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Privacy & Cookie Policy

General Statement 

The Colinton Tunnel is committed to protecting your personal information and privacy online with regard to all of our activities. Your privacy is important to us. This Privacy Policy relates to our use of any personal information you provide to us online, via telephone or text, by email, in letters or correspondence. We comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018.

The Colinton Tunnel endorses fully and adheres to the eight principles of data protection as follows:

  • data is processed fairly and lawfully

  • data is only be obtained for specified and lawful purposes

  • data is adequate, relevant and not excessive

  • data is accurate and up to date

  • data is not be kept for longer than necessary

  • data is processed in accordance with the “data subject’s” (the individual’s) rights

  • data is securely kept

  • data is not be transferred to any other country without adequate protection in place.


By using the TCT website you automatically accept our privacy policy.


Why we collect information

We collect information from visitors to our website to help us understand how the site is used and to send out information to you when you have requested it.


Information we collect

Anonymous information
We record and store information about all visits made to the TCT website. This information will not identify you; it may include:

  • which pages are being visited

  • how visitors arrive at the website

  • which browsers and operating systems visitors use

  • the internet domain and IP address visitors use to access the website.


If you have a Google account and have previously logged into it on the device you are using to access our website, we may collect information from Google such as your age group, gender and interests. We can't and don't link this information to you or use it to identify you.


Personal information

If you request information or wish to opt in to email updates you may need to provide us with personal details such as your email address, name, address or telephone number.


A cookie is a small text file stored on your computer. We use a number of different cookies on our website. We use them to give you a better experience or to help us learn what we are doing well and where we can improve.

We hope you will be happy for us to use these cookies but, if not, please take one of the following actions:

  • Delete our cookies after visiting the website (you can set your browser to delete all cookies when you close it).

  • Make sure your web browser is set up to reject cookies and/or to let you browse anonymously.

  • Don’t visit our website at all.

Analytics cookies

We use a service called Google Analytics to help us record and analyse how our visitors use our website. Google Analytics uses several different cookies to record information about your visit to our site. This information is transmitted to and stored by Google. None of the information gathered can identify you. More information about how Google Analytics uses data, including their privacy policy. You can use Google's browser add-on to reject Google Analytics cookies.

Content from external websites

We may use external web services such as YouTube and Vimeo to display content on our site. When you interact with content provided through these services they, in turn, may use cookies to record how you use their service. The information they collect will be anonymous unless you have an account with the service and are logged into it.

Controlling and deleting cookies

If you prefer not to have cookies stored on your computer you can use your browser to reject them. You can also delete any cookies already stored on your computer. More information about cookies and how to control and delete them can be found at

What we do with the information we collect

Any anonymous information is used to help us improve our website.

Any personal details you provide will not be stored on the TCT website but will be stored remotely and not accessible via the Internet. It may be used by us:

  • to process and reply to your request for information

  • to keep in touch with you by email or post where requested. You may opt-out or alter your preferences at any time.

Third Parties
  • The information we collect from our website is for the use of TCT only, unless stated otherwise.   We will never pass your personal information to a third party without your consent, except when obliged to do so by law.

Online donations

Online Donations to TCT may be handled through the following secure websites:

  • Paypal Donations. For more information please refer to for their privacy policy, and terms and conditions. 

  • Stripe. For more information please refer to for their privacy policy, and terms and conditions. 

  • DONR. For more information please refer to for their privacy policy, and terms and conditions. 

Accessing your personal information

You are entitled to find out if we hold any personal information about you and to access this information. You can ask us to amend and/or delete this information. Please email or write to The Colinton Tunnel, 10 Allermuir Road, Edinburgh, EH13 0HE for more information.

Changes to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to update this privacy policy from time to time. You should make sure you periodically review the policy to make sure it meets your needs.

If you have any questions about our privacy policy or changes we have made please contact

Links policy
Requesting a link to or from our website

You do not need permission to create a link from your website to most pages of our website. However, please do not link to our PDFs, Word documents or image files without written permission. You can request permission by emailing We reserve the right to request the removal of any link to any part of our website.

If you would like us to link to your website please email We reserve the right to choose which sites we link to and will not enter into any correspondence about our decision process.

Links to external websites from this site

The Colinton Tunnel is not responsible for the content or policies of external websites we link to.

The inclusion of a link to an external website from the FPA website is not an endorsement of that website, the site's owners or their products/services.

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