Your Privacy

Historic Environment Scotland is committed to safeguarding your privacy. The personal data we collect, process or use is treated securely and in accordance the privacy policy, described below. Whenever you give us personal data, you are consenting to its collection and use in accordance with this policy.

What personal data do we collect?

We collect personal information from you when you make an enquiry, order products and services from us or ask to be included on our mailing list.
How do we use your personal data?

Where appropriate, we use your personal data to deliver the services you have requested. It may also be used for internal customer analysis to develop and improve customer services. If you register for our email newsletter you will receive e-mail communications alerting you to news. We do not send such messages without permission. You have the option not to receive these. If you wish to withdraw from any of the services which are operated through our website you can instruct us at any time to cease our processing and delete your personal information from our records.
To whom might we disclose your personal data?

Your personal data may be passed to a third party if they need it in order to fulfil your order(s) for our goods and services, or to execute the communications we send to you. These offsite assistants will be required by us to make no further use of such information, nor disclose it to others. Except as set out above, we shall not disclose your personal information unless obliged to, or allowed to do so by law, or where we need to in order to run our business (e.g. where other people process data for us). In such circumstances, we ask those people to give us confidentiality or non-disclosure undertakings.


This site contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these and you should read their own privacy policies. The policy described here applies only to personal data collected by Historic Environment Scotland.


While no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be secure, we will endeavour to protect the security of your personal data as fully as is possible within the constraints of the current technology. All our employees who have access to personal data are obliged to respect its confidentiality.

Rights for access to personal data

You have the right to ask us if we keep any personal data about you and to request a copy of that personal data. We endeavour to keep your personal data accurate and up to date. If you become aware of errors or inaccuracies or wish us to delete your personal data, please email

Data Protection Act 1998

Historic Environment Scotland is registered under the Data Protection Act 1998.

Changes to this statement

Historic Environment Scotland's privacy statement may change at any time, so you may wish to check this document each time you visit our website. If you have any comments on our privacy policy, please email