Data Protection

1. Introduction

In this Data Protection Notice, “we” and “us” means YWCA Scotland, Charity Number SC034132, Company Limited by Guarantee in Scotland Number SC246153, with a registered office at The Melting Pot, 5 Rose Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PR.

2. Use of Personal Information

We will use the personal information (such as name, address and contact details,) which you provide to us for the following purposes:

2.1 If you wish to attend a course or event, for the purpose of managing and administering your booking.

2.2 If you wish to receive information on the activities and services of YWCA Scotland.

2.3 If you purchase goods or services via YWCA Scotland.

2.4 If you complete a questionnaire or survey, for the purpose of collating and reporting upon the results of such a questionnaire or survey; and

2.5 If you make a donation or payment, for the purpose of processing your donation or payment.

3. Disclosure of Information

In processing your personal information for the reasons stated in Section 2, we may need to disclose your personal information to third parties such as course and event providers and administrators, not-for-profit partner organisations, providers of goods and services that you have purchased, third parties that have an interest in the results of any questionnaire or survey you may complete, your bank or building society and third parties that process donations and payments on behalf of YWCA Scotland.  Otherwise, information will remain confidential and will never be sold to or otherwise shared with “for profit” third parties for commercial purposes.

4. Consent to Contact You

From time to time, we may also wish to use your personal information to contact you by post or telephone for the purposes of promoting our aims, objectives, activities and services, requesting donations, providing you with details of the activities, services, products and services of partner organisations and asking you to complete questionnaires and/or surveys.

If you change your mind at any time and do not want us to contact you further, please let us know in writing to YWCA Scotland, The Melting Pot, 5 Rose Street, Edinburgh  EH2 2PR, by telephone on 0131 558 8000 or by email to

5. Your Right to Information Held About You

You also have the right to ask for a copy of the personal information we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998.  We may charge you a small fee for this.  To request a copy, please contact us at YWCA Scotland, The Melting Pot, 5 Rose Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PR, by telephone on 0131 558 8000 or by email to

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