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fitfortravel is delivered by Public Health Scotland (PHS), the national agency for improving and protecting the health and wellbeing of the people of Scotland. 

We fully respect your right to privacy when using our services. Here you will find details of our privacy practices and what we do to maintain your right to privacy. 

What information do we collect about you?

We collect information about you and your organisation when you access any of our services online. We only collect the information we ask from you, that you give us and where required consent to it being processed for the purpose of providing Public health Scotland services.

How will we use the information we collect?

We process your information for the purpose of providing you with services from Public Health Scotland. This includes some or all of the following:

  • Managing enquires, requests and complaints, you submit to us.
  • Providing opportunities to give us feedback on our products and services, to help us know what you need and improve our products and services appropriately.

We may also disclose the information to a third party where we have a legal obligation to do so. Public Health Scotland will not sell your personal information to any other organisation.

How do we look after your information?

The information we collect about you and your organisation is stored securely in Public Health Scotland systems hosted in the UK/EU.

The website is hosted on a secure server by a third party in the UK/EU, and is maintained by Public Health Scotland staff.

The principles of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) require us to make sure your data is accurate, kept up-to-date and that we keep it for no longer than is necessary.

To meet these requirements:

  • we will update your data or remove it from our systems at your request
  • we will keep your data in line with public Health Scotland data retention guidelines.

Your rights

Under the General Data Protection Regulation there are a number of rights relating to Data Protection. 

You can find more information about these rights in the Public Health Scotland Privacy Notice and on the Information Commissioner’s website.

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