Scottish Cardiac Society Privacy Notice

About the Scottish Cardiac Society (SCS)

We are a Scotland wide organisation committed to procuring the best possible level of cardiac care for the Scottish population. It provides an influential forum for discussion and advice on the moving fronts in Cardiology with particular interests in enhancing the national network of specialist cardiac care, ensuring provision of high quality services and equity of delivery.

Data Privacy

We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

What data do we collect?

We may collect the following information in the course of your use of this website

  • anonymised site usage data including demographic information such as location, preferences and interests
  • contact information including email address through completion of our contact form
  • application data required for SCS membership
  • registration data for SCS meetings

We use this information to assist with making improvement so our website and SCS membership services, to fulfil requests for membership applications as well as processing registration information for our events.

Scottish Cardiology National Training Programme: Data collected for the Scottish National Training Programme (SCNTP) is obtained by the SCS Trainee Representatives for the running of these events. This data includes dietary requirements of those attending in person events and contact information including email addresses. Links to recordings of online training days are placed on the SCS website with permissions granted from the speakers. An email and attendee list of each event is held by the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh for the purposes of generating attendance certificates as well as circulating feedback surveys.

Additional privacy information for SCS members [link to member privacy statement]


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect and hold online.

Where is your data stored?

Any data collected through this website for the Scottish Cardiac Society (hereafter SCS) is held at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh through a Microsoft Office 365 system. This is accessed by staff at RCPE and also accessed by Fitwise Management who provide administration support for the SCS on behalf of the RCPE. For information relating to the SCNTP events please see the “What data do we collect?” section.

The SCS is the data controller for any data relating to SCS membership, travel grants and all events. If you have any concerns or queries, please contact or write to Scottish Cardiac Society, 11 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JQ in the first instance.

Accessing your data

To make an informal request for any personal information we may hold you should in touch with the SCS administrator at the contact details provided below.

Additionally you can find out which personal information we hold by making a ‘subject access request’ under the GDPR. Where we hold information about you we will provide:

  • A description of what we hold.
  • An overview of why we are holding it.
  • Details of who it could be disclosed to.
  • A copy of the information in a suitable format within 30 days.

If you agree, we will try to deal with your request informally, for example by providing you with the specific information you need over the telephone.

If you would like to lodge a complaint about the SCS regarding your personal data you can do so by contacting the Information Commissioner. Their information can be found at .

Automated decision making & profiling

The SCS do not have any automated system in place which involves decision making and profiling.


The SCS has a dedicated cookie policy and this can be found at:

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Changes to the privacy notice

The SCS from time to time may make amendments to the privacy notice therefore we encourage you to review the notice on a regular basis.