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Privacy policy

This page explains how uses any information you give to the Scottish Government, and the ways in which we protect your privacy.

The Data Protection Act

Under current Data Protection laws, 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 or government department unless you give us permission to do so.


What information do we collect?

We collect three kinds of information from visitors to this site: Personal details in connection with registration to the website, site usage information from session cookies and log files and optional Personal details for email marketing and communications.

If you register for email updates the information we collect is your name, email address and responses to questions you have provided. This information is stored to allow us to contact you in the future with emails on Parent Club and other information you may find useful, including offers from partner organisations.

If you wish to unsubscribe from our email database you can either click the unsubscribe link in the emails we send you or, use our contact form to email us.


Email marketing

If you choose to join our email newsletter or give consent to receive information from Parent Club, the email address you provide will be forwarded to a third-party email marketing service. We consider such services to be a third-party data processor as described below*. The email address you provide will not be stored within this website's own database or in any of our internal computer systems. Your email address will remain within the third-party email marketing service for as long as we continue to use this service for email marketing or until you specifically request removal from the list. You can do this by unsubscribing using the unsubscribe links contained in any email newsletters that we send to you or by requesting removal via email. When requesting removal via email, please send your request to us using the email account that is subscribed to the mailing list. While your email address remains within the thrid-party marketing service database, you will receive periodic newsletter-style emails from us.

* A third-party data processor is an entity that processes Personally Identifiable Information on behalf of a data controller (The Scottish Government). The data processor will not pass on the data or act upon the data without instruction from the data controller.


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.



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.