The River Eden Sustainability Partnership (‘RESP’) Privacy Policy

RESP is a collaboration between Sustainable Cupar, the Eden Angling Association, Fife Coast and Countryside Trust and St Andrews University. It has been set up to promote the restoration of the River Eden (‘the Project’). The Project is expected to run until at least March 2026.

Our contact details

  • Sarah Davidson
  • Sustainable Cupar, Ladyburn House, Skinner’s Steps, Cupar, Fife, KY15 4DZ

The type of personal information we collect

We collect and process the following information:

  • The names, contact details (including address, telephone number and email address) of people who are in a position to grant access to the River Eden (‘Access Providers’, for example, the riparian owners) and/or of the representatives of Access Providers so as to enable RESP to carry out the Project, together with a summary of the legal status which entitles them to grant access (e.g., ‘owner’, ‘tenant’, etc.) and a summary of the riparian area over which they are entitled to grant access;
  • The names, contact details (including information described above) and job title of the representatives of the organizations which are involved in the RESP Project including Sustainable Cupar, the Eden Angling Association, Fife Coast and Countryside Trust and St Andrews University (‘Project Partner Contacts’).
  • The names and contact details of all those who wish to receive regular email updates on the progress of the Project but who are not in any of the other categories;
  • The names and contact details of all those who have offered to volunteer to carry out any of the tasks to be carried out as part of the Project (such as removing invasive non-native species, etc.) together with a note of any training that they have received in respect to those tasks and of the tasks in which they have participated;

How we obtain personal information and why we have it

Most of the personal information we process is provided to us directly by you.

We also obtain personal information indirectly by searching public records, such as held by the Land Registry of Scotland and/or by making enquiries of people living locally for the names and contact details of the riparian land holders and/or Access Providers

We use the information that you have given us or that we have obtained indirectly in order to contact you to discuss, arrange and carry out the Project.

We may share this information so as to facilitate carrying out the Project, with the Project Partner Contacts and with people or contractors appointed by RESP to carry out surveys and restoration works.

Under the UK General Data Protection Regulation, the basis upon which we rely in order to lawfully process data is that we have a legitimate interest in processing that data as follows. There is a legitimate purpose in doing so (i.e., facilitating the Project); it is necessary to process the data for that purpose and, in all the circumstances, RESP’s legitimate interest is not overridden by the Data Subjects’ interests, rights or freedoms particularly given that: (i) processing this data is necessary to a beneficial outcome of the Project; (ii) there is limited privacy impact on the Data Subjects; (iii) the Data Subjects should reasonably expect RESP to use their data in this way and (iv) seeking consent would be unnecessarily bothersome to the Data Subjects

How we store your personal information

Your information is securely stored.

We keep the information we collect for the duration of the Project. We will then dispose of your information by securely disposing of the paper records and by deleting the computer records that contain that information.

Your data protection rights

Under data protection law, you have rights including:

  • Your right of access – You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information.

  • Your right to rectification – You have the right to ask us to rectify personal information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete.

  • Your right to erasure – You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.

  • Your right to restriction of processing – You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.

  • Your right to object to processing – You have the right to object to the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.

You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you.

Please contact us using the contact details above, if you wish to make a request.

How to complain

If you have any concerns about our use of your personal information, you can make a complaint to us using the contact details above.

You can also complain to the Scottish Information Commissioner (‘SIO’) if you are unhappy with how we have used your data.

The SIO’s contact details:

  • Scottish Information Commissioner
    Kinburn Castle
    Doubledykes Road
    St Andrews
    Fife
    KY16 9DS

  • 01334 464610