Website Data Privacy Notice
The Edinburgh Makars aim to be transparent in the use
that we make of personal data and to take such steps as are reasonable
for a small, member-funded organisation to ensure the security of such
data in accordance with data protection regulations. This privacy
notice applies to visitors to this website. There is a separate data
privacy notice for those who join The Edinburgh Makars as members,
members or patrons.
In common with most websites, this one will detect your IP address and
some other details such as the type of browser you are using. This
enables us to present pages in a suitable form for your device. We also
log which pages you visit for statistical purposes, but will not gather
any information that would identify you personally.
Cookies are small text files stored on your computer, and accessible
to record whether you prefer to see the mobile version of our website
or the desktop version. This cookie is deleted when you close your
browser. We may in future use a cookie to record whether you have
logged in to our Member Area.
browsing outside this website. We do not use Google analytics.
Use of personal
When you buy tickets through this website, you enter contact details
and details of the tickets you want. It is theoretically possible that
this data could be intercepted between your computer and our server. We
pass some of these details to Paypal, including the payment due, so
that you can make payment by credit or debit card. Your communication
with Paypal is on an encrypted connection and subject to Paypal's data
although we are informed when your payment has cleared.
Your contact details and ticket order are stored securely on our server
and may be downloaded to the computer of the member of the club
handling online ticket sales for that show and provided to our
Treasurer. Details of ticket sales, in common with other financial
information, will be kept for 6 years from the end of the relevant
accounting year, but they will be removed from the server after each
There is a facility for Members to renew their subscriptions. This
works in a similar way to the purchase of tickets using an encrypted
connection to Paypal for credit or debit card details to be entered. We
have no access to your credit or debit card details.
There is a facility on the website for people interested in joining the
club to fill out an enquiry form providing contact details and some
information about previous theatre experience. Again it is
theoretically possible that this data could be intercepted between your
computer and our server. This information is forwarded by email to our
Secretary. No copy is retained on the server.
Finally there is a facility for Members to indicate their wish to sign
up to a restricted Members Area of the website when this is
created. It is theoretically possible that this data could be
intercepted between your computer and our server. This information is
stored securely on our server for future use.
The data described above may be accessed by the company which hosts the
website for us (but not any information you pass directly to Paypal).
We have arrangements with them which ensures the security of this
Our website contains windows onto the feeds from our Facebook and
Twitter accounts. If you interact with these feeds, Facebook or Twitter
may place a cookie on your computer to record your interaction. Any
personal data or cookies generated within these feeds are subject to
privacy policies of Facebook or Twitter, and not to this privacy notice.
Some reviews are displayed by a window within our website onto an
external website such as All Edinburgh Theatre. The content displayed
in the window and any interactions you have with it are subject to the
Likewise, we have links to a number of external organisations such as
the Scottish Community Drama Association. If you click on these links
you are leaving our website and will be subject to the data privacy
policy of that organisation.
If you have any queries about data privacy on this website, please
Secretary (see Contact).