Privacy policy

Effective from 21 April 2023

The Scottish Veterans Commissioner’s Office takes your privacy very seriously. We want you to know the steps we have taken to ensure your right to privacy is upheld within our digital channels. This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information when visiting our website.

Your information will not be used or shared with anyone except as described in this Privacy Policy. We use your Personal Information for providing and improving the Service. By visiting this website you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

Cookies on our website

Our website uses cookies for various purposes. Cookies are text files containing small amounts of information which are downloaded to your phone, computer or other device by websites that you visit.

When you first came to our website you’ll have been told it sets cookies from Google Analytics to better allow us to understand how people use our site. You can choose to opt-out of setting this cookie on your device.

Google Analytics is used to collect information about the way people behave when they visit our site, such as the pages they visit, how long they visit from, and whether they are visiting from a desktop or a mobile device. This information is processed in a way that doesn’t identify anyone. We don’t make any attempt to try and find out who any of the individuals visiting our site are.

If you require more information on cookies, and how to disable or delete them go to

Basis for processing

We rely on article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR to process data for analytics, which allows us to process personal data when it’s necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests.

In this case, those interests are to improve how our site functions for our users, so that we’re better able to provide advice and information to our users.

Processing your personal information through web forms

Our website allows you to submit your personal information to us for a couple of reasons:

  • You can contact us over email using our contact form. When you do this, your details are sent to our website, then automatically deleted once they’re forwarded to our email server.
  • You can opt into receiving our newsletter, meaning your data will be stored on a database of newsletter recipient contacts. Your data will be stored securely and only accessed by authorised personnel for the agreed purpose of receiving the newsletter. You may opt out of these communications by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in any email we send.

If you have any more questions about your data and how it is used, please contact

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