Your Privacy


Your photos, videos and competitions

Welcome to the website of the London Scottie Club. You may wish to participate by sending to the Club your photographs or videos of your pets for publication on the Club’s website, or by entering one of our competitions that we may run from time to time. There are some rules to guide you, and, as for photographs, videos and the like. An important rule is you must not do anything in breach of someone else’s property rights or copyright.

Your photos and videos

If you would like to send to the London Scottie Club by email or by post photographs or videos, because you would like to see them on the website, there are some conditions of use. In the case of videos, content is managed via YouTube. Please ensure that you have your own copies, because the London Scottie Club will not return them to you – the Club is run by volunteers with limited time and resources. The London Scottie Club may at its complete discretion publish (or decline to do so) on its website or YouTube Channel some or all of the photographs and videos sent to the Club. The Club reserves the right at any time to remove from its website or YouTube channel any material for any reason whatsoever.

The London Scottie Club will not accept any photographs or videos containing advertising material, or which have a commercial purpose.

You must not send to the London Scottie Club material, which breaches any copyright law or laws, or for which you do not have the intellectual property rights. If you fail to comply with this important rule, the Club will remove any such material from the website, and you will be responsible in law to any parties alleging that you have breached their copyright or other rights. You must have the permission of any humans participating directly in the photograph or video for your use of the material.

If your video includes a soundtrack, such as music, you must ensure that you comply with copyright law. If, for example, it is subject to a Creative Commons Licence, you must include a proper attribution appropriate to the Licence. You own, and are responsible for, any information that you send to the London Scottie Club that you wish it to publish on the Club’s website.

These Rules also apply to material that you post to the London Scottie Club’s Social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and /or Instagram, or its WhatsApp groups, “London Scottie Club Convo” or “London Scottie Smart Mart”. The Club will remove any feeds in breach of these Rules.

You also consent to any downloads of your material posted on the London Scottie Club’s website, YouTube Channel or social media sites.


London Scottie Club hosts WhatsApp messenger groups called “London Scottie Club Convo” (“Convo”) and “London Scottie Club Alerts” (“Alerts”) and “LSC Smart Mart” (“Smart Mart”). Convo and Smart Mart allow members to post their photographs and videos as well as text on the WhatsApp groups where it is automatically shared with other members. Members are expected to comply with privacy and copyright conditions as detailed elsewhere in this Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

London Scottie Club reserves the right to reproduce any or all of the photo images or videos shared on the Convo by LSC members on its website and/or LSC YouTube Channel. Any content shared on the WhatsApp messenger groups can be reproduced on the LSC website without seeking prior permission. But we request that content shared on WhatsApp is the copyright of the member uploading. For YouTube, the privacy rules are the same, and follow.

We also discourage posts on WhatsApp Convo which are designed to solicit sales of Scottish Terrier or other canine puppies, or of commercial products. If Members have a litter, they are allowed to announce it once on WhatsApp Convo and to ask that interested buyers contact the Member directly for more information. London Scottie Club will not allow the publication of progress reports on puppies in the litter or photos of the said puppies and may remove posts that breach this condition. We will only allow the Member or new owners of the puppies to post photos once the litter has been completely distributed to new homes. The breeder must inform London Scottie Club of this event.
As a not-for-profit entity, London Scottie Club cannot allow images to be distributed via WhatsApp with the intention of soliciting commercial business. We allow only for announcements for information purposes only, and London Scottie Club is at no point part of the sales process, does not endorse the sales process, and will not intervene in the sales process to arbitrate for Members.
London Scottie Club is for Scottish Terrier owners who keep their dogs as pets. Professional breeders do not qualify for membership of the London Scottie Club. If any member of the club turns professional breeder they will be required to leave the London Scottie Club.


London Scottie Club manages a YouTube Channel. London Scottie Club reserves the right to reproduce any or all of the photo images or videos shared on the “London Scottie Club Convo” WhatsApp messenger group on its website and/or LSC YouTube Channel. But we request that content shared on WhatsApp is the copyright of the member uploading.

