Privacy Policy

Who we are

We are a charity based in Sutherland Scotland. Our charitable purpose is “the advancement of environmental protection or improvement”. Our SCIO registration number is SC050376. Our web address is


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

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.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Web Traffic Information

Cookies are used to help your web experience and to help us monitor traffic on the web site for continuous improvement. This is via google analytics code. Google’s full privacy policy can be read here.

We also use Addthis for social media likes and shares. Their privacy policy is here.
We use Mail Chimp – Their Privacy Policy is here and
Campaign Monitor – Their privacy policy is here.

xxxxOur web site is powered by WordPress which provides the web site GDPR protection information as follows: This site uses cookies from Google to deliver its services and to analyse traffic. Your IP address and user agent are shared with Google, together with performance and security metrics, to ensure quality of service, generate usage statistics and to detect and address abuse. You can choose to accept this information and continue using the site or click the learn more option for a deeper understanding.

Additional GDPR Privacy Policy Information:

We adhere to GDPR rules of privacy.
Your information is shared with no one without your consent.
If you wish to no longer be contacted or you wish all your details to be deleted, please email us at one planet sutherland at gmail dot com.
Planet Sutherland endeavours to ensure that the information provided on the web site is kept as up to date and accurate as possible. However, we accept no responsibility for the accuracy, omission or misinterpretation of any material contained within these pages.
We also aim to provide you with additional helpful links. Again, however, we cannot accept any responsibility for the actions or in-actions of these companies or individuals, linked to from the Planet Sutherland web site.
Anna Patfield, Planet Sutherland. March 2021.