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Privacy Policy

When you arrive at our site, your privacy is respected.

Please read the following website privacy statement.

Our website terms and conditions should be read in conjunction with the website terms and conditions. The following privacy policy outlines how information about you is collected on the Children in Scotland 4 Nations Child Policy Network website (

Use of personal information
Because Children in Scotlandís 4 Nations Child Policy Network website contains so much information, we want to help you find what you want as quickly and smoothly as possible. The more we know about you, the easier it is for us to help you.

Your email address and other personal details may be needed if you want to use particular online services. The personal data we collect from you will be limited to that which you give us in order to enter into any transactions online. Children in Scotland will use that data in order to facilitate that transaction and for no other purpose, unless specific consent is granted.

A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user's computer tied to information about the user. This cookie is not tied to personally identifiable information while on our site. We use session ID cookies. A session ID cookie only exists as long as the user's browser window is open. Once a user closes the browser window, the cookie terminates.

Log files
We use log files to track internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, referring/exit pages, computer operating system, keywords entered at search engines that brought users to our site, and frequency of pages viewed on the site. This information is used to gather broad demographic information, track trends, better manage the site, and make decisions on improving and expanding the site.

We request information from our users on our online order form. A user must provide contact information (name, email, and shipping address) and financial information (credit card number, expiration date). This information is used for billing purposes and to complete customer's orders. If we have trouble processing an order, the information is used to contact the user.

Occasionally our site requests information from users via surveys. Participation in these surveys is completely voluntary. Survey information is used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site or helping with a consultation response.

Website collected information
At Children in Scotland, we respect the privacy of personal email accounts and we store your email addresses just as securely as other personal information on We will not send you unwanted email messages or junk mail, and your details will not be passed to third party organisation without your consent.

From time to time we may approach you with information about other projects, events, publications and magazines that Children in Scotland produces or organises. If you do not wish to be contacted, please email

We may occasionally wish to make your details available to other carefully selected organisations. If you do not wish to be contacted, please email

You will always be asked whether you consent to us using your contact information in this way when we ask you to enter it on our site.

Right of access to your Children in Scotland information
Children in Scotland complies with and is registered under the Data Protection act in the United Kingdom as a data controller and takes all reasonable care to prevent any unauthorised access to your personal data. If you want to know exactly what personal information Children in Scotland holds on you please contact us. If it transpires that the information held is inaccurate, we will make the necessary amendments and confirm to you that these have been made.

Please write to the following address, enclosing a cheque for the administration fee of £10 made payable to Children in Scotland under the terms of the Data Protection Act.

Director, Corporate Affairs
Children in Scotland
Princes House
5 Shandwick Place

We at Children in Scotland are serious about guarding the security of your personal data and the details of any transactions you make.

Any data you give us via the on-line shop, is encrypted using a 'secure socket layer' (SSL) session. SSL is an industry standard and is one of the best ways to ensure Internet messages are not intercepted.

While on a secure page, such as our checkout page, the lock icon in the lower part of your browser window for both Netscape and Internet Explorer is locked, indicating you are on a secure page. You should be aware, however, that older browsers cannot use SSL. To be sure, you will need Netscape version 4.05 or Microsoft Internet Explorer browsers, version 4 or above.

While we strive to keep the information that you supply directly or indirectly secure please be aware that the Internet is not a fully secure medium.

If users have any questions about the security at our website, users can send an email to

Notification of changes
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes in this privacy statement.

Contact information
If users have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please send an email to