Privacy and Cookie Policy


This policy explains how Jewish Care Scotland collects and processes your personal data in line with the principles of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) and other legal requirements.

Our data controller is:

Jewish Care Scotland, The Walton Community Care Centre, May Terrace, Giffnock, Glasgow. G46 6LD.

By continuing to use our website and services, you are agreeing to the processing of your personal data according to the terms outlined in this policy.

Who we are

Jewish Care Scotland is a Scottish registered charity under Charity Number SCO05267 and a Scottish Company Limited by Guarantee, Registration Number 179994.

Jewish Care Scotland is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office as a Data Controller. Registration Number Z7505094.

What information do we collect?

Personal information is any information that can be used to identify you, including your name and contact details.

  • Contacting us to request information about our services
  • Providing us with your details when donating
  • Providing us with your details when participating in fundraising activities
  • Providing feedback or reporting a problem about one of our services
  • Interacting with us on social media
  • Applying for a job or volunteering role at Jewish Care Scotland


We collect site usage information, using ‘cookies’ and page tagging techniques. Cookies enable our system to recognise your computer and allow us to see how you use the website.

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file of letters and numbers that we may store on your browser or the hard drive of your computer or device. They cannot be used to identify you personally.

Our Cookies

We use cookies to distinguish you from other users of the Site. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse the Site and also allows us to improve the Site.

Cookies are used to improve services for you through, for example:

  • enabling a service to recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information several times during one task;
  • measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there’s enough capacity to ensure they are fast

Other Cookies

We use a few third-party components on this site to help improve your experience. Below we have listed the components that might use their own cookies.


Google Analytics

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.

Google Analytics sets cookies to help us accurately estimate the number of visitors to the website and volumes of usage. This is to ensure that the service is available when you want it and fast. Learn more about your privacy and Google Analytics here.


Name Typical content Expires
_utma Randomly generated number. 2 years
_utmb Randomly generated number. 30 minutes
_utmc Randomly generated number when user exits browser.
_utmz Randomly generated number + info on how the site was reached (e.g. directly or via a link, organic search or paid search).

Changing Your Cookie Setting

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit or

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit

Changes to these Web Conditions and to Additional Terms and Conditions

We may collect information about where you are on the internet (eg the URL you came from, IP address, domain types such as ‘’  and ‘.com’), your browser type, the country you accessed the site from, the pages of our website that were viewed during your visit, and any search terms that you entered on our website (‘User Information’).

Collection and use of personal information

Jewish Care Scotland is the sole owner of the information we collect. We confirm that any personal information which you provide to us, and any user information from which we can identify you, is held in accordance with the registration we have with the Information Commissioner’s Office.

We will use your information only for the following purposes:

  • Administration of donations and legacies
  • Communication about the charity, fundraising and other activities
  • Statistical purposes to improve this website and its services to you
  • Servicing website content
  • Administering this website
  • In-house research and statistical analysis

Processing personal data for the above purposes may entail sharing the information with employees, contractors, agents and professional advisors of Jewish Care Scotland.

Sending us an email

You may decide to send us personally identifying information, for example, in an email message containing a question or comment. We use personally identifying information from email primarily to respond to your requests. We may forward your email to other employees who are better able to answer your questions. We may also use your email to contact you in the future about our organisation or to contact you when necessary. Emails and telephone calls will be used for the purposes outlined at the time of collection or registration in accordance with the preferences you express.

Marketing emails

We use a third-party provider, MailChimp, for our quarterly newsletters and monthly volunteer emails. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies. This helps us monitor and improve our newsletter. For more information about MailChimp, please see their privacy notice. At the bottom of each email there is an option to opt out of receiving these emails. Alternatively see the ‘Managing your data’ section on more information on changing your contact preferences.

Post and telephone marketing

We will only contact you if you have given us consent or we have a legitimate interest to send direct marketing by post and telephone. We may contact you regarding the charity, fundraising and other activities.

See the ‘Managing your data’ section on more information on changing your contact preferences.

Social media

We use a third-party provider, Hootsuite, to manager our social media interactions. If you send us a private or direct message via social media the message will be stored by Hootsuite for three months. It will not be shared with any other organisations. For more information about Hootsuite, please see their privacy notice.


Jewish Care Scotland will treat all your Personal Information as confidential (although we reserve the right to disclose this information in the circumstances set out above). We will keep electronic information on a secure server and accessed only by those authorised to do so. We fully comply with all applicable UK Data Protection and consumer legislation.

International data transfer

Different countries have different data protection laws, some of which provide more protection than others. We will not transfer personal data about you to any country outside of the European Economic Area without first ensuring that adequate protections are put in place for your benefit in accordance with best practice and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679).

Links to third party websites

To provide increased value to our users, we may provide links to other websites or resources for you to access at your sole discretion. This Privacy Policy applies solely to the personal data collected by Jewish Care Scotland. It does not apply to any third party websites. Jewish Care Scotland is not responsible for the privacy policies, content or the use to which others make of these websites and advise users to read the privacy policies of other websites before registering any personal data.

Legal disclaimer

We will take all reasonable care, in so far as it is in our power to do so, to keep your data secure, but in the absence of negligence on our part we cannot be held liable for any loss you may suffer if a third party procures unauthorised access to any data you provide when accessing this website. Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law. This being requests by the police or any other regulatory or government authority investigating suspected illegal activities to provide your Personal Information and /or User Information we may be obliged to do so.

The Data Protection Act

Under the Data Protection Act, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you.

Managing your data

We will only retain data for as long as the purpose for which it was collected is relevant.  If, at any time, you want to verify, update or amend your personal data or preferences, please contact Jewish Care Scotland on: or 0141 620 1800 or write to the address below. Verification, updating or amendment of personal data will take place within 28 days of receipt of your request.

Notification of changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will place an updated version on this page. Regularly reviewing this page ensures you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we will share it with other parties.

Contact us

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at:
Jewish Care Scotland, The Walton Community Care Centre, May Terrace, Giffnock, Glasgow. G46 6LD.