Privacy Policy and Cookies

General Statement

Scottish Book Trust (SBT) is committed to protecting your personal information and privacy online and with regard to all our services. This Privacy Policy relates to our use of any personal information you provide to us online, via phone or text, by email, in letters or correspondence.

We are registered under the terms of the Data Protection Act and we only use the information that we collect about you lawfully in accordance with the Act. We do not pass your details to or share information with third parties.


How do we use your information?

Statistical data:
We gather certain information from our website, such as numbers and frequency of visitors to the site and its pages and we only use this information in aggregate form, to determine how visitors use specific areas and to help us to improve our website’s operation and appeal.  No personal information about individual users or visitors is gathered  in this process.

SBT Author database:
SBT holds a searchable database of information about authors, which can be viewed by visitors to our website. Author information available on this database has been expressly approved, by the authors concerned, for publication on our website. No other information which SBT may hold about authors with whom it works will be passed on to or shared with any third parties.

Specific SBT projects:
SBT works with external partners to create projects which engage with participants from the general public. In such projects which invite members of the public to submit contact details/personal information, participants will be contacted to seek their express permission to use this information. Participants will be under no obligation to give such permission and in this case information will not be shared with project partners or any third party.



Cookies are pieces of data that are often created when you visit a website and are stored in the cookie directory of your own computer. No personal information is stored in the Cookie. (refer to paragraph on Statistical data above)

SBT’s website stores information on browsing through the use of tracking Cookies (Google Analytics).  This information is anonymous and no individual personal information is stored.

Other websites linked from Scottish Book Trust’s website site are not covered by this privacy policy.


Deleting Cookies

You can delete cookies from your browser at any time. About Cookies gives advice on how you can delete the cookies stored by your browser. Please note that this link takes you off the Scottish Book Trust website.


Contacting us

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please contact :

Scottish Book Trust, Sandeman House, Trunk’s Close, 55 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SR.  Tel: 0131 524 0160;  Fax: 0131 534 0161 Email: