The "Terms and Conditions" are entered into by and between the Shetlink administrators and you. If you are using this website on behalf of your employer, you represent that you are authorised to accept these "Terms and Conditions" on your employer's behalf. Shetlink administrators reserve the right, at their sole discretion, to change, modify, update, add or remove portions of the "Terms and Conditions" at any time without notice. Please check the "Terms and Conditions" for changes. Your continued use of this website in any form following changes to the "Terms and Conditions" will mean you accept those changes.
1. You agree, through your use of the Shetlink website, that you will not submit (or hyperlink to) any material or use language which is defamatory, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, inciting of violence, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or in violation of ANY UK law. Personal attacks, inflammatory language, harassment, impersonation, trolling and sockpuppeting (multiple user accounts), or multi-account use (two or more individuals using same account) will not be tolerated.
2. Spam, flooding or any commercial advertising are considered inappropriate. Such content may be removed without notice and the perpetrators account terminated.
3. You agree not to create a database (electronic or otherwise) that includes material downloaded or otherwise obtained from this website.
4. You agree not to submit any copyright material unless the copyright is owned by you, or you have consent from the copyright owner.
5. The copyright of content presented on the Shetlink website remains the property of the author or copyright holder. By submitting content to the Shetlink website the author grants Shetlink a non exclusive perpetual republishing right.
6. Note that it is impossible for the Shetlink administrators to confirm the validity of content on this website. The content submitted to Shetlink expresses the views of the author, not the views of the Shetlink administrators, and the Shetlink administrators are not responsible for the content, accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information presented.
Personal Data information we collect about you may include information such as:
- your business and or personal name;
- your business and or personal email address;
- your business and or personal postal address;
- your business and or personal phone number;
- usage data (technical information) about your computer (e.g. your IP address and browser type);
- usage data (aggregated analytical information) about how you have interacted and or used our website (e.g. which pages have been viewed, the time and duration viewed, and what was clicked on);
Our website requires a valid email address for registration and administrative contact purposes. Your email address is used by the Shetlink administrators for administrative purposes only and is not visible to the public unless a user chooses otherwise. Users can add further information to their publicly viewable profile, but do so at their own risk.
How long do we store your Personal Data
Shetlink will store your information for no longer than necessary, taking into account the following:
- the purpose(s) for which we are processing your Personal Data, such as whether it is necessary to continue to store that information in order to continue to perform our obligations under a contract with you or for our legitimate interests;
- whether we have any legal obligation to continue to process your information, such as any record-keeping obligations imposed by applicable law; and
- whether we have any legal basis to continue to process your Personal Data, such as your consent.
Shetlink will protect the confidentiality of its users Personal Data, account information and personal communications in a manner consistent with relevant UK and EU law and the legitimate interests of Shetlink, its partners, and its other users.
Shetlink has appropriate physical, electronic and data management procedures in place to prevent the loss, misuse and alteration of data collected from users.
Shetlink will not disclose users personal and account data unless Shetlink has reason to believe that disclosing such information is necessary to identify, make contact with, or bring legal action against someone who may be causing harm or interfering with the rights or property of Shetlink, Shetlink's users, or others, or where Shetlink has a good faith belief that the law requires such disclosure.
Shetlink also will not, except for reasons stated below, disclose to third parties the contents of any electronic mail or other electronic communications that Shetlink stores or transmits for its users. The circumstances under which Shetlink will disclose such electronic customer communications are when:
- it is necessary in order to provide service to the customer;
- it is necessary to protect the legitimate interests of Shetlink and its users;
- it is required to cooperate with interception orders, warrants, or other legal process that Shetlink determines in its sole discretion to be valid and enforceable; and
- it is necessary to provide to a law enforcement agency when the contents are inadvertently obtained by Shetlink and appear to pertain to the commission of a crime.
Your rights in relation to your Personal Data
You have the following rights in relation to your Personal Data, which you may exercise where applicable through logging in with appropriate account details to shetlink.com and editing your previously supplied details or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org in relation to Personal Data:
- to access and make corrections and or deletion of your Personal Data;
- to request that we restrict our use of your Personal Data;
- to receive your Personal Data fulfilling your right to portability;
- to object to the processing of your Personal Data for certain purposes (for further information, see the section below entitled ‘Your right to object to the processing of your Personal Data for certain purposes’); and
- to withdraw your consent to our use of your Personal Data at any time where we rely on your consent to use or process that Personal Data. If you withdraw your consent, this will not affect the lawfulness of our use and processing of your Personal Data on the basis of your consent before the point in time when you withdraw your consent.
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, which, for the purposes of the UK, is the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the contact details of which are available here: https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/
For further information about your rights in relation to your Personal Data, including certain limitations which apply to some of those rights, please see Articles 12 to 23 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is available here: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/reform/files/regulation_oj_en.pdf
Your right to object to the processing of your Personal Data for certain purposes
You have the following rights in relation to your Personal Data, which you may exercise in the same way as you may exercise the rights in the preceding section (Your rights in relation to your Personal Data):
- to object to us using or processing your Personal Data where we use or process it in order to carry out a task in the public interest, where we do so in the exercise of official authority or for our legitimate interests; and
- to object to us processing your Personal Data for notification purposes to the extent that it is related to such notifications.
You may also exercise your right to object to us using or processing your Personal Data for notification purposes by:
- clicking the relevant unsubscribe link at the top of the classifieds category a notification email has been sent to you from (and from which you have previously explicitly chosen to receive by subscribing from said link); or
- adjusting your own notification settings from logging into our website with your login details and utilising your personal control panel
Whenever you object to notification from us by a different communication method to that of the notification communications you have received from us, you must provide us with your name and sufficient information to enable us to identify you in relation to the communications you have received.
Transfers of your personal information to other countries and safeguards used
We may need to transfer your personal information outside of the country in which we collected or obtained it, including outside the European Economic Area or to an international organisation from time to time. Where we transfer your personal information outside the European Economic Area, the country to which it is transferred will either be subject to an adequacy decision by the European Commission, or if not (or if we transfer your personal information to an international organisation), we will ensure that the transfer takes place on the basis of one or more of the following safeguards:
- data protection policies adhered to by the data controller and other companies and entities within our corporate group from time to time, which comply with applicable laws, known as “model contract clauses” or “MCCs”;
- standard data protection clauses adopted by the European Commission or adopted by the Information Commissioner’s Office and approved by the European Commission in accordance with relevant law;
- a code or codes of conduct produced by an association or other body approved by the Information Commissioner’s Office;
- an approved certification mechanism (such as the EU-US Privacy Shield); or
- where authorised by the Information Commissioner’s Office, contractual clauses between the data controller or processor and the data controller, processor or recipient of the personal information in the third country or international organisation.
Users are responsible for third-party Personal Data; Usage Data, obtained, published or shared through our website and confirm that they have the third party's consent to provide such Usage Data. The below section details each of these third-parties:
Google Analytics (Google Inc.)
Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilises any data collected to track and examine the use of our website, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.
Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.
Google Maps (Google Inc.)
our website uses Google Maps APIs in each of our classifieds accommodation listings. Through using our Maps API implementation you agree to and are bound by Google Maps APIs Terms of Service.
Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.
In Google Maps for the iPhone:
- Access the Google Search app
- Tap on the Settings icon in the upper right hand corner.
- Now tap on Privacy.
- Scroll down and towards the bottom, turn Location Reporting to Off.
In Google Maps for Android:
- Access "Settings"
- Search for "location"
- Access "Location sharing"
- Turn it off
Registration and authentication
By registering or authenticating, Users allow our website to identify them and give them access to dedicated services.
Depending on what is described below, third parties may provide registration and authentication services. In this case, our website will be able to access some Data, stored by these third-party services, for registration or identification purposes.
Access to third-party accounts
This type of service allows our website to access Data from your account on a third-party service and perform actions with it.
These services are not activated automatically, but require explicit authorisation by the User.
Facebook account access (our website)
This service allows our website to connect with the User's account on the Facebook social network, provided by Facebook, Inc.
Permissions asked: Contact email
Google OAuth (Google Inc.)
Google OAuth is a registration and authentication service provided by Google Inc. and is connected to the Google network.
LinkedIn OAuth is a registration and authentication service provided by LinkedIn and is connected to the LinkedIn network.
Twitter OAuth is a registration and authentication service provided by Twitter and is connected to the Twitter network.
