Privacy policy

Important Notice

The Scottish Investment Trust PLC (“Scottish Investment Trust”) and SIT Savings Limited (“SIT Savings”), are committed to maintaining the confidentiality, integrity and security of personal information about our current and prospective investors. Any personal information or details you submit or provide to us will be treated and kept in confidence and will not be provided to any third party except as expressly set out herein.

This Privacy Policy sets out the means by which the Scottish Investment Trust and SIT Savings (together, “the companies”) collect, use and share data about you. By visiting this website (www.thescottish.co.uk), you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy shall be deemed to be incorporated within the companies website Terms and Conditions of Use.

Purpose of Information Collection

Any personal information or details you submit will be used by the companies:
(a)      to provide you with the products and services we have agreed to provide to you;
(b)      for assessment and analysis, including market and product analysis for the purposes of developing, offering and delivering products and analysis of the use of this website to enable us to review, develop and improve the services offered by the companies and enable us to provide you with relevant information through our marketing programme from time to time; and
(c)       to enable the companies (and its agents and sub-contractors) to provide you with information you have requested from this website.

Disclosure and Use of Information

The companies restricts access to personal information to those who require such information to provide you with products and services.

The companies may disclose and use information or data which is provided by you to its employees, associated companies, agents, contractors and sub-contractors for the purposes outlined above and also to government agencies, other regulatory bodies and law enforcement officials where required by law, for audit purposes or as required in connection with legal proceedings.

We will not hold such information or data for any longer than is reasonably necessary for such purposes.

Your Rights

The companies are obliged to comply with the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 (“DPA”) and all related legislation under the terms of the DPA and we fully endorse and adhere to the eight data protection principles as set out in the DPA.

Under the terms of the DPA you are entitled to receive a copy of information or data about you which is held by the companies upon payment of £5. You are also entitled to require the rectification, erasure or blocking of any such information or data which is inaccurate or not up-to-date.

If you wish to exercise any of these statutory rights, or if you wish to opt-out of any future processing of your information or data held by the companies, please write to us at the address below stating your name and address and providing us with any relevant information.

Cookies

Please refer to our cookie policy for details of how we use cookies on this website.

Security

We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in keeping with industry best practice in connection with the collection, storage and disclosure of personally identifiable customer information.

We regularly review and update such controls in order to respond to changing requirements and technological advances.  We, however, cannot guarantee the security of any data we collect and store.

Links to Other Sites

The companies website contains links to other websites. You should be aware that our Privacy Policy does not apply to these linked sites nor to the use of third party cookies.

You are advised to read the privacy and cookie policies of any website to which you visit from a link on our website.

Security Information

It has been brought to our attention that there have been a number of email scams in operation. These scams send a fake email asking the recipient to go to a website and to enter confidential information (eg credit card details, login details).

Please be advised that we will never send an email to you asking for any credit, policy or security details to be entered online. If you do receive such an email, you are advised to delete it immediately without responding and to contact the Data Protection Manager listed below.

Updates

The terms of this Privacy Policy may change to reflect changes in our business and to reflect changes in the law. If we make any substantial changes to the way it uses your personal information, we will notify you by posting a prominent announcement on the our website.

Further Information

For further information on this policy, please contact:

The Data Protection Manager
The Scottish Investment Trust PLC
6 Albyn Place
Edinburgh
EH2 4NL

Telephone: 0131 225 7781

General email: info@thescottish.co.uk

© 2016 The Scottish Investment Trust PLC. All rights reserved

Last updated 2016