All videos from 2020 onward on the LSC website are powered by YouTube, and that same content may be publicly available on YouTube.

Content shared on WhatsApp implicitly confers the material is no longer private to the owner or others depicted therein, as the person sharing the content is assumed to have confirmed copyright and checked with anyone else depicted that they do not object to publication.


We also add Members with Scotties to the London Scottie Club Heatmap. The Member’s approximate location is shown on a map powered by Google. Screenshots are shared for editorial purposes on website LondonScottie.Club. We do not reveal contact details nor share locations with anyone other than the London Scottie Club Committee which administers the London Scottie Club. All data is held in accordance with the GDPR rules which came into force in May 2018.


From time to time the London Scottie Club may run quizzes or competitions. If you enter such competitions, you will be bound by the rules. They will include the provision that members of the Club’s governing committee and their family members will not be allowed to participate in any such competition.

Changes to the Rules

The Internet and electronic technology is always changing, so the London Scottie Club most likely will change these Rules from time to time. You must therefore check the Rules for such changes, and it is your responsibility to keep up to date with them.

These Rules shall be governed and subject to the laws of England, and any dispute shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the courts in England (which includes Wales).

About the London Scottie Club

The London Scottie Club is an unincorporated association run by a governing committee. You may contact the Club Secretary at:

George Matlock
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Privacy and your personal data

Please read this policy carefully as it sets out the basis on which the London Scottie Club (“London Scottie Club”, “we”, “us” and/or “our”) processes or treats any personal data collected from, or provided by, you. We are committed to protecting the privacy of our users and customers. This privacy policy (“Your Privacy”) is intended to inform you how we gather, define, and utilise your information (as defined below).

It applies to Information collected by us, or provided by you. It is also intended to assist you in making informed decisions when using our Website, and our products and services.

All your personal information shall be held and used in accordance with the latest Data Protection legislation (“the Act”). If you want to know what information we collect and hold about you, please write to us at:
George Matlock
Contact Form

If you have a complaint about our use of your information, you may use this contact information.

The London Scottie Club is acting as a data controller of your information for the purposes of the Act.

We are not required to have a Data Protection Officer, so any enquiries about our use of your personal data should be addressed with reference to the contact details above.

How can you access and correct your information

You may request access to all your Information that we collect and maintain in our database by writing to us at:
George Matlock
Contact Form

Your consent

By using our Website or WhatsApp messenger “Convo” you consent to our collection and use of the Information as described in this Privacy Policy. If we change our privacy policies and procedures, we will post those changes on our Website or otherwise notify you to keep you aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we may disclose it.


We maintain the highest standards of security, but the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. So, whilst we will do our best to protect your Information, we cannot ensure the security of your data transmitted to our Website. Any information you submit is sent at your own risk. Once we have received your information we will use strict procedures and security features to prevent unauthorised access.

Your rights as a Data Subject

By law, you can ask us what information we hold about you, and you can ask us to correct it if it is inaccurate. If we have asked for your consent to process your personal data, you may withdraw that consent at any time. If we are processing your personal data for reasons of consent or to fulfil a contract, you can ask us to give you a copy of the information in a machine-readable format so that you can transfer it to another provider.

If we are processing your personal data for reasons of consent or legitimate interest, you can request that your data be erased.

You have the right to ask us to stop using your information for a period of time if you believe we are not doing so lawfully.

In some circumstances, you can ask us not to reach decisions affecting you using automated processing or profiling.

To submit a request regarding your personal data by email, post or telephone, please use the contact information provided above.

Updates to this privacy policy

We regularly review and, if appropriate, update this privacy policy from time to time, and as our services and use of personal data evolves. If we want to make use of your personal data in a way that we haven’t previously identified, we will contact you to provide information about this and, if necessary, to ask for your consent. These Privacy Rules should be read in conjunction with our statement on GDPR which is accessible from this website.