Privacy Policy
Gaelic Themes Ltd complies fully with European Data Protection law which requires “Member States to protect the fundamental rights and freedoms of natural persons, in particular their right to privacy with respect to the processing of personal data”, as implemented by the UK parliament in the 1998 Data Protection Act (DPA). The DPA regulates what we may do with the data we collect. Gaelic Themes Ltd complies with European principles of data protection, that is to say the data must be: fairly and lawfully processed;
 processed for limited purposes;
 adequate, relevant and not excessive; accurate;
not kept longer than necessary; processed in accordance with the data subject’s rights; secure; not transferred to countries without adequate protection.

Information Collection and Use
Gaelic Themes Ltd is the owner of the information collected on all of Gaelic Themes Ltd’s own sites. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this statement and our data protection registration. Gaelic Themes Ltd collects information from our users at several different points on our website. Gaelic Themes Ltd partner companies may also collect their own information, on their own or co-branded sites. But all Gaelic Themes Ltd partners agree to abide by the same terms and conditions, and will not use your information for purposes other than those clearly stated at the point of their collection or in their own clearly identified Terms & Conditions section.

Cookies
A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer containing information about the user. Cookies are used throughout our sites for enhancement of the user experience. Some parts of our site may not work without cookies turned on, other parts will function as normal. Some of our business partners may use cookies on our site (for example, advertisers). However, we have no access to or control over these cookies.

Log Files
We use IP addresses to analyse trends, administer the site, track users’ movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

Links
This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that Gaelic Themes Ltd is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by Gaelic Themes Ltd Web sites.

Newsletter
If a user wishes to subscribe to our newsletters, we ask for contact information such as name and email address. A user can unsubscribe by clicking the unsubscribe link including in the email and will be removed from the list. Alternatively send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with clear instructions on what you would like us to do.

Security
This website takes every precaution to protect our users’ information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and off-line by our practices as well as UK and European law. When our registration/order form asks users to enter sensitive information, that information is encrypted and is protected with the best encryption software in the industry - SSL. While on a secure page, the lock icon on the bottom of Web browsers such as Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer becomes locked, as opposed to un-locked, or open, when you are just ‘surfing’. While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user-information off-line. All of our users’ information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job (for example, our accounts department or a customer service representative) are granted access to personally identifiable information. ALL employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Every quarter, as well as any time new policies are added, our employees are notified and/or reminded about the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do to ensure our customers’ information is protected. Finally, the servers that we store personally identifiable information on are kept in a secure environment, in a locked and alarmed area. If you have any questions about the security at our website, you can send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . However, we reserve the right not to reveal detailed information about our security measures, since this might itself compromise our security.

Supplementation of Information
In order for this website to properly fulfil its obligation to our customers, it may be necessary for us to supplement the information we receive with information from 3rd party sources. For example, as a routine or extraordinary check during order processing, we may use their name and address to request a credit report.

Choice/Opt-in
Our users are given the opportunity to ‘opt-in’ to having their information used for purposes not directly related to our site at the point where we ask for the information. Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletter or promotional materials from our partners may opt-out of receiving these communications by notifying us by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Notification of Changes
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our Homepage so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy and data protection laws of the UK and EU.

Clanfinder

Clan Finder

CLANFINDER is the most advanced and comprehensive clan and family database in the world and is constantly being reviewed to include all the latest updates.

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Sgian dubh

The history of Sgian Dubh - Gaelic Themes

Never has one piece of weaponry evoked so many different spellings - some variations are Skene du, Skein dubh, skean dhu, sgian dubh and Skhian dubh. Phonetically it is pronounced scheeeian doo and everyone has a favourite spelling. The most commonly used, however, is Sgian Dubh. The meaning however is clear: Sgian means knife or dagger or blade and "dubh" means black. I believe Skyelander has touched upon "Dubh" being black in his poem, 'Dubh Water.'

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Tartan Cloth

The History of Tartan - Gaelic Themes

When people think of the tartan today most think of the colourful pattern of the cloth as worn by Scottish clan members. Many of the current clan tartans are, however, of quite recent design many dating from just the 19th century. Prior to this tartan was certainly worn by the Scots

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3D Modelling and Design - Gaelic Themes

Gaelic Themes are proud to be at the cutting edge of product development and design. To that end we employ the latest in 3D modelling techniques which means our highly trained in-house staff have all the tools to help you turn your conceptual ideas, however intricate, into realily.

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