Privacy Policy

At Ayrshire Magazine, we are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of our readers, visitors and subscribers when interacting with our brand. In particular, we want you to know that Ayrshire Magazine is not in the business of selling, renting or trading email lists with third parties for marketing purposes. We just don’t do that sort of thing. But just in case you don’t believe us, in this Privacy Policy, we’ve provided lots of detailed information on when and why we collect your personal information, how we use it, the limited conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure. Grab a cuppa and read on.

Types of data we collect

Ayrshire Magazine may collect the following information about you:

  • your name, age/date of birth and gender
  • your contact details: postal address including billing and delivery addresses, telephone numbers (including mobile numbers) and e-mail address
  • purchases and orders made by you;
  • your on-line browsing activities on Ayrshire Magazine and AM Media Group websites;
  • your password(s)
  • when you make a purchase or place an order with us, your payment card details;
  • your communication and marketing preferences
  • your location
  • your correspondence and communications with Ayrshire Magazine

This list is not exhaustive and, in specific instances, we may need to collect additional data for the purposes set out in this Policy. Some of the above personal data is collected directly, for example when you set up an on-line account on our website, or send an email to our service team. 

Other personal data is collected indirectly, for example your browsing activity. We may also collect personal data from third parties who have your consent to pass your details to us, or from publicly available sources.

Website Cookies

Our websites use cookies to collect information.  This includes information about browsing and purchasing behaviour by people who access our websites.  This includes information about pages viewed, products purchased and the customer journey around our websites.

What are cookies?

Like most websites, Ayrshire Magazine use cookies to collect information.  Cookies are small data files which are placed on your computer or other devices (such as smart ‘phones or ‘tablets’) as you browse this website.  They are used to ‘remember’ when your computer or device accesses our websites.  

Some cookies collect information about browsing and purchasing behaviour when you access this website via the same computer or device.  This includes information about pages viewed, products purchased and your journey around a website.  We do not use cookies to collect or record information on your name, address or other contact details.  Ayrshire Magazine can use cookies to monitor your browsing and purchasing behaviour.

What are cookies used for?

The main purposes for which cookies are used are: –

1. For technical purposes essential to effective operation of our websites, particularly in relation to on-line transactions and site navigation.
2. To enable Ayrshire Magazine to collect information about your browsing and shopping patterns, including to monitor the success of campaigns, competitions etc.

How do I disable cookies?

If you want to disable cookies you need to change your website browser settings to reject cookies.  How you can do this will depend on the browser you use.

Further details on how to disable cookies for the most popular browsers are set out below: –

For Microsoft Internet Explorer:
1. Choose the menu “tools” then “Internet Options”
2. Click on the “privacy” tab
3. Select the setting the appropriate setting

For Google Chrome:
1. Choose Settings> Advanced
2. Under “Privacy and security,” click “Content settings”.
3. Click “Cookies”

For Safari:
1. Choose Preferences > Privacy
2. Click on “Remove all Website Data”

For Mozilla firefox:
1. Choose the menu “tools” then “Options”
2. Click on the icon “privacy”
3. Find the menu “cookie” and select the relevant options

What happens if I disable cookies?

This depends on which cookies you disable, but in general the website may not operate properly if cookies are switched off.  If you only disable third party cookies, you will not be prevented from making purchases on our site.  If you disable all cookies, you will be unable to complete a purchase on our site.

Google Analytics

When someone visits ayrshiremagazine.com we use a third party service, Google Analytics, to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

Mailing Lists

As part of the registration process for our monthly e-newsletter, we collect personal information. We use that information for a couple of reasons: to tell you about important information about Ayrshire Magazine and our sister companies; to contact you if we need to obtain or provide additional information; to check our records are right and to check every now and then that you’re happy and satisfied. We don’t rent or trade email lists with other organisations and businesses.

We use a third-party provider, MailChimp, to deliver our newsletter. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our e-newsletter. For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice. You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time of the day or night by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails or by emailing our data protection officer at info@ayrshiremagazine.com.

Online Payments & Subscriptions

When purchasing items through our online store we use secure and reliable processes. Our site is secured by an SSL certificate and we use a secure third party payment provider “STRIPE”, Ayrshire Magazine do not hold any card details on our servers, the entire payment process is managed by “STRIPE” you can view their individual privacy policy here: https://stripe.com/gb/checkout/legal

We manage our subscriptions and online store through WooCommerce, which allows us to store your data until you unsubscribe from your subscription. Upon unsubscribing your data is deleted, we may keep your email address on our mailing lists until you manually unsubscribe from these.

Access to your personal information

You are entitled to view, amend, or delete the personal information that we hold. Email your request to our data protection officer at

Data Protection Officer
Ayrshire Magazine
38 Portland Road
Kilmarnock
KA1 2DL

info@ayrshiremagazine.com

Contact Us

If there’s anything here that you feel needs further explanation, please email us at info@ayrshiremagazine.com