Privacy Policy

Collection and use of personal information

The Fair Work Convention was set up by the Scottish Government but acts independently of Scottish Ministers. This privacy policy explains how we use any personal information you provide us with.

The Fair Work Convention will not collect any personal information on users of its website. Please see the section below on ‘Cookies and website traffic’ for information we do collect.

Further Information

Please contact us if you have any questions about our privacy policy or about the information we hold about you at or at Fair Work Convention, 6th  Floor, 5 Atlantic Quay, Glasgow G2 8LU.

You can also contact the Scottish Government’s Data Protection Officer:

Data Protection Officer
Victoria Quay
Commercial Street


Your rights

You have a right of access to any personal data we hold about you, by making a Subject Access Request (SAR).

In addition, if you believe that the data we hold is inaccurate or incomplete you can ask us to update our records. If you are unhappy with the way in which we process your personal data you can request that we stop or restrict the processing we complete using your personal data or ask us to delete the personal data we hold about you.

Find out more about your rights on the Information Commissioner’s site.


If you feel we have been unable, or unwilling, to resolve your information rights concern, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The ICO are the supervisory authority responsible for data protection in the UK.

For further information, including independent data protection advice and information in relation to your rights, you can contact the Information Commissioner at:

The Information Commissioner
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Tel: 08456 30 60 60

You can also report any concerns here:

Cookies and website traffic

When users enter the Fair Work Convention website their computers will automatically be issued with ‘cookies’. Cookies are text files which identify users’ computers to the Fair Work Convention’s server. The website then creates ‘session’ cookies to store some of the preferences of users 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. Fair Work Convention session cookies are deleted on departure from the website. However, those from third parties may persist.

Many websites use cookies to track traffic flows, whenever users visit those websites.

The Fair Work Convention website uses cookies to measure the use of the website including the number of visitors, how frequently pages are viewed, and the city and country of origin of users. This helps to determine what is popular and can influence future content and development. For this purpose, the Convention uses web analytics to measure and analyse usage of the website.

The information collected by the Fair Work Convention will include IP Address, pages visited, browser type and operating system. The data will not be used to identify any user personally.

Most modern web browsers allow users to control cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit or