Scottish Care Information fully respects your right to privacy when using our website. On this page you will find details of our privacy practices in connection with this website and what we do to maintain your right to privacy.
Any personal information which you supply to Scottish Care Information, will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, in strict accordance with the Data Protection Act, 1998.
Scottish Care Information, through its parent body NHS National Services Scotland (NHS NSS) is registered under the legal name Common Services Agency for NHS in Scotland. NHS NSS has an entry in the Information Commissioner's Register of Data Controllers (accessible from the Information Commissioner's website at http://www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk/ which lists the types of personal information we process, our purposes for processing the information and the people and organisations with whom we share personal information.
Further information on Data Protection in the NHS NSS can be found on the NHS NSS website.
Collection of personal information through web site
Scottish Care Information, does not collect any personal data about you on this website, apart from information that you volunteer, either by emailing us or by using the online registration and enquiry forms. Use of personal information collected through website
Any information, which you provide via this website is not made available to any third parties. Any information provided would only be used by Scottish Care Information for the purpose for which you provided it.
Collection and use of technical information
Technical details in connection with visits to this website are logged, collected and used by our website host, Scottish Health on the Web (SHOW):
SHOW will make no attempt to identify individual users. You should be aware, however, that access to web pages will generally create log file entries in the systems of your Internet Service Provider (ISP) or network services provider. These entities may be in a position to identify the client computer equipment used to access a page. Such monitoring would be done by the provider of network services and is outwith the responsibility or control of SHOW.
A cookie is a small data file that certain websites write to your hard drive when you visit them. Cookies can contain user identification data. Any cookies that are used on this website are temporary session cookies which enable a visitor's web browser to remember which pages on this website have already been visited. Visitors can use this website with no loss of functionality if cookies are disabled from the web browser.
Log files are maintained and analysed of all requests for files on the SHOW servers. Aggregated analyses of these log files are used to monitor website usage. These analyses are made available to SHOW participating organisations to allow them to measure, for example, overall popularity of the site and typical user paths through the site. All log file information collected by SHOW is kept secure and no access to raw log files is given to any third party.