Website Privacy Notice

The National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS) is committed to transparency and to complying with its responsibilities under data protection legislation. This privacy notice sets out important information regarding how we will use your information and your rights under the legislation.

We are required to be transparent as to how it processes personal data. This notice is intended to meet those transparency requirements and to ensure that all website users understand how their data will be used.

Who will process my personal information?

Under data protection legislation the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland is the ‘data controller’. This means that we are responsible for how it uses and processes your personal data and for responding to requests from you in relation to your personal data.

How we use your information

We have set out below: how and why we will use your information; where we obtain your data; how we will use your information; and who it is shared with. For each type of processing, we are required to identify our ‘lawful basis for processing’ – see Appendix 1.

This notice covers personal data collected via the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland’s website, e.g. if you submit a query, etc. If you engage with us for other purposes via our website e.g. complete a web-form. you will be provided with a more detailed privacy notice in relation to that process/service. This is to increase transparency and to ensure you understand how your information will be used. Any additional privacy notices supplement this central notice.

If you have any queries regarding the use of your personal data via the website please contact

Our website uses cookies to improve and enhance your website experience, please see our Cookie Notice for further information.

Social media

NMIS operates a number of social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter etc. Where personal data is collected using these tools it will be processed in accordance with the provider’s privacy policy/notice. 

Links to other websites

Our website contains links to other websites run by other organisations. This privacy policy applies only to our website. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites, even if you access them using links from our website.

Is my data secure?

Your personal data will be managed securely. Access will be restricted to only those staff who require it and on a ‘need to know’ basis. NMIS will employ any technical and organisational measures necessary to protect your data. 

How long will we keep your personal data?

When we collect or process your personal data, we’ll only keep it for as long as is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected.

At the end of that retention period, your data will either be deleted or anonymised.

Your rights

You have the right to:

If you think we are acting unfairly or unlawfully you can:

Under certain conditions, you also have the right to ask us to:

Please contact us if you wish to exercise/enquire about any of these rights.


To find out more about data protection and your rights please see

Appendix 1

Category of processing Lawful basis for personal data Lawful basis for special category data (if applicable)
Administrative purposes
Managing and responding to enquiries from visitors. Legitimate interests: to provide the requested information to an individual  
Use of social media management tools to analyse data and manage content. Consent (for marketing purposes)