Privacy Policy

Important Information

About Us: In this Privacy Policy, references to "we", "our" and "us" are to the joint providers of the web portal, being SRUC (a company limited by guarantee, incorporated in Scotland with registered number SC103046, having its registered office at SRUC, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JG and registered as a charity in Scotland with registered number SC003712) and SAC Commercial Limited (a limited company incorporated in Scotland with registered number SC148684 and having its registered office at Peter Wilson Building, King's Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JG.)

Updates: Our Privacy Policy is regularly reviewed to make sure that we continue to serve your privacy interests. We reserve the right to modify or otherwise update this Privacy Policy and these changes will be posted on this website. We encourage you to visit this page from time to time to ensure that you are aware of any changes we have made.

Important legal information: For information about using the web portal, please read our Terms of Use.

How to find out more: If you have privacy questions which are not answered by this Privacy Policy or any other concerns about how we use your personal information, please contact us.

What Information We Collect and How

Information volunteered by you: The information we collect via this website may include any personal details you type in and submit (such as your name, address, email address, etc.) and the contents of any correspondence you send to us.

IP addresses: The information we collect via this website may also include your IP address (this is the individual identification number that is assigned to your computer when connected to the Internet) and website browser details, both of which are automatically logged by our web server. This information is collected on our behalf by our website service providers in the UK.

Our cookies: This website collects data which allows us to recognise you, your preferences and how you use this website. This information is collected by 'session cookies' and 'persistent cookies'. Cookies are small strings of data stored in your device's temporary memory when you navigate around our website. Session cookies are deleted when you close your browser but persistent cookies are not. Our cookies do not store your email address or other personal information.

What We Do With Your Information

Statistical analysis: Your IP address and the other details we collect about your use of our website may be used by us to perform technical diagnosis of our website's performance and to analyse traffic data (so as to gauge interest in the web portal and to measure the use of the pages and features on this website). 

Recognising you: We may use cookies to recognise you in order to increase the efficiency of this website by, for example, tailoring the website to meet your preference and saving you from having to re-enter text.

Keeping you informed: If you give us your consent, we may send you information by email from time to time which we believe may be of interest to you, such as our policy briefs or events.

Sharing your personal data: In order to facilitate operation of the web portal, we may share information about you with our service.

Other disclosures: We may also share your information with others where: we have your permission; we have to do so or are allowed to do so by law; we have a duty to the public to reveal the information; or our legitimate interests mean we must share the information. We reserve the right to cooperate with law enforcement officials in the investigation of alleged unlawful activities.

Other websites: This Privacy Policy only covers personal data collected via this website. While we carefully select the websites to which we link, we are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of third party websites.

Your Rights

Access: You have the right to request a copy of personal information we hold about you. To do this, simply write to us at Data Protection Officer, SRUC, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JG, enclosing a cheque for £10 payable to 'SRUC' to cover our administration costs.

Stop direct marketing: You may unsubscribe from our direct marketing list at any time by emailing or writing to us.

Rejecting cookies: For information about cookies and how to set your Web browser to reject cookies used by this website, please visit the website set up by the Interactive Advertising Bureau (Europe) at: You may not be able to access parts of this website if 'cookies' are disabled.

More information: You can find detailed information about your rights under UK Data Protection legislation on the UK Information Commissioner's website: