1. What is TheHub?
TheHub is a social media platform - similar in style to Twitter - aimed towards Scottish pro-independence campaigners and activists, although everyone is free to join. Free speech prevails & your user details aren't shared with anyone. For a quick summary of features, we recommend you Take the Tour & have a look at the Getting Started area on our blog

For a summary of your interactions on the Hub, you can visit your own Statistics area.
2. Contact Details
For general questions or help about TheHub, you can email us (, follow us on Twitter or visit TheHub Blog.
3. Your Privacy
This privacy policy sets out how The Hub uses and protects any information that you give The Hub when you use this website/app.

The Hub is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

The Hub may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 23/04/18.

What We Collect
  • Your email address
  • Unique push notification device identifier (for device notifications)
  • Your location (we do not store this)

What We Do With The Information We Collect
  • Should you subscribe to groups or users, we may send you notifications and/or emails whenever there is an update. This setting can be changed in your profile settings page.
  • If we have access to your device location, we will list groups and events nearby. Your location data is not stored on our servers.

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. This includes:

  • Encrypting passwords stored on the server. Forgotten password reset requires a valid email address which you have access to.
  • Use of Cloudfare to detect malicious use or attempted access of the server
  • Your location results are not stored on our server at any time

How we use cookies
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. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, 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 in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites
Our website/app may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We will not use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please email

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
4. Security
Our website & app passes through Cloudflare which acts as a reverse proxy, protecting us from things such as DDoS attacks and other security threats.

In addition we do not store any credit/debit card details on our system for anyone that donates to campaigns. We use Stripe, which is a payment gateway. The only information we send to Stripe is your payment details, your The Hub user ID and information to identify the campaign you are donating to.
5. Terms & Conditions
Your use of this website is conditional on your agreement to the terms set out below. Please take the time to read them, it isn't an overly long or complex list, and at the very least, you'll understand what you're getting into by becoming a member of a Scottish pro-independence platform.

By becoming a member of The Hub, you agree to the following:

Web Site Access
  1. In order to make full use of this websites interactive features, you are required to register as a member by providing a valid email address.
  2. The user name & handle you register must not be offensive, or selected in an attempt to mislead others (e.g. registering a name such as @Facebook).

Use of website
  1. This Website may be used for your own private purposes and in accordance with these terms of use.
  2. You may print, download & share material from this Website provided that you do not modify it or use it out of context.

Site uptime
  1. All reasonable measures are taken by us to ensure that this Website is operational al day, every day. However, occasionally technical issues may result in some downtime and accordingly we will not be liable if this website is unavailable at any time.
  2. Where possible we always try to give advance warning of maintenance issues that may result in Website down time but we shall not be obliged to provide such notice.

Visitor uploaded material
  1. Any material that a visitor to this Website sends or posts to this Website shall be considered non-proprietary and non confidential. All material posted is openly available for other members, visitors & search engines to copy, disclose, distribute or use elsewhere.
  2. When using this website you shall not post or send to or from this Website any material:
    1. for which you have not obtained all necessary consents;
    2. that is discriminatory, obscene, pornographic, defamatory, liable to incite racial hatred, in breach of confidentiality or privacy, which may cause annoyance or inconvenience to others, which encourages or constitutes conduct that would be deemed a criminal offence, give rise to a civil liability, or otherwise is contrary to the law in the United Kingdom;
    3. which is harmful in nature including, and without limitation, computer viruses, Trojan horses, corrupted data, or other potentially harmful software or data.
    4. We will fully co-operate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requiring us to disclose the identity or other details of any person posting material to this website in breach of Paragraph 7.

Links to and from other websites
  1. Throughout this Website you may find links to third party websites. The provision of a link to such a website does not mean that we endorse that website. If you visit any website via a link on this Website you do so at your own risk.
  2. Any party wishing to link to this website is entitled to do so provided that the conditions below are observed:
    1. you do not seek to imply that we are endorsing the services or products of another party unless this has been agreed with us in writing;
    2. you do not misrepresent your relationship with this website; and
    3. the website from which you link to this Website does not contain offensive or otherwise controversial content or, content that infringes any intellectual property rights or other rights of a third party.
  3. By linking to this Website in breach of clause 5.2 you shall indemnify us for any loss or damage suffered to this Website as a result of such linking.

  1. All material contained on this Website is provided without any or warranty of any kind. You use the material on this Website at your own discretion.

Exclusion of Liability
  1. We do not accept liability for any loss or damage that you suffer as a result of using this Website.
6. Acknowledgements
The Hub would not be possible without the work of the following people: