Privacy Policy

Independence Library Ltd. Privacy Policy


Our contact details

Name: Independence Library Ltd

Address: Summit House, 4-5 Mitchell Street, Edinburgh EH6 7BD



The type of personal information we collect.

We may collect and process any or all of the following information:

  •         your name
  •         contact information including email address and phone numbers
  •         demographic information such as your postcode
  •         other required information that you provide to us 

How do we get the personal information and why do we have it?

Most of the personal information we process is provided to us directly by you for one of the following reasons:

  •         You have commented on our website
  •         You have offered information
  •         You have offered assistance with the Independence Library project
  •         You have made a financial contribution

We also know the IP address of the device you use to browse the web site.

We use the information that you have given us in order to interact with you.

We will never share this information without your specific agreement.

Our web site uses many links to third party sites, but we are not responsible for their data protection policies. 

Under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), the lawful bases we rely on for processing this information are:

(a) Your consent. You have the right to remove your consent at any time. You can do this by emailing

(b) We have a legitimate interest.

(c) Statistical information may also be collected by applications  such as Google Analytics and used to help us understand how effective our web site is.

How we store your personal information.

Your information is securely stored on our website and encrypted in flight. It is encrypted in flight and at rest if we store it in other locations.

We will retain such personal information as we need to interact with you until that interaction is complete, or we no longer need to retain your information to comply with the law. Our Data Controller will review all personal information we keep, and delete your information when we no longer need it. 

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 we hold..

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.

Your right to data portability - You have the right to ask that we transfer the personal information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, 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 email if you wish to make a request relating to information we hold about you..

How to complain

If you have any concerns about our use of your personal information, you can complain to us by emailing

You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data.

The ICO’s address:       

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane





Helpline number: 0303 123 1113

ICO website: