Data Protection and Privacy

Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) is an Executive Agency of the Scottish Government giving financial support to eligible Scottish domiciled students undertaking a course of higher education.  SAAS is the Controller for personal information it processes and is included as Data Controller under the Scottish Minsters notification to the Information Commissioners Office no. Z4857137

SAAS is committed to ensuring all personal information is collected and processed in accordance with data protection law which requires information to be:

  • Processed fairly, lawfully and in a transparent manner
  • Collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes
  • Adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary for the purpose of processing.
  • Accurate and kept up to date
  • Kept in a form which permits identification for no longer than necessary
  • Processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security

The following documents provide more information about how SAAS complies with data protection law:

Privacy Statements

These statements provide information about what SAAS use personal information for, why SAAS require to use it, who SAAS share it with and how SAAS keep personal information secure.

SAAS Student Privacy Statement
SAAS Benefactor and Dependant Privacy Statement

Data Protection Policies and Guidance

The following documents provide more information about how SAAS complies with data protection law

SAAS Data Protection Policy

This policy explains the approach adopted by SAAS to comply with the legal obligations and requirements under data protection.

SAAS Guidance on Individual Rights