Technology Scotland Privacy Policy

Technology Scotland is the trade association for Scotland’s Enabling Technologies Sector. As part of our work, we also operate two Special Interest Groups (SIGs); the Scottish Optoelectronics Association (SOA) and MaaS Scotland (MS).

These Terms & Conditions apply to Technology Scotland and its SIGs. Any reference to Technology Scotland in this document also refers to all other Technology Scotland operated organisations and websites.

Technology Scotland will use member information provided to us for marketing, administration, analysis, member management, membership recruitment and promotional purposes.

Technology Scotland is partially funded by Scottish Enterprise. As part of our contractual agreement of funding, information on our activities and the personal data of their participants is shared with Scottish Enterprise for monitoring and evaluation purposes. Information about how Scottish Enterprise uses your information can be reviewed here: https://www.scottish-enterprise.com/about-us/transparency/privacy-notice/how-we-use-your-information

Please get in touch at info@technologyscotlands.scot if you have any questions

Company

Technology Scotland Limited is a company limited by guarantee.
Registered Office: Geddes House, Kirkton North, Livingston, EH54 6GU
Registration number: SC186554
Data Protection Number: ZA185841

Information about your rights

⇛ You have a right to object at which point we will stop all activities involving your data immediately.

⇛ You have a right to be informed of how we are using your data. This document should address this for you but if you have any other questions, please email info@technologyscotland.scot

⇛ All contacts held within Technology Scotland database are entitled to receive a copy of the information that is held on them at any time. There will be no charge for this service. You will be asked to provide suitable proof that you are the contact before any details are disclosed.

⇛ All contacts held within Technology Scotland database are entitled to amend the information held at any time. There will be no charge for this service. You will be asked to provide suitable proof that you are the contact before any changes are made.

⇛ All contacts held within Technology Scotland database are entitled to have their records removed from Technology Scotland at any time. There will be no charge for this service. You will be asked to provide suitable proof that you are the contact before any changes are made.

⇛ If you need your data in a format that can be transferred into another system or media, we are able to provide this in the almost universally accepted format of CSV. You will be asked to provide suitable proof that you are the contact before any information is released.

⇛ If you don’t like how we are using your data, you can contact us at any time to tell us to restrict processing. In these circumstances, you data would be held but not used for any purposes you object to.  You are still within your rights to have your details removed entirely if you choose. You will be asked to provide suitable proof that you are the contact before any changes are made.

If you would like further information on your rights under GDPR, please visit the ICO website :
https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights

What information may be collected?

We want to provide you with full visibility to the types of personal data we collect from you. This information is:

Basic personal details. When you subscribe to the Technology Scotland newsletter, we will ask you to provide some basic details: your name, email address, and company name. This will be stored by Technology Scotland on our newsletter database and never shared with any third parties. You can unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time by clicking ‘unsubscribe’ or getting in touch at info@technologyscotland.scot

Additional organisation details. When you sign up as a paid member of Technology Scotland, we will ask you for some additional details to those listed above: your organisation’s phone number, correspondence address, size and logo. This information is needed to ensure that we can process your payment, add you to our member’s page, and create a login so you can join our Member Area. We maintain records of this content, the date you purchased your membership, and other interactions with us.

If you are a MaaS Scotland Member, you will also be asked to create a company profile. This is available to view by any other MaaS Scotland member. Please only share data in this profile that you are happy to have viewed by other MaaS Scotland members.

All online credit card payments are processed via SagePay. All invoices are processed by Technology Scotland and sent to you directly. The details you choose for your Member’s Area (e.g. your password) are private and will never be accessed, stored or shared by Technology Scotland.

If you ever wish to change or remove any information please feel free to get in touch and we will be happy to do this.

Other data. In some cases, Technology Scotland may also collect anonymous, non-personal data from its website-users, including but not limited to the type of device you are using to view our website, or how you found the Technology Scotland website. This is never held together with any personal data.  

The purposes for which we use this information

The personal data that we collect is used for the purpose of completing member management functionality, including (but not limited to):

  • Processing member payments
  • Contacting member organisation staff in order to inform them of events, services and other activities of interest
  • Discussing potential new membership
  • Enabling us to develop, improve and manage our services by better understanding our customers

Lawful Basis for Processing. The lawful basis for processing is legitimate interest. In order to maintain membership functions or recruit new members, we require to store relevant information for these purposes.  This is stated in the ICO justification document as: “Legitimate interests: the processing is necessary for your legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of a third party unless there is a good reason to protect the individual’s personal data which overrides those legitimate interests. (This cannot apply if you are a public authority processing data to perform your official tasks.)”

https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/lawful-basis-for-processing/#ib3

Justification for processing. Contact information is stored for the reasons stated above. This is stated in the ICO justification document as: “The legitimate interests can be your own interests or the interests of third parties. They can include commercial interests, individual interests or broader societal benefits.”

https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/lawful-basis-for-processing/legitimate-interests/

Your personal data

Your personal data is stored by Technology Scotland. Member information provided to us for marketing, administration, analysis and promotional purposes. We contact our members by telephone, post or email unless specified otherwise.

