Privacy

Registered office: Skene Investments (Aberdeen) Limited, 96 Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen, AB25 1NX
Registration number: 57524 Scotland
VAT registration: 430122907

Skene Investments (Aberdeen) Limited are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This policy (together with our terms of use) sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us be processed. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and procedures.

By providing your personal information to us, you signify your acceptance of our Privacy Statement and agree that we may collect, use and disclose your personal information as described in this Privacy Statement.

For the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 the data controller is Angela Greenhalgh.

We collect personal information from visitors to this web site through the use of enquiry and reservation forms and every time you e-mail us your details. We also collect information automatically about your visit to our web site which may include your IP addresses. You may also give us personal information using the internet. We may use this information to contact you by e-mail or other methods. This information may be used, for example, to inform you of special promotions, price offers etc. We may also monitor and collect the domains of visitors to our site. This information may be used for analysis and statistical purposes.

We may also collect information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser, though this may mean you are unable to access certain parts of our site.

We respect your right of privacy. If you tell us that you do not wish to have this information used we will respect your wishes. If you have any requests concerning your personal information or any queries with regard to the capture, storage and use of personal information please contact angela.greenhalgh@skene-house.co.uk.

Material on this website is protected by copyright which is owned by Skene Investments (Aberdeen) Limited. Users may view, print and download the contents for personal use only and the contents must not be used for any commercial purposes without the permission of Skene Investments (Aberdeen) Limited.

Skene Investments (Aberdeen) Limited web site may contain links to other we do not endorse or accept any responsibility or liability for these other websites. Please be aware when visiting other sites that we have no control over the content of these sites. Please also ensure that you have taken precautionary measures to ensure that any downloads etc. are safe.

We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that any data collected from you is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy. Please note that this data may be transferred, processed and stored at a destination outside the European Economic Area by our staff or staff of one of our suppliers.

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure and while we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee its security. Any transmission is done at your own risk.

Any changes we make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and where appropriate notified to you by email.

By browsing this website and communicating electronically with us, you acknowledge and agree to our processing of personal data in this way.

Cookies

About Cookies

As part of the new European Union privacy protection laws we are required to inform you when we use tracking features called 'cookies' on our website.

HOW WE USE COOKIES

"Cookies" are tiny, harmless text files sent to your computer or mobile when you visit a website.

Most websites use cookies, and in our case we use them to understand where visitors are coming from and how they use our website in order for us to constantly improve the website experience. We don't use cookies to track individuals or store sensitive information such as your name, address or credit card details.

Third parties (such as online reservations systems, Google and social media websites) that feature on this website may also use cookies to ensure their features and processes work properly. Please note we are not responsible for cookie usage on these websites and features.

Our website uses third party companies to deliver online services. Their websites may also use cookies to ensure their features and processes work properly. Please note we are not responsible for cookie usage on these websites and features.

Current third parties are:

WHAT TO DO IF YOU DO NOT CONSENT TO US USING COOKIES:

If you do not consent to us using cookies you can restrict or delete them from your browser. To help you change your browsers cookie preferences we have collated some instructions for the most popular browsers.

Click here for details of how to change your privacy preferences (link to Managing cookies content, see below)

Please note if cookies are disabled the online browsing experience "may" be limited.

What cookies do we use?

Cookie Type

What we use them for

_utma

This cookie is what's called a "persistent" cookie, and keeps track of the number of times a visitor has been to the site, when their first visit was, and when their last visit occurred.

_utmb

Records when a visitor enters a site, and expires at the end of the session.

_utmc

Records when a visitor leaves a site. It expires after 30 minutes if there is no activity.

_utmz

Keeps track of where the visitor came from, search criteria, and geographic region they came from. It expires in 6 months.

_ga

Keeps track of the date and time of a visit.

_gat

The global cookie which controls the interaction with Google Analytics.

_dc_gtm

Provides demographic information on visitors.


Path to Compliance

The information on this page is part of the action we are currently taking as we work towards higher levels of compliance. It is our policy to continually improve our privacy levels and will post updates on this page.

Further information
If you'd like to learn more about cookies and the EU Directive here are some useful links:

Our website uses a number of session cookies which ensure you are remembered as you move between pages. Without a session cookie features such booking engines and shops would not work.

Managing Cookie Preferences

If you're not sure of the type and version of web browser you use to access the Internet:

  • For PCs: click on 'Help' at the top of your browser window and select the 'About' option
  • For Macs: with the browser window open, the browser name is visible to the right of the Apple menu


How to check cookies are enabled on your PC

Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0

  • Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select 'Internet options', then click on the 'Privacy' tab
  • Ensure that your Privacy level is set to Medium or lower, which will enable cookies in your browser
  • Setting this above Medium will disable cookies


Google Chrome

  • Click on 'Tools' (the spanner icon) at the top of your browser window and select Options
  • Click the 'Show advanced settings' at the end of the page, locate the 'Privacy' section, and select the 'Content settings' button
  • Now select 'Allow local data to be set'


Mozilla Firefox

  • Click on 'Tools' at the top of your browser window and select Options (if cannot see the Tools menu, press the ALT key on your keyboard)
  • Then select the Privacy icon
  • Set Firefox will: to 'Use custom settings for history'
  • Uncheck Accept third party cookies


Safari

  • Click on the Cog icon at the top of your browser window and select the 'Preferences' option
  • Click on 'Privacy', check the option that says Block cookies "From third parties and advertisers"


How to check cookies are enabled on your Mac

Safari on OS X

  • Click on the 'Safari' menu at the top of your browser window and select the 'Preferences' option
  • Click on 'Privacy', check the option that says Block cookies "From third parties and advertisers"


Firefox on OS X

  • Click on the 'Firefox' menu at the top of your browser window and select the 'Preferences' option
  • Then select the Privacy icon
  • Set Firefox will: to 'Use custom settings for history'
  • Uncheck Accept third party cookies


Google Chrome on OS X

  • Click on 'Tools' (the spanner icon) at the top of your browser window and select Options
  • Click the 'Show advanced settings' at the end of the page, locate the 'Privacy' section, and select the 'Content settings' button
  • Now select 'Allow local data to be set'


Opera on OS X

  • Click on the 'Opera' menu at the top of your browser window and select the 'Preferences' option
  • Click on the 'Advanced' tab and then select 'Cookies' from the list of options
  • Check "Accept cookies only from the site I visit"
  • Click the OK button


Disclosure of Personal Information

We value your personal information and only share such information with third parties that provide adequate protection for such information. From time to time we may disclose personal information to:

  • Third parties IF you have provided your consent for us to do so;
  • Our service providers and subcontractors, including our affiliates, retained to perform functions on our behalf or to provide services to us, such as warehousing and delivery; marketing and advertising; credit card and data processing; age verification; software development; website hosting and management; information technology and office services; legal, accounting, audit and other professional service providers; and other services related to our business; and further, provided such service providers and subcontractors do not collect, use or disclose the personal information for any purpose other than to perform such functions on our behalf or to provide services to us or as otherwise required by law;
  • Third parties who, in our reasonable judgment, are providing or seeking the information as the authorized or appointed legal agent of the subject individual; or
  • Carefully selected third parties, including our affiliates, to send you third party marketing and promotional information that may be of interest to you IF you have given us your consent to do so. In such circumstances your personal information may be disclosed to these organizations that will be bound by confidentiality obligations and restrictions on use of personal information. We will obtain your express permission before we allow a third party that is not an affiliate to send you any such marketing and promotional information;
  • A person or entity, including our affiliates, in the event of a sale, merger, consolidation, change in control, transfer of substantial assets, financing, reorganization or liquidation, whereby we transfer, sell, or assign to such third party information concerning your relationship with us, including without limitation, personally identifiable information that you provide and other information concerning your relationship with us; and
  • Law enforcement, governmental or regulatory agencies, or other third party in order to comply with law or where we believe such action is necessary in order to comply with law or detect, protect or defend us and/or other third parties against error, negligence, breach of contract, theft, fraud and other illegal or harmful activity, to comply with our audit and security requirements, and to audit compliance with our corporate policies, procedures, legal and contractual obligations.


Public (or Interactive) areas of our website

Information that you post on or through the public areas of the site (e.g., chat rooms, bulletin boards and discussion groups) are generally accessible to, and may be collected and used by, others and may result in unsolicited messages or other contact from others. You should not provide personal information about yourself in public (or interactive) areas of the site. Such personal information is not covered under this Privacy Statement.