Your privacy

Your data and this web site

Certain pages on our web site ask you for personal information - such as contact forms that ask for your name and e-mail address, or application forms that could go into far greater detail.

By supplying these details, you enable us to be more specific in responding to your needs: or to put it simply - 'you are helping us to help you'.

We act in accordance with current legislation and current Internet 'best practice' guidelines:

  • We collect our information fairly, lawfully and for specific requested purposes only
  • Information is only for use within Scottish Borders Council - it will not be released to others without your consent unless we are obliged or permitted by law to disclose it
  • If you send or post offensive (or in any other way inappropriate) material to us, or otherwise engage in disruptive behaviour we can use whatever information is available about you to stop the behaviour. This may involve contacting relevant third parties.

All personal information supplied is held securely - in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

You have a right to request a copy of all the personal information that we hold about you, and to have inaccuracies corrected.

More details on accessing your information and the Data Protection Act are available.

How your data gets to us

Pages which ask for personal information from you are protected using SSL encryption.  You can check this by looking for the closed padlock icon in the toolbar or status bar of your browser.  Encryption prevents anyone from looking at data sent between your computer and our servers.