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Where you wish us to provide you with marketing information (information, updates, newsletters) or wish to attend an event, your personal information will be processed as follows:

Personal information processed

SE collects the following types of personal data:

  • Identity data
  • Profile data
  • Marketing data
  • Contact data
  • Special category training*

Sources of personal information

SE collects personal data from the following sources:

  • Direct Interactions
  • Customer relationship management (CRM) partners
  • Public sector partners
  • Suppliers

The purpose for processing

Scottish Enterprise processes your data to match your personal information to an existing customer record held by us to:

  • Update your preferences
  • Create a new customer record if one doesn’t currently exist
  • Send you the information that you have opted in to receive
  • Sign you up to events, seminars and webinars hosted by or on our behalf, and/or our public sector partners
  • Create and circulate delegate lists for events

*Special category data will only be collected for the purpose of meeting any dietary or equality requirements that you may have when you attend an event.

Lawful ground

The lawful ground is consent.

Consequences of not providing the personal information

If you do not provide us with personal information we will be unable to send you our updates and newsletters.

We will also not know who you are when you sign up to our events. And we will be unable to meet your dietary or equality needs. 

How long we will keep your personal information

Your personal information will be retained until you advise us that you wish to unsubscribe or opt-out from receiving marketing information.

Personal information processed for events will be deleted within six months from event date to allow statistics to be gathered, anonymised and analysed. If we need to hold your personal details for longer, we will advise you accordingly with the reason why. Special category data will be deleted within one month of event date.