We are registered with the Information Commissioner as a data controller. Personal
information submitted via our website by email or in electronic form will be treated
in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
We store your personal information on our secure servers in the UK and, in some cases,
under contract with third party providers outside the UK. By submitting your personal
information electronically, you agree to this.
Transmitting information over the internet is generally not completely secure, and
we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information. However, we have
procedures and security features in place to try and keep your information secure
once we receive it.
Personal information provided by you will not be used in any way other than for its
original purpose, or other purposes compatible with that. We may share your information
with partner organisations, such as the NHS, to provide you with better services.
We may also use your details for the purposes of crime prevention and detection
and we may be legally obliged to share it with other public authorities for those
Unless you are explicitly asked for permission and give it, you will not receive
any unsolicited paper or electronic mail as a consequence of submitting an electronic
form or an email. We will not share your information with any other organisations
for marketing, market research or commercial purposes.
We do not knowingly collect any personal information from children under the age
of 13 via our website. If you are aged 12 or under, we ask that you do not provide
us with information about you or others. Please seek the guidance of your parent
or guardian before submitting information via our website.
You have the right to
find out what information we hold about you.
You can complain to the Information Commissioner's
Office on any issue regarding our handling of your personal information.
If you are submitting personal information via myaccount, you can find out more about
data sharing and privacy on the
mygovscot frequently asked questions page.
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