Website Privacy Policy

About us:- The Teapot Trust is a Data Controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It is a Scottish Charity with the registered number SC041885 with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator.


If in the process of using our site you choose to submit personal data you should be aware that we will always store your personal details securely. We’ll use them to communicate with you in the way(s) that you have agreed to. Your data may also be used for analysis purposes, to help us provide the best service possible. We’ll only share your data if required to do so by law.


Personal data:- personal data is anything which enables us to identify you, such as your name or an email address. We must use such information only for the purpose you agreed to on submitting it. We must also ensure that the data is held safely.


You give us your personal data when:-

     *You make a donation on line

     * Order an item from our online shop

     * Email a request for information

     * Ask to be added to our mailing list for our newsletter and events


The marketing information is sent via an email to Mailchimp who provide our mailing service. Mailchimp will then add your details to a distribution list which we then use to send out the requested information. Mailchimp are a US based organisation which uses data security within the US Privacy Shield Standard. This provides an equivalent security standard to that required under GDPR.


If you are a supporter of the Teapot Trust we use your personal data to:-

          *Inform you of our work and of the different ways you can help

          *assess and develop future events and activities


Your personal data is stored on our database.


Once you have unsubscribed to our mailing list you may choose to stop the contact at any time either by using the unsubscribe function or by contacting us at


Aggregate or summary information:- this information is collected automatically by our system. This is done by the use of cookies which do not allow for individual recognition of a user. However the personal information that we store about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

We use cookies to authenticate a visit – for example that you are not a robot or a means to manipulate our system.

We use them to help us analyse the use and performance of our website – for example how many visitors to the site we receive – has a campaign resulted in an increase in numbers?


Managing cookies – your browser will allow you to refuse and/or delete cookies. The method varies from browser to browser. You can obtain information  through the following links:


(a) (Chrome);

(b) (Firefox);

(c) (Opera);

(d) (Internet Explorer);

(e) (Safari); and

(f) (Edge).


We will not sell or give your personal data to someone else.


Security:- whilst we strive to keep the information you supply secure please be aware that the internet is not a fully secure medium. The Teapot Trust uses Box to store data. Box uses TLS when data is in transit and AES encryption when data is at rest in storage.


Payments:- The Teapot Trust uses the Paypal System, a secure third party site, to process your credit/debit card information if you order anything from our online shop. After submitting your order you will be redirected to Paypal. The Teapot Trust does not have access to or retain records of your payment details. Paypal complies with the Payment Card industry Data Security Standard (PCIDSS). As Paypal is a US company it is not required to comply with GDPR however Paypal have a revised Privacy Policy (effective from 25 May 2018) which you can review at


Changes:- By using our site you are accepting these terms and agreeing to abide by them. If you do not agree to these terms of use please leave our site and do not use it.

We update our site regularly and may change the content at any time.