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Privacy Policy


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.

Who we are

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

How we use your personal information generally

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 you with information about us and our work
  • contact you by email


You can subscribe on the website to receive information from us, including briefings, blogs and press releases. You can unsubscribe at any time by contacting us direct 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.

Collection of data

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 that we collect from you is your email address, and any other information that you give us, such as name, contact details and job title; for example, when you subscribe to updates from us.  

Our use of personal data

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:

  • subscribe to updates;  
  • enquire for further information;
  • distribute requested reference materials.

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

Basis for processing

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.

Your data protection rights

Under data protection law, you have rights including:

Your right of access - You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information.

Your right to rectification - You have the right to ask us to rectify information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete.

Your right to erasure - You have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances.

Your right to restriction of processing - You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your information in certain circumstances.

Your right to object to processing - You have the the right to object to the processing of your personal data in certain circumstances.

Your right to data portability - You have the right to ask that we transfer the information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.

You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you.

Contact for further information and advice

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