We fully respect your right to privacy when using our website. On this page you will find details of our privacy practices for this website and what we do to maintain your right to privacy.

What information do we collect about you?

We do not collect any personal data about you on this website, apart from information that you volunteer, either by emailing us or submitted through an online form.

We make no attempt to identify individual users of this site, unless we suspect that unauthorised access to our systems is being attempted.

Any information which you provide via this website is not made available to any third parties. Any information you provide is used by us solely for the purpose of processing your information request.

Using our website will generate log files of your activity. These files do not capture personal information but do capture the user's IP address which is automatically recognised by our web servers.

How will we use the information we collect?

We collect the information for the purposes of

  • dealing with your registrations, requests and enquiries
  • helping us know what you need so we can tailor and improve our products and services appropriately.

How do we look after your information?

Log files are kept for all user activity on our website. We store these both in a secure database and within Google Analytics. We use Google Analytics to analyse these files regularly to monitor website usage and evaluate the effectiveness of our website. All log file information collected by us is kept secure. We do occasionally allow trusted partners and suppliers access to our Google Analytics. This information is not personally identifiable.

We reserve the right to attempt to identify and track any individual who is reasonably suspected of trying to gain unauthorised access to computer systems or resources operating as part of NHS Health Scotland web services. As a condition of using this site, all users give permission for NHS Health Scotland to use its access logs to attempt to track users who are reasonably suspected of gaining, or attempting to gain, unauthorised access. For more information see Cookies.