Scottish Enterprise operates internationally, through its overseas arm, Scottish Development International (SDI). Our partners in SDI are the Scottish Government and Highlands and Islands Enterprise. We may share your personal information with our SDI field offices. In some instances, this may involve transferring your personal data outside the European Economic Area (EEA). We ensure that your personal information is protected by requiring all our SDI offices and staff to follow the same rules when processing your personal information.
To provide the best services possible on an international scale, we may also share your personal information with our third party partners outside the European Economic Area. Where your personal information is transferred outside the EEA, we ensure a similar degree of protection is afforded to it by ensuring at least one of the following safeguards is implemented:
We will only transfer your personal information to countries that have been deemed to provide adequate level of protection for personal data by the European Commission. Where we use certain service providers we may use specific contracts approved by the European Commission which give personal information the same protection it has in Europe. Where we use providers based in the US we may transfer data to them if they are part of the Privacy Shield which requires them to provide similar protection to personal data shared between Europe and the US.