Privacy Policy


Who are we?

Borders Third Sector Interface (Borders TSI) is one of a network of 32 TSIs operating in Scotland, with one for each local authority area. Funded by the Scottish Government, TSIs aid the development of voluntary and community organisations, social enterprises and volunteering.

Borders TSI respects the privacy of every individual who visits our website. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. This privacy policy outlines the information we may collect on our website and how we may use that information.

Borders TSI may change this policy from time to time by updating this document. This policy is effective from May 2021.


What personal data we collect and how we use it

Borders TSI will not collect any personally identifiable information about you (e.g., your name, address, telephone number or email address) through our website unless you have provided it to us voluntarily. We will only use the information you supply for the purposes for which it was provide (such as for the purposes of newsletter distribution), or to contact you if you request it. We will not use the information for any other purpose, nor will we disclose it to any third party unless you have given permission for us to do so. If you do not want your personal data collected, please do not submit it to us.

We may disclose aggregate statistics about our site visitors and supporters to:

  • describe our services and operations to prospective partners, advertisers and other reputable third parties and for other lawful purposes, but these statistics will not include any personally identifying information.
  • If we run an event in partnership with other named organisations your details may need to be shared. We will be very clear what will happen to your data when you register.

In some cases, we may automatically (i.e., not via registration) collect technical information when you connect to our site that is not personally identifiable.


Retaining your information

We hold your information only as long as necessary for each purpose we use it. This could be because we need it to provide you with the goods, services or information you have required.


What are your rights?

A new data protection law, which came into being in May 2018, gives everyone a number of very important rights.

These are:

  • Transparency over how we use your personal information (right to be informed).
  • To be able to request a copy of the information we hold about you, which will be provided to you within one month (right of access).
  • The opportunity to update or amend the information we hold about you if it is wrong (right of rectification).
  • To ask us to stop using your information (right to restrict processing).
  • To ask us to remove your personal information from our records (known as the right to be ‘forgotten’).
  • The chance to object to the processing of your information for marketing purposes (right to object).
  • The opportunity to obtain and reuse your personal data for your own purposes (right to data portability).
  • To not be subject to a decision when it is based on automated processing (automated decision making and profiling).


Controlling your personal information

If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by emailing us at or by clicking the unsubscribe button on Mailchimp

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.


Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.


How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and the data does not contain any personally identifiable information.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.


How to contact us

If you wish to talk through anything in our privacy policy, find out more about your rights or obtain a copy of the information we hold about you, please contact

This document was last updated: May 2021