on behalf of Scottish Local Authorities

Privacy Policy


SEPA seeks to ensure that the information published on the SFDAD its web site is up to date and accurate as far as defined in the Terms and Conditions for use of the SFDAD viewing system and in terms of specific dataset content for system users as defined in the Frequently Asked Questions section (available within the SFDAD viewer to registered users). 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.


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; and
  • 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


This site uses session cookies to enhance your interaction with our site. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. A cookie will typically contain the name of the domain from which the cookie has come, the "lifetime" of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number. Cookies can help a website to arrange content to match your preferred interests more quickly. Most major websites use cookies. Cookies cannot be used by themselves to identify you.

Session cookies last only for the duration of your visit and are deleted when you close your browser. These facilitate various tasks such as allowing a website to identify that a user of a particular device is navigating from page to page, supporting website security or basic functionality.They contain no personal information that can be used to identify you. If you are concerned about the potential use of information gathered from your computer by cookies, you can set your browser to prompt you before it accepts a cookie. Most Internet browsers have settings that let you identify and/or reject cookies.

Third Party Cookies

The site uses Google Analytics which generates statistics about visitors.

Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (‘Google’). Google Analytics uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

What if I don't want to accept cookies?

You can choose to restrict or block the cookies set by any website. You’ll need to do this through your browser settings.

Please note: if you block or restrict cookies on your machine, then this website may be unable to function correctly.

You can also visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org/ for comprehensive information on how to block or restrict cookies on a wide variety of browsers. You’ll also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer, as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you’ll need to refer to your handset manual.


If you have any questions about any of the above please contact sfdad@sepa.org.uk