How We Keep Your Personal Info Safe
Where we ask you to type in any of your personal details anywhere on the Who Cares? Scotland website – e.g. your name, your address, your e-mail address – we will make sure that those details are kept safely and not shared with anyone outside of Who Cares? Scotland.
When We Might Collect Your Personal Details
Some examples of when we ask you to give us some information about yourself on the SCCYP website are: when you want to submit something for posting in ‘Your Stuff’ and ‘Your Stories’ areas such as a poem, a video or link, when you’re posting a comment on the Comments Wall, when you’re sending us a question using the ‘Ask WC?S’ question box.
The Data Protection Act 1998
The Data Protection Act 1998 is the law that tells organisations what they must do to keep people’s personal details safe & secure. Organisations have a responsibility to make sure that your private information doesn’t fall into the wrong hands or get used in a way that you’re not happy with (e.g. that you sign up for a newsletter for one organisation, but then end up receiving lots of spam from a completely different organisation).
Seeing Your Information
You have the right to see any of the information that Who Cares? Scotland holds about you. You find out more about how to do this by e-mailing us, writing to us or phoning us (see ‘Finding Out More’ for details). If you find that any of the information we’ve got is wrong, then please tell us and we’ll do our best to put it right as soon as possible. (There are a very few times when the law says we don’t have to provide you with absolutely all the information we have – e.g. if providing you with that information means that we’d have to reveal personal information about another person). If we can’t release all your information, though, we will tell you why.
It’s Your Choice
You don’t have to provide us with any of your personal details if you don’t want to. You are free to say “no” at any time. If you don’t want to provide us with your real name, you might decide to use a nickname instead. For your safety, we won’t publish your full name or e-mail address on the Who Cares? Scotland website.
What We Do With Your Info
If we ever ask you to tell us any of your personal details, we’ll usually tell you: why we’re asking for it and what it will be used for. If you’re not sure about what this means, please feel free to ask us about this at any time. We will also keep our security systems up to date to make sure that your details are kept safe at all times.
Sharing Your Info
We will normally only share your info with someone outside of Who Cares? Scotland when we’ve asked your permission to do this. However, if we are worried about your safety – or the safety of someone close to you – we might have to pass your info on without your permission (although we would normally let you know we were doing this and why). Depending on the circumstances, this might involve us contacting the Children’s Reporter, the local Social Work office or the Police.
Steering Clear of Spam
If you provide us with your contact details, we won’t send you lots of extra info about Who Cares? Scotland that you don’t want. We’ll only send you regular updates on Who Cares? Scotland’s work if you’ve actually asked us for it e.g. you’ve signed up to our e-newsletter.
If you sign up for something – e.g. the E-newsletter – and then decide you don’t want it any more, just let us know and we’ll take your details off our database.
If, for any reason, you’d rather your details were removed from our database, please just let us know. We can arrange for these to be deleted.
Finding Out More
If you have any questions about how we look after your personal information, you can contact us in a number of ways.
0141 226 4441
Who Cares? Scotland,
5 Oswald St,