Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy is for Welfare Scotland and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use the website and our services.

The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and Welfare Scotland. Furthermore the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this policy.

The Website

This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website complies to all European Union laws and requirements for user privacy. The website is secured by an SSL certificate and all information exchanged on our website is encrypted.

Your Personal Information

Users contacting this website and Welfare Scotland provide any such personal details requested in order to help us identify you and provide the information or services requested. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use. When we stop providing a service to you or stop working with you, we will keep your information securely for 12 months after which we will delete it. We will save your information on encrypted servers and will not sell or trade your information commercially or for any purpose other than to reply to you or provide the requested service. Your personal information will not be shared without your express permission, except as required to by a court order or any other legal obligation.

Identity Checks (Fraud Prevention)

When you are offered a voluntary position or an executive council position with Welfare Scotland or its associated agencies and organisations, we may require you to verify your identity for fraud prevention and to ensure the details you have provided us are correct. In order to verify your identity we will direct you to use the free online identity verification system Yoti (for more information about Yoti please visit

When you verify your identity with Yoti we will ask you for your full name, address, email address, telephone number and your date of birth. This information will be cross referenced with the information you have provided us with and will only be accessible to authorised signatories at Welfare Scotland.