Tourette Scotland Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy explains how we use any personal information you provide to Tourette Scotland when you use our services or our website.

References to "we", "us", "our" in this privacy policy are references to Tourette Scotland, a registered charity, Scottish Charity No. SCO21851.

We respect your right to privacy and are committed to maintaining it. We only collect, store and process your personal information in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Please read this privacy policy to understand how we use your data.

1. What Information do we collect about you?

We will collect personal information from you when you enquire about our services and activities, register as a member or contact us for advice or support. The data we collect might include your name, dat of birth, email address, postal address or telephone number. We may also ask for some additional, non-personal information.

We may also collect special categories of personal data such as information about health conditions if this is required for the purpose you have contacted Tourette Scotland.

2. How do we use this information?

We will use the infrmation you provide in the following ways:

- to promote the aims and services of Tourette Scotland
- to communicate with our membership, deal with your enquiries and requests, recording any contact with you
- to provide you with information you have indicated an interest in, for example, volunteering, fundraising and how you can donate to us
- to claim Gift Aid on your Donations
- for administrative purposes 

3. Do we share your information with anybody else?

We will only share your personal information with third parties if expressly permitted or requested by you to provide a specific service or to liaise with a third party on your behalf.

We may also need to disclose your information if required to do so by law or as expressly permitted under applicable data protection legislation.

We will never sell your personal information to other charities or third parties.

Our website might include links to third party websites. Tourette Scotland is not responsible for the privacy practices of other organisations so you should read their privacy policies carefully before sharing any personal or financial data.

4. Security and Storage

We will take all reasonable precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of any information you give us. Information is stored by us on computers located within the UK. We may also store information on paper files.

Whilst we endeavour to keep our systems and communications protected against viruses and other harmful effects we cannot bear responsibility for all online communications being virus-free.

We will keep your information only for as long as we need it to provide you with the services or information you have required, to administer your relationship with us, to comply with the law and accounting rules, or to ensure that we do not communicate with people who have asked us not to. When your information is no longer required, we will always dispose of it securely.

5. Under 16's

Tourette Scotland is committed to protecting the privacy of children under the age of 16. We will always ask for consent from a parent or guardian before collecting personal information about a child under 16. Unless a parent or guardian has provided the required consent in advance, we will not knowingly use information that a child provides us for any purpose.

6. Further Information

This privacy policy may be updated from time to time, so please check it periodically.

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, how we use your personal information, or if you wish us to remove your data, please write:

- by email to
- by post to Tourette Scotland, Inveralmond Business Centre, Auld Bond Road, Perth, PH1 3FX

Last updated 23/05/2018