Privacy Policy

The Law Society of Scotland (the “Society”) is committed to preserving the privacy of all visitors to (the “Website”). We know that you care how information about you is used and shared and we appreciate your trust in us to do that carefully and sensibly.

Please read the following privacy policy to understand how we use and protect the information that you provide to us. You should also read the terms and conditions of use of the Website available here.
By registering with the Website, you consent to the collection, use and transfer of your information under the terms of this policy. If you do not accept the terms of this policy you must leave this Website immediately and you may not use any of the services we provide.

Information that we collect from you
When you register your interest in vacancies on, register for Jobs by Email or the CV Service, you may be asked to provide certain information about yourself including: name, postal address, email address, current job title, current employer, current area of work, current salary, and the region, type of work and field in which you are interested in working.
We may also collect information about your usage of our website as well as information about you from any messages you post to the Website and e-mails or letters you send to us or information gathered during telephone conversations with you. This will include information in the form of any resumes, CVs, and any other biographical information you submit to the Website or send to us.

Use of your information
Your information will enable us to provide you with access to all parts of our Website and to supply any services, including the Jobs by Email and CV Service, you have requested. In particular, it will allow us to match your skills, expertise and interests with potential job opportunities in the area, type of work, field and/or employer in which you have expressed an interest. It will also enable us to contact you where necessary concerning your queries regarding our services.
We will also use and analyse the information we collect so that we can administer, support, improve and develop our business.
The information we learn from customers helps us personalise and continually improve your service experience. We use the information to deliver services, communicate with you about services and promotional offers, update our records and generally maintain your accounts with us. We also use this information to improve our website and service, prevent or detect fraud or abuses of our website and enable third parties to carry out technical, logistical or other functions on our behalf.
In particular, we may use your information to contact you for your views on our services and to notify you occasionally about important changes or developments to the site or services similar to those you have already obtained from us. We may do this by way of feedback questionnaire or using other methods. Where you have consented, we might also use your information to let you know about other products and services which we or third parties carefully selected by us offer which may be of interest to you and we may contact you by post, telephone or fax, as well as by e-mail for this purpose. However, we will not release your contact information to any third party outside the Society unless the release is part of the service you have registered for, or we have your consent, or we are required to do so by law. If you change your mind about being contacted in the future, please let us know by contacting us at our contact details set out below.

Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognise your browser and to provide features such as personalised greetings and to help us track your progress through the site.
The Help menu on the menu bar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. However, cookies allow you to take full advantage of some of’s most innovative and useful features and disabling them may mean you cannot use these features. More information on how to manage and disable cookies can be found on
If you do leave cookies turned on, be sure to sign off when you finish using a shared computer.

Our Policy on Cookies

We only use Session Cookies to aid your navigation and use of this website while you are accessing this website via a browser, for example, to remember a search you have undertaken or to remember what job you have applied for. The Session Cookies are cleared as soon as your browsing session is completed, you have logged off, or navigated to another website. We do not store your personal information about you, under any circumstances.

Disclosure of your information
We will send the information you submit to us for a particular vacancy to the employer advertising that vacancy. We may also send your details to employers whose vacancies we identify as being a match for your skills and interests. Please note that we are not responsible for any loss or damage suffered by you if one of those employers is your current employer.
The information you provide to us will be held on our computers in the UK and may be accessed by or given to our staff, and third parties who act for us (who may work outside the UK) for the purposes set out in this policy or for other purposes approved by you. By submitting your information to us, you agree that it may be transferred outside the European Economic Area. Countries outside the European Economic Area do not always have strong data protection laws. However, we will always take steps to ensure that your information is used by third parties in accordance with this policy.
We may also pass aggregate information on the usage of our site to third parties but this will not include information that can be used to identify you.
If the business of the Website enters into a joint venture with or is sold to or merged with another business entity, your information may be disclosed to its new business partners or owners.
We will not sell your biographical information or contact details to any third party. We will not share or distribute any of the information you provide to us with or to any third party outside the Society unless as part of the service you have registered for, or we are required to do so by law, or we have obtained your consent to send you details about third party products and/or services, in which case we may pass the information you provide to us to the providers of those goods and/or services.

Security and data retention
We employ appropriate security measures to protect your information from access by unauthorised persons and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction and damage. We will retain your information for a reasonable period or as long as the law requires.

Your Password Security
You are responsible for ensuring that any password and user ID, and any other security mechanism issued to you, remain confidential. If third parties have access to your password, user ID or any other security mechanism they can control your personal information and ID. We are not responsible for the consequences of their use of your personal information and ID in these circumstances. If your password or user ID or any other security mechanism is compromised you should contact us immediately, and until you do so we will be entitled to rely on any communications sent to us using your password and user ID and any other security mechanism as if they originated from you.

Third Party Information Collectors and Websites
If you disclose your personal information to third parties including, but not limited to, third party websites with links on our Website, our privacy policy shall not be enforceable against them. We take no responsibility and shall not be liable for third party use of your personal information in such circumstances.
You should be aware that if you click on any link on the Website, to another website provided by a third party, it is possible you may encounter cookies or similar devices placed by those third parties. We do not control the use of cookies or of similar devices by third parties and are not responsible or liable for them.
You should review the privacy policy of that third party website to check how they may use or disclose your information.

Accessing and updating
You are entitled to see the information held about you and you may ask us to make any necessary changes to ensure that it is accurate and kept up to date. If you wish to do this, please contact us as we are the data controller for this information. We are entitled by law to charge a fee of £10 to meet our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you and may ask you for proof of identity to prevent unauthorised disclosure of private information.

Changes to our privacy policy
Any changes to our privacy policy in the future will be posted to the site and/or, where we feel it is appropriate, through e-mail notification.

All comments, queries and requests relating to our use of your information are welcomed and should be addressed to The Data Protection Officer, The Law Society of Scotland, Atria One, 144 Morrison St, Edinburgh EH3 8EX; email Telephone: +44 (0)131 221 7411