Privacy statement


This site is provided and managed by Mentor UK, registered charity no SC041210 and with its registered office address at 111 Oxgangs Road North, Edinburgh, EH14 1ED.

This statement, together with our website terms and conditions, describes how we use personal data collected through this site. This statement only applies to the National Professional Kinship Website for Scotland website at and does not apply to websites operated by third parties.

Information we collect

Through this site you may provide personal data to Mentor by submitting various web forms (e.g., submitting an enquiry, or signing-up to receive newsletters), including:

  1. your title
  2. your first and last name
  3. your address, including postcode
  4. your telephone number
  5. your e-mail address
  6. Your location (to assess local authority provision)

Use of information

We may use your personal data:

  • to process and respond to your queries or requests
  • for compliance with our legal obligations, policies and procedures.

Where stated we may use the personal information you provide to contact you in the future about Mentor’s work.

Additionally, if you choose to, you may receive newsletters and other appropriate resources from us. If you later change your mind you have the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us at any time.

We may also use your personal data in other ways for which we provide specific notice at the time of collection.

Sharing information

We will not sell, trade, rent or otherwise pass on your personal data to others, except as described in this statement or with your prior consent.

We may share personal data with service providers who perform functions and services on our behalf. Such third parties will be provided with personal data necessary to perform the services on our behalf but are not authorised to use such information for any other purposes.

We may disclose personal data about you if we are required to do so by law or pursuant to legal process, and in response to a request from law enforcement authorities or other government official.

Cookies and use of aggregate information

Aggregate or summary information is collected automatically by our webserver. This information is used to monitor the site and we do not use it to identify you personally.

A cookie is a small text file on the user’s browser and hard drive that uniquely identifies the user’s browser. There are two types of cookies: persistent cookies and session cookies. Session cookies are temporary and are erased when the browser exits. Persistent cookies remain on the user’s hard drive until the user erases them or until they expire. Here is a more complete explanation of what cookies are and how they work..

Mentor will not use or associate personally identifiable information in relation to its online advertising. Further, Mentor will not use any sensitive information about site visitors for the purposes of advertising. “Sensitive information” is defined here.

Google will display these ads across the Google Network based on the application of Cookies. For more information about the DoubleClick Cookie click here. To opt-out of the DoubleClick cookie click here.

Embedded content

E.g. YouTube video, Vimeo video, Facebook buttons, Flickr photos

These cookies enable you to use functions embedded in our site (e.g., playing a YouTube video clip).

Blocking cookies

Please note that blocking cookies could affect the functionality of the Scottish National Kinship Care Website.

If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer and you wish to block Scottish National Kinship Care website cookies, you can perform the following:

  1. On your browser tools menu, select ‘Internet Options’
  2. Click on the ‘Privacy’ tab and then on the ‘Sites’ button
  3. Type into the ‘Address of website’ field:
  5. Click on the ‘Block’ button
  6. Click on the OK button

Other browsers:

Other browsers have similar cookie management abilities somewhere in their preferences settings, please refer to your browser’s ‘Help’ facility

Third party sites

This web site contains links to other web sites. Please note that Mentor cannot be held responsible for the privacy practices of other web sites. We encourage all visitors to be aware and read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information.

Your rights

You have certain rights over the personal data we process about you. You have the right to request that we cease sending communications, whether by e-mail or otherwise, to you. To unsubscribe from an email newsletter you have received, please simply click the unsubscribe link in the email.

You may request access to the personal data we hold about you, update, amend or correct the information, and you may object to our use of personal data about you. If you would like to receive a copy of the information we hold about you, remove your contact details from our lists, or to make a complaint or submit an enquiry about our privacy practices, please contact us at

Privacy statement changes

We may change and update this privacy statement from time to time. You are advised to read this statement each and every time so that you are satisfied with the privacy conditions under which you provide Mentor with your personal information.