1.1   Intro

Our privacy policy is detailed here to provide you with details of how we use, collect and process your personal data.

Data Controller (Responsible for your personal data): Scottish Travel Agents News Ltd

Email: susan@stannews.co.uk

Address is 190-194 Main Street, Glasgow, G78 1SL


1.2 Concerns & Complaints

Scottish Travel Agents News Ltd welcome discussions on how we process your data and do what we can to resolve any issues however if you are not happy with how we collect and use your data, you can complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), (www.ico.org.uk).

If you are a client, business connection, request information, enquire or interact withScottish Travel Agents News Ltd it is important that the information we hold is accurate and up to date.

Updates can be processed via email for all your personal information at susan@stannews.co.uk  If you are using our email marketing system please use the preferences link.

1.3 Sensitive Data

Scottish Travel Agents News Ltd do not collect any Sensitive Data about you through the website. Sensitive data refers to

  • Racial or ethnic origin;
  • Political opinions;
  • Religious or philosophical beliefs;
  • Trade union membership;
  • Genetic data; and
  • Biometric data (where processed to uniquely identify someone).


2.1  Personal Data  

  1. Contracts between parties 
  2. Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests- inc third party.  Your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
  3. Compliance

Scottish Travel Agents News Ltd will only use your personal data when legally permitted.

When marketing via email we gain consent via our system, however from time to time we gain mutual consent via letter, email, text, call or social media and we generally do not rely on consent as a legal ground for processing your personal data.   

If at anytime you wish no further communications please email susan@stannews.co.uk

2.2 Processing your personal data  – Activity

Activity: Advertising


  1. Required Personal Info
  2. Find suitable advertising package
  3. Contract
  4. 3rd party System processing, print, social media, web, email communications
  5. Billing
  6. Ongoing communication and transactions
  7. Marketing
  8. Updating
  9. Technical

Basis: Agreed via advertising agreement with necessary info that allowsScottish Travel Agents News Ltd to provide a service agreed

To hold info of interest to recover monies outstanding, history of work and communications where we feel it is necessary


Activity: Financial Records


  1. Identify
  2. Transactions
  3. As directed
  4. Updating or recommendations
  5. Marketing

Basis: Used by Scottish Travel Agents News Ltd, financial partners inc bookkeeper and accountant via online accountancy system


Activity: Travel Agent


  1. Identify you are an agent
  2. To be able to send relevant digital or paper copies of the magazine
  3. Send adverts and communications from promotional partners who are advertising
  4. Updating and recommending
  5. Marketing

Basis: Used by Scottish Travel Agents News Ltd to ensure trade information is communicated.   To identify and promote you in pictures captured at event, fam trips etc


2.3 Marketing and Communications

Scottish Travel Agents News Ltd will deliver marketing communications if you:

  1. Are a advertiser, travel agent or industry professional
  2. Requested a quotation, information, purchase advertising, joined our online list, trade news, paper copies
  3. We use our online email smart system where you have the option to change your preferences and unsubscribe on all our communications
  4. Where we have contacted you via normal email, calls, text, social etc you have the right to advise you do not wish any further communication
  5. We do not generally add connections without a legitimate previous interest unless we have received a request verbally, via our online form or via email etc

We will never share your details with 3rd parties unless it is necessary for service agreement, performance or systems. We never sell, share or pass on our database information to anyone who is not working for, with or in the interests of our clients


2.4 Opt Out

If you opt out of receiving marketing from us, we still may keep your personal data provided for our records for future reference, registrations, financial records etc  


2.5  Disclosures

We reserve the right to use suppliers, 3rd party systems or professional service providers and may pass on necessary info to assist us/them to provide a better tailored service

  • web, hosting, email, phones (all I.T services)
  • Administration
  • Reception services
  • Finances
  • Debt Collection
  • Advertising
  • All advisors toScottish Travel Agents News Ltd inc lawyers, accountants, insurance providers etc
  • Business legal inc HMRC etc
  • If we ever decide to sell the business, transfer the business or merge the business we will share necessary information and all clients will be advised if successful
  1.  Service providers, Systems outside EEA

We try at all times to only use providers and suppliers that comply with EEA criteria. Where we cannot control this we will not share any personal details- details shared may only be to assist us in providing a solution and at all times we do our best to ensure a similar degree of security of your data

If we feel we need to safeguard your details to resolve an issue or service we may request your consent which you can withdraw at any time.


3.1.  Security of your data

We only share data on a need to know for service reasons, referrals with consent, selected service providers and at all times we use secured systems that are password protected inc phones, computers, mobile devices, written notes etc. Confidentiality is key and we try to ensure high levels at all times

As a business we will deal with any security breach as fast as we can and alert you in writing.

  1.  Legal Rights

Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws  to request

  1. Access
  2. Correction
  3. Restrict
  4. Deletion

More details can be found here


Under GDPR there is no  fee to access your personal data however, we will charge a reasonable fee to cover any postage, printing etc or if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive.   We have the right to refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances. We may have to contact you through this process to ensure we identify you correctly and the specific information requested.


As a small business we try to respond to all legitimate requests within 30 days. If your request is more in dept, complex or you have made a number of requests we will email you to keep you informed.


4.1.  Retaining data

Your data is ket on file as long as you are a client and will be deleted after 30 days unless we require them for legal, financial or performance requirements.

On termination of your service we will advise the period we will keep the data after considering any risks etc to either business

We will advise you via email and gain your agreement

Any lists or files you have shared with us you must remove us from being able to access these, change passwords etc and if we have control we will download and share these.   Within the 30 days you must transfer a copy as when it is deleted we will not be able to recover these once deleted. If you require an amendment to this this must be emailed to stan@stanselections.co.uk in advance


By law we have to keep certain information about customers (including Contact, Identity, Financial etc) for 6 years for tax purposes.