Privacy policy

Privacy statement

This page explains how uses the information you give to us, and the ways in which we protect your privacy.

The Data Protection Act

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. We use leading technologies to safeguard your data, and keep strict security standards to prevent any unauthorised access to it. We do not pass on your details to any third party or government department unless you give us permission to do so.

What information do we collect?

We collect two kinds of information from visitors to this site: Personal details in connection with any comments you might submit and site usage information from session cookies and log files.

Personal details for comments

If you make a comment, the information we collect is your name (optional), gender and comment. This information is stored to allow us to display your comment on the website.

A copy of this information is kept securely by the Scottish Government and our technology suppliers, Whitespace and will be held until such time you inform the Scottish Government otherwise: This information is also stored on back-up tapes to avoid loss of data.

Site usage information ­log files

Log files allow us to record visitors' use of the site. Whitespace (the technology provider for the website) puts together web server log file information from all our visitors, which we use to inform changes to the layout of the site and to the information on it, based on the way that visitors move around it. Log files do not contain any personal information.

Changes to this privacy policy

If this privacy policy changes in any way, we will place an updated version on this page. Regularly reviewing this page ensures you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we will share it with other parties.

May 2010

Challenge yourself

At a night out at the pub with her friends, a woman meets a guy she likes. After chatting in the bar, he asks her to go back to his house – she goes. After another drink in his house, things get a bit passionate but he then becomes forceful, leading to rape. Is the woman partly to blame for the rape?

82% said no

Challenge yourself