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Privacy Policy


Murieston Community Development Trust is a Scottish Charitable incorporated Organisation, SC052716, regulated by the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR). Our website address is:

This privacy policy explains how the charity uses the personal data we collect from you.

What data do we collect?

Personal identification information:

  • For all users: name and email address

In addition:

  • If you sign up as an individual member: address, your date of birth and the date you joined
  • If an organisation signs up as a member: address, representative name, representative email address, company and/or charity number
  • If you sign up as a volunteer: the volunteer interests you have
  • If you donate: your name, address, email address and record of donations

How do we collect your data?

You directly provide Murieston Community Development Trust with most of the data we collect. We collect and process data when you:

  • Sign up as a member (either online, by email, or on paper)
  • Sign up as a volunteer (either online, by email, or on paper)
  • Donate to us (either online, on by contacting us)
  • Use or view our website via your browser’s cookies

How will we use your data?

Murieston Community Development Trust collects your data so that we can fulfil our legal duties, process GiftAid claims, and to engage with members and volunteers:

  • To keep a roll of current members
  • To keep a roll of current trustees
  • To provide information required by HMRC for us to claim Gift Aid
  • To email members and volunteers to keep you informed of activities, opportunities, and membership renewals

We will not share your data with other parties.

How we store your data

Our organisation securely stores your data at a physically secure data centre within Europe. It is secured through use of SSL encryption and careful use of access rights. Website administrators and authorised individuals can see and edit that information.

Our organisation will keep your personal data for the time you are a member or volunteer.  If you cease to be a member or volunteer, your personal data will be kept for a year before being deleted. Donation data will be kept anonymously for longer, in order to maintain full financial records.


We send emails in the following circumstances:

  • As part of membership, emails will be sent to members to inform of meetings, including our AGM, and membership renewal. These will include an update on charity progress.
  • For volunteers, emails will be sent informing of volunteer opportunities.
  • If you donate to us directly on our website, an email receipt will be sent on our behalf by Stripe, our payment processor. We may also send an annual summary for use if you need to complete a tax return.

What are your data protection rights?

Murieston Community Development Trust would like to make sure you are fully aware of all your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

  • The right to access: You have the right to make a request to Murieston Community Development Trust for copies of your personal data. We may charge a small fee for this service.
  • The right to rectification: You have the right to request that Murieston Community Development Trust correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request that Murieston Community Development Trust complete information you believe is incomplete.
  • The right to erasure: You have the right to request that Murieston Community Development Trust erase your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to restrict processing: You have the right to request that Murieston Community Development Trust restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to object to processing: You have the right to object to Murieston Community Development Trust’s processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to data portability: You have the right to request that Murieston Community Development Trust transfer the data that we have collected to another organisation, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us using the contact details provided below.


Our organisation uses cookies in a range of ways to improve your experience on our website, including:

  • Keeping you signed in
  • Understanding how you use our website

There are a number of different types of cookies used by our website. Our organisation uses these cookies so that we recognise you on our website and remember your previously selected preferences. A mix of first-party and third-party cookies are used.

We do not use advertising cookies and we do not share your data with advertising companies.

You can set your browser not to accept cookies. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.

Other websites

The Murieston Community Development Trust website may include links to other websites. Our privacy policy applies only to our website, so if you click on a link to another website, you should read their privacy policy.

Very occasionally, articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Changes to our privacy policy

Our organisation keeps its privacy policy under regular review and places any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on 8 October 2023.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about Murieston Community Development Trust’s privacy policy, the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us. You may complete the contact form at or write to us at:

Murieston Community Development Trust
5 Bankton Glade
Livingston EH54 9DG

How to contact the appropriate authority

Should you wish to report a complaint or if you feel that Murieston Community Development Trust has not addressed your concern in a satisfactory manner, you may contact the Information Commissioner’s Office at