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Privacy policy 


The Scottish Arts Council is committed to protecting your privacy at all times.

Our privacy policy explains:

  • The information we may collect from you when using our website
  • What we use this information for
  • How we gather site statistics
  • How we use cookies

This policy should be read in conjunction with the Scottish Arts Council website terms and conditions of use.

The Scottish Arts Council is a registered charity (SCO002835). Our head office is located at 12 Manor Place, Edinburgh, EH3 7DD. If you have any other questions about this policy you can email the Webmaster or write to the Website Officer at the head office address.

What Information do we collect

This information may include your email address and perhaps your first and last names. Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you have the right to request a copy of all personal information we hold for you. For further information, please go to the Data Protection section within this website.

What do we use it for?

Any information we might collect from you when registering, or as part of an online service is exclusively for the use of the Scottish Arts Council. This information is used to provide such services. We may use this information to tell you about our other products and services but this will be done on an opt-in basis. The Scottish Arts Council will NOT sell, rent, distribute or otherwise make user information commercially available to any third party without your express permission.

Site statistics

We do gather non-personal data regarding site visitors to our website. This non-personal data provides statistical information including visits to pages, type of browsers being used to view the site, paths taken through the site and other general information. Under no circumstances can this be linked to a particular person.


A “cookie” is a small text file, which helps the server to identify your computer but not the individual. These cookies store your personal preferences on the website and help make your visit to our website a more personal and enriching experience.

You can set your computer (within your browser settings) to accept all cookies, notify you when a cookie is issued or to disable all cookies. Please note: If you have disabled all cookies, you will not be able to personalise the website in any way.


Removing subscriptions to mailing lists

If at any time subscription mailing lists are used to deliver emails, you will always be given the option to unsubscribe from the relevant mailing list. This unsubscribe option will normally appear at the bottom of the email newsletter.


The Scottish Arts Council is bound by the Data Protection Act 1998 and will comply with its requirements. Any details you give to the Scottish Arts Council will remain completely confidential.

If you have access to a members area, we strongly recommend that you keep your password and username strictly private and not to share it with anyone.

Please always remember to log out of your account and close your browser window when you have finished using them. This ensures that others cannot access your personal data especially when using a shared, or public access computer terminal.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

Scottish Arts Council reserves the right to modify and update the terms and conditions of its website. We are continually striving to improve the service to our clients and will continue to enhance the website in ways deemed appropriate.

Further Information

For further information regarding any of these points please contact the Website Officer

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