Article 12 Scotland - Human rights and Equality

As a professional organisation , we take into account the privacy of all individuals that engage with our website. For the purposes of this Guarantee, ‘you/your’ means the data subject, ‘We/Us/Our’ means Article 12 in Scotland .

1998 Data Protection Legislation

We abide by all legislation, and adhere to ‘Best Practice’ principles; meaning that all data will be not only lawfully but also morally and fairly processed.

Your Rights

You have the right to access the personal data that we hold on you in terms of the Data Protection Act 1998. If you feel that any of the information we hold on you is incorrect then please advise us so that we can make the necessary amendments.

Your Consent

By contacting us, or using our website, you consent to the collection and use of this information by Article 12 in Scotland .

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our website so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we disclose it.

Statement of Purpose

All data collected will be processed for limited and clearly declared purposes. We never collect or retain personal data unless it is strictly necessary for our purposes. When collecting personal data, we always inform you who we are, what personal data we are collecting, processing and storing, and for what purpose. We do this before you are invited to give us any information.

Marketing Purposes

If we need extra information for marketing purposes this is always made clear and the provision of the information is always optional. We only use personal data for marketing purposes where you have ‘opted in’ for your information to be used in this way: such as Newsletters, Bulletins or e-marketing initiatives.

Opting Out

If, at a later stage, you ask us to stop using your data for marketing purposes we will do so immediately.

Third Parties

We will only give out your data to Third Parties, if you have expressly chosen to allow us to do this. In such an instance, we will always make clear who those Third Parties are. If, at a later stage, information is altered, we will notify the Third Parties to whom the original information was communicated.

Deletion of Your Data

We will stop processing data if you object to it because the processing is causing damage or distress.


All data will be securely maintained. We design our systems/sites in such a way that we avoid or minimise the use of personal data. We use the most up-to-date technologies to protect the personal data collected or stored on this website.


Some information may be collected automatically by our system, such as the number of visitors to the site. In order to do this we need to send cookies to your PC. This information is used to monitor use of the website and will not contain information that can identify you as an individual. If you choose to switch Cookies off in your web browser you may experience difficulty accessing our website.