The Scottish Government seeks to ensure that the information
published on its website is up to date and accurate. However, the
information on the website does not constitute legal or
professional advice and the Scottish Government cannot accept any
liability for actions arising from its use. The Scottish Government
cannot be held responsible for the contents of any pages referenced
by an external link.
Any personal data collected through this website will be treated
as confidential in line with the principles of the Data Protection
Cookies and Website Traffic Analysis
When users enter the Scottish Government website their computers
will automatically be issued with 'cookies'. Cookies are text files
which identify users' computers to the Scottish Government's
server. The website then creates "session" cookies to store some of
the preferences of users moving around the website, e.g. retaining
a text-only preference. Cookies in themselves do not identify
individual users but identify only the computer used and they are
deleted on departure from the website.
Many websites do this to track traffic flows, whenever users
visit those websites.
The Scottish Government website uses third-party cookies to
measure use of the website including number of visitors, how
frequently pages are viewed, and the city and country of origin of
users. This helps to determine what is popular and can influence
future content and development. For this purpose, the Government
uses Visual Science Real-time Analytics to measure and analyse
usage of the website. The information collected by the Scottish
Government will include IP Address, pages visited,
browser type and operating system. The data will not be used to
identify any user personally.
Users have the opportunity to set their computers to accept all
cookies, to notify them when a cookie is issued, or not to receive
cookies at any time. The last of these means that certain
personalised services cannot then be provided to that user.
Log files stored on the Government's web server allow the
recording and analysis of users' use of the website. Log files do
not contain any personal information.
The information and publications on the Scottish Government's
website are subject to Crown Copyright. Material may be reproduced
without formal permission or charge for personal or in-house use
only. For other use or if in doubt, further information is
available from http://www.hmso.gov.uk/copyright.htm.
Guidance notes on publishing and copyright, including those from
the Queen's Printer for Scotland, are available athttp://www.hmso.gov.uk/guides.htm.
Collection and Use of
The Scottish Government is the sole owner of the information
collected on www.employabilityinscotland.com.
The Scottish Government processes personal data for the purposes of
aiding its work with the Scottish Ministers to improve the
well-being of Scotland and its people.
A user does not have to register to use the Scottish Government
website, but a user must register if they wish to receive
news, information and updates via email.
The registration information we require to allow a user to
register is the full name and email address of the user if they
wish to receive email updates.
This information is stored securely on our database until such
time as a user chooses to unsubscribe from receiving news stories.
Users who no longer wish to receive our newsletters and other
updates may opt-out of receiving these communications by clicking
unsubscribe option on any email communication received or the user
may contact us to opt-out.
Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may
need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein
we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply
with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process
served on our Web site.
Third Party Intermediaries
We use an outside contractor to manage our user database. This
company does not retain, share, store or use personally
identifiable information for any secondary purposes.
We partner with other third parties to provide specific services.
For example database development, push mobile technology and
hosting. When the user signs up for these particular services, we
share names, or other contact information including mobile number
and full contact information with the third party service providers
so that the third party can supply these services. These third
parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information
except for the purpose of providing these services.
Users of our site are always notified when their information is
being collected by any outside parties. We do this so our users can
make an informed choice as to whether or not they should proceed
with services that require an outside party.
This Website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that
we, the Scottish Government, are not responsible for the privacy
practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware
when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each
and every Website that collects personally identifiable
information. This privacy statement applies solely to information
collected by this Website.
Notification of Changes
changes to this privacy statement, and other places we deem
appropriate so our users are always aware of what information we
collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we
If, however, we are going to use users' personally identifiable
information in a manner different from that stated at the time of
collection we will notify users via email or by posting a notice on
our Web site for 30 days.