Research

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Scottish Enterprise (SE) undertakes research and evaluation to support improvements to our services and economic development in Scotland.

Personal information processed

SE collects the following types of personal data:

  • Identity data
  • Contact data
  • Profile data
  • Usage data

Sources of personal information

SE collects personal data from the following sources:

  • Direct interactions
  • Employer or company
  • Public sector partners
  • Customer relationship management (CRM) partners
  • Third party sources/publicly available sources

The purpose for processing

SE conducts focused research to:

  • Support our strategy, business planning and investment decisions
  • Monitor and improve the effectiveness, efficiency and impact of our interventions/support
  • Understand the need/demand for our products and services and support the redesign of these.

We will use the personal information detailed above to contact you to invite you to participate in our research.

Lawful ground

Performance of task in the public interest task/exercise of our official authority.

Consequences of not providing the personal information

If you do not give us personal information, we will be unable to carry out strategic research that is necessary for the development of the Scottish economy.

How long we will keep your personal information

For the period of the research, and no longer than two years after the research is completed.