Privacy statement (“Website”) is owned and operated by Black & Guild, a partnership with their office at 38 Hunter Street, Kirkcaldy, Fife, KY1 1ED (“Firm”).


The Firm appreciates your interest in this Website, and is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.  This Privacy Policy forms part of our Terms and Conditions which details how your data is collected and used by the Firm.  For the purposes of the Data Protection Act (“Act”), the Firm is the data controller. 


Personal information

When you request information through this Website, we capture personal information that you supply to the Firm through the use of response forms.  Such information may include your name, address, business name, e-mail address, home telephone number and work telephone number.


All information which you supply to the Firm will be processed in accordance with applicable data protection and privacy laws, including the Act.  Your details will be entered into the Firm database for general administration purposes. The Firm has implemented appropriate technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal data against unauthorised or unlawful processing, and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, your personal data.


To help the Firm understand the accessibility of this Website, and therefore improve its service to you, the Firm keeps a record of which pages are accessed by users.  This information does not identify you as an individual and is not linked to any personal information which the Firm may collect about you.  The Firm stores this information on its own computer network.


E-mails the Firm sends you

When providing the Firm with your contact details through this Website, the Firm asks for your e-mail address so that it can respond to requests.


Access to your personal data

The Firm will provide you with a copy of all your personal information, collected through this Website, upon receipt of a written request from you.  The Firm reserves the right under the Act to charge a fee for this information.


How the Firm stores your personal information

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

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although the Firm will do its best to protect your personal information, the Firm cannot guarantee the security of your personal information transmitted to the Website; any transmission is at your own risk. Once the Firm has received your personal information, it will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised or unlawful processing of your personal data, and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, your personal data.


Your personal information will not be transferred outside the UK, unless you are based outside the UK and we need to contact you using the personal information you have provided.


The Firm will not pass your details to anyone else outside the Firm without your permission.



Cookies – Our use of cookies

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device, usually your computer or mobile phone, to help us provide you with a better service. Information collected through our use of cookies does not identify you as an individual and is not linked to any personal information which we may hold about you. We store this information on our own computer network. Generally, we use the following types of cookies:


Temporary, ‘session’ cookies to help you navigate through the website and to enhance your user experience. These cookies are temporary and disappear when you close your browser.

Permanent, ‘persistent’ cookies to help us recognise as a unique visitor when you visit the website. We use persistent cookies to track where our website visitors came from, what search engine they used, what link they clicked on, and their location when they accessed the website. We also use persistent cookies to allow us to tailor content to avoid showing you the same messages, again and again.


Analytical cookies

We use Google Analytics cookies to identify unique visitors, define user sessions, and track traffic sources and navigation. These cookies are a combination of session and persistent cookies. Google Analytics uses only first party cookies, meaning the cookies send collected information only to servers we use, and the data cannot be altered or retrieved by any service on another domain. We use the cookies to compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand user behaviour across the website, and to help us improve our business. Information collected in this way does not personally identify you. These cookies help us to understand who has viewed which webpages on the website, and how often. They allow us to monitor overall usage of the website, and to determine the most popular areas of the website. You can find out more about Google Analytics cookies here>>


Disabling cookies

Most internet browsers are automatically set up to accept cookies, but you can change your browser settings to block the downloading of cookies to your computer. Some features on the website will only work if cookies are enabled, so blocking cookies may result in the website not working properly or in certain features not being available to you. You can find out more about how to delete existing cookies on your computer and how to disable cookies here>>


Changes to our Privacy Policy

The Firm may update or amend this Privacy Policy at any time. It is your responsibility to check the Privacy Policy on each occasion that you use this Website