Privacy Policy

Curracag – the Outer Hebrides Natural History Society

Privacy and Data Protection Policy

Curracag is committed to protecting your privacy and security. This policy explains how and why we hold and use your personal data, and to ensure that you are aware of your rights. By using our website you are agreeing to be bound by this Policy.

In compliance with the new regulation on personal data (General Data Protection Regulation) you have the choice as to how we contact you (e-mail, post, telephone), the type of information you wish to receive e.g. news and events, and how we use your personal information. You can decide not to receive communications or change how we contact you at any time.

Personal Information

We only hold the personal information you send to us:

i. Name and address and other contact details if supplied (e-mail, telephone number)

ii. Date of consent for contact method and type of information received

Information Use

i. Your details are only used to administer the membership records. Personal details, such as email addresses, are not shared with any other organisations. Your email address is only used to contact you if Curracag has any queries about your membership, to send you our journal Hebridean Naturalist which is a membership benefit to fully paid up members.

ii. This data is securely held and managed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations.

iii. If you have requested to be included in our mailing list we will send you information about forthcoming events such as workshops, talks, field meetings and to up-date you on Curracag news and activities.

iii. We only use your personal data with your consent or where it is necessary in order to comply with a legal duty or protect your vital interests.

iv. We do not sell, trade, or rent personal identification information to others.

Data Protection

We adopt appropriate data collection, storage and processing practices, and security measures to protect against unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of your personal


Controlling your Data

We want to ensure you remain in control of your personal data.

Your principle rights under data protection law are:

i. You have the right to request access to a copy of the personal information that we hold about you, how and why we use it, who we share it with, how long we keep it for and

whether it has been used for any automated decision making. You can make a request for access free of charge. Please make all requests for access in writing, and provide us with

evidence of your identity.

ii. You can ask us to change or correct any inaccurate or incomplete personal information held about you.

iii. You can ask us to delete your personal information where it is no longer necessary for us to use it, you have withdrawn consent, or where we have no lawful basis for keeping it

iv. You can ask us to restrict the personal information we use about you where you have asked for it to be erased or where you have objected to our use of it.

v. You can object to our processing of your personal information where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular

situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground. Please contact us as noted above, providing details of your objection.

vi. You can ask us to provide you or a third party with some of the personal information that we hold about you in a structured, commonly used, electronic form, so it can be easily


vii. If you have given us your consent to use personal information (e.g. to send you information about Curracag activities), you can withdraw your consent at any time.

Further Information

We may change this Policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By using our website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy.

Any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to or by writing to Curracag, c/o Suthainn, Askernish, South Uist, HS8 5SY