The Scottish Cancer Foundation is committed to safeguarding your privacy. This policy explains how the Scottish Cancer Foundation makes use of and protects the information you give when using this website. Any information you provide whilst using this website will only be used in the ways described in this policy.


By using the site, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

What information we collect

We gather personal information and anonymous information from you when you visit this site. “Personal information” means any information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to: a first and last name; e-mail address; or other contact information necessary to provide a service that you requested. “Anonymous information” means information that is not associated with or linked to your personal information, and does not permit the identification of individual persons.

We only collect personal information when you give it to us. For example, when you submit a nomination for the Scottish Cancer Foundation Prize, submit an email enquiry, or donate to us. We may also collect information about your usage of the website using cookies (see below) but this is anonymous.

When we collect your personal information

  • If you email us directly via an email hyperlink or contact form to ask us a question or provide feedback regarding the site, we will record any information contained in such email.
  • If you fill out a form on the site, such as a Prize Application Form, we will record your contact information and other fields within the form.
  • If you donate to us, we may record your contact information, but will not have access to your billing information. In addition to our Privacy Policy, when donating, you will also be subject to the Givey Privacy Policy (when donating online) and the JustTextGiving Privacy Policy (when donating by text).

When we collect anonymous information

To help improve this site we may place small data files, known as cookies, onto your computer, smartphone or other device used to visit our website. These cookies cannot be used to access any personal information about you; they’re just used to make the site work better for you. They do this by:

  • remembering how you like things displayed,
  • measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs,
  • ensuring the website works properly,
  • allowing you to share our website on social media.

We collect some information using Google Analytics to improve the way our website works, for example by making sure visitors are finding what they need easily, or to monitor the technology visitors use to access our website so that we can ensure any updates we make to the site remain compatible. The type of anonymous information collected in this way can include:

  • which pages you visit,
  • the amount of time you spend on the site or a particular page,
  • whether or not you have visited the site before,
  • how you came to our website – for example, through an email link or a search engine,
  • the type of computer, browser, network location and internet connection you use.

If you wish to prevent this information being transferred to Google, you can opt-out using the method described here. You can also manage and/or delete these small files as you wish. You can even decide to stop any site from using them.

To learn more about cookies and how to manage them visit

Disclosure of personal information

Your personal information will generally not be shared, sold, traded, or rented to individuals or other entities such as direct mail organisations. However, in exception to this rule, we may need to provide your personal information to third parties to charge your credit card when you donate, or to deliver specific services to you such as shipping tickets for an event. These third parties are required not to use your personal information other than to provide the services requested by the Scottish Cancer Foundation.

We may disclose your personal information if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to comply with relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas or warrants served on the Scottish Cancer Foundation.

Links to other websites

This website contains links to other websites, which are clearly marked as such. Please note that we have no control over external websites and are not responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you may provide to them. If you visit any external website, please refer to their respective privacy policies.