General Data Protection Regulation
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provides individuals with more control over their personal information and how it is used.
For details of your rights and how Orkney Islands Council processes your information please click on these links:
Orkney Library & Archive holds personal information about its users to enable us to provide our services. The information held includes name and contact information (e.g. home address, email address, home and mobile telephone numbers).
We will only process your data when necessary to provide our services. If you have any questions about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and your rights you can contact the Data Protection Officer at Orkney Islands Council, School Place, Kirkwall, KW15 1NG.
This website is owned by Orkney Islands Council and operated by Orkney Library & Archive. We aim to provide secure and safe interaction for users of the website and are committed to protecting the privacy of any personal information you may submit.
Orkney Islands Council is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office for Data Protection purposes, adheres to the guidance provided by the Information Commissioner (http://www.ico.gov.uk), and complies with the General Data Protection Regulation.
What information will our website gather?
Orkney Islands Council uses your IP address to gather broad demographic information about visitors and to monitor the frequency with which visitors return to the website.
All email links on this website are direct email addresses for submissions of details of requests to relevant individuals and departments of Orkney Library & Archive and relevant third parties.
Social Media and external links
Orkney Library & Archive utilises various social media services and provides links to various useful external websites on this website. The privacy policies of each of these services are not controlled by Orkney Islands Council and should be reviewed by the user before use of these services.
- Storing your preferences on a website
- helping you through an e-commerce payment process
- tracking advertising campaigns
- providing the website owner with site usage data
Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings.
Allow or reject cookies
We recommend you allow the cookies to be set by this website as they help us to provide a better service and make our website easier to use. If you do not want to receive cookies from this website, select cookie settings under the privacy settings in your browser options, then add our domain to the list of websites you do not want to accept cookies from. Under settings you can also delete individual cookies or any cookies that your browser has stored.
Please be aware that if you set your browser to refuse all cookies, there may be functionality on various websites that no longer works.