Privacy Policy

Alcohol and Drugs Support South West Scotland [ADS]  is dedicated to preserving your privacy when you visit our website. Our privacy policy described below explains what happens to any personal data that we collect from you when you are on this site.

By using our website you agree to this privacy policy and you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this statement.

We do update this policy from time to time.


Information we collect

In operating our website we may collect and process the following data about you:

  • Details of your visits to our website and the resources that you access including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, resources and other communication data.


How we use your information

The information we collect and store relating to the use of this website is exclusively used to enable us to provide our services to you.

We do not reveal this information to third parties.



We include links on our website to other websites which we do not control or manage. We do not accept any responsibility for how these websites use your information and you should check their own privacy policies.



Our website uses cookies. Cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not.

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site.

There are two main kinds of cookies: “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies. Session cookies only last while you are online and are deleted when you close your internet browser. Persistent cookies outlast user sessions and remain stored on your computer until you delete them or until they reach their expiry date.

We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. It uses cookies to generate statistical and other information to create reports about the use of our website. Google then stores this information.

Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you and a cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you.

Most browsers allow you to manage cookies and disable them if you want.


Contacting us

We welcome any queries, comments or requests you may have regarding this privacy policy. Email us at:


If your life is affected in any way by alcohol, drugs or gambling problems, we may be able to help.