If you provide us with information through a contact form or email address we will only use this information for the purposes intended. You will not receive any subsequent unsolicited communication.
Who we are
Our website address is: http://www.seascotland.scot.
Sea Scotland is a partner-driven initiative involving Scottish Environment LINK, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH), and the universities of Aberdeen and Edinburgh. Scottish Environment LINK act as the secretariat for the group.
Reasons/purposes for processing information
We process personal information to enable us to: promote the conference series and associated events (e.g. surveys); further our high level objectives (See below).
- To bring together experts and stakeholders to generate and share innovative thinking in order that Scotland addresses challenges of managing its seas sustainably
- Review the developing programme of science, legislation and policy implementation which is evolving to meet the challenges of sustainable development and identify and present next steps to address gaps in that programme
- To encourage perception of LINK as an organisation with wide interests and long-standing engagement on marine policy
If your data is business information (for example a work email address) we will process your data based on legitimate interests*. If your data is personal data (i.e. home address/personal email) we will ask for your consent*
*These are the lawful basis on which we are processing your data
Who is collecting it and how is it collected?
Subscribing for updates
For users that subscribe for updates, we store the personal information they provide (email, name) in our database. All users can ask to unsubscribe from this list at any time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
When you contact us via the online contact form your message and contact information (email and name) will visible to the Sea Scotland Steering Group to allow them to respond. We will not share your information more widely without your prior consent. Your message may be kept on file for our records but your personal contact information will not be held on our online database unless you request it or we ask for your consent.
The website form submissions are managed by the Steering Group Secretariat, and may be visible to Steering Group members.
Registering for Sea Scotland events
When you register for a Sea Scotland conference your contact information will be added to our data base for updates related to the event you have registered for. We will not add your personal information to our database unless we ask for your consent to do so.
Third party cookies & embedded content from other websites
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Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Using your information
We may use your information to:
- Update you on Sea Scotland events (e.g. save the dates, registration opening)
- Update you and ask for your support on related activities (e.g. surveys)
- Share conference outputs (e.g. conference reports)
Disclosing your information
We will never disclose your information to anyone outside of the Sea Scotland Steering Group except where we have your consent or else are permitted to do so by law.
Storage of information
We will retain your personal information for no longer than we need it to provide our services and/or products to you. We will try to keep personal information which we hold about you up to date, but if you think that we are holding information which is inaccurate then please contact us to let us know.
Accessing your information
Under the GDPR, individuals have the right to obtain:
- confirmation that their data is being processed;
- access to their personal data; and
- other supplementary information
If you would like a copy of the personal information that we hold about you, email email@example.com
Individuals have the right to have inaccurate personal data rectified and this can be done by contacting the Sea Scotland steering group electronically by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or via our contact form.
Right to Erasure
Individuals have the right to have personal data erased. This is also known as the ‘right to be forgotten’. (The right is not absolute and only applies in certain circumstances) and this can be done by contacting the Sea Scotland steering group electronically by email at email@example.com, or via our contact form.