The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) provides a right of access to any personal information that we hold about you. These rights are subject to certain exceptions and exemptions and full details can be viewed at www.legislation.gov.uk.
Third parties (for example, parents, spouses and student advisers) on occasion contact us to ask for information about funding on behalf of a student. While we can answer any general enquiries about the provisions of student support, under the terms of the Data Protection Act, we cannot discuss any student's application or details of their personal circumstances without receiving a completed third party consent form.
There may be other instances where we share your information with government agencies and other organisations in keeping with our need to provide learner support or develop policy in this area, or to investigate fraud.
Should you wish to request a copy of any information we hold on you please write to the Data Protection Officer at the address below. Please include your full name, address, proof of your identity (such as a clear photocopy of your passport or driving license) and full details of the information you would like to receive. There is a £10 fee and you should send payment by cheque, payable to the ‘Student Awards Agency Scotland’ to:
Data Protection Officer
Student Awards Agency Scotland
EH11 3UT If you would like to discuss a Data Protection issue in confidence you can contact the Data Protection Officer direct: Email: SAAS Data Protection Officer Telephone: 0131 244 5258