Voluntary Action Shetland respects and protects the privacy of those using our internet site and the confidentiality of the personal information that you may provide.

Please see Voluntary Action Shetland's Privacy Policy

The statement below complements this policy, explains how we gather, use and disseminate information at this website and gives you a lot more information about the cookies we use and how to manage and delete them.

Who owns this site?

The Shetland Community Portal is a website administered by Voluntary Action Shetland on behalf of itself and the subscribers to its subsites.

Voluntary Action Shetland
Market House
14 Market Street

You can reach us by email vas@shetland.org and by telephone at 01595 743900

The individual organisation subsites of the Shetland Community Portal own their individual subsites, which contain their contact details; alternatively they can be contacted through Voluntary Action Shetland.

What information do we gather and how do we use it?

Voluntary Action Shetland uses the information we gather from this site in the following ways:

  • Any personal information (i.e. your name, email address or phone number) which users may add to the site will be stored by us and used solely for the purpose of contacting you regarding the Community Portal and the services of Voluntary Action Shetland (including Membership benefits).
  • We use cookies that are stored in the user's computers as text files (cookie.txt).The cookie helps us to identify users and gather statistics on how our web site is being used. This is to help us improve & develop the website according to our user's needs and preferences. The cookies do not detect any other information stored on the user's computer.

The information gathered from this site is not sold or given to or otherwise shared with any other organisation for commercial or other purposes.

Accuracy of information

The accuracy of personal details is governed by the accuracy of the information users provide. We do not verify personal information and Voluntary Action Shetland is not responsible for errors or problems that arise as a result of inaccurate information provided by the user.


Voluntary Action Shetland is not responsible for the privacy practices or content on any of the subsites of the community portal (other than its own), those of the subsites are the responsibility of the individual subsite owners.


Voluntary Action Shetland is not responsible for the privacy practices or content on any of the website links accessible from this site.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

Cookie policy

In compliance with EU legislation*, the following table lists the use of cookies on this web site:

Cookie Name


More information


This is used to store whether you are in textOnly mode or not.

Persistent for three months.



This is used to store user preferences for viewing sites in textOnly mode e.g. font-size and colour.

Persistent for one month.



This is used to store whether you have agreed to receive cookies.

Persistent for one year.



This enables us to track the pages that a user visits while they navigate around the site.


Google Analytics


These cookies are used to collect vital information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us to continually respond to user needs and make improvements the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Click here for an overview of privacy at Google

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.