United Farmers – General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

What is General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a legal framework that sets guidelines for the collection and processing of personal information of individuals within the European Union (EU). GDPR came into effect across the EU on May 25, 2018.

Why have you received this communication from United Farmers?

You have received the enclosed or attached information from United Farmers because either:

  • You are affiliated to a business, co-op or other entity that is a member of United Farmers and as such you are entitled to receive the enclosed information to enable you to participate in the activities of United Farmers on your behalf;

  • You are affiliated to a business or other entity that provides goods or services to United Farmers and/or its members. 

Does United Farmers use your contact information for other purposes?

We use your contact information only to contact you for legitimate purposes in the conduct of United Farmers business activities. These may include sending information such as invitations to United Farmers conferences / events / meetings or to make you aware of commercial information. We may contact you by e-mail, telephone or by writing to you. We may also use your contact information when we are carrying out relevant work for your business, co-op or organisation, and in the course of our strategic development work.    

Does United Farmers share your contact information with others, and is it secure?

The contact details of those who are part of our Private Medical Insurance scheme are passed onto our insurer purely for the purposes of setting up your insurance.

In any other circumstance we do not share or sell your contact information. We do not use your contact information for marketing purposes. We hold your contact information electronically. We update our software, including security software, as updates become available. We back-up data to secure cloud servers which conform to externally certified cyber-security standards.    

What to do if your contact information is incorrect

If the contact information we hold about you is incorrect, please advise us immediately at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at our office on 0131 334 3111.

What to do if you do not wish to be contacted again by United Farmers

If you do not wish to be contacted again we will remove you from our database within one month of you notifying us either by e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., by telephone 0131 334 3111, or by writing to us at:

United Farmers Ltd
22A St John’s Road
EH12 6NZ    

The person responsible for compliance within United Farmers is Jonathan Robinson, Chief Executive.

 Your right to make a complaint

If you have a complaint about United Farmers Data Protection practices, you may contact the Information Commissioners Office, 45 Melville Street, Edinburgh EH3 7HL. Tel: 0303 123 1115