Privacy policy and copyright statements

Privacy policy

This privacy notice tells you what to expect when Edinburgh World Heritage collects personal information. It applies to information about visitors to our website and project participants.

Visitors to our websites
When someone visits, we use a third party service, Google Analytics to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns, such as the number of visitors to particular pages and paths taken through the site. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website. If we do want to collect personal data through our website, we will make this clear and explain what we intend to do with it.

Cookies are small text files placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to EWH. We use the following cookies: Google Analytics. For more information, please see Google Analytics privacy notice. To find out more about cookies and how to manage and delete them, visit

Grant applicants and project participants
We collect information about you in order to provide you with information about a project. Any personal information that is provided during project activity, is used solely for the purpose of the ongoing administration and management of projects. This may include sharing data with our funder, Historic Environment Scotland, but it will still be used solely for the purpose of managing the project. We may also publish information about projects on our website and social media.

Data sharing and security
Data sharing and security We will not share any of the information you provide for any purpose with any third parties for marketing purposes. The information you provide will be held securely by us and / or our data processors, whether the information is in electronic or physical format. Some of our third party providers may store or process your data at a destination outside the EEA. We have taken steps to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Notice. How long do we keep hold of your information? We will not retain any of the information you provide for any purpose for any longer than is necessary. Your right to access or correct information.

Your personal data is protected by the Data Protection Act (DPA) 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). These provide you with rights on how your data is processed. You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy, please contact us at or write to us at the address below. We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up-to-date. You may ask us to correct, remove or delete information at any time.

Changes to our privacy policy
This privacy policy will be reviewed regularly, at least once a year. It was last updated on 29th July 2019.

Further information
Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns about our privacy notice or any information that we hold about you:

By email at

Or write to us at Edinburgh World Heritage, 5 Bakehouse Close, 146 Canongate, Edinburgh EH8 8DD.

If you are still unhappy with the way that we have dealt with your personal data then you can contact the Information Commissioner. Contact details are available at