Fort William Photographic Society
Privacy & Cookie Policy

This privacy policy explains how we use any personal information we collect about you when you use this website.

What information do we collect about you?

We do not collect any information other than the information you personally volunteer to us, i.e. your e-mail address on our contact form.

If and when you become a Member of the club you will complete a paper form with your details and a copy will be hand back to you for your records.



We use Performance Cookies
These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources, so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site.

We use Google Analytics to provide this service, which uses first party cookies. The data collected is not shared with any other party.  The information we get through the use of these cookies is anonymised and we make no attempt to identify you or influence your experience of the site while you are visiting it. If you do not allow these cookies we will not be able to include your visit in our statistics.

If you have used a Do Not Track browser setting, we take this as a sign that you do not want to allow these cookies, and they will be blocked.


Why we need your data

We collect information about you to; fulfil your request e.g. if you ‘request a call-back’ we use this information to contact you directly and, if you agree, to email you about any updates on our Club or Website Policy. We will take cautionary measure to ensure we do not collect any personal data from you that we do not need in order to provide and oversee the above services to you. We do not share your data with anyone.


What are Cookies anyway?

Cookies are a kind of short-term memory for the web.  They are stored in your browser and enable a site to ‘remember’ little bits of information between pages or visits.
They are widely used to make the web experience more personal, which is generally seen as a positive thing. However, some cookies collect data across many websites, creating ‘behavioural profiles’ of people. These profiles can then be used to decide what content or adverts to show you. This use of cookies for targeting, in particular, is what the law was designed to highlight. By requiring websites to inform and obtain consent from visitors it aims to give web users more control over their online privacy.  For further information visit   or
You can set your browser not to accept cookies and the above websites tell you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.



How long will we store your data?

Fort William Photographic Society (FWPS) keep your basic personal data (name, address, contact details) for a minimum of 2 years after which time it will be destroyed. Your information we use for membership purposes will be kept with us until you notify us that you no longer wish to be a member of FWPS.


Other Websites

Our website contains links to other websites. This privacy policy only applies to this website (Fort William Photographic Society) so, when you link to other websites you should read their own privacy policies.

What are your rights?

You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal information, please get in touch with the Club Secretary 
We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information at any time.

Changes to our privacy policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and we will place any updates on this web page.

This privacy policy was last updated on 15th March 2023