We are committed to protecting your privacy in line with the Data Protection Act 2018. Any personal data collected through this website will be treated as confidential in line with the principles of the Data Protection Act 2018.
Why do we collect personal data?
We gather this information to:
- improve the site by monitoring how you use it
- respond to any feedback you send us if you have asked us to
- send out email alerts to those who have requested them
- record and/or publish your response to a survey or consultation
The personal data you send us can only be viewed by authorised people in the office of HMFSI
What data do we collect?
1. Visitors to our websites
We use a third-party service, Google Analytics, to collect information on how you use the site, using cookies and page tagging techniques.
The information we - and Google - collect does not identify anyone and is kept for a maximum of 38 months. If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through the site, we will be up front about it.
2. Email alerts
We collect your email address, name, and subscription preferences when you sign up to our email alerts. We also track how our emails are used - for example whether you open them, and which links you click on.
If you have signed up for email alerts, you can unsubscribe at any time. Once you have unsubscribed, your details will be deleted immediately from the system.
If you contact us asking a question or giving feedback, we collect your email address and any other personal data contained in your message. If you contact us asking for information, we may need to contact other government bodies to find that information.
We collect names and email addresses with every response we receive.
Email addresses are used to send an acknowledgement of response following submission. They may also be used to contact you in the future in relation to the consultation exercise if you give consent to be contacted.
Where permission is given, we publish responses. We include personal data where permission has been given to do so. We never publish email or postal addresses.
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You have a right of access to any personal data we hold about you, by making a Subject Access Request (SAR).
In addition, if you believe that the data, we hold is inaccurate or incomplete you can ask us to update our records. If you are unhappy with the way in which we process your personal data, you can request that we stop or restrict the processing we complete using your personal data or ask us to delete the personal data we hold about you.
Find out more about your rights on the Information Commissioner's site.
In some circumstances we may not be able to comply with your request. This is because some of these rights are conditional and can only be applied in certain circumstances and/or where there is no compelling reason to continue to process your personal data.
HM Fire Service Inspectorate in Scotland
St Andrew’s House
Edinburgh EH1 3DG
Tel: 0131 244 3275
If you feel we have been unable, or unwilling, to resolve your information rights concern, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). The ICO are the supervisory authority responsible for data protection in the UK.
For further information, including independent data protection advice and information in relation to your rights, you can contact the Information Commissioner at:
The Information Commissioner