Privacy and Cookies

Who we are

The Glasgow Friends of the Necropolis Society is a personal data controller for the purposes of data protection law. If you have any queries regarding our use of personal data please contact us at

The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis
c/o St Mungo Museum, 
2 Castle Street 
Glasgow G4 0RH

Why we use your personal data

We collect personal data in order to:

  • keep in touch with our members
  • facilitate the running of tours
  • to process payments for goods, tours and donations
  • maintain our website
  • enrich the historical knowledge of the Glasgow necropolis

Our legal basis for using your personal data

For most of the purposes above, we process personal data on the basis of our legitimate interests as an organisation. Our legitimate interests are to promote, maintain and upkeep of the Glasgow Necropolis and to educate and engage the public about the history of the Glasgow Necropolis.

For paid for tours or the purchase of goods, we process personal data for the purposes of entering into and carrying out a contract with you.

We ensure that the personal data we collect is necessary for these purposes.

Third parties

We use PayPal to process our online payments. For more information on how Pay Pal use your personal data please see their privacy policy.


You have the right to request access to your personal data, to have your personal data corrected if it is incorrect and under certain circumstances to have your data removed or to request we stop processing it.

If you are unsatisfied with how we use your personal data you may also complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office at

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