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Privacy policy

Reading Schools is delivered by Scottish Book Trust. We are committed to protecting your personal information and privacy online and with regard to all our services.

This Privacy Policy relates to our use of any personal information you provide to us online, via phone or text, by email, in letters or correspondence. We are registered under the terms of the Data Protection Act and we only use the information that we collect about you lawfully in accordance with the Act.

How do we use your information?

Participation data

In order to track and evaluate participation in Reading Schools we will share participation information with key stakeholders, including the Scottish Government and Local Authorities. This may include your name and school details. Your personal contact details will not be shared without your express permission.

All registered contacts, not just lead contact, will be able to see details of the action plan and evidence plan. The lead contact has the ability to add and remove contacts, and assign a new lead contact.

Statistical data

We gather certain information from our website, such as numbers and frequency of visitors to the site and its pages and we only use this information in aggregate form, to determine how visitors use specific areas and to help us to improve our website’s operation and appeal. No personal information about individual users or visitors is gathered in this process.


By signing up to Reading Schools you agree to receive emails directly related to your account and your participation. We will not send you any further information unless you opt in to sign up to Scottish Book Trust’s e-newsletter. You can unsubscribe from our e-newsletters at any time.

Waiting list

We are currently running a pilot programme with six early years settings in Scotland. If you are not part of a pilot early years setting but would be interested in taking part, you can register your interest by emailing (this will open in a new window) By registering for the waiting list you agree to receive emails related to your setting's eligibility for Reading Schools.

Uploading material to our website

Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload material to our website (for example, uploading photos to your evidence plan), you are responsible for ensuring appropriate permission is sought, if needed. Material you upload is only visible to approved website administrators for the purposes of reviewing evidence for accreditation. Material such as photos will only ever be used publicly after we have contacted you to arrange appropriate media authorisation and approvals.  You must ensure any material uploaded to the website is appropriate and relevant to the Reading Schools accreditation programme. If we deem that content is inappropriate, we will take action that may include contacting you, offering help, removing content, removing or restricting access to certain features, or disabling an account.

Changing and removing your information

You can update the information about your account on your account page.

If you need to update any information about your account or school, please contact us.

You have the right to have any information about you removed, or have your account cancelled, at any time. You can contact us to remove any information. You can cancel your account at any time via your dashboard.


This website uses cookies. Cookies are pieces of data, normally stored in text files, that websites place on visitors’ computers to store information about the visitor or the device they’re using.

This information is used to make the site work as you expect it to. The information collected cannot personally identify you, but is used to personalise your time on our website.

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This website contains links to other sites. Scottish Book Trust are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by this website.

Contact us

If you have any queries regarding our Privacy Policy, please contact us.

Last updated: 21 June 2023