Privacy Policy


This Privacy Policy (Data Privacy Notice – DPN) explains what personal information we may collect from you and the purposes for which it will be used.


Who are we?

Dalgleish Associates Ltd (DAL) is a specialist minerals consultancy, providing planning services for quarrying and mining developments, including design, impact assessment and geotechnical assessment.  The company has evolved over the years into a multidisciplinary planning consultancy.  Most our work is within Scotland, although we also undertake work in the rest of the UK and the Isle of Man.

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How do we collect information from you?

We obtain information from you, when you contact us about our services and when you access our website, or if you attend one of our public events and volunteer personal data.

We will also collect personal data if you enter into a contract with us as a client, supplier, sub-contractor or employee.

We process your data in accordance with UK GDPR principles:

  • Lawfulness, fairness and transparency
  • Purpose limitation
  • Data minimisation
  • Accuracy
  • Storage limitation
  • Integrity and confidentiality (security)
  • Accountability

What type of information is collected from you?

We collect and further process information that you provide for specific purposes. This may include personal data such as your name, address, email address, telephone number, bank details or any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified.

We do not collect special category (sensitive) data from you.

When someone visits our website we only collect standard log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns.  We do this to find out the number of visitors to our website and various key metrics such as conversions to direct contact.   We collect this information in a way which does not enable us to identify anyone.

How is your information used?

We use your details to provide you with services or with specific information on services we provide, or in the process of undertaking assessment of environmental effects, and in particular for the following purposes and under the following lawful basis:


  • processing orders
  • issuing invoices and payments
  • carrying out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into by you and us
  • internal record keeping, e.g. for accounting and HR purposes

Legitimate Interest:

  • reference to potentially sensitive receptors within the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process
  • proper assessment of environmental effects including on amenity
  • internal record keeping, e.g. in order to respond to your correspondence and to address you by name, in a courteous manner

DAL only processes the minimum data required for our specified purposes.

How you can access and update your information

The accuracy of your data is important to us.  If you change email address, or any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, or even if you simply wish to check that the data you have shared is up to date please contact us here, or write to us at: 1 Sinclairs Street, Cathedral Square, Dunblane, FK15 0AH.

Information retention

We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with us.   We will retain your personal data where such retention is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject.   If you ask for your personal information to be deleted, we will manage your request in a transparent way.

Data retention will be limited to fulfilling the lawful purpose identified.

Security Precautions

DAL implements and maintains appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect Personal Data against unauthorised or unlawful processing and use, and against accidental loss, damage, theft or disclosure.

Storage of your data may be off-site using dedicated third-party email and data storage provision which benefits from built-in security and compliance measures.  All devices holding personal data whether on or off-site are encrypted and/or password protected.

Who has access to your information?

DAL will not share your information with third parties* without your permission and we will never do so for marketing purposes.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

We assume that all visitors to our website have carefully read this document and agree to its contents.

We may revise this Privacy Policy from time to time and will endeavour to always publish the current version on our website.

DAL has a Complaints Handling Procedure, a copy of which is available on request.

You can also complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (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:


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* those natural or legal person(s), public authority, agency, or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who share the identified legitimate interest in the data.