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Privacy Statement for Electric Scotland

Electric Scotland has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses the information gathering and dissemination practices for this Web site: Electric Scotland and our other domains a list of which can be seen on our Contact page.

Information Automatically Logged

We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Web site. The main purpose is to secure information for our statistical analysis of who uses our web site and where they come from and what pages they most visit. In addition, your IP may be used by 3rd party companies we employ for the same reasons.  Your IP address is not used for any other purpose and is only used internally and not available to any outside party.

Our site is hosted by 4GoodHosting of Vancouver, Canada. They have full security systems in place and virus checks on email. 

Electric Scotland uses Google Analytics for our statistical data.


Our Site only uses cookies with  3rd party services such as Disqus who we use for the comments system and also to run our forums service on The cookies are simply used to give the user automatic login to the forums system and not used for any other purpose.  We also make use of Google and other parties to serve ads within our site and there is a possibility that 3rd parties are placing and making use of cookies on your system when you visit us.  You may disable Cookie use at any time via your Internet Options control panel.

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. In particular Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on our site. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to our users based on your visit to our sites and other sites on the Internet. Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.


We have no access to any information you provide to them and any such information you provide to any of our advertisers is not part of this privacy policy.

Forums & Community

You must register in this section and give us contact information (like name, email, and country).

Contact information from the registration forms is used to get in touch with the customer when necessary. You may use the service as a Guest but if you wish to post a message you must be a member.  You can only become a member if you email us your first and last name, the username you'd like to use and your email address and country where you currently live. 

We do not use this information to contact the user other than to send a welcome message with a reminder of their user login name and password and guidance on use of the system.  Any further contact via this information is for System updates and such that we make periodically.

External Links

This site contains links to other sites. Electric Scotland is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

Public Forums

This site ( makes forums, message boards, and/or news groups available to its users. 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.

At all times the user may change information they have provided in our forums system. You are not able to change your email address as that is used by us to verify you are a "real" person and is part of our security system.

Please also note that our main forums are public and thus we have no control on who logs into the system, including children. In the event any personal information is divulged by children or other users we are able to delete any messages if the parent or other user contacts us. Simply email Alastair McIntyre if you have any concerns. You may also wish to check our terms and conditions for use of our forums systems.


This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control.

Contacting the Web Site

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact: Alastair McIntyre.



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