Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group (the 2020 Group) uses and protects any information that you give the 2020 Group when you use this website.

The 2020 Group is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

The 2020 Group may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 6 April 2012.

What we collect

Registered users

If you choose to register with this site, so you can leave comments, the following information will be collected:

  • a username – you are free to choose whether this is your actual name,
  • your email address.

We require a username and email address to operate the comments system. You may receive emails at the supplied address related to the comments system. Your email address will not be supplied to anyone else.

Contact form

If you choose to fill in a contact form, the information supplied will be used for dealing with your enquiry as appropriate. Your information may be passed on to someone associated with the Group so they can reply to your enquiry.

To send the contact form we require:

  • your name,
  • your email address.

We require this information so that, if required, we can reply to you.

The mailing system will also record your site log details (IP address and browser type) and, if you are logged in, your username and registered email address.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

Currently, cookies are only used by this site if you are logged in as a registered user, eg, so you can add a comment. They are used to maintain access once you are logged in.

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree (which may happen automatically depending on your browser privacy and security settings) the file is added.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Third party cookies

When you visit a page with content embedded from, for example, YouTube, the service providers may set their own cookies on your web browser. These anonymous cookies may be set by that third party to track the success of their application or to customise their application to you. The 2020 Group does not control the use of these cookies and cannot access them due to the way that cookies work, as cookies can only be accessed by the party who originally set them. You should check the third party websites for more information about these cookies. In the case of YouTube videos, we use the “enhanced privacy” option so that cookies are only used if you actually click to run a video.

Links to other websites

Our website contains links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Note that this can include those sites logging, through a cookie or otherwise, that you have accessed their site from this one.

Site logs

Like most web sites, the web server logs access requests made to it. This information will include your computer IP address and related information such as browser type.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • choosing whether or not to register,
  • choosing whether or not to use the contact form.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to the address given on the Contact 2020 web page.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

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