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Online Privacy Policy

ASSC is committed to ensuring the best standards of practice in all its activities. Visitors to the ASSC web sites ( 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.

Your Privacy and Use of Cookies

You should be informed that we use non-essential cookies to track our online traffic flow through Google Analytics.

In May 2011 a European Union law was passed stating that websites that leave non-essential cookies on visitors’ devices have to alert the visitor and get acceptance from them. This website complies with this law by providing the cookie acceptance selector in the bottom left of our website pages that enables you to accept our cookies or decline and leave the website.

A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent in a text file to your computer browser from a website’s server and is then stored on your computer, but only IF your browser’s preferences are set by you to allow it.

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You have the opportunity to set your web browser to accept all cookies, to notify you when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. THIS IS YOUR PERSONAL CHOICE and you should consult your browser help files for advice on these settings.

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Information Collected

ASSC does not collect any personal information from visitors to its websites 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.

Enquiries to ASSC itself (the Association)

Visitors interested in the ASSC can provide contact details via the Contact Us or Membership fill-in forms. Visitors cannot be contacted unless such information is given. Visitors are also invited to give additional information at their own discretion. This information may be stored exclusively for the purposes of contacting the visitor in response to the enquiry, and to make follow-up and additonal offers appropriate to their original enquiry.

Details of requests for copies of the EmbraceScotland printed brochure will be retained and will be considered for free mailing of the new brochure each year for up to three years.  Email addresses submitted with such requests will be added to the request list for the monthy E-Bulletin, which can be easily unsubscribed by the recipient at any time.

Enquiries to ASSC Members via EmbraceScotland (the Properties)

Visitors interested in a holiday at an ASSC Member’s property can provide contact details DIRECTLY TO THE MEMBER using the Property Enquiry fill-in form or email link. ASSC is not responsible for how this information is used when it has been passed to the Member via email.  The contact details, including email address, are retained by ASSC and the enquirer may be added to the recipient list for the ASSC monthy E-Bulletin, which can be easily unsubscribed by the recipient at any time.

ASSC is not responsible for information collected by or submitted via third party websites which may have links from this website.

Other Information Collected

From time to time we may collect other information from users of the website via online forms or other means.  We will always try to be clear about the information required and the purpose of collecting it.

Use of Information

The information collected may be used to contact you with further details of ASSC and/or EmbraceScotland promotions which we believe may be of interest to you, information on current activities, or to send details of future offers, initiatives or events. It may also be used for research purposes. You can use the Unsubscribe option or inform ASSC at any time if you no longer require such information to be sent.

Third Party Disclosure

We will NEVER pass any personal information on to any third party.

Data Security

ASSC takes appropriate measures to safeguard the information it holds from unauthorised access or improper use. Our database is stored in a secure, password protected location. Only users authorised by ASSC have access to this data.

Integrity of Data

ASSC takes all reasonable measures to ensure that the information it holds is accurate. In particular it uses reliable collection methods and destroys or converts to an anonymous form any out-of-date data. Individuals may request details of all personal information held by ASSC so as to contest inaccurate or incomplete data, verify the information and have it corrected it as appropriate.


Any queries relating to ASSC collection or use of personal information should be addressed to Secretary, ASSC P.O. Box 23, Taynuilt, Argyll, PA35 1WX.