Privacy & Cookies Policy

This privacy & cookies policy sets out how The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association, North of Scotland Branch uses and protects any information that you give us when you use this website.

The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association, North of Scotland Branch is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

The Royal Scottish Pipe Band Association, North of Scotland Branch may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 22nd April 2016.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • name and job title
  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • other information you choose to submit to us either via an event registration or by filling in a form on this site


What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual to help the site provide a better user experience. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website. If you prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others the most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.

The following cookies are used on this site:

Cookie Name Cookie Purpose
_utma, _utmb, _utmc, _utmz These are cookies set by Google Analytics to track how you use this site. The data collected is entirely anonymous and used by us to determine ways to improve your experience in using this website. For more information about cookies set by Google Analytics please visit their site.
Social media sharing If you share any our content with your friends on social media sites, such as Facebook and twitter, these sites may set cookies on your device. We don’t control these cookies so please check the privacy policies of these third-party sites for information about these cookies.
WordPress Forms When you leave a comment on this site, WordPress leaves a cookie on your device in order to remember the form details, such as your name, for your next visit.


Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes
  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by emailing us at

The NoS Branch will never disclose any data that it holds from any information submitted to us to third parties unless legally obliged to do so, where explicitly requested do so by you, or when required to deliver information requested by you.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please email

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us as soon as possible at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

All outgoing links on this site have been reviewed, however we can not confirm their long term viability. We have not reviewed any of the incoming links to this site, and cannot take responsibilty for their content.