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Privacy Policy

This page explains how www.scotlandoffice.gov.uk, which is managed by The Scotland Office, uses any information you give to us, and the ways in which we protect your privacy.

The Data Protection Act

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. We use leading technologies to safeguard your data, and keep strict security standards to prevent any unauthorised access to it. We do not pass on your details to any third party unless you give us permission to do so.

Register for email updates

If you opt to register for email updates from The Scotland Office, the registration information we collect is: your name and email address.

A copy of this information is kept securely by The Scotland Office and our technology supplier, Ednet and will be held until such time you unsubscribe or inform The Scotland Office otherwise. This information is stored to allow us to send information that may be of interest to you and will not be shared with any other party. This information is also stored on back-up tapes to avoid loss of data.

Log files

Log files allow us to record visitors' use of the website. Ednet puts together log file information from all our visitors, which we use to make changes to the layout of the site and to the information in it, based on the way that visitors move around and interact with it. Log files do not contain any personal information.

Changes to this privacy policy

If this privacy policy changes in any way, we will place an updated version on this page. Regularly reviewing this page ensures you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we will share it with other parties.

August 2004

Printed from: www.scotlandoffice.gov.uk/privacy-policy/index.html on 4 October 2006