Privacy Policy

Scottish Relatives and Roots is committed to ensuring that the privacy of all clients and users of its website who may provide personal information is safeguarded. Scottish Relatives and Roots will adhere to the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 and will never share, sell or exchange information or data of a client with a third party unless they specifically ask or agree that this can be done. The result of any research will not be published or shared without a client’s permission. Information provided to Scottish Relatives and Roots will be stored electronically via encrypted files.

Scottish Relatives and Roots may collect the following information:

  • Personal information which a client may provide via the enquiry form, or via email or letter or other correspondence into which the client enters, in order to establish a contract, to conduct research and to correspond as and when required to fulfil the contract. This may include name, address, telephone number, email address as well as card details in order to process an order
  • Information researched and recorded as a result of a work which the client agrees to be undertaken
  • The IP address of your computer and other information such as geographical location, website navigation pathways, duration of visit, etc, which enables Scottish Relatives and Roots to monitor usage of the website
  • Most websites that you visit use “Cookies” so that it can help or improve your experience of that website. Cookies are simple text files that are stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server. This website uses cookies to collect data to analyse the use of the website using systems such as Google Analytics which provide reports to help monitor visitor behaviour. If you do not wish your data to be collected in this way you can disable or block the cookies in your browser.
  • All transactions for payments will be undertaken using BACS or PayPal. For PayPal payments, your email address will be used by Scottish Relatives and Roots and PayPal to initiate a payment. All PayPal transactions take place in a secure web environment.


All copyright and intellectual property – graphics, text, photographs – are copyright of Scottish Relatives and Roots (;; and may not be used without written permission. By accessing and using this website you are agreeing that you are accessing it for personal and non-commercial use only. No content may be downloaded, copied, printed, reproduced, transmitted, stored, sold or distributed for commercial purposes.

Scottish Relatives and Roots is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), registration number A8075157

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