This type of service analyzes the traffic of our website, potentially containing Users' Personal Data, with the purpose of filtering it from parts of traffic, messages and content that are recognized as SPAM.
Google reCAPTCHA (Google Inc.)
Google reCAPTCHA is a SPAM protection service provided by Google Inc.
Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.
Invision Power Services
As part of the sign-up process your email address, IP address will be processed by Invision Power Services to conclude whether you are in actual fact a known 'bad actor'. Should this process deem positive you will not be allowed to continue the sign-up process.
Personal Data collected: Usage Data.
Our website utilises Google Adsense advertising and their associated partners as a means to collect revenue to further enable our continued hosting and development costs.
Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data.
Shetlink and our associated online presences
Consequences of not providing your Personal Data to us
Where you wish to purchase products or services from us, we require your Personal Data in order to enter into a contract with you. We may also require your Personal Data pursuant to a statutory obligation (in order to be able to send you an invoice for products and services you wish to order from us, for example).
If you do not provide your Personal Data, we will not be able to enter into a contract with you or to provide you with those products or services.
Where we intend to use your Personal Data for a new purpose other than the purpose(s) for which we originally collected it, we will provide you with information about that purpose and any other relevant information before we use your Personal Data for that new purpose and obtain your consent if required.
- About cookies
- Essential cookies
- Functional cookies
- Analytical or performance cookies
- Third party cookies
- How to accept or reject cookies
Cookies are data files that are sent between web servers and web browsers, processor memory or hard drives (clients) to recognise a particular user’s device when the user accesses a website. They are used for a range of different purposes, such as customising a website for a particular user, helping a user navigate a website, improving that user’s website experience, and storing that user’s preferences and login information.
Cookies can be classified as either ‘session’ or ‘persistent’ cookies. Session cookies are placed on your browser when you access a website and last for as long as you keep your browser open. They expire when you close your browser.
Persistent cookies are placed on your computer when you access a website and expire at a fixed point in time or if you manually delete them from your browser, whichever occurs first.
Cookies will be set either by our website server or by third party domains on our behalf. Cookies used by our website server are referred to as ‘first party’ cookies. Cookies used by third party domains are referred to as ‘third party’ cookies.
Cookies do not usually contain Personal Data. Cookies may, however, be used in combination with other information to identify you.
We use first party cookies on our website, and both session and persistent cookies.
If you require further information about cookies in general, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org
These are cookies which are necessary in order for us to run our website and its essential functions. We use essential cookies for the following purposes on our website:
- to administer our website.
- to ensure our website functions properly when you interact with it.
These are cookies that store information about your preferences and recognise you whenever you return to a website, in order to improve your website experience and personalise it for you. We use functional cookies for the following purposes on our website:
- to recognise you when you return to our website.
- to improve your experience of our website.
Analytical or performance cookies
Analytical cookies track and gather data about what a user does on a website. We use analytical cookies for the following purposes on our website:
- to analyse users’ access to and use of our website and its features using Google Analytics.
- to improve our website, including its usability, functionality, content and user experience.
The information we collect using analytical cookies is collected on an anonymised basis.
Third party cookies
How to accept or reject cookies
The easiest way to accept or reject some or all cookies used by a website is to adjust your browser settings. If you do not know how to do this, the links below set out information about how to change your browser settings for some of the most commonly used web browsers:
- Google Chrome: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en-GB
- Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/delete-browsing-search-download-history-firefox?redirectlocale=en-US&redirectslug=Clear+Recent+History
- Microsoft Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/278835/how-to-delete-cookie-files-in-internet-explorer
- Apple Safari: https://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042?locale=en_US
Some browsers, such as Chrome and Firefox, allow you to change your settings to browse in ‘incognito’ mode, limiting the amount of data placed on your machine. There are also third party applications which you can add to your browser to block or manage cookies.
You can opt out of Google Analytics tracking by visiting http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout
You are welcome to block the use of some or all of the cookies we use on our website. However, please be aware that doing so may impair our website and its functionality or may even render some or all of it unusable.
You should also after having set your personal preferences for cookies use your browsers ability to clear already set cookies. Use the above browser references to assist you.
You can find more detailed information about cookies and adjusting your browser settings by visiting www.allaboutcookies.org
Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren't sure whether you need or not it's usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site. However if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us through Shetlinks PM system.