Website Terms & Conditions

Dig It! maintains this site (the “Site”) for your personal information and communication.

Please feel free to browse the Site. You may download material displayed on the Site for non-commercial, personal use only provided you also retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials. You may not, however, distribute, modify, transmit, reuse, re-post, or use the content of the Site for public or commercial purposes, including the text, images, audio, and video without Dig It!’s written permission. Your access to and use of the Site is also subject to Dig It!’s Privacy Policy, Data Protection Policy, Terms and Conditions and all other applicable laws. By accessing and browsing the Site, you accept, without limitation or qualification, the terms of the Data Protection Policy, Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions and acknowledge that any other agreements between you and Dig It! are superseded and of no force or effect.

Terms and Conditions

You should assume that everything you see or read on the Site is copyrighted unless otherwise noted and may not be used except as provided in these Terms and Conditions or in the text on the Site without the written permission of Dig It!.

Any unsolicited communication or material you transmit to the Site by electronic mail or otherwise, including any data, questions, comments, suggestions, or the like is, and will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary. Anything you transmit or post may be used by Dig It! or its affiliates as described in Dig It!’s “Privacy Policy” and “Data Protection Policy”, including, but not limited to, reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast and posting. Furthermore, Dig It! shall be bound by its “Privacy Policy” and “Data Protection Policy” in the use of any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in any communication you send to the Site for any purpose whatsoever including, but not limited to, developing, creating and marketing products using such information.

Images of people or places displayed on the Site are either property of, or used with permission, by Dig It!. The use of these images by you, or anyone else authorized by you, is prohibited unless specifically permitted by these Terms and Conditions or specific permission provided elsewhere on the Site. Any unauthorized use of the images may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes.

The trademarks, logos, and service marks (collectively called “Trademarks”) displayed on the Site, are Trademarks of Dig It! and others. Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on the Site without written permission of Dig It! or such third party that may own the Trademarks displayed on the Site. Your misuse of the Trademarks displayed on the Site, or any other content on the Site, except as provided in these Terms and Conditions, is strictly prohibited.

Dig It! may at any time revise these Terms and Conditions by updating this posting. You are bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to review the then current Terms and Conditions to which you are bound.

Dig It! is coordinated by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (Charity No SC 010440)



Data Protection Policy

Dig It! is committed to protecting your personal data.

Dig It! is coordinated by The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, who are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) as a Data Controller under the Data Protection Act (ref Z1108226). Under the EU GDPR (see below) the Society will continue to be a Data Controller.

To deliver Dig It!’s core functions, Dig It! must collect personal data and process it in various ways, such as, but not limited to, maintaining a database of subscriber information and preferences and passing personal data on to MailChimp who undertake our electronic mailings. At all times Dig It! will respect data protection law and will ensure your personal data is protected to fullest extent possible and is used only for Dig It! purposes.

Dig It! holds personal data (on paper, or computer or other media) such as contact details and preferences, names, address, telephone number and email address. We ensure this personal information is stored and processed in accordance with legal requirements and best practice. Other personal data may be captured when using our website, please see our Terms and Conditions.

Dig It! holds this data only as long as is legally required or required for the purpose for which it is initially captured.

Should you wish Dig It! to remove your personal data please do not hesitate to contact us at We will ask what data (specific or all) you wish to have removed, confirm with you what we can legally remove and then delete that information from our database within one month of your initial request.

Information on the Data Protection Act can be found at:


The UK Data Protection Act 1998 ( requires organisations to comply with the eight data protection principles. These state that data must:

– Be processed fairly and lawfully
– Be obtained only for specific, lawful purposes
– Be adequate, relevant and not excessive
– Be accurate and kept up to date
– Not be held for any longer than necessary
– Be processed in accordance with the rights of data subjects
– Be protected in appropriate ways
– Not be transferred outside the European Economic Area (EEA), unless that country or territory also ensures an adequate level of data protection

On 25 May 2018 new legislation in the form of the EU General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) 2018 will be brought in. The UK Government has stated that it will comply with this regulation after leaving the EU.  The main change relevant to Dig It! is that organisations in the UK will need to demonstrate they have ‘opt-in’ approval to store and process personal data and a legal basis for doing so. To comply with the new GDPR legislative requirements Dig It! will operate under 6(1)(f) where our capture and use of personal data is considered necessary for the purposes of legitimate interests pursued by the controller (Dig It!) or a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests, rights or freedoms of the data subject.

More information on this legislative reform is available at Dig It! will ensure it complies with this new regulation and the five principles enshrined in Article 5 of the GDPR which require that personal data shall be:

(a) processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner in relation to individuals;

(b) collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes; further processing for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes shall not be considered to be incompatible with the initial purposes;

(c) adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed;

(d) accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date; every reasonable step must be taken to ensure that personal data that are inaccurate, having regard to the purposes for which they are processed, are erased or rectified without delay;

(e) kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the personal data are processed; personal data may be stored for longer periods insofar as the personal data will be processed solely for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes subject to implementation of the appropriate technical and organisational measures required by the GDPR in order to safeguard the rights and freedoms of individuals;

(f) processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the personal data, including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage, using appropriate technical or organisational measures.

In order to reflect any legislative changes and/or feedback we may change our Data Protection Policy and Privacy Notice from time-to-time. Future revisions to either document will be posted on the Dig It! website as soon as practicable and users’ attention drawn to the changes.

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