Privacy Policy

Who we are

Scotland Food & Drink is the industry leadership organisation tasked with driving responsible growth for the sector and building Scotland’s global reputation as a Land of Food and Drink. We are a collaborative partnership of the key industry organisations and public sector agencies working in the sector in Scotland and we are a membership organisation.

Any personal data provided by you to us will be held and processed in accordance with the data protection principles set out in the General Data Protection Regulations for the purposes of meeting the legitimate interests of Scotland Food & Drink (SF&D) and adhering to the rights of the individual.

Privacy Statement

This Privacy Policy explains our data processing practices. If you have any queries concerning your personal information or any questions on our use of the information, please contact:

At Scotland Food & Drink, we are committed to protecting the privacy of our customers and website visitors. Our relationship with you is valuable and we understand the importance you place on the privacy and security of information which personally identifies you.

In that respect, we take your privacy seriously. Please read the following to learn more about our privacy policy and our information gathering and dissemination practices.


We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual person.

We may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve our sites and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us:

  • to estimate our audience size and usage pattern;
  • to store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our sites according to your individual interests;
  • to speed up your searches; and
  • to recognise you when you return to our sites.
  • You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of our sites. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log on to our sites.

Visitors may opt out of our use of Analytics by visiting the Google Analytics Opt-out page.

You can access comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers by visiting Here you will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine as well as some general information on about cookies.

Please note that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our site.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, forms etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Contact forms

The form submissions (entries) are saved to our 3rd party provider which manages our forms (Formsite).

Right to Access, Correction, Erase, No Further Contact

If at any time you would like to know what information we hold on you please email us at and in line with GDPR legislation we will provide you this information for free within 72 hours.

If you believe that we hold inaccurate information on you and you would like us to amend this then please email us at and we will make any appropriate rectifications in line with GDPR legislation immediately.

You have the right to request that we delete any contact information on you. If you would like to request this, then please email

Please note: Scotland Food & Drink will retain certain information where we believe this is a legitimate business interest.

If you do not want to have contact from us again then please email us at and we will ensure that you are not contacted again in line with best practice under the GDPR legislation.

Privacy by design

Scotland Food & Drink adopts a privacy by design approach to all of its process and procedural development to ensure that the privacy of individuals data is considered from the outset.

What to do if you no longer wish us to contact you

If you no longer wish to receive information from Scotland Food & Drink, simply let us know by filling in this form.

By requesting this, we won’t contact you about business opportunities, food and drink industry news or events and any other service we can provide.