Skills Development Scotland treats your privacy very seriously. The following statement explains our policy regarding the personal information we collect about you in relation to The Big Plus site:
From time to time, you will be asked to submit personal information about yourself (e.g. name and email address) in order to receive or use services on our website.
By entering your details in the fields requested, you enable Skills Development Scotland and its service providers to provide you with the services you select. Whenever you provide such personal information, we will treat that information in accordance with this policy. Our services are designed to give you the information that you want to receive. Skills Development Scotland will act in accordance with current legislation and aim to meet current internet best practice.
Any information that is supplied by cookies can help us to provide you with a better service and assists us to analyse the profile of our visitors.
Both the cookies and the embedded code provide non-personal statistical information about visits to pages on the site, the duration of individual page view, paths taken by visitors through the site, data on visitors' screen settings and other general information. Skills Development Scotland uses this type of information, as with that obtained from other cookies used on the site, to help it improve the services to its users.
When you enter a site your computer will automatically be issued with a cookie. Cookies are text files that identify your computer to our server. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual user, just the computer used. Many sites do this whenever a user visits their site in order to track traffic flows.
Cookies themselves only record those areas of the site that have been visited by the computer in question, and for how long. 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.
NB: Even if you haven't set your computer to reject cookies you can still browse our site anonymously.
This website does not store any information that would, on its own, allow us to identify individual users of this service without their permission. Any cookies that may be used by this website are used either solely on a per session basis or to maintain user preferences. Cookies are not shared with any third parties.
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This is a simple token used by Java applications to identify your unique session on the website. Typically used to maintain the integrity of your session while transacting information with a website (accessing secure areas, forms submissions etc)
Google Analytics: We use Google Analytics to monitor traffic levels, search queries and visits to this website.
Google Analytics stores IP address anonamously on its servers in the US, and neither CIVIC or Google associate your IP address with any personally identifiable information.
These cookies enable Google to determine whether you are a return visitor to the site, and to track the pages that you visit during your session.
Piwik: We use Piwik to monitor traffic levels, search queries and visits to this website.
These cookies enable Piwik to determine whether you are a return visitor to the site, and to track the pages that you visit during your session.
When you supply any personal information to Skills Development Scotland (e.g. to receive further information) we have legal obligations towards you in the way we deal with that data. We must collect the information fairly; that is, we must explain how we will use it (see the notices on particular web pages that let you know why we are requesting the information) and tell you if we want to pass the information on to anyone else. In general, any information you provide to Skills Development Scotland will only be used within Skills Development Scotland and by its service providers. It will never be supplied to anyone outside Skills Development Scotland without first obtaining your consent, unless we are obliged by law to disclose it.
We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as you use the service you have requested, and remove it in the event that the purpose has been met. We will ensure that all personal information supplied is held securely, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
You have the right to request a copy of the personal information Skills Development Scotland holds about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected.