In accordance to the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 (hereafter known as GDPR) we are committed to safeguarding the privacy and security of your personal information; in this policy we explain how we will treat your personal information.

Who We are

This website is owned and operated by Rubislaw Studio. Our website address is:

Our principal place of business is at 94a Hamilton Place, Aberdeen AB15 5BA.

You can contact us:
(a) by post, using the postal address [given above];
(b) using our website contact form;
(c) by telephone – 01224 624460; or
(d) by email –


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

We use Google Analytics to help monitor how our website is used and to improve functionality by being aware of any errors on the website as and when they occur. If you wish to opt-out of Google Analytics in general, you can do so by installing a browser add-on – full details can be found on Google’s support page:

We do not tailor adverts and we do not work with any third party advertising network.

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

For example, if you are logged in to your Facebook account when you visit our website, Facebook may place cookies on your computer to recognise you as a user and to track your usage of the website. You can read more about their policies at this link:

Using Personal Information

Personal information submitted to us through our website will be used for the purposes specified in this policy or on the relevant pages of the website.

We will only use your personal information as part of our business process.

We will not, without your express consent, supply your personal information to any third party for the purpose of their or any other third party’s direct marketing.


How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

If you submit a communication to us, it will be retained for no longer than is necessary for the purpose it was submitted to us for.

Security of personal information

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

We will store all of the personal information you provide on our secure (password and firewall protected) server. Our server is fully GDPR compliant and makes use of the latest security technologies.

You acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.