Who we are
Our website address is: https://cms.scot
We can be contacted via email using firstname.lastname@example.org
We are a company – CMS Scot Ltd – registered in Scotland with number SC666129.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
** Commenting is currently disabled on all posts and pages.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
Use of our contact form requires acceptance, under GDPR, that we will use your submitted information for the purpose of replying to your message(s). On our contact form page we use Google reCAPTCHA V3 to minimise spam and 3 cookies are set there by google.com: OTZ, CONSENT and NID.
We have a page all about cookies here.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Manually enabling/disabling and deleting cookies
You can use your internet browser to automatically or manually delete cookies. You can also specify that certain cookies may not be placed. Another option is to change the settings of your internet browser so that you receive a message each time a cookie is placed. For more information about these options, please refer to the instructions in the Help section of your browser.
Please note that our website may not work properly if all cookies are disabled. If you do delete the cookies in your browser, they will be placed again after your consent when you visit our websites again.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
This site uses Google Analytics to gain insights into how users interact with the site, how they view it (devices, operating system and the like), in order that usability and interaction may be improved. In line with GDPR compliance we have set Analytics to anonymise IP addresses.
Note that until the ‘Close’ button on the cookie-bar shown at the foot of the site is clicked we will set no analytics or social media cookies whatsoever. Google cookie notice.
Who we share your data with
We will not share any of your personal data with any third parties for any purposes, subject to one important exception.
In some limited circumstances, we may be legally required to share certain personal data, which might include yours, if we are involved in legal proceedings or complying with legal obligations, a court order, or the instructions of a government authority.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise 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, have submitted a contact form message, 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.
How we protect your data
We use a backup service from WPVivid. This third party service have a Data Protection page that may be viewed here. All backups are encrypted and stored both on-site and off-site at Microsoft OneDrive.
All site traffic is encrypted over https.
Our hosting is in a firewalled and isolated account – details may be seen here.
All logins to the WordPress admin area require Two Factor Authentication, and the entire site is protected by the WordFence plugin, regularly scanned for malware.