This privacy policy tells you what to expect when the Scottish Government collects your personal information from the Scottish Remote Sensing Portal.

Who we are

The data controller of the processing operation is the Scottish Government.

The following entity processes some of your personal data on our behalf: Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) Support Co., Monkstone House, City Road, Peterborough PE1 1JY United Kingdom.

JNCC is the public body that advises the UK Government and devolved administrations on UK-wide and international nature conservation.

The portal provides access to open government and non-commercial licensed Light Detecting And Ranging (LiDAR) data owned by the Scottish public sector. The data can be downloaded or consumed via web mapping services.

Why we collect personal data

The purpose(s) and legal basis of gathering this information and the processing activities is to:

The personal data you send us can be viewed by authorised people in the Scottish government, the data processor (JNCC), supplier organisations, agencies and public bodies.

Data we collect

1. Visitors to our websites

We use a third-party service, Google Analytics, to collect information on how you use the website, using cookies and page tagging techniques to understand the pages visited and the visitor interactions within pages, such as the interactive map. The information we - and Google - collect doesn't identify anyone by name.


You can read more about how we use cookies on our Cookies page.

Links to other websites

When we link to other websites, we encourage you to read the privacy policy statements contained on those sites.

2. Feedback

If you contact us asking a question or giving feedback, we collect your email address and any other personal data contained in your message in order to respond or improve the website. If you contact us asking for information, we may need to contact other government bodies to find that information. Your personal data will not be transferred to third countries or international organisations. The processing of your data will not include automated decision-making (such as profiling).

How long we will retain your personal data

Your personal data will be kept for a maximum period of:

Your rights

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.


Data Protection Officer
Victoria Quay
Commercial Street


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
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Tel: 08456 30 60 60

You can also report any concerns here: