Privacy Statement


Watson Bird Centre and Celebration (Watson Birds) and Glenkens Community and Arts Trust (GCAT) are aware of the need to address internet privacy issues and believe you should be aware of how it is intended to treat any information about you we may receive on the internet as a result of your visit to the Watson Birds website.

1. Information about on-line visitors

You can visit this website without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. Our web servers collect the domain names, not the email addresses of visitors. In general, at Watson Birds and GCAT we gather information about users of the Site collectively in order to determine, for example, which areas users access more frequently. This information helps us to determine what is most beneficial for our users, and how we can continually create a better overall experience for our users by improving our products and events and the content of the website.
There are times however, when we may need information from you, such as your name, address. Customarily, the personal information Watson Birds and GCAT obtains is used only to respond to enquiries and orders. We may also ask you to voluntarily provide us with information for market research such as, your interests, demographics, and experience of the area. We do not sell or pass information such as email addresses to third parties.

2. Use of cookies

Cookies are pieces of data that a website can transfer to an individual’s computer hard drive for record keeping. Cookies can make websites easier to use by storing information about your preferences on a particular website. The information may remain on your computer after the Internet session finishes and you leave the website but you can delete them using some browsers, manually or using system utilities. Most internet browsers are pre-set to accept cookies.
If you prefer not to receive cookies, you can adjust your internet browser to refuse cookies or to warn you when cookies are being used. This site will work more efficiently if receipt of cookies is enabled but it will still operate correctly if you disable cookies.

2.1 Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how our visitors use and navigate this website. We use this information to report to funders and to analyse usage of the website so that we can continually work to add new features and improve your experience of it.
The cookies collect information such as the number of visitors to the site, which pages they visited and whereabouts they came to the site from. This information is anonymous and cannot be used to identify you personally.

2.2 Third-party cookies

During your visits to the Watson Birds website you may be delivered cookies by third-party websites. When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Flickr, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. Watson Birds does not control the dissemination of these cookies. You should check the third-party websites for more information about these.

3. Other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites which are outside our control and are not covered by this privacy notice. If you access other sites using the links provided, the operators of these sites may collect information from you which will be used by them in accordance with their privacy policy, which may differ from ours.

4. Changes to this privacy notice

From time to time Watson Birds may change this privacy notice. You may therefore wish to check this page each time you submit personal information to Watson Birds. The latest privacy notice will always appear on this page.

5. Contacting Watson Birds about this privacy notice

If you have any questions or comments about this privacy notice, please contact us at


1. Using the Watson Birds website

Please note that the intellectual property rights in all content comprising or contained within this website address (URL) is owned by GCAT, and other copyright owners as specified. Specifically the copyright for all images of Donald and Jeff Watson’s art works, photographs, printed books and note books is owne by the Watson family.
The contents of this website are published for your enjoyment. You may freely access and store the majority of the website’s contents on a temporary basis for the purposes of personal or private viewing, interaction or listening.

2. Reproducing content from the Watson Birds website

Website content that is GCAT or Watson copyright may be reproduced for the non-commercial purposes of research, private study, criticism and review, or for limited circulation within an educational establishment (such as a school, college or university).
The following uses of GCAT or Watson copyright content are also permitted, except where other terms apply:
Reproducing Watson copyright content for non-commercial research, private study, criticism and review, or for the purposes of teaching and instruction within an educational establishment. Where any artworks are published, the source of the content must be identified and the copyright status of the content acknowledged, eg: ‘Title, Date of Work, Photo: © Watson Family’
Limited quotation of Watson copyright texts or transcripts, for non-commercial research, private study, criticism and review, or use within an educational establishment, with due acknowledgement and citation. Where any text content is published, the author and/or source of the content must be identified and the copyright status of the content acknowledged, eg: “© Watson Family”
Reproducing Watson Family copyright content for the purposes of an educational examination, by a recognised UK exam authority
Downloading Watson Family copyright audio and video content for non-commercial offline  listening or viewing
Downloading and printing of Watson Family copyright Learning content, and whiteboard resources, for non-commercial educational use
Embedding links to Watson Family audio and video content, where embedding is offered
Embedding or loading Watson Family online news feeds (RSS)
However, the following acts are not permitted in respect of any of the content featured on the Watson Birds website:
Reproduction of website content for commercial purposes, or any rental, leasing or lending of content obtained or derived from the website
Any use of the Watson Birds logo, brand identities or Watson Birds trademarks without prior consent from GCAT.
Any considerable public dissemination, display or hosting of website content via any third party platforms, including without limitation, the substantial or repeated extraction and/or storage of Watson Birds website content in any retrieval system, or inclusion in any other computer program or work
Reproduction of Watson Birds website content on any social media platforms, except where other terms allow
Inaccurate or distorted reproductions, colour treatments, alterations or adaptations of website content, except where other terms allow
Publication of any unauthorised translations or transcriptions of website content, except where other terms allow
False attribution of authorial or copyright credits, and the removal of any Tate metadata from digital file formats
Unauthorised text/data mining of website content and metadata

3. Sourcing images from the Watson Birds website

Watson Birds is committed to providing online access to as many of the works featured on the website as possible.

Please note that the further reproduction of artworks, or any other images or content, made available by Watson Birds may constitute an infringement of copyright. It is therefore your responsibility to investigate and obtain permission from GCAT and the Watson Family before publishing such content.


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2. Data Protection Act

GCAT is listed under the Data protection Register (Ref: Z…).  We are committed to ensuring that all personal data is held in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA).  Further information regarding DPA policies and procedures is available by contacting GCAT.

3. Terms & Conditions of Sale.

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4. Other Legal Information

Watson Birds - Watson Centre and Celebration is an initiative of Glenkens Community & Arts Trust Limited (GCAT) Scottish Charity No SCO32050. Company No SC 222083 whose trading address is The CatStrand, High Street, New Galloway Dumfries & Galloway DG7 3RN, and whose registered office is at 13 St Mary Street, Kirkcudbright Dumfries & Galloway DG6 4AA