have any other questions you can always contact us at info@cbin.scot.