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Privacy Policy

Craft Scotland is a registered charity based in Edinburgh. This privacy policy explains how we use any personal information we collect about you when you use this website.

Craft Scotland complies with both the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Directive on Privacy and Electronic Communications 2002/58/EC. We also implement our own best practice methodology. This goes further than existing legislation and is designed to ensure that personal data is always treated ethically.

Information Collection

We collect information when you sign up for our email bulletin or register as a maker or outlet on our Find Craft area. We also collect information when you voluntarily complete feedback/web forms or email us. Website usage information is collected using cookies.

How will we use the information about you?

Information gathered from the maker or outlet 'Craft Profile' submission form is used to process your application for inclusion on the Craft Scotland 'Find Craft' area of the website.

Craft Scotland will need to contact you when we perform maintenance or make structural changes to the Craft Profiles. Such contact will be minimal. You have the right to stop such contact by emailing, however this may affect your Profile entry in the event of technical website changes.

By registering a Craft Profile, the information you have chosen to be publicly visible will be displayed on the website, and will be accessible to all visitors to the website.

If you have signed up for our email bulletin, we will use the details you provided to send you regular newsletters and updates via email. We will not share this information for marketing purposes with other companies.


Our email bulletin is used by us to send you regular updates on events, news, and features on Craft Scotland and the craft sector. If you have consented to receive these newsletters, you may opt out a later date.

You have a right at any time to stop us from contacting you for marketing purposes. If you no longer wish to be contacted, please email

Access to your information and correction

We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up-to-date. Please login to the website and update your Find Craft Profile (if you have one) and your details with us as soon as they change. If you have Find Craft Profile but no login, please contact us for your sign in details.

You have the right to request a copy of the information we hold about you. If you would like a copy please email from the address registered to your community page/email subscription.


Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information.

Cookies are used to measure how you use the website so we can monitor its effectiveness and improve its performance. These cookies aren't used to identify you personally, and you can delete these files if you want to. For more information on how to manage, control or delete files, please visit

We use Google Analytics on an ongoing basis to collect information about how people use the website, and occasionally use other third-party services. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store any personal information (such as your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify you. 

We use Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting to more accurately determine visitors by age, gender and interests. This helps us better establish the types of content we make available and what we produce online is relevant to our audiences.

You can opt out of Google Analytics by implementing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

Please read our Cookie Policy in full.

Other websites

Our website contains links to other websites. This privacy policy only applies to this website, so when you link to other websites you should read their own privacy policies.

Changes to our privacy policy

We will update this webpage when our privacy policy is reviewed. This privacy policy was last updated on 19 January 2016.

How to contact us

Please contact us if you have any questions about our privacy policy or the information we hold about you.

Craft Scotland, 15 Coburg Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6ET


t: +44 (0)131 466 3870

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