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Privacy & Data Protection

Please read the following notice which explains how we collect, use and handle the personal information that we receive from you when you use this website. 


Scottish Futures Trust Limited, (Company Number SC348342) with registered address at Thistle House, 4th Floor, 91 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 5HE. 


This privacy statement explains how we collect and use personal information about you. In general terms, we collect and use personal information to: 

  • administer, manage and develop our business 
  • provide information about us and our work 
  • verify your identity where this is required 
  • contact you by post, email or telephone 
  • understand your needs and how they may be met 
  • maintain our records 


You can subscribe on the website to receive our regular newsletter. You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking on the 'unsubscribe' tab on the newsletter or contact us at:


Our Website is hosted on servers in the European Economic Area. We employ appropriate security measures to help protect your personal information and guard against access by unauthorised persons. Information storage is on secure computers in a locked and certified information centre and the information is encrypted wherever possible. We undergo periodic reviews of our security policies and procedures to ensure that our systems are secure and protected. However, as the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted to our website. 


Visitors to our website are generally in control of the personal data shared with us.  We may capture limited personal data automatically via the use of cookies on our website.  Please see the section on Cookies for more information. 

The only personal data we collect is your first name, your surname and email address when you subscribe to our newsletter.  


When you provide personal data to us, we will use it for the purposes for which it was provided to us as stated at the point of collection (or as obvious from the context of the collection). Typically, personal data is collected to: 

  • register for participating in programmes and toolkits operated by SFT
  • subscribe to updates
  • enquire for further information
  • distribute requested reference materials, and 
  • aggregate data for website analytics and improvements

Unless we are asked not to, we may also use your data to contact you with information about SFT’s work and other information which may be of interest to you. Should you subsequently choose to unsubscribe from mailing list or any registrations, we will provide instructions on the appropriate webpage, in our communication to you, or you may contact us by email: 

Our website does not collect or compile personal data for dissemination or sale to outside parties for consumer marketing purposes or host mailings on behalf of third parties.  


The processing of personal data is required for the proper performance of our public function and/or where you have consented to SFT processing your personal data. 


You have the right to ask for a copy of your data held by us in our records.  You also have the right to require us to correct any inaccuracies in your data and delete your data. 


Should you have any questions regarding the use of your data or this policy, please contact us by the following methods: 

In writing: Data Protection Officer, Scottish Futures Trust Limited, Thistle House, 4th Floor, 91 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh, EH12 5HE

By email: 


We seek to resolve directly all complaints about how we handle personal information. Our complaints procedure can be accessed here. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office:


By phone: 0303 123 1113 

By post: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF