Privacy and Cookie Policy

Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature is committed to your privacy. The following statement explains how we collect information about our website users and how we use that information.  This policy may change occasionally so please check this statement from time to time.

If you have any questions about this privacy statement please contact us.


This Privacy Policy refers to the Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust website. By using the Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust website you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy. This statement is subject to change and alteration from time to time. The way we use any information will be subject to the privacy statement that is current when that information is gathered. Please check this page regularly to see any changes.

Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust is a registered charity (No. SC035697). It has its registered offices at John Knox House, Top Floor Office, 45 High Street Edinburgh EH1 1SR.

What information Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust collects

We collect personal information from you through your subscription to our newsletter(s), and any other forms that you may complete, as well as any emails that you send us. We are fully committed to GDPR legislation: we have processes in place to allow website users, along with those who’ve contacted us in the past, to be forgotten. Please email [email protected] if you’d like to find out more.

Our website keeps track of usage data, such as the source address that the page request is coming from (i.e. your IP address, domain name), date and time of the page request, the referring website (if any) and other parameters in the URL (e.g. search criteria).

What Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust does with your personal information

We use personal information that you give us to answer your enquiries and provide you with information you have requested. We also use this information to better understand website usage and audience attendance so we know what areas of our website and what activities and events customers prefer. Website data is stored in log files and is used for aggregated and statistical reporting but cannot be attributed to you as an individual.

If you have given us permission to do this, we may use your information to send you information about events or activities within the City of Literature which we think may be of interest to you.

Children’s’ privacy

Children’s privacy is of the utmost importance to us. Any child under the age of 14 should always ask a parent, guardian or teacher for permission before making any type of online enquiry.

Public Forums

In the future we may make chat rooms, forums, message boards, and/or news groups, as well as the ability to comment on blog postings available to users of the Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust website. Please remember that any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information.

Advertisers, commercial associates, links

The Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust website may contain links to websites operated by third parties. While we would never knowingly link to a site which we believed to be operating in bad faith, Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust is not responsible for the content of these web sites and we take no responsibility for the content, privacy practices, goods or services offered by these sites. Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust accepts no responsibility for any loss or damage you sustain by visiting these web sites.

Who we share information with

We will not share any information we store about you with any third party.

Compliance with law

We will not share any information we store about you with any third party unless legally required to. We will release personal information where we are required to by law or by the regulations and other rules (including auditing requirements) to which we are subject. We may also exchange information with other companies and organisations for fraud protection and credit risk reduction.


The Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust website uses SSL (secure socket layer) encryption to ensure the highest security for personal details submitted to us over the Internet. Information which passes between your computer and our website cannot be read by anyone else.

The utmost care is placed on protecting your data, whether received by us via the website, or by email or other form of correspondence or forms.

Your rights

You have the right to ask for a copy of the information held by us in our records in line with GDPR legislation. You also have the right to require us to correct any inaccuracies in your information. If you no longer wish us to hold your information, we will comply with your wishes. Any queries relating to your personal data, should be sent to [email protected].


By disclosing your personal information to us by using this website or over the telephone or by email, you consent to the collection, storage and processing of your personal information by Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust in the manner set out in this Privacy Policy.

If you have any concerns about the information we hold about you, please contact us.


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