Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website or when providing information to us during a stay at an Abernethy Centre, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
Abernethy Trust Ltd may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 23 April 2018.
If you have given us your consent to receive marketing communications by email, have been or will be a recent customer of ours – or you have previously asked us for information about similar packages or offers, we may send you marketing messages by email. However, in every marketing email message we send you, we will give you the opportunity to unsubscribe from our mailings altogether.
Abernethy is a group of four outdoor adventure centres in Scotland, a bunkhouse in Argyll and an additional winter training base in the Swiss Alps. We are a Christian organisation which means that our staff team are Christians and we hope that our guests see a positive difference in the care and contact that they receive.
We provide exceptional outdoor adventure experiences where young people discover more about themselves, others and God. Through our residential adventures centres in the beautiful wilds of Scotland and a staff team motivated by their Christian faith, we aim to create the very best experiences for each and every guest. Abernethy was established in 1971 and, since then has grown to include a team of over 100 people.
We may collect the following information:
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
You have the rights to the following:
You have the right to be informed before we lift the processing restriction.
You always have the right to object to receiving direct marketing from us even if we believe that we have a legitimate interest to communicate with you in this way.
We regularly take photographs and videos for promotional and training purposes. Photographs and film of guests (personal data) taken during their visit to one of our Centres may be used in future publicity, including printed material and websites. If you do not want you or your child to appear in these you must let our Office Staff know in advance of arrival at the Centre. However, we will ask for your verbal permission on site before any photographs or filming is taken and we will make sure group leaders/guardians and children are aware this is happening and the context the photo or video will be used. We will not post photographs on social media while your group is still here, unless you have already done so yourself. We endeavour to take photos of guests on a work password-protected iPhone or separate camera. Images are transferred from the camera/phone to a secure location and deleted from the memory card as soon as is practical.
If you are a school, please see more HERE.
We will not keep your sensitive data for longer than necessary e.g for the duration of your visit, unless we deem it necessary to keep on file for a short time longer. This includes information such as dietary requirements, medication, swimming ability, weight for ski issue.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure our website hosting company has put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
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Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.