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VisitSouthWestScotland – Online Privacy Policy

VisitSouthWestScotland website is owned by Visit South West Scotland. We are committed to ensuring the best standards of practice in all our activities. Visitors to the VisitSouthWestScotland website ( can be assured that the protection of privacy and confidentiality are given the highest priority. All personal information is collected, held and used in strict compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Information Collected

We do not collect any personal information from visitors to our website other than information that is knowingly and voluntarily given. Anonymous information is collected, such as the number of visitors to the website in a given period, but it is purely statistical and cannot be used to identify an individual user. Cookies are not used to collect any other information from visitors to the website. Visitors interested in VisitSouthWestScotland,  or its members’ services can provide contact details via email or fill-in form. Visitors cannot be contacted unless such information is given. Visitors are also invited to give additional information eg accommodation providers can request to join Visit South West Scotland via fill-in form but a decision not to do so does not affect any subsequent negotiations or discussions.

Use of Information

If you provide your email address to us, you agree that we may send information to you by email in relation to our services and in relation to any new services, initiatives or events. You will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from any such emails at any time.

Third Party Disclosure

If you complete and submit the fill-in form on a property page your details are shared with the owner/manager of the accommodation. We will NEVER pass any personal information on to any other third party without your consent.

Data Security

We take appropriate measures to safeguard the information we hold from unauthorised access or improper use. Our database is stored in a secure, password protected location. Only users authorised by VisitSouthWestScotland have access to this data.

Integrity of Data

We take all reasonable measures to ensure that the information we hold is accurate. In particular we use reliable collection methods and destroy or convert to an anonymous form any out-of-date data. Individuals may request details of all personal information held by VisitSouthWestScotland so as to contest inaccurate or incomplete data, verify the information and have it corrected as appropriate.


VisitSouthWestScotland’s website is not targeted at children but in any event personal information will not knowingly be collected from children under fourteen years without parental consent.


Any queries relating to our collection or use of personal information should be emailed to

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