SCIS uses the information it gathers from the web portal to respond to enquiries and improve the service offered. Where personal data is submitted, it may be used for promotional purposes and to gain feedback about the service offered.
Disclosure of Information to Others
SCIS does not disclose to third parties any information about visitors to the Scotland’s Boarding Schools web portal, such as their personal or demographic information, except as detailed, below:
SCIS may disclose such information to:
(a) conform to legal requirements or comply with legal process
(b) protect the rights or property of Scottish Council of Independent Schools
(c) prevent a crime or protect national security
(d) protect the personal safety of users or the public
Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011
- improve the use of a website according to your preferences
- help to smooth your journey through an e-commerce process as you fill your basket
- track advertising campaigns
- provide the website owner with site usage data (which pages are most popular and the paths that website visitors take to find and navigate through the site)
Cookies can be either first party or third party cookies. First party refers to the website owner, so in our case SCIS is the website owner. Some sites (not ours) use advertising networks to display a series of adverts. These networks often place ‘third party’ cookies on visitor devices. These simply track which adverts have been served to different visitors.
Many cookies are short lived things – at the end of your session the cookie is removed. Others may persist for a period of time, to allow website owners to, for example, identify frequently returning visitors.
Commitment to Data Security
SCIS takes reasonable precautions to keep visitors’ personal information secure and has put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial systems and procedures to safeguard the information collected. SCIS cannot guarantee the security of any information visitors disclose online, and they do so at their own risk.
Cookies on Scotland’s Boarding Schools website