Privacy Policy


We will process personal data that you provide to us through your use of our website,

Generally, you can visit the website without revealing who you are, or disclosing any personal data about yourself. However, there may be times when we require personal data about you or when you wish to disclose such personal data to us. Such personal data is obtained only when voluntarily submitted by you.

Please note that our website is not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children or in connection with them.

You might find external links to third party website on our website. This Privacy Notice does not apply to your use of any third-party site.

If you wish to find out more information about how we use your personal data if you choose to provide it to us, please see below.

Processing activities that includes personal data?

If you provide us with personal data through the website, we will process your personal data in accordance with applicable law in order to:

  • allow you to participate in any registration-only features of the website and to download relevant content, when you choose to do so
  • ensure that content from the website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer
  • provide you with information that you request from us or which we feel may interest you, including through subscribed alerts (where applicable)
  • notify you about changes to the website which may be relevant to you
  • serve you with relevant advertising on third party website, such as Google, YouTube and LinkedIn

What categories of personal data are included in these processing activities?

If you contact us using the "contact us" section of our website, the personal data that we process to do so will be the personal data that you provide to us, such as your name, your contact details (such as email address and telephone number) and the content of your query.

If you leave a comment on a blog or other post on our website (if applicable), the personal data that we process to do so will be the personal data that you provide to us, such as the content of your comment and any personal data you choose to provide.

If you sign up to subscriber alerts, the personal data that we process to do so will be the personal data that you provide to us, such as your name, your email address, your country of residence and your occupation.

We process any other personal data which you choose to disclose to us during the course of your use of the website, whether through email or otherwise.

We may automatically process some technical data such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address. We use your IP address to track traffic flows and to make our website easier for you to use and to better understand how our website is used.


The data that is collected by cookies is IP address, operating system and browser type.

One of the analytics tools that our website uses is Google Analytics, to learn more about Google Analytics, you can visit

We also collect, use and share aggregated data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Aggregated data may be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal data in law as this data does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate your usage data to calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific website feature. However, if we combine or connect aggregated data with your personal data so that it can directly or indirectly identify you, we treat the combined data as personal data which will be used in accordance with this Privacy Notice.

We use this personal data to provide services that you request under an agreement between us or take steps you request prior to entering into such an agreement. Some of these activities may be required by law or regulation.

If you contact us via the “contact us” page on our website, we will process your personal data in order to consider and respond to those queries. We also process your personal data to facilitate your comments or posts and any subscription requests.

If you visit our website, we use cookies to understand who has seen which webpages, to determine how frequently particular pages are visited and to determine the most popular areas of our website.

You can change the way your browser manages cookies, which may be used to deliver online advertising.

Legal grounds for processing data

We may need to use your personal data to comply with a relevant legal or regulatory obligation that we have.

This processing is necessary for the purpose of the legitimate interests pursued by the Company.

If you sign up for subscriber alerts, we process your personal data in connection with the same on the basis of your consent.

With regards to the legitimate interests referred to above: The Company considers that it has a legitimate interest in managing and operating its business. This includes undertaking promotional activities and managing an online presence. In particular, we use cookies to ensure the effective operation of our website. This includes ensuring that content from our website is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer. Further, if you review or download information on our website, we may track the visit to give us information about which part of the site is frequented.

By visiting and using our website, you are providing us with your Consent. If you do not Consent, please leave the website immediately.

Sensitive Personal Data

We do not collect any special categories of personal data about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data),  nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences.

When submitting information on our website, you must not include any sensitive personal data about yourself.

We may generate personal data internally if this is needed to respond to your query or request.

Sharing of information

Your personal data is shared internally, as set out in this Notice.

In addition, some of your personal data will be shared externally with our partners as needed and as otherwise set out in this Notice.

In particular, your personal data may be shared with the following third parties in connection with your use of our website:

Adnet, who operate our website and manage subscriber alerts on behalf of the Company (or any successor company performing an equivalent role);

Link Group, who act as the Company’s registrar (or any successor company performing an equivalent role).

We may share analytical, statistical data such as website visitor patterns & numbers, website usage with our partners, affiliates or advisors. This is not personal data and cannot lead to the identification of any individuals from this data.

Subscriber alerts

If you sign up to our subscriber alerts, we will use your personal data to let you know about any news, our products or services that we believe will be of interest to you. We will do so by email. We will respect your preferences for how you would like us to manage marketing activity with you.

To protect privacy rights and to ensure you have control over how we manage marketing with you:

  • we will take steps to limit direct marketing to a reasonable and proportionate level and only send you communications which we believe may be of interest or relevance to you;
  • you can ask us to stop direct marketing at any time ‑ you can ask us to stop sending email marketing, by following the "unsubscribe" link you will find on all the email marketing messages we send you. Alternatively you can contact us. Please specify whether you would like us to stop all forms of marketing or just a particular type; and

We recommend you routinely review the privacy notices and preference settings that are available to you on any social media platforms as well as your preferences within your account with us.

No automated decision making is carried out in connection with your use of our website.


Automated decision making means a decision made by automated means without any human involvement.

Data controller means a natural or legal person (such as a company) which determines the means and purposes of processing of personal data. For example, the Aberdeen Minerals Ltd entity which contracts with you will be your data controller as it determines how it will collect personal data from you, the scope of data which will be collected, and the purposes for which it will be used.

Data processor means a natural or legal person (such as a company) that is responsible for processing personal data on behalf of a controller.

EEA means the European Economic Area, which includes all EU countries and also Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

EU countries are Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.

GDPR and applicable local law means the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is the law governing data privacy in the European Union as well as the applicable data protection law in each of the relevant jurisdictions where we collect, use, disclose and process your personal data, including UK GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 in the United Kingdom.

Personal data is information that relates to a living individual. It includes information that may identify a person by name and contact details, or refer to associated information such as account activity, or personal preferences that can directly or indirectly identify an individual.

Processing means any and all actions we take with respect to your personal data, including (without limitation) collecting, managing, viewing, holding, storing, deleting, changing, using, disclosing and saving.

Special categories of personal data means any personal data relating to your health, genetic or biometric data, sex life, sexual orientation, racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, and trade union membership.

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