SEPA’s Privacy Policy


SEPA seeks to ensure that the information published on its web site is up to date and accurate. However, the information on the website does not constitute legal or professional advice and SEPA cannot accept any liability for actions arising from its use. SEPA cannot be held responsible for the contents of any pages referenced by an external link.


Any personal data collected through this website will be used solely for the purpose stated and will not be passed on to third parties in accordance with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998.

SEPA and the Data Protection Act 1998

The Data Protection Act provides for any individual to request copies of their personal information that SEPA holds and details of any processing or disclosure that has been made.

If such a request is made it should be in writing and contain sufficient information to allow reasonable identification of the data required. The information received from the data subject should be sufficient for SEPA to:

  • be satisfied as to the identity of the person making the request;
  • to locate the information that the person seeks.

To request personal data which SEPA may hold on you, please complete the Subject Access Request Form  (67k).

You can also view SEPA’s Data Protection Notification on the Information Commissioner’s website. Click here and search for “Scottish Environment Protection Agency” or under our Registration Number: Z6161946.


Cookies are small text files that can be used by web sites to make a user’s experience more efficient. This site uses different types of cookies.

We use Google Analytics, a popular web analytics service provided by Google Inc. Google Analytics uses cookies to help us to analyse how users use the site.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website (including your IP address) will be trasmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google undertakes not to associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

If you have Adobe Flash installed on your computer (most computers do) and you use any audio or video players on this site, Google Analytics will try to store some additional data on your computer. This data is known as a Local Shared Object or Flash cookie. This helps us to analyse the popularity of our media files. We can count the total number of times each file is played, how many people watch videos right to the end and how many people give up half way through. Adobe’s website explains how to control Flash cookies on your computer.

If you want to delete any cookies that are already on your computer, please refer to the instructions for your file management software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies. You can access them through some types of browser. Search in your cookie folders for SEPA and the Google analytics cookie if you wish to delete them.

More information about cookies, including how to block them and delete them, can be found at