Renfrewshire Environmental Trust ("We") are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This policy (together with our terms of use and any other documents referred to on it) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. We keep certain basic information when you visit our website and submit information via our ‘contact form’ and recognise the importance of keeping that information secure and letting you know what we will do with it. For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act), the data controller is Renfrewshire Environmental Trust of c/o Lamont Farm, Barhill Road, Erskine, PA8 6EZ Telephone: 0141 812 5335.Email: number [still to be acquired]). This policy only applies to our site. If you leave our site via a link or otherwise, you will be subject to the policy of that website provider. We have no control over that policy or the terms of the website and you should check their policy before continuing to access the site.


We may collect and process the following data about you:
  • Information that you provide by filling in our contact form on our site
  • If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
  • We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.
Details of your visits to our site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs, operating system, browser usage and other communication data, whether this is required for our own website statistics or otherwise and the resources that you access.


We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our public relations and promotional strategy. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual and we will not collect personal information in this way. Our Website platform (‘Wordpress’) utilises a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. This forms an integral part of the platform which does not include tracking the user. However we may utilise ‘Google Analytics’ which creates a tracking cookie file and allows us to estimate our audience size and usage pattern. You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our site. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you access our site.


The data that we collect from our 'contact form' is stored on our hosting server at It may also be processed by staff responding to enquiries, as well as monitoring the ‘contact form’ functionality and for security issues, and kept for future reference. The data collected in this way includes:
  • Date/Time of form submission: Created by system.
  • First Name: Created by user.
  • Last Name: Created by user.
  • Email: Created by user.
  • Subject: Created by user.
  • Message: Created by user.
  • Captcha Code: Generated randomly by system, entered by user, used to prove that contact form was completed by a human and not by an automated system.
  • IP address of user submitting form details: Captured by system.
By submitting your personal data, you agree to this storing and processing. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data being transmitted to our site from your own device and browser; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.


We use information entered from our contact form and any survey questionnaires to provide a record of engagement as well as to provide information that will allow us to assess our content and approach from a charitable outcome point of view. If you do not want us to use your data in this way, and are concerned about details and information you provide being passed onto third parties for marketing purposes, please tick the relevant box situated on the form on which we collect such information.


Our current policy is not to disclose personal information to third parties.


You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by being able to check certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partner networks as well as directing you to online resources. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.


The Data Protection Act gives you the right to access information held about you. Your right of access can be exercised in accordance with the Data Protection Act. Any access request may be subject to a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.


Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. However, we advise that you check this page regularly to keep up to date with any necessary changes.


Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to Renfrewshire Environmental Trust is a Scottish Registered Charity NO. SC O37655. Registered Office:- c/o A McLean 95 Edmiston Drive,Linwood Renfrewshire,PA3 3TE Telephone: 0753 127 4865 Email:

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Renfrewshire Environmental Trust assists volunteers and community groups interested in improving greenspace, community gardens, wildlife habitats, walking and cycling routes, play parks, sports facilities, heritage sites and listed buildings.

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