HEFESTIS Ltd are committed to protecting your privacy. We treat all your information in confidence and process this in-line with data protection law (the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018).

Privacy Notices

The following privacy notices outline our purposes for processing your personal data, how long we will hold it, who it will be shared with, on what basis and your privacy rights in relation to this:

How to contact us

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Unit 27, Stirling Business Centre
Wellgreen, Stirling


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Embedded content from other websites

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How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 came into effect on 1st January 2005 and introduced new rights to access information held by public authorities and a requirement upon public authorities to adopt a more proactive approach towards publishing information. For the purposes of the Act, HEFESTIS Ltd., a company limited by guarantee, will respond to FOI requests as if it were a public authority.

Find out how to access information held by HEFESTIS.

Detailed information on how to exercise your rights under the Act is available from the Scottish Information Commissioner.