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Privacy Policy

At Bright Idea Scotland we recognise that providing us with your personal data is an act of trust. To respect this, we endeavour to ensure all the information you provide us with remains private and only used for the purposes described.

This privacy policy sets out how Bright Idea Scotland uses and protects any information that you give Bright Idea Scotland when you use this website.

Bright Idea Scotland is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Information in relation to your idea

We ask you to provide details regarding your idea in order to be able to understand and evaluate it and provide appropriate feedback and advice. All information provided will be for use only by Bright Idea Scotland and will be treated confidentially. No information will be provided to any other parties without the explicit permission of the provider. 

All our advisers will treat your information confidentially and therefore Non-Disclosure Agreements are not normally necessary. However, if you feel the need to have a Non-Disclosure Agreement signed, please request this upfront and Bright Idea Scotland will provide an approved form for this purpose To do so, please email with your name and contact details. 

What we collect

We may collect the following information on our website:

  • Any personal details you knowingly provide us with through forms and our email, such as name, address, telephone number etc.
  • Details about your idea you knowingly provide us with through forms and our email
  • Your preferences and use of email updates, recorded by emails we send you (if you select to receive email updates).
  • Your IP Address, this is a string of numbers unique to your computer that is recorded by our web server when you request any page or component on the Website. This information is used to monitor your usage of our website.
  • Data recorded by the Website which allows us to recognise you and your preferred settings, this saves you from re-entering information on return visits to the site. Such data is recorded locally on your computer through the use of cookies. Most browsers can be programmed to reject, or warn you before downloading cookies.

What we do with your the information provided by you

Personal information

Any personal information we collect from this website will be used in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and other applicable laws.

We require your personal details in order to be able to communicate with you directly and effectively providing the service we are offering.

Furthermore, we use your personal details for:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about news and events or which we think you may be interested in using the email address which you have provided. 

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.


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Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

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Keeping Your Data Secure

We are committed to keeping any personal data you share with us safe. Bright Idea Scotland uses various measures with the intention of keeping your data safe. All our staff have the most up to date training on secure data handling moreover we use safe and reliable technology. On the whole, we strive to protect your data as far as reasonably possible through every medium it is handled in.

Your Right to Access Personal Information

You have the right to access your information under the Data Protection Act and have any inaccuracies changed. To do this please contact us at the below address.


We may edit our privacy policy from time to time and if we make any major changes we will notify you by posting announcements on our website.

This policy was last modified on 07/08/13.