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The West Highland Steamer Club respects your privacy and is committed to safeguarding the privacy of our users.

This document explains our policy relating to your personal data that is provided to us.

The West Highland Steamer Club website is (“the site”). By using the site you agree that all personal data that you supply to us will be true, complete and accurate in all respects and you agree to notify us immediately of any changes to that personal data.

We will deal with your personal data in compliance with the current UK data protection legislation.  Please note this policy applies only to the West Highland Steamer Club  and not to any other companies’ or organisations’ websites to which we link, which are subject to their own policy and which may differ from ours.

We use cookies on our site for user analysis. If you do not know what cookies are, or how to control or delete them, then we recommend you visit for detailed guidance.

On your first visit to our website, you will be notified that the site uses Cookies. If you proceed and continue to use our site we assume that you are happy to have your details recorded. If you are not happy, then you should either not use this site, or you should delete the cookies having visited the site, or you should browse the site using your browser’s anonymous usage setting (called “Incognito” in Chrome, “InPrivate” for Internet Explorer, “Private Browsing” in Firefox and Safari etc.)

Personal data will be collected, processed and used by the West Highland Steamer Club for the purposes of providing services and products to you and the other purposes mentioned below. However, the Internet is not a totally secure medium and you acknowledge and agree that the West Highland Steamer Club  shall not be responsible for any unauthorised use, distribution, damage or destruction of personal data, except to the extent we are required to accept such responsibility by the Data Protection Act 1998.

We may hold personal data relating to the transactions you enter into with us such as online sales and membership applications/ renewals through the Website.  This allows us to administer the purchasing process, to fulfill our obligations and to notify you if there are any issues with the purchasing process, as well as to arrange for payment.

The information we collect via the Website may include.

  • Any personal details you knowingly provide us with through forms and our email, such as name, address, telephone number etc.
  • In using the “PayPal” service for the collection of monies due for purchases through our Website, we will receive some of your personal details from this third party in order to allow us to fulfil our transaction with you.  All bank and credit card details will remain within the control and policies of the PayPal organisation.
  • In order to effectively process credit or debit card transactions it may be necessary for the bank or card processing agency to verify your personal details for authorisation outside the European Economic Area (EEA). Such information will not be transferred out of the EEA for any other purpose.
  • Your IP Address; this is a string of numbers unique to your computer that is recorded by our web server when you request any page or component on the Website. This information is used to monitor usage of the Website.