This page explains how the Forestry Commission,
uses any information you give to us through our website, and the
ways in which we protect your privacy.
The Data Protection Act
The Forestry Commission is a data controller under the Data
Protection Act. Under the Act, we have a legal duty to protect any
information we collect from you. We safeguard your data, and keep
strict security standards to prevent any unauthorised access to
We do not pass on your details to any third party or other
government department unless you give us permission to do so.
What information do we collect?
We collect different kinds of information from visitors to our
You can send us your feedback by e-mail, post or phone.
We do not pass on any of your personal information outside our
organisation when dealing with your enquiry. We will not use any
information you supply for any other purpose without first seeking
Where your details are held in our tracking system these are
archived after we have dealt with your enquiry and deleted after 12
We need to record your personal contact details to be able to
respond to, and track the progress of, your request. We do not pass
on any of your personal information outside our organisation when
dealing with your enquiry, unless you have given us permission to
do so. We will not use any information you supply for any other
purpose without your permission.
If you register an interest in receiving regular updates from
the site your details will be kept indefinitely. You have the
option to check the details supplied by you, to update these
details, or to remove your name from any mailing lists by
Although most of our site does not require you to register,
there are a few areas which do (e.g. to register for the suppliers
directory). The details you supply will only be used for these
purposes unless you give us permission for other uses (e.g. to be
included in mailing lists).
Cookies and log files
Cookies are pieces of data that can be automatically created on
parts of this site but only to help you to use the site. We do not
collect any information about you using cookies.
Log files allow us to record visitors' use of the site which we
use to make changes to the layout of the site and to the
information in it, based on the way that visitors move around it.
Log files do not contain any personal information about you or
information about which other sites you have visited.
Links to other sites
This site contains links to other websites, both those of
government departments and of other organisations. This privacy
policy applies only to our site, so you should always be aware when
you are moving to another site and read the privacy statement of
any site which collects personal information. We do not pass on any
personal information you have given us to any other site.
Access to your information and contacting us
You can change your registration information by contacting
If you wish to see our records of any correspondence you have
sent to us, or if you have a query or complaint about this privacy
policy or about the site, you can contact us by e-mail, phone or
0131 314 6398
Forestry Commission Scotland
231 Corstorphine Road
Edinburgh EH12 7AT
updated version on this page.
Regularly reviewing this page ensures you are always aware of
what information we collect, how we use it and under what
circumstances, if any, we will share it with other parties.