Privacy Policy

My Ain Folk are committed to safeguarding the privacy of clients and website visitors; this policy sets out how your personal information will be treated.

This website uses cookies. By using this website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

What information do My Ain Folk collect?

My Ain Folk may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:

  1. Information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including IP addresses, geographical locations, browser types and versions, operating systems, referral sources, length of visits, page views, website navigation paths).

  2. Information that you provide using the contact form on this website.

  3. Information that you provide via email or letter.

  4. Information gathered, at your request, during the research process.


A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.  Third parties who provide web services to this website may also send you cookies.

My Ain Folk use Google Analytics to analyse the use of this website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers. The information generated relating to this website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google's privacy policy is available at:

Contact Form

This website uses the JotForm Service, a forms processing service provided by Interlogy LLC, based in Delaware, USA, in order to process and relay the information you submit through the contact form on this website to My Ain Folk.  JotForm’s privacy statement with regards to submission data is as follows:

"We respect the privacy of our users and the privacy of their client data. All user information contained within the forms you may use or build on the JotForm Site are governed by our Terms of Service. You retain all rights to your data. We will not sell, share data. We will not access your data for non-administrative reasons.”

JotForms’ privacy policy is available at:

Using your personal information

Personal information submitted to My Ain Folk via this website, via email or via letter will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website.

My Ain Folk may use your personal information for the following purposes:

  1. To contact you in order to reply to your enquiry.

  2. To carry out research that you have requested.

  3. To contact you to report research findings.

  4. To deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to My Ain Folk and to this website.


My Ain Folk will not disclose your personal information except in the event that this is required by law.  Except as provided in this privacy policy, My Ain Folk will not provide your information to third parties.

Security of your personal information

My Ain Folk will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.  All personal information provided electronically is stored on a password- and firewall- protected computer.

Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and the security of data sent over the internet cannot be guaranteed.

Policy amendments

My Ain Folk may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on this website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.

Your rights

You may instruct My Ain Folk to provide you with any personal information held about you. Provision of such information will be subject to:

  1. the payment of a fee (fixed by law at the date of writing at GBP 10.00); and

  2. the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity

My Ain Folk may withhold such personal information to the extent permitted by law.

Third party websites

The website contains links to other websites. My Ain Folk are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.

Updating information

Please let us know if the personal information held about you needs to be corrected or updated.


If you have any questions about this privacy policy or the treatment of your personal information, please write by email to or by post to My Ain Folk, 7/2 Watson Crescent, Edinburgh, EH11 1HD, United Kingdom.

Data controller

The data controller responsible in respect of the information collected on this website is Kirsty F. Wilkinson.

My Ain Folk’s data protection registration number is Z180183X.

This privacy policy was last updated October 2011.

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