Who we are

Duchal Nursery School  (“We”) are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We will not collect any information about individuals, except where it is specifically and knowingly provided by them.

This policy and any other documents referred to in it sets out the basis on which any personal data that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

For the purpose of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2016/679, the data controller is Duchal Nursery School, is a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland, with the company registration number SC291897 and a charity registered in Scotland with the charity registration number SC036984 and whose registered office is located at Duchal Nursery School,Broomknowe Road, Kilmacolm, PA13 4JA.

About this Privacy Policy

At Duchal Nursery School we will treat any personal information you provide in accordance with the law. Most significantly, this is relation to the General Data Protection Regulation (EU 2016/679) and the UK Data Protection Act 2018. The privacy of all personal data belonging to our school community is important to us.

This Policy will provide information about how the Nursery processes personal data about individuals including: our staff; our current, past and prospective pupils; and our pupils’ parents, carers or guardians (referred to in this Policy as “parents”).

Under Data Protection Law, you have a right to know how your data is processed. Staff, parents and pupils are encouraged to read this Privacy Policy and understand the School’s obligations and responsibilities to our entire community.

Use of information

Duchal Nursery will not collect any information about individuals, except where it is specifically and knowingly provided by them. Examples of such information are:

  • Your name
  • Address
  • Your mobile telephone number
  • Your email address

The information collected will be used to send you the information you have requested and to provide information that may be useful to you. Duchal Nursery maintains strict policies to avoid unsolicited correspondence. We may share non- personal aggregate statistics (group) data about our site visitors’ traffic patterns with partners or other parties. However, we do not sell or share any information about individual users.

Keeping in Touch and Supporting the Nursery

The Nursery would like to use the contact details of parents, alumni and other members of the Duchal community to keep them updated about the Nursery’s interesting events. This may include sending updates and newsletters, by email and by post. 

Should you wish to limit our contact or object to any such use of your personal data, or would like further information about it, please contact the Nursery administrator on info@duchal.com.  You always have the right to withdraw consent, where given, or otherwise object to direct marketing or fundraising. However, the Nursery is nonetheless likely to retain some of your details as “suppression records” (to ensure that no more communications are sent to that particular address, email or telephone number).

We may use these details to make contact regarding fundraising events, celebration events, and marketing communications.

If you complete a form to contact us through this website, we will normally store the information provided in a database. This information will be used in order to ensure that your enquiry is dealt with in the most appropriate way. We will not sell, trade or offer this information to others.


Like most websites, we use cookies to help provide the best possible experience to all our visitors. The information below explains what cookies are and how our website uses them.
What are cookies?
Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your device when you visit a website. Cookies are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises that cookie. Cookies are useful because they allow a website to recognise a user’s device. You can find more information about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu. For a video about cookies visit www.google.com/policies/technologies/cookies/.
Cookies do lots of different jobs, like letting you navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improve the user experience. They can also help to ensure that adverts you see online are more relevant to you and your interests. The cookies used on this website have been categorised based on the categories found in the International Chamber of Commerce UK Cookie guide. A list of all the cookies used on this website by category is set out below.
Category 1: strictly necessary cookies
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.
allow_cookies – Lets us know that you have consented to allow our website to use cookies.
sessionid – A random value that lets our website remember who you are when you register or login.
Category 2: performance cookies
These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz, __utmv, __utmx – These six cookies are used by a third-party service called Google Analytics, which we use to help understand how people find and use our site. Google has some comprehensive information on how they use cookies, from where you can also view their privacy policy.
Can I use this website without cookies?
By using our website, you consent to cookies being stored by us and our providers.
Should you really not wish to allow cookies, you can configure your browser to reject cookies set by us or our providers. The aboutcookies.org website provides more information about how to block cookies and/or remove existing cookies. Please note that disabling cookies may prevent some parts of our website working correctly for you.

Computer profile information

The Duchal Nursery website automatically detects information relating to the display properties of your computer. This information is collected in order to help understand the ways through which people access the site. This could help us in the future to better support different platforms such as, for example, mobile telephones and personal digital assistants (PDAs).

Data protection

Any information submitted to this site is used expressly for the use of Duchal Nursery and the purposes for which you provide it. Duchal Nursery will not pass your information to any other parties unless this is made clear to you.

Your rights

In addition to the company’s safeguards, your personal data is protected in the UK by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). This provides amongst other things that the data we hold about you should be processed lawfully and fairly. It should be accurate, relevant and not excessive. The information should be kept up to date, where necessary, and not retained for longer than is necessary. It should be kept securely to prevent unauthorised access by other people. If you have concerns about the processing of your personal data by Duchal Nursery you may contact us. If you find any inaccuracies, we will delete or correct them promptly.

Policy changes

Any changes to this policy will be posted here.


Duchal Nursery treats all the data held with the utmost care and security. Any details you give will remain completely confidential.

Service interruption

Duchal Nursery shall have no liability to you for any interruption or delay in access to this site irrespective of the cause.