This website provides information that is only relevant in Scotland. Anyone is entitled to view the website and to use for their own purposes the information contained therein, provided the following are recognised:
Victim Support Scotland does not capture and store any personal information about people who access this web site except where you voluntarily elect to give us your personal details via email. In such circumstances the personal information you give us is used exclusively to provide you with current and future information about our service.
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We have endeavoured to ensure that the information on or available via this website is correct, not misleading and secure, however, it is possible that the information is out of date, incomplete, inaccurate or has been tampered with by third parties and we give no warranty as to its integrity, completeness or accuracy.
We have not checked this website for viruses and you use it at your own risk.
The Data Protection Act 1998 establishes rights for individuals in relation to what information is held about them and how it may be used. Victim Support Scotland is a national voluntary organisation which provides practical help and emotional support to people affected by crime. This help is provided via staff and volunteers based in affiliated local victim support services throughout Scotland and in witness service offices based at all Sheriff Courts.
Victim Support Scotland is committed to providing the best possible service to those affected by crime. This includes a commitment to ensure that all personal information is handled fairly and lawfully with due regard to confidentiality and in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998.
Victim Support Scotland and its affiliated victim support services hold information on:
• Those who contact our service for support and assistance• The type of support provided • Statistical information on victims and witnesses
The statistical information is held to assist us:
• To monitor, evaluate and provide the best possible service to those affected by crime• In our work campaigning for improved rights and services for those affected by crime
Victim Support Scotland also holds personal information about other individuals, for example staff, volunteers, supporters and business contacts. Victim Support Scotland is committed to ensure that all personal information held on these individuals is relevant, up-to-date and accurate. All personal information is treated with due regard to confidentiality and in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998. Information we have on individuals will not be passed on to any other agencies without their consent.
The Data Protection Act 1998 also gives individuals rights to access information held about them, upon payment of an appropriate fee.
However, in relation to the use of this website the Privacy Statement is used.Links
Links to this website are permitted, although we reserve the right to withdraw such permission at any time, and provided that links are only made to the home page of this website.
Victim Support Scotland has no control over the content or availability of websites linked to this website.
We value diversity and are committed to working towards equality in the policy, practice, service delivery and evaluation of our service. We recognize and welcome the fact that diverse people live in Scotland and oppose unlawful and/or unfair discrimination in all forms, including on the grounds of actual or assumed:
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The website is intended to provide general information only and as such, should not be considered as a substitute for advice covering specific situations.