Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

The Data Protection Act

Under current Data Protection laws, we are legally committed to protecting any personal information we collect from you. We do not pass your details to any other NHS staff or key partners without your permission.

What information do we collect?

The Scottish Global Health Co-ordination Unit collects the following information:

Website Use

We collect site usage information from session cookies and log files which we use to monitor website usage.

NHS Board Global Health Champions and People Register

If you register as an NHS Board Champion or on the People Register we collect: your name, email address and global health profile or skills and experience. We hold this information and with your consent, we share it with other NHS Board Champions and staff in NHS Boards who have registered their interest in getting involved in global health work and are on the People Register. We may also share with key partners who are registered as NHS Scotland Collaborative members.

The Scottish Global Health Co-ordination Unit holds a list of Champions for each NHS Board so that staff who would like to pursue or develop their interest in global health work can have a local point of contact and be sign posted to further contacts and information. If you would like a list of the NHS Board Champions in your Board then please contact Kerry Chalmers at

Health Partnership Mapping

If you register your project on the Health Partnership Mapping, only add information and photographs which you and your partners are happy to be made public with your consent. The Co-ordination Unit moderates this prior to publication.

Changes to this privacy policy

If this privacy policy changes in any way, we will place an updated version on this page. Regularly reviewing this page ensures you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we will share it with other parties.

In line with these principles, you have a right to request to see what information we hold about you, and to have any inaccurate or out of date information corrected or deleted.

If you wish to raise a complaint on how your personal data is handled, you can contract the Scottish Government Data Protection Officer (Stuart Gardner) who will investigate the matter.


The Scottish Global Health Co-ordination Unit is committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, in line with GDPR requirements, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Please note that the Scottish Global Health Co-ordination Unit will only hold your personal information as long as it fulfils the purpose it was collected for.