BASICS Scotland respects the privacy of the visitors to its website. In order to view our site, it is not necessary that you provide us with any personally identifiable information about yourself, although access and use of certain content on our site and member features do require that you provide personally identifiable information.
We also require users who wish to access member’s area to create a free account that contains personally identifiable information.
Access to your personal information
Under the 1998 Data Protection Act, you have the right to know if BASICS Scotland holds any personal data about you (the right of 'subject access'). In these circumstances, you are entitled to a description of the data, to be told for what purposes the data are processed, and the people, or classes of people, to whom the data may have been disclosed.
To request a copy of the information held about you, please contact the Office Manager, BASICS Scotland, Sandpiper House, Aberuthven Enterprise Park, Main Rd, Aberuthven, PH3 1EL
BASICS Scotland is entitled to charge a fee for providing this information.
Access to VLE is secure and requires a username and password. Users are also required to provide other personal details including surname and first name as well as an email address. These profile details are shared through the VLE with other course participants. If you do not wish to disclose your contact email address, you can opt to hide it in your profile settings.
Each individual is responsible for the security and use of their username and password. The use of someone else's account, username (or password) is prohibited. Any user found using someone else's username, or impersonating another user of the system, may be excluded from further participation on the website.
A cookie is a small data file. Cookies cannot read your hard disk or make any information collected by use of a cookie available to any third party. A cookie can only be read by the organisation that installs it.
Use of information collected
BASICS Scotland holds and processes personal data collected about you through the website. BASICS Scotland retains this data for a reasonable period or for as long as the law requires.
BASICS Scotland will not disclose any of your personal data collected to any third party, unless required to do so by law, other than in circumstances set out in this policy. BASICS Scotland is strongly committed to your right to privacy. We will not give out data about you to third parties, unless authorised by you or according to law. We will not release data to anyone who is unauthorised.
VLE Usage Information
The VLE collects information about usage of course materials and this information will be visible to instructors/tutors on the VLE.
This feature is to help improve the VLE service by ensuring that the material and content of the courses is according to the users' requirement.
Comments and Enquiries
BASICS Scotland aims to make the website accessible to as many people as possible, including people with special needs. If you have any comments or suggestions as to how we may improve the website to make it more accessible to you, please contact the Office Manager at BASICS Scotland, Sandpiper House, Aberuthven Enterprise Park, Main Rd, Aberuthven, PH3 1EL.