The purpose of this privacy statement is to provide you with details of how VisitScotland (the National Tourist Organisation of Scotland) will collect, store and use the personal data you supply on this website.
Data Protection Act 1998
VisitScotland is registered under the Data Protection Act 1998.
How and why personal data is collected
In order to receive our electronic newsletter, email alerts or access some area of our website content, users may have to complete a subscription form or short registration form. During this registration a user is required to give contact information (such as name, email address, business type, location of business etc.). This information is used to contact the user about the services on our site which they have expressed interest and so we can provide a more personalised experience.
Third parties data disclosure
We do not disclose data to third parties without your consent.
We use information from cookies, for example, to learn about the number of visitors to our site and the type of technology that our visitors use. Cookies help us to monitor what sort of content is popular and to assess visitors' browsing habits. When a user revisits the site, we may recognise the user by the cookie and customise the user's experience accordingly. We can use this information to continually improve the content and usability of the site.
We may compile and report to third parties (such as advertisers) aggregate statistics about our users in terms of numbers, traffic patterns and related site information.
Security of your personal information
We do not currently use a secure transmission method for you to send us your personal data, but this will be changed in the very near future. We have implemented security policies, rules and technical measures to protect the personal data that we have under our control from:
1) Unauthorised access
2) Improper use or disclosure
3) Unauthorised modification
All our employees and data processors who have access to and are associated with the processing of personal data, are obliged to respect the confidentiality of our customers' personal data. If a password is used to help protect your accounts and personal information, it is your responsibility to keep your password confidential. Do not share this information with anyone. If you are sharing a computer with anyone you should always choose to log out before leaving a site or service to protect access to your information from subsequent users.
Rights for access to personal data
You can ask us if we are keeping any personal data about you and you can also request to receive a copy of that personal data. For such requests, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. At any time you may request that we delete or correct your personal information.