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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This page sets out the details of Museums Galleries Scotland's privacy policy in relation to information collected for the Museums Galleries Scotland website.

Types of personal data collected

The data we collect may be personal data and may include your name, e-mail address, postal address, date of birth and interests.

How personal data is collected

We collect the personal data that you may volunteer via forms on the website.

Purposes for which data is processed

The personal data collected will be used by us for the following purposes:

  • To send you promotional or marketing information
  • For market research purposes

Third parties data disclosure

We do not disclose personal data to other organisations.


We do not give you the option of using a secure transmission method to send us your personal data. We have implemented security policies, rules and technical measures to protect the personal data that we have under our control from:

  • Unauthorised access
  • Improper use or disclosure
  • Unauthorised modification

All our employees and data processors, who have access to, and are associated with the processing of personal data, are obliged to respect the confidentiality of our visitor's personal data.

Rights for access to personal data

You can ask us if we are keeping any personal data about you and you can also request to receive a copy of that personal data. For such requests, please contact

At any time you may request that we delete or correct your personal information.

Data Protection Act 1988

Museums Galleries Scotland is registered under the Data Protection Act 1998.

Privacy support

If you have any comments on our privacy policy, please contact us using the following email address

When you enter the MGS website your computers will automatically be issued with 'cookies'. Cookies are text files which identify your computer to the MGS's server. The website then creates "session" cookies to store some of your preferences moving around the website, e.g. retaining a text-only preference. Cookies in themselves do not identify individual users but identify only the computer used and they are deleted on departure from the website. Many websites do this to track traffic flows, whenever users visit those websites.
You have the opportunity to set your computers to accept all cookies, to notify you when a cookie is issued, or not to receive cookies at any time. If you choose the last option this means that certain services cannot then be provided to you.

Log Files

Log files stored on MGS's web server allow the recording and analysis of users' use of the website. Log files do not contain any personal information.

Please be aware that MGS is not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every Website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Website.