Skye & Lochalsh Beekeepers Association

Beekeeping on the north-west coast of Scotland

SLBKA Privacy Policy & Cookies

Skye and Lochalsh Beekeepers Association = SLBKA

Skye and Lochalsh Beekeepers Association (SLBKA) is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Notice explains when and why we collect personal data that relates to a living individual, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.

We may change this Notice from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes.

Any questions regarding this Notice and our privacy practices should be sent by email to

Who are we?

SLBKA is a club for beekeepers in Skye and Lochalsh. We aim to promote all aspects of beekeeping in the Skye and Lochalsh area.

How do we collect information from you?


The SLBKA website system will record personal information if you:

  • Provide information by filling in one of the forms on our website.
  • We also collect personal information on membership forms or surveys which you may receive by email.

What type of information is collected from you?

The personal information we collect might include your name, address, email address, IP address, payments to the Association and information about your beekeeping. We may also take photographs or make recordings of events we hold. Wherever possible we will seek additional consent for these actions.

How is your information used?

We may use your information now or in future to:

  • operate SLBKA
  • administer membership and newsletter records
  • inform individuals of news, events and activities related to SLBKA
  • contact members via surveys to conduct research
  • maintain SLBKA accounts and records
  • manage volunteers

We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis. In future we may be legally required to hold some types of information to fulfil our statutory obligations (for example, for reporting on bee health). We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity.

What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?

Consent of individuals (data subject)

In future: legal obligations – processing may be necessary to comply with bee health monitoring and reporting.

Who has access to your information?

Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential and will be shared only with other organisations to comply with a legitimate interest or a legal obligation, for example notification of bee diseases.

We will not sell or rent your information to third parties.

We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.

How long do we keep your personal data:

The time period for which we keep information varies according to what the information is used for. In some cases, there will be legal requirements to keep data for a minimum period. Unless there is a specific legal requirement for us to keep the information, we will retain it for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the data was collected or for which it is to be further processed.

Your choices

You can change your preferences at any time by contacting us by email:

How you can access and update your information

The accuracy of your information is important to us. If you change email address, or any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please email us at

You have the right to ask for a copy of the information SLBKA holds about you.

Security precautions are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of your information.

Non-sensitive details (your email address etc.) are transmitted normally over the Internet, and this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.

Use of ‘cookies’


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Links to other websites

Our website contains links to other websites run by other organisations. This privacy notice applies only to our website‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them using links from our website.

In addition, if you linked to our website from a third party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the notice of that third party site.

16 or Under

We are concerned to protect the privacy of children aged 16 or under. If you are aged 16 or under‚ please get your parent/guardian’s permission beforehand whenever you provide us with personal information.

Transferring your information outside of the UK

The information which you provide to us may be transferred to countries outside the United Kingdom (“UK”). By way of example, this may happen if any of our servers (cloud based storage) are from time to time relocated in a country outside of the UK or EU. These countries may not have similar data protection laws to the UK. By submitting your personal data, you’re agreeing to this transfer, storing or processing. If we transfer your information outside of the UK or EU in this way, we will take steps to ensure that appropriate security measures are taken with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this Notice.

Review of this Notice

We will keep this Notice under regular review. This Notice was last updated in August 2022.