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The Scottish Lawyer - Privacy Policy 

The Scottish Lawyer ("I, We, Us") owners of and related social media pages have created this privacy policy to show our firm commitment to privacy for our community and other users of our platform. The Scottish Lawyer’s platform was set up to promote social mobility in the legal profession and more widely. 

This privacy notice tells you how we, as the controller of your personal information, collect and process it.


Please note that The Scottish Lawyer, this website and our social media pages are not intended for anyone under the age of 18 and we do not knowingly collect or process the personal information of anyone under the age of 18.

Why we collection information

We collect information you provide on use of this website or by registration so that we know our users and their preferences. The information is stored on the secure server of our Wix host platform database and we may use it for the following purposes:

  • To allow you to participate in interactive features on the website.

  • Automatically complete forms on our website with your name and address

  • Analyse collectively information about our users in order to tailor future services and products

  • Provide advertisers with aggregate website usage and demographic data. This means we do not release information about you individually, but compile and group "aggregate" statistics about all users of our site.

  • Allow independent auditors to verify website usage statistics when required.

  • Mail or email you with information about the website, products, services and newsletters and related information. Some of this information may be about the products and services of our sponsors.

  • Notify you of changes to our service

  • We do not intend to make available your details to other third party suppliers except where the information is required for the operation of the service, for example, membership registration services requiring a payment gateway like Paypal, event registration via an online service like EventBrite or electronic newsletters sent via a third party service like Mailchimp.

Information collected 

We will collect the information you provide when using this website or when completing the ‘join us’ membership registration form or other lightbox forms on our page such as the feedback and contact us forms. 

In addition we will collect the domain/IP address, referral data (e.g. the last URL you used prior to clicking our on website), the browser/platform you used and the date and time of your visit. We use Google Analytics for the purposes of measuring the effectiveness of our website and content and additional information may be captured if you are browsing this website while logged in to your Google account.

We collect, use and share aggregated data such as statistical or demographic data. Aggregated data could be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal data in law as this data will not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate your usage data to share the amount of users who have signed up to be our web page in a particular week.

How we use your personal information

We will only use your personal information in a fair manner and where we have lawful reason to do so. 

We are allowed to use your personal information if we have your consent or other legally permitted reasons apply. These reasons may include where we have a legal duty which we must comply with or when it is in our legitimate business interest to use your personal information. We can only rely on our legitimate business interest if it is fair and reasonable to do so. 

We will only process special category data where the processing is necessary for the purpose identified.

We may also share your personal information with certain trusted third parties including professional advisers, third party service providers such as IT service providers, business partners, third parties involved in hosting or organising events and/or awards.

We will not share your information with any third parties for the purposes of direct marketing.


We use 'cookies' and system-identification software in order to:

  • Create a unique login username. This will save you from having to login each time you visit our site (unless you have logged out at the end of your session).

  • In banner advertising to keep track of which adverts you respond to.

  • In collecting navigational information about which bits of our website you are using.

This will allow us to improve our site and tailor our services to better meet your needs.

The use of cookies in advertising sent by third-party servers is standard in the Internet Industry. You may occasionally get cookies from our advertisers and services such as Google Adsense. The Scottish Lawyer cannot and does not control these cookies.

Changing or cancelling your registration details

You can change your registration details at any time. Please help us to ensure that your personal information is accurate and up to date  by advising us of any changes to your information by email to

If you wish to cancel your account and have your details removed from The Scottish Lawyer records you can send an email to at any time. Your message should include your username, email address and termination request. The Scottish Lawyer reserves the right to contact you to confirm your termination request.

Third party websites

This website and our social media pages may include links to third-party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links or enabling those connections may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. We do not control these third-party websites and are not responsible for their privacy statements. When you leave our website, we encourage you to read the privacy policy of every website you visit.


This notice will be amended from time to time. Please check our website periodically for updates. For any questions regarding this privacy notice please contact 

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