Privacy Policy

Pancreatic Cancer Scotland Privacy Policy

Pancreatic Cancer Scotland respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data. This privacy notice will inform you as to how we look after your personal data when you visit our website (regardless of where you visit it from) and tell you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you.

The website is structured so that, in general, you can visit without identifying yourself or revealing personal information. Any information you provide by which you can be identified will be treated as confidential in line with the principles of the UK Data Protection legislation (the Data Protection Act 1998 as amended) and the

When we mention “we”, “us”, or “our” in this Policy we are referring to Pancreatic Cancer Scotland – a Registered Scottish Charity (SC041740).

1. We collect information when you read or download information from the website, this may include your IP Addresses and Cookies.
2. We may collect personal information including an email address when you submit an application or enquiry to us. We may ask you to provide additional contact information for further correspondence.
3. Some pages use cookies, a data analysis technique. Our Cookie Policy is noted below.
4. We will collect your preferences in receiving marketing from us and your communication preferences.
4. We will not share your personal data with any third party other than (a) with any member of our group or (b) with our third party data processors who help administer this website or process data submitted to it or (c) if we are required to disclose or share such information to comply with any legal obligation.

How we use your information

We will only use your data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your data in the following circumstances:

(a) to provide you with services you have requested;
(b) to administer our site and for internal operations, including data analysis, testing, research and statistical;
(c) where necessary for our legitimate interests and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests; and
(d) where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.

More specifically, we will use your personal information as follows:

(a) when you read or download information from the site (IP address and cookies). We will collect this information for statistical purposes. We may use this to improve our service and analyse use of the website.
(b) when you send Pancreatic Cancer Scotland an enquiry or email; The personal details collected from you are stored electronically and can only be accessed by us or those administering the website. We will use this information to reply to your enquiry.
(c) when you register on the site; We will use your information to manage our relationship with your, including notifying you about changes to our terms or privacy policy.

We may also use your contact information to let you know about Pancreatic Cancer Scotland, our services, news, events or other information which may be of interest to you.


We strive to provide you with choices regarding certain personal data uses, particularly around marketing and advertising.

You will receive marketing communications from us if you have requested information from us and, in each case, you have not opted out from receiving that marketing.

Third Party Marketing

We will not share your personal data with any company outside Pancreatic Cancer Scotland for marketing purposes.

Opting Out

You can ask us to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by contacting us.

Data Security

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.

Data Retention

We will only retain your personal data for so long as necessary to fulfil the purpose for which we have collected it.

In some circumstances you can ask us to delete your data. Please contact us in these circumstances.

Cookie Policy

We sometimes place small data files on your computer. These are known as cookies. Most websites do this. They improve things by:

  • remembering settings, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them whenever you visit a new page;
  • remembering information you’ve given (e.g. your postcode) so you don’t need to keep entering it; and
  • measuring how you use the website so we can make sure it meets your needs.

Our cookies aren’t used to identify you personally. They’re just here to make the site work better for you. Indeed, you can manage and/or delete these small files as you wish.

We use Google Analytics to collect information about how people use this site. We do this to make sure it’s meeting its users’ needs and to understand how we could do it better. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. We do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. We do not allow Google to use or share our analytics data. You can opt out of Google Analytics cookies by visiting this page.