In the interests of collaboration, we may occasionally make email introductions between organisations. In such cases, members will be contacted before details are passed on and will have the option to refuse to have specific information disclosed.

Technology Scotland takes all reasonable measures to ensure that the information held is accurate.

Consent

You have a right to know what information we have collected about you as well as the right to have incorrect, incomplete, unnecessary or outdated data removed. Please see below for further details.

Recording Consent. Technology Scotland will electronically record the consent of all contacts added to our system from 25th May 2018

Right of Access. All contacts held within Technology Scotland’s database are entitled to receive a copy of the information that Technology Scotland holds on them at any time. There will be no charge for this disclosure.

Right of Amendment. All contacts held within Technology Scotland’s database are entitled to amend the information held by Technology Scotland at any time.  There will be no charge for this disclosure.

Right of Removal. All contacts held within Technology Scotland’s database are entitled to have their records removed at any time. There will be no charge for this disclosure.

If you ever want to remove or change any of your data, please get in touch at info@technologyscotland.scot and we will aim to resolve this without delay.

Retention of data

Technology Scotland will hold contact data only for as long as the information is relevant for membership or other promotional purposes.

Security

Technology Scotland stores company data offsite using approved secure procedures.  Online payments are made using the SagePay system, using their inbuilt security systems.  Websites are hosted by third party organisations using their own server security.  We also have our own internal security software installed and use a password system for individual access.  Credit card information is not stored on any of our sites or systems. All computer equipment used by Technology Scotland is secured with passwords, firewalls, anti-virus/malware software and other measures in place.   All data recorded on third party systems is protected with their own security systems and each service maintains their own privacy policies. If you require more detail on all third party systems used by Technology Scotland, please email us at info@technologyscotland.scot.

Technology Scotland members have their own password protection for each system.  User data in spreadsheets will be secured.

The next sections are aimed solely at data subjects who are able to make decisions regarding their organisations representation through Technology Scotland

Social media

Technology Scotland does not collect or store any social media information on you as a person or as a company.

Company logo’s and profiles can be submitted for inclusion on website member webpages.  If this information is not submitted then there will be no mention of your company on our websites, newsletters and other communications without your consent.

Member’s logos and websites URLs may be used on various promotional campaigns when sponsorship and/or exhibition space has been secured. If you change your logo or other details being used for promotional purposes, please keep us informed and send an image file to info@technologyscotland.scot

Technology Scotland also runs a number of events throughout the year.  As part of our marketing plan, we take a number of photographs at these events so they can be used in newsletters, websites and other promotional material.  On occasion, your company staff, logos and other identifying features may appear in these photographs.

Newsletter

Technology Scotland sends out regular newsletters and communications to both members and non-members, listing upcoming events and other items of interest.  These are sent via Mailchimp and use their own systems for security.  All our newsletters will have an unsubscribe option if you would like to opt out.

Technology Scotland will not add anyone to their newsletter unless consent has been received and recorded.

Accuracy

Technology Scotland takes all reasonable measures to ensure that the information held is accurate. Technology Scotland relies on members to keep us up to date with contact and company changes and cannot take responsibility for errors related to information that has not been passed on.

Primary Contact

When you join Technology Scotland, you are required to name a primary contact.  The person will be our contact point for any interaction between Technology Scotland and your organisation.  The primary contact makes any decisions regarding your organisation’s membership or media presence within Technology Scotland. If  your primary contact changes, please get in touch at info@technologyscotland.scot to pass on their relevant contact information.

Email enquiries

Data received via email enquiries will be used solely to follow up your enquiry.  Email is handled by Rackspace, a third party provider, using their own security measures.

Cookies

Our sites use one essential cookie and one cookie for Google Analytics. This will not collect any personal information on visitors to the site and will only be used for statistical purposes.

When you visit one of our sites, a Google Analytics cookie will be written to your computer. We use the statistical information to improve the site and see which areas are of most interest to our visitors.

If you do not wish to be included, please disable cookies and clear all temporary internet files from your browser.

Please note, this may result in loss of some functionality of this site and others.