Privacy policy

National transitions to adulthood strategy for disabled young people privacy information 

Who we are

We are the Supporting Disabled Children and Young People Team, within the Children and Families Directorate of Scottish Government. Our office is located at Victoria Quay, The Shore, Edinburgh, EH6 6QQ.

Why do we need your personal information?

We need your personal information to help us consider possible actions for the National Transitions to Adulthood Strategy for disabled young people.

Specifically, we need some personal information for you to add your ideas and comments on possible actions for the National Transitions to Adulthood Strategy through this online interactive tool called Dialogue.

To be able to add your ideas and comments, we will need your email address to set up an account and provide technical support if needed. You will also need to create a password and username. We recommend you do not choose a username or share specific information that may identify you.

What is our lawful basis?

The lawful bases being relied on to use your personal information for the purpose of Consultation activity is Article 6(1)(e) of the UK GDPR and Article 9(1)(g) ‘Reasons of substantial public interest (with a basis in law)’ – Schedule 1 of Data Protection Act (DPA) 2018.

Were we require to collect accessibility information in order to ensure our in-person and online engagement events are delivered in as inclusive and accessible manner as possible, the lawful basis relied on for collecting sensitive personal data is Article 9(1)(g) ‘Reasons of substantial public interest (with a basis in law)’ – Schedule 1 of Data Protection Act (DPA) 2018. Statutory and government purposes.

What we do with your data and who do we share it with

If you agree to take part by registering an account with Dialogue and providing your comments and ideas using the online Dialogue tool, comments and ideas will be reviewed by the Scottish Government before they are published.

Your username will be listed next to any comments or ideas that you provide on Dialogue. Your email address will not be shown and will only be seen by Delib; the company who run Dialogue and who process your data for the Scottish Government. Further information on Dialogue and Delib’s privacy policy can be found below

The Scottish Government will download the ideas and comments you provide on Dialogue and will store them on our secure servers. Comments will be moderated and the Scottish Government will not publish an idea or comment that is not relevant to the topic or which includes identifiable information. The privacy notice for Dialogue can be found below.

Any personal data downloaded (i.e usernames, identifying information) will be deleted immediately. Where information is shared via email, the email contents will be stored on secure Scottish Government servers, with the original email deleted from Outlook.

How do we store your information and how long is your data kept?

We take the security of your data seriously with controls in place to ensure your data is not lost, accidentally destroyed, misused or disclosed, and is not accessed except in the proper performance of their duties.

The data held by the Scottish Government will be stored in secure servers within the UK and will be without any personal information listed. This information will be deleted no later than one month after the National Transitions to Adult Strategy has been published.

The data held in Dialogue will be stored in secure servers within the UK and European economic Area.

What are your rights?

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

If you believe that the data, we hold is inaccurate or incomplete you can ask us to update our records by contacting

  • you have the right to ask us to erase your personal information in certain circumstances
  • you have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your information in certain circumstances
  • you have the right to object to the processing of your information in certain circumstances

To find out more about the rights you have over your personal data, please visit the ICO website.


If you have concerns about the way we process and handle your personal information, in the first instance you should raise your concerns with our Data Protection Officer by email to  

If you feel that your data has been collected or processed unlawfully, you have the right to raise a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office:

The Information Commissioner
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Tel: 0303 123 1113


You can also report any concerns online

Scottish Government privacy information

This Dialogue is being hosted by the Scottish Government.

The Scottish Government will require that participants register with the site. Participants will be required to provide a username and email address. The username will be made public along with the comments made in the Dialogue. Please consider this when choosing a username. This information is collected in order to provide the Scottish Government with aggregate information related to what types of individuals and groups are participating in the Dialogue.

Traffic data is collected anonymously for the purposes of analysing visitor usage patterns; however, none of this data can be associated with your individual user identity within the dialogue. The Scottish Government will use these analytics to provide a better service to our users.

Participants are reminded that the Dialogue is a public forum. Participants should therefore not post personally identifiable information such as telephone numbers on this website.

For information on how the Scottish Government collects and processes your data please see the main Scottish Government privacy policy.

Delib Privacy Information

Delib's software (this website) enables organisations to set up and operate democratic exercises, through which they will engage with you.

When you access and use this site, your information submitted to these exercises will go to the data controller: the organisation running this site. If you have provided it, this information may include personal data (e.g. your name, age, contact details etc.).

Delib's role is to process this data on behalf of the controller. Processing means (among other things): making sure this website runs properly, that your data is securely stored and is available to the controller so that they can do their work effectively.

Our primary purpose is in making software platforms that help you to have your say. To do this we need to make sure that when you do, your data is safe, secure, and can be worked with effectively. So that's what we do. Delib will not access your personal data unless requested to do so by the controller, and only for the purposes of helping them or you.

The data controller will have a privacy policy or other information notice, which sets out how they will hold and use the information you provide, as well as your rights in relation to that information. This policy or notice may be included on this page, or can be obtained by contacting them.

If you have any questions or requests about your personal data, these should be sent to the data controller in the first instance. Delib cannot directly deal with such enquiries as it does not control how your information is used.

Collection of Anonymous Browser Information

Delib stores information which is provided by your computer when you use the website. For example, your browser type, IP address, language preference, referring site, and the date and time. Delib's purpose in collecting this information is to maintain the security of the website and for the purposes of operating and improving the software.