Pushing Out the Boat Privacy Policy

This policy document explains how Pushing Out the Boat (POTB) uses and protects any information that you give us when you use this website.

Pushing Out the Boat is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Data gathered through this website is used only for the business of Pushing Out the Boat. We will not share your information with external organisations or individuals without your express permission unless required to do so by law.

All personal data will be stored and managed in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR**). Whenever we ask you to share personal data with us, we will also ask for your express permission to collect and process the data in line with the policies described in this document. You may ask us to review, amend or delete your data at any time.

[** Post Brexit note: The GDPR is retained in domestic law as the UK GDPR, but the UK has the independence to keep the framework under review. For the moment, the key principles, rights and obligations remain the unchanged.]

What data we collect and how we use it

Data collected from our mailing list subscribers:

  • Name and email address
  • Type of subscriber (eg joined via website, contributor to POTB, vendor of POTB, organisational representative, etc)
  • Organisation (only for organisational representatives)

We use this data to:

  • Contact subscribers with news and information regarding Pushing Out the Boat events and activities
  • Correspond with specific individuals on POTB business, eg organisation of events, sales of POTB, writing articles for the POTB Blog, etc

We use a third-party provider, MailChimp, to manage our mailing lists. Data stored there is securely managed in compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) – see MailChimp’s privacy notice for more information. You can unsubscribe from a list at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of one of our emails or by emailing info@pushingouttheboat.co.uk

Data collected from those who use our online order forms

  • Name
  • Contact information including email address and delivery address
  • Order details

We use this data to:

  • Process your order.
  • We do not collect any financial details; visitors choosing to purchase through our PayPal option will be transferred to the PayPal website where transactions are covered by the PayPal Privacy Policy

Data collected from those who submit entries to the magazine:

  • Name
  • Contact information including email address, postal address and phone number
  • Other information relevant to the magazine submission

We use this data to:

  • Correspond with submitters regarding their submission(s) to the magazine
  • Add details of those whose submissions are accepted for publication to our mailing list of POTB contributors

From members of the POTB Team:

  • Name
  • Contact information including email address, postal address and phone number
  • Other information relevant to the member’s role in the team

We use this data to:

  • Correspond with members regarding POTB business
  • Maintain membership records in accordance with the requirements of our registration as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO).

Data storage and security

We are committed to ensuring that personal information is stored and managed securely. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Access to your personal information

You are entitled to view the personal information that we hold about, ask us to correct any inaccuracies, or request that it be deleted. To do so, get in touch with us by email to info@pushingouttheboat.co.uk


This website uses some cookies to facilitate its performance, for example to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of accounts and to trap spam registrations and comments. For more details see our Cookie Policy.

We also 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. See Google Analytics privacy policy

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website contains links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Changes to this Privacy Notice

This privacy policy may change from time to time in line with legislation, updates of the website or changes in POTB policies. We will not explicitly inform you of these changes. Instead, we recommend that you check this page occasionally for any policy changes.

Last updated: 22 June 2022