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Virtual Hebrides Privacy Statement

Information about our Organisation and Web site

Modern information and communication technologies play a fundamental role in the activities of an organisation like Virtual Scotland. We are based in Scotland. Our principal activity is: Community web site portal. Our privacy policy covers Virtual Scotland and The Virtual Hebrides:

Organisation: Virtual Scotland,12 Dunmore Crescent,Leverburgh, Western Isles, Scotland HS5 3TT.
Sites: www.virtualscotland.co.uk www.virtualhebrides.com

Privacy Compliance

We have legal obligations, under the Data Protection Act 1998.. If you provide us with personal information we will not pass this information on to a third party but if we intend to use this information in any way we will contact you directly for permission.

Automatic Collection of Information

Log Files
As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files.  The information in the log files include  your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.

Cookies and Web Beacons
We do use cookies to store information, such as your personal preferences when you visit our site.  This could include only showing you a popup once in your visit, or the ability to login to some of our features, such as forums.

You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security.  However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites.  This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.

Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program.  Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.

Third Party Advertisements

We also use third party advertisements on virtualscotland.co.uk & virtualhebrides.com to support our site.  Some of these advertisers may use technology such as cookies and web beacons when they advertise on our site, which will also send these advertisers (such as Google through the Google AdSense program) information including your IP address, your ISP , the browser you used to visit our site, and in some cases, whether you have Flash installed.  This is generally used for geotargeting purposes (showing New York real estate ads to someone in New York, for example) or showing certain ads based on specific sites visited (such as showing cooking ads to someone who frequents cooking sites).

Adverisers on this site:

Google - We no longer have Google adverts appearing on this site.