Skip to content

Privacy Policy

Who we are: is a website owned by the Scottish Youth Parliament.

The Scottish Youth Parliament is the data controller for any personal data that you provide with us.

The Scottish Youth Parliament is a national charity, registered in Scotland (Scottish Charity Number: SC032662) and a company, limited by guarantee (Registered in Scotland SC227548).

The Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) represents Scotland’s young people.  The charity’s vision for Scotland is of a nation that actively listens to and values the meaningful participation of its children and young people.  SYP’s goal is to make this vision a reality, in order to ensure Scotland is the best place in the world to grow up. 

SYP is committed to being truly inclusive, and works tirelessly to ensure the voices of every young person – from every community and background in Scotland – are heard.

Politically impartial, SYP works with stakeholders, groups, individuals and representatives across the political spectrum who share the charity’s values, to enable SYP to deliver the policies that are important to Scotland’s young people.

Scottish Youth Parliament Privacy Policy

We promise:

  • To keep your data safe and private
  • Not to sell your data.
  • To give you ways to manage and review how we keep in touch with you

What data is being collected?

The data we store includes:

  • Your age preference to customise the browsing experience on this site
  • General usage data to improve this site

What is the legal basis for processing the data?

The website does not process any personal data. 

The Scottish Youth Parliament obtain the data via cookies via this website.

All information is stored securely, and we follow the standard retention procedures for storing data in line with the GDPR regulations, please refer to the policy for details of the retention procedures for storage. 

The company can also confirm that as an organisation, we do not carry out automated decision-making, we ensure that human intervention is always involved. We will notify you should anything change in this regard.

How will the information be used?

How long will the data be stored for?

SYP will only retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements. To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

What rights does the data subject have?

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (effective from 25 May 2018), there are a number of new rights relating to Data Protection:

You have the following rights:

  • The right to be informed
  • The right of access
  • The right to rectification
  • The right to erasure
  • The right to restrict processing
  • The right to data portability
  • The right to object
  • Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling
  • You can find more information about these rights on the Information Commissioner’s website.

How can the data subject raise a complaint?

To request a copy of the information that we hold about you, correct any information that is inaccurate, unsubscribe from our services, or withdraw your consent, you can contact us at or write to us at:

Data Protection
Scottish Youth Parliament
Gordon Lamb House
3 Jackson’s Entry

If you have created a website account, you can sign in and edit your profile to update some of your details.

For enquiries about the Scottish Youth Parliament (the Data Controller) data protection practices, you can contact  

Should you wish to make a complaint about the Scottish Youth Parliaments collection or use of data, the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, promoting openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals is the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Data Protection Act:

Any information provided or gathered by this site will be treated with the strictest confidence, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and from the 25th of May 2017 the General Data Protection Regulations 2018.

Links to other sites:

SYP is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of any websites or servers that we link to from our site. 


The materials, including; images, copy, publications, video, and sound bites, on this site are protected by copyright and/or database rights throughout the world and are owned by the Scottish Youth Parliament.

You may read, print and download the contents of the site for private use only.


Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. The table below explains the cookies we use and why. A cookie does not collect personal information about you. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser’s directions. A session cookie is temporary and disappears after you close your browser. You can reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of this site may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.

Which cookies do we use?

 _syp_darkThemeTo customise your browsing experience –
_syp_ageSettings To customise your browsing experience –
_syp_cookieNotice To keep track of the cookie notice– 
_gaGoogle Analytics to improve this site2 years
_gidGoogle Analytics to improve this site24h

How do I manage my cookie settings?

Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set, visit or

Find out how to manage cookies on popular browsers:

To find information relating to other browsers, visit the browser developer’s website. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit

Questions about Privacy:

If you have any questions about our privacy policy, please contact us at

How would you describe yourself?

We want to make sure we show you the kind of information you are looking for, so we have one quick question to get you started!