CyberSafe Scotland are a not for profit organisation made up of experts committed to the protection of children online. They were founded in response to the huge rise in online child abuse and exploitation to create a community for teachers and parents in Scotland to keep pace with the latest developments in order to protect all children from harm.

© 2019 CyberSafe Scotland

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WHO WE ARE

We are a non profit organisation exclusively committed to working to protect children online.

We are experts in child protection and are passionate about protecting children in Scotland and around the world from online exploitation. All of our work is focussed on empowering children to protect themselves online wherever possible, empowering parents to get involved with their children's online safety in order to protect them in situations where they cannot protect themselves and empowering teachers to respond to the rapidly changing risks of online abuse and exploitation through developing new and supported ways of educating re online child sexual exploitation and cyber resilience.

WHAT WE DO

We educate children. Our schools programme is presently being piloted in Aberdeen and it launches across Scotland for P6s and P7s in July 2019. For more information about the programme and to receive updates on its launch please email us on info@cybersafescotland.org. 

We educate and support parents. This is our primary objective for 2018-2019, supporting digital parenting and increasing parental engagement with online exploitation. We are available to lead parent sessions in the North of Scotland throughout 2018-2019. For more details please email us.

We help, educate and support teachers. The pace of change in relation to online risks for young people can be overwhelming. We support teachers with up to date materials and one to one assistance wherever necessary.

PRIVACY POLICY

CyberSafe Scotland takes your privacy seriously. The information you provide through our website, through surveys and through any of our apps will be held under the current data protection regulations.

We know that your privacy is very important to you. We recognise the importance of protecting the privacy of information that we may collect from online visitors.

You are really valuable to us and so your privacy matters. We will only ask you for the information we need, and we will only use it for as long as we need to. We do not usually collect sensitive personal information about you unless there is a clear reason for doing so, such as involvement in an event where we need this information to ensure safeguarding, and appropriate checks on volunteers, or care of participants. For some events we will collect health information so that leaders on our events have the relevant information to care for participants. We will make it clear to you when collecting this information as to what we are collecting and why.

We don’t pass on your personal information to other organisations for marketing purposes. What we do with any personal information you give us is really important and we owe it to you to treat your data with care.

Whoever you are and whatever role you play in CyberSafe Scotland, we want to be clear about the information we collect from you and what we do with it. Our privacy policy is below.

OUR PRIVACY POLICY IS...

o We collect information from different people who engage with CyberSafe Scotland

o We collect this information so that we can communicate with you, or where relevant run successful courses and events and circulate material relevant to Cyber Safety, Cyber Resilience and Online Sexual Exploitation

o We only collect and use information which we need or which you have agreed that we can use.

o We endeavour to make it as easy as possible for you to up date your information, withdraw your consent, and access your information.

o We are careful with your information and work hard to make sure it is held securely.

o We never sell your data or share it with other organisations for their own purposes. We will only share data if there is a legal requirement to do so.

o Where we use other organisations to provide a (such as Mailchimp to contact people by email), they have been selected carefully to ensure they also treat your data securely, and they will only use your data as instructed by us.

o You can update your information or ask us to stop contacting you at any time by using the unsubscribe link at the end of any email we send.

Credit and debit card payment information

If you use your credit or debit card to donate to us or make payment to us, these are processed through Paypal and we do not receive or retain any of the credit card information.

Why do we collect and how do we use your information?

We may collect your personal information for a number of reasons, such as:
• to provide you with the information you have requested
• to process any payment we may receive from you
• to ask for your support for our work, in accordance with your preferences
• to provide you with information about our work or our activities that you have asked to receive
• to invite you to participate in surveys or research

• to provide you with updates on any current Cyber Safety risks
• for administration purposes, eg we may contact you about a donation you have made or event you have expressed an interest in or registered for or volunteered on
• for internal record keeping, such as the management of feedback or complaints

It is your choice on the type of communications and information you receive about our organisation and the ways in which you can get involved. You can change your mind at any time by contacting our administration team at CyberSafe Scotland, ACF Union Grove, AB10 6SR, UK or via email at info@cybersafescotland.org

The accuracy of your information

We aim to ensure that all information we hold about you is accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date. If any of the information we hold about you is inaccurate and either you advise us or we become otherwise aware, we will ensure it is amended and updated as soon as possible.
We will keep your information for as long as required to enable us to operate our activities but we will not keep your information for any longer than is necessary. We will take into consideration our legal obligations, tax and accounting rules when determining how long we should retain your information. When we no longer need to retain your information, we will ensure it is securely disposed of, at the appropriate time.

Your rights

You have the right to:

  • request a copy of the information we hold about you

  • update or amend the information we hold about you if it is wrong

  • change your communication preferences at any time

  • ask us to remove your personal information from our records

  • object to the processing of your information for marketing purposes

  • raise a concern or complaint about the way in which your information is being used

If you wish to find out more about these rights, or obtain a copy of the information we hold about you, please contact us by email at info@cybersafescotland.org at any time.

Privacy queries

If you have any questions about this Privacy and Data Protection Statement, please contact our data protection officer using the above address and contact details.

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CyberSafe Scotland also works with third party websites in order to enhance the information on our website for our supporters. These websites may or may not use their own cookies. We have no control over whether or not another site places a cookie on your computer or mobile device, or how these cookies are configured.

If you do not wish to have cookies installed on your computer or mobile device, it is possible to disable cookies from being applied to your device. For more information about cookies including disabling cookies, please see www.allaboutcookies.org.

Links to other sites

This website includes links to other sites. CyberSafe Scotland cannot be held responsible for their privacy policies or the way in which they handle personal information.