Privacy Statement

Read the Food Standards Scotland privacy statement

We are committed to protecting your privacy in line with the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). Any personal information provided to us will only be used in accordance with the DPA and to discharge our statutory functions under the Food (Scotland) Act 2015 and other relevant legislation.

Cookies and Website Traffic Analysis

When you enter this website your computer will automatically be issued with 'cookies'. Cookies are text files which identify users' computers to the server that host the website. FSS does not collect any personal information via the cookies on our website.

Links

This website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that FSS is 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.

News alerts

Any personal data you provide when signing up for our news alerts will only be used for that purpose. This information will not be passed to any third parties.

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this website, 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.

Retention and Disposal of Information

FSS operates a Records Retention and Disposal Schedule to ensure that information is not kept for any longer than necessary in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us at openness@fss.scot

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