Privacy and Cookie policy

Who we are

Quarriers is a leading Scottish charity offering services for Adults with a Disability, Children and Families, Epilepsy and Young Adults.

Quarriers is a Registered Scottish Charity No SC001960.

Quarriers is registered under the Data Protection Act 1998, registration no. Z9550323.

Why we may collect your data

Personal information – you may at times be asked to supply personal information via Quarriers website. Personal information is anything that enables us to identify you in some way, such as your name and an email address.

If you supply such information, we are legally bound by the Data Protection Act 1998 to ensure that such information is only used for the purpose for which it was requested and also to ensure that the data is held securely.

All information provided by you is held by Quarriers under the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998. We do not share our information with any other organisation or third party.


Here at Quarriers, we take your privacy seriously and collect and process all data in accordance with UK data protection legislation.

When you donate to Quarriers online:

We will use the data and email address which you provide us in the following ways:

  • to process your donation
  • to provide you with goods and services you have requested
  • for internal record keeping
  • to inform you about the impact of your donations, for instance sending thank you notes, news and updates, and fundraising appeals by post and email
  • for the purposes of customer care, for instance, responding to complaints
  • to tailor our communications with you, which may include include using your data, along with public data sources, to analyse, research and profile our donor base so that our marketing and communications with you and others are appropriate and cost effective

Quarriers will not sell or swap your details or email with third parties for the purpose of fundraising or marketing. Your personal details will be handled securely and will only be shared with organisations working on our behalf, for example our mailing house and email marketing service.

If you would prefer us not to contact you in any of these ways, you have the right: to withdraw consent to us using your data at any time by letting us know at Quarriers Fundraising, The Exchange, Cottage 14, Hope Avenue, Quarriers Village, Bridge of Weir, PA11 3SX, by phone: 01505 690875 or email:


We may collect and record information in order for us to understand more about how our site is used and in turn to make sure that the site reflects your needs. To do this we may send cookies to your PC.

A cookie is a small file that contains information that allows us to recognise that you have used the site before, but will not contain any other personal data.

If you do not want cookies to be stored on your PC it is possible to disable this function within your browser without affecting your navigation around the site.

In Internet Explorer, click on Tools, click on Settings, click on the Privacy tab and then use the slider bar to choose the level of privacy you want.

In Firefox, click on Tools, click on Options, click on Privacy, click on the Cookies tab and choose your level of privacy.

Quarriers only uses one non-required cookie which we use for Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of our website.

Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

Google Analytics have a tool that you can download should you wish to exclude information about the website visit from Google Analytics.

Financial information

In order to process Direct Debit, Credit Card or other financial transactions we may ask for your bank account or card details. In order to do this you will be directed to a secure area of our site. To ensure the maximum level of security is applied to your data, all transmissions over the internet to and from this area are encrypted using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer). Credit Card details are not retained on our web servers but instead passed through to a secure payment gateway, Sage Pay, for processing. Bank account details are encrypted and transferred to our secure internal databases (for the purpose of setting up a Direct Debit).


Quarriers website may include links to other sites, not owned or managed by Quarriers. We cannot be held responsible for the privacy of data collected by websites not managed by Quarriers.

Quarriers does not rent or sell mailing details to any third party.

Users under 18

If you want to talk to someone about a problem or something is worrying you, you can contact Childline 0800 1111.

The Helpline keeps all contact details in confidence. However, if there is a risk of someone being harmed, we may have to pass some details on to Social Services or the police.

If you use this site for information about fundraising, campaigning or supporting the work of Quarriers, please let an adult know.

Access to your information

You may request a copy of any personal information that Quarriers has about you. Please write to our Data Protection Officer:

Head of Safeguarding and Aftercare
Quarriers Village
Bridge of Weir
PA11 3SX

Or email

Quarriers does not make a charge for supplying this information and will reply within 40 days of receipt of your request. It will help us to locate your records more easily if you can tell us something about the nature of your contact with Quarriers.

If you have any queries or concerns about how Quarriers has obtained or processed your data, please contact the Data Protection Officer