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

Personal information processed

Scottish Enterprise collects the following types of personal data:

  • Identity data
  • Contact data
  • Profile data
  • Usage data
  • Special category data*

*Special category data will be processed at an aggregate level for equality research and reporting.

Sources of personal information

Scottish Enterprise 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

To conduct 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.

Research sessions may also be recorded for the purpose of review and analysis. We will let you know in advance when a session is to be recorded.

Lawful ground

Performance of a task in the public interest/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.

Find out more about how we use your information