Privacy Statement


Information provided to the Scottish Police Authority by users of this website will be treated in confidence and will not be disclosed to third parties unless we are required to do so by law.

We gather information about site usage in order to assist in the development and improvement of services to the public. Server logs are analysed to provide information on browsing trends and identify any possible problems within the website. This data is not used in any way that could identify individual users.

Information provided voluntarily by users through our online contact us forms will only be held for as long as is necessary to ensure a proper response to queries and suggestions from users.

We do not currently employ cookies nor do we attempt to monitor the browsing behaviour of individual users through any other hidden means.

Email Communication

All email communications received by the Scottish Police Authority may be subject to monitoring. They may be recorded and retained.

It must be understood that internet mail is not always reliable and the Scottish Police Authority cannot be held responsible for the non-delivery of your email to our network. In addition, should your email be infected with a computer virus it will be deleted and, in line with best security practice, receipt will not be acknowledged. If your email is a Freedom of Information request, it is recommended that if you do not receive a response that you use an alternative means of communication.

External Websites

This privacy policy only covers the Scottish Police Authority web site at http://www.spa.police.uk/  Links within this site to other web sites are not covered by this policy. The Scottish Police Authority is not responsible for the contents or reliability of any website to which this site is linked, and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within such sites. The incorporation of a link to an external site should not be taken as an endorsement of any kind.

By continuing to use this site you are considered as understanding and agreeing to the contents of this statement.