How your personal information is used by Bank of Scotland Foundation
Last updated 20 June 2012
1.1 Bank of Scotland Foundation is an independent charity working with charities across Scotland supporting people and their local communities. The privacy of our users is important to us and we take care to safeguard it.
2. Information we collect from you
2.2 We will collect information from you if you complete any forms on our site or if you contact us with comments or specific requests (for example by email).
3. Use of information collected
3.1 Domain name information that we collect is not used to personally identify you and instead is aggregated to measure the number of visits, average time spent on the Website, pages viewed etc. We use this information to measure the use of our Website and to improve its contents.
3.2 When other personal information, such as your name and email address is collected from you (for example through online forms or via email etc) we generally let you know at the time of collection how we will use that personal information. We may also use the personal information you provide or which we collect via this Website for the purposes of:
- (i) providing you with services which you have requested and notifying you about important changes or developments to these services;
- (ii) updating our records about you;
- (iii) crime detection, prevention and prosecution;
- (iv) responding to your enquiries and complaints or to process your requests in relation to your information;
- (vii) making the Website easier for you to use and providing you with access to certain parts of the Website.
3.3 Bank of Scotland Foundation will treat your personal information as confidential but may share it and disclose it outside the Bank of Scotland Foundation if:
- - you consent;
- - HM Revenue & Customs or other authorities require it;
- - the law or public interest permits or requires it;
- - required by us or others to investigate or prevent crime;
3.4 By using the Website you consent to us using your personal information for the purposes described above. If you do not want to receive information described above from us, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org at any time.
3.5 If your personal details change or if you have any queries about the use of your information, contact us at email@example.com
3.6 This data protection notice may change from time to time. We suggest that you review it regularly to make sure that you are familiar with the latest version of the policy. Where we are required to do so we will notify you of any changes.
4.1 Cookies are small text files that are downloaded to your device when you visit a website to enable our server to collect certain information from your web browser. Cookies in themselves do not identify the individual, just the computer used. Cookies and other similar technology make it easier for you to log on to and use the Website during future visits.
4.3 We are currently updating our cookies policy in line with the requirements of the new laws. You will shortly be able to view our updated policy here .
4.4 The Website uses different types of cookies, including some which are non-essential. Cookies may be used in this Website by us and by third parties to:
- - monitor and manage Website traffic;
- - to identify you when you visit the Website, to personalise the content of the Website for you;
- - temporarily to store details input into calculators and other tools on the Website.
5. Protecting your privacy
5.1 The Internet is a global environment and using the Internet to collect and process personal information necessarily involves the transmission of data on an international basis. By browsing this Website you acknowledge and agree to our processing of personal information in this way. We accept no responsibility or liability for the security of personal information transmitted via the Internet.