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We comply with the Reuse of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015 and encourage the re-use of our information.

In order to ensure the widest possible audience, documents that are suitable for reuse are issued in PDF format. Our default method of transmission is by email, however if you'd prefer your document in another format, please specify on your submission request form.

If the original document is only available in a hard copy format we'll let you know before we send it to you.

Charging

We won't charge for permission to reuse any documents, nor for permission to reuse information originally obtained as a result of a Freedom of Information enquiry.

We reserve the right to amend our charging policy – any charges will be clearly displayed on this page and will be applied in a transparent and equitable fashion.

Conditions Applying to Reuse

We are not creating a formal licensing arrangement for reusing documents found on our Publication Scheme. We will provide standard permission for reuse of documents based on the reason given on your submission request form.

However the following conditions are applied to all documents reused:

  • SE must be acknowledged as the source whenever its information is reused in whatever format
  • Information provided by SE for reuse must not be used for any illegal purpose, or purpose that is detrimental to the purpose for which SE originally created the information

We reserve the right to amend or add to the conditions applied to reuse of our information.

Exemptions

We want to be as open as possible but may only offer information that we own the copyright to for reuse. If you want to reuse information that we don't own copyright to we'll either:

  • Direct you to the appropriate public sector body to which you may direct your application for the reuse of information
  • Inform you of the copyright owner, if not a public sector body

You can submit requests by mail to:

Helpline
Atrium Court
50 Waterloo Street
Glasgow
G2 6HQ

Or you can get in touch with us in other ways

We may also decline a request to reuse information if it's already exempt under the Freedom of Information legislation, the Data Protection Act 1998 or the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

If we withhold information we'll tell you why and give you details of how to appeal our decision.

The right of appeal is to the Chief Executive of Scottish Enterprise in the first instance.

If you're still not satisfied, you may direct your appeal to the Information Commissioner (ICO) in England who will notify the Scottish Information Commissioner. The two Commissioners will share information as necessary. It is the ICO who will issue any decision notice or recommendation.

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Telephone: 0303 123 1113

Email: casework@ico.org.uk