Privacy & Cookie Policy

Privacy Policy

The Buildings at Risk Register is maintained by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS). RCAHMS is committed to safeguarding your privacy and the personal data we collect, process or use is treated securely and in accordance the privacy policy, described below. Whenever you give us personal data, you are consenting to its collection and use in accordance with this policy.

What personal data do we collect?

We collect personal information from you when you make an enquiry, order products and services from us or ask to be included on our mailing list.

How do we use your personal data?

Where appropriate, we use your personal data to deliver the services you have requested. It may also be used for internal customer analysis to develop and improve customer services. If you register for our email newsletter you will receive email communications alerting you to news. We do not send such messages without permission. You have the option not to receive these. If you wish to withdraw from any of the services which are operated through our website you can instruct us at any time to cease our processing and delete your personal information from our records.

To whom might we disclose your personal data?

Your personal data may be passed to a third party if they need it in order to fulfil your order(s) for our goods and services, or to execute the communications we send to you. These offsite assistants will be required by us to make no further use of such information, nor disclose it to others. Except as set out above, we shall not disclose your personal information unless obliged to, or allowed to do so by law, or where we need to in order to run our business (e.g. where other people process data for us). In such circumstances, we ask those people to give us confidentiality or non-disclosure undertakings.


This site contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these and you should read their own privacy policies. The policy described here applies only to personal data collected by RCAHMS.


A 'cookie' is a small piece of data that is sent from our servers to your computer and then stored on your machine's hard drive.

The BARR website does not store personal information during general searching or browsing

In common with many organisations, we deliberately limit the cookies we use to those that are helpful.

We use Google Analytics to collate and aggregate anonymised data - it cannot be traced back to you. This shows patterns of usage within our site to plan improvements and gain a better understanding of how our website is used and how it can be improved.

More About Cookies

Find out more about cookies at BBC Webwise and Wikipedia.

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You can adjust your browser settings to block cookies. However, some parts of our site may not operate as intended.

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While no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be secure, we will endeavour to protect the security of your personal data as fully as is possible within the constraints of the current technology. All our employees who have access to personal data are obliged to respect its confidentiality.

Rights for access to personal data

You have the right to ask us if we keep any personal data about you and to request a copy of that personal data. We endeavour to keep your personal data accurate and up to date. If you become aware of errors or inaccuracies or wish us to delete your personal data, please email

Data Protection Act 1998

RCAHMS is registered under the Data Protection Act 1998.

Changes to this statement

RCAHMS privacy statement may change at any time, so you may wish to check this document each time you visit our website. If you have any comments on our privacy policy, please email


Information in the Buildings at Risk Register for Scotland is the opinion of the Buildings at Risk Service and does not necessarily reflect that of any other persons or organisations. No criticism of building owners is intended. In particular, the state of risk is based upon a visual external inspection of the building, and is not a technical, structural or financial appraisal.

Given the parameters within which the Service operates, the task of ensuring that all the information on the Register is accurate and up-to-date is immense. Whilst every effort is made to ensure that information is correct, erroneous or inaccurate information will inevitably appear from time to time. If information is reported as inaccurate the Buildings at Risk Service will alter or remove it as soon as is practicable. Further information on your rights and our responsibilities is available in Terms and Conditions.

Cookie Policy

EU Legislation

Under the EU Privacy Directive, visitors to BARR should be fully informed about cookies used by the site and be given the option to remove them from use. If you do not wish to give consent, and acknowledge that elements of our site may not operate as designed, please see the Managing Cookies section below for help with changing your browser settings.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files written by a web server to your hard drive. They can only be read or edited by the web site that originally wrote them and are typically used to recognise you as the same person across each request you make to view a web page.

Cookie Categories

To assist you in understanding our use of cookies we have adopted the 4 cookie categories created by the International Chamber of Commerce. These are:

Strictly NecessaryThese cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided
PerformanceThese cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don't collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.
FunctionalityThese cookies allow the website to remember choices you make (such as your user name, language or the region you are in) and provide enhanced, more personal features. For instance, a website may be able to provide you with local weather reports or traffic news by storing in a cookie the region in which you are currently located.

These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise. They may also be used to provide services you have asked for such as watching a video or commenting on a blog. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and they cannot track your browsing activity on other websites.
Targeting or AdvertisingThese cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator's permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.

Cookies written by BARR

These cookies are written directly by BARR and are required for the site to operate as designed.

Cookie NameCookie PurposeICC Category
__utma, __utmc_,__utmzThese cookies are used by Google Analytics to assist in collation of statistics informing us how our website is used by our visitors. Our staff use this information in aggregated reports to help measure our visitor experience, and how we might make improvement.Performance
has_jsUsed by Drupal to discern whether the browser has javascript enabledStrictly Necessary

Managing Cookies

BARR has been designed to use cookies to enhance your browsing experience. If you would prefer, you can change your browser settings to remove and/or prevent the use of cookies however parts of BARR will no longer work as intended and browsing errors may occur. Find out more about managing your cookies.