Privacy Policy

When you view http://www.uphellyaa.org/ your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Privacy Statement, Disclaimer and the Terms and Conditions of Use.

The Up Helly Aa Committee recognises the importance of protecting the privacy of anyone who visits the Website. This Privacy Statement sets out the policy adopted by The Up Helly Aa Committee towards the collection and use of information obtained from those visiting and using this site. By visiting or using the Website you consent to the collection and use by The Up Helly Aa Committee of information about you in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and this Privacy Statement.

When registering with the site, completing a Contact Information Form or contacting us by e-mail, we obtain personal information (eg user's name, e-mail address, postal address, telephone numbers, etc.) from you. This information will be held on our database and will be kept secure. The information will not be not be made available for sale, and shall not be shared with third parties except where:-

  • you have consented; or
  • there is a legal requirement to do so

The personal information is used for notifying customers and partners of future updates to our products or services.

The web server also automatically collects standard information such as a user's IP address, browser type, operating system, access times, etc. Like many websites we use cookies, these are small electronic files which are placed on a user's hard drive to identify a user. You can check your 'Cookie' file and delete those you do not want. You can also Disable Cookies in your web browser so your computer will not receive them. The information received is used to monitor the volume, type and pattern of traffic using the Website. They are also used to track the contents of your shopping cart if you choose to purchase documents. Any such information held by The Up Helly Aa Committee will not be disclosed to a third party.

This Website contains hypertext links. The Up Helly Aa Committee are not responsible for the privacy policies operated by the owners of those sites and does not accept responsibility for any information obtained by third parties as a result of use by you of such hypertext links.

The Up Helly Aa Committee reserves the right periodically to update or modify this Privacy Statement. Any changes to this Privacy Statement will be posted on this site so users are always aware of the information collected, the reasons for such collection and the purposes, if any, to which The Up Helly Aa Committee may put such information. The Up Helly Aa Committee encourages users who may have specific concerns about the gathering or use of any such information to view this Privacy Statement regularly.

Please contact us at if you wish to have your personal information removed from a particular mailing list or database at any time.