Privacy Policy

Seafood Scotland Privacy Policy



Seafood Scotland seeks to ensure that the information published on its Seafood in Schools website is up to date and accurate. However, the information on the website does not constitute legal or professional advice and Seafood Scotland cannot accept any liability for actions arising from its use. Seafood Scotland 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 Act 1998.

Cookies and Website Traffic Analysis

When users enter the Seafood in Schools website their computers will automatically be issued with 'cookies'. Cookies are text files which identify users' computers to the Seafood in Schools 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 Seafood in Schools 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 Seafood Scotland uses Google Analytics to measure and analyse usage of the website. The information collected by Seafood Scotland 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

Log files stored on the Seafood in Schools web server allow the recording and analysis of users' use of the website. Log files do not contain any personal information.


Collection and Use of Personal Information


Information Collection

Seafood Scotland is the sole owner of the information collected on Seafood Scotland processes the contact details explicitly provided by school teachers for the purposes of registering schools and providing support and resources.

A user does not have to register to use the Seafood in Schools website or its resources, but a user must register if they wish to add a story about their schools activities on the ‘your schools’ page .
All information is stored securely on our database until such time as a user chooses to cancel their Schools registration.
From time to time we may send emails to the registered school email address. Schools who no longer wish to participate may opt-out of receiving communications by sending an email to nicki [at] seafoodinschools [dot] net with the word ‘unsubscribe’ in the subject line.


Legal Disclaimer
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 & Service Providers

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.

This Website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we, Seafood Scotland, 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
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those 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 disclose it.
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.

Contact Information
If users have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at:
18 Logie Mill,
Logie Green Road,
Edinburgh EH7 4HS,

Tel/fax: +44 (0)131 557 9344
Email: enquiries [at] seafoodscotland [dot] org (subject: Privacy%20Policy%20Enquiry%20)