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Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your device when you browse websites.

Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you'd expect
  • Continuously improve our website for you

We do not use cookies to:

  • Store any personal data
  • Pass data to advertising networks
  • Pass personally identifiable data to third parties
  • Pay sales commissions

We use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as:

  • how many people have visited our website
  • the type of device they are using
  • how long they spend on the site
  • the content they look at

This helps us to continuously improve our website. Analytics programs such as like Google Analytics tell us how people reached this site (e.g. from a search engine) and whether they have been here before. This helps us to put direct our resources towards developing our services for you, rather than spending on marketing. The data collected by Google is set to auto-delete after 14 months.

Turning cookies off

You can usually switch cookies off by adjusting your browser settings to stop it from accepting cookies. However, doing this will limit the functionality of our website, e.g. you won’t be able to log in to our online accounts for volunteers.

Privacy Policy

This notice describes our Privacy Policy. By visiting our website, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

We aim to be clear, concise and transparent. If you have any questions, please email, or phone 0141 352 7603.

Gowanbank is owned and run by SU Scotland.

What personal information does Gowanbank / Scripture Union Scotland collect about you/your child?

We securely store information you have provided to us, such as:

  • Basic personal information. This may include your name, address, email address, date of birth, etc. We use this data to contact you in line with your preferences.
  • Booking information for events. In addition to the above, it may include school information, dietary requirements and health information. We need this data to run our events smoothly and keep people safe.
  • Volunteering information. This may include details of relevant certifications you hold, availability, references and a statement of your faith. We need this data to accredit our volunteers for events and ensure they’re a good fit for their roles.
  • Donor information. This may include bank details, Gift Aid declarations and donation history. We need this information to process donations.

This information may be collected via paper forms, or digitally, e.g. via our website, our booking software Venue 360, MailChimp, or by email. We do not collect information without your permission. Data we already hold will be processed only for the purposes of legitimate interest.

We may also store some information not directly provided by you:

  • Cookies
  • Mail returns
  • MailChimp analytics

Do we share your personal information?

Gowanbank will not share your personal information with third parties. SU Scotland only shares information with third parties in order deliver postal communications such as @SU Magazine, or email communications like our monthly e-News. This information is only available to these partners to process those communications.

Disclosure of your information

We may disclose information in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is:

  • necessary to comply with the law, e.g. Child Protection
  • to enforce or apply our Terms and Conditions
  • to protect our rights and those of our users


Where there are links on our site to other sites, the content of those linked sites is not covered by this privacy policy. These other sites will have separate privacy and data collection practices. We do not have responsibility or liability for these independent policies. Links to other sites are provided by us for information only and in good faith. We are not responsible or liable for any content advertisement, product or other materials on or available from such sites.

Can I access any personal information you hold on me?

Access to your personal data is subject to GDPR. This is called a Subject Access Request. You can request access to this information at any time. You can request data is corrected, amended or removed, and can request that data is no longer processed.

You can submit a Subject Access Request by emailing You can also submit a request by post, to:

Data Protection Officer
Scripture Union Scotland
70 Milton Street
G4 0HR

On receipt of this request, we will issue a form for you to complete and return to us. Once we have received your completed form, we will respond to your request within 30 calendar days.

On what basis can you contact me and retain my data?

We are using legitimate interest as the legal basis for holding our existing supporters' details, administering donations, keeping relevant records and contacting those who have indicated their wish to receive postal mailings. Our legitimate interests include furthering our charitable objectives and providing the service our supporters reasonably expect. We rely on explicit consent to send electronic newsletters and appeals to supporters who have indicated they are happy to receive these communications.

What options do I have?

Some information is necessary to provide services, e.g. your email address is needed if you want to receive communications by email, and health information is necessary for residential events.

Additional information may be required by law, e.g. age and driving license information is required to confirm eligibility to drive at SU events.

Other information is optional, but may affect our ability to communicate with you, or affect your ability to fully participate in our ministry.

You can edit your communication preferences on our mailings page. To edit any other data we hold about you, please email, or phone 0141 332 1162.

Terms and Conditions, notices and revisions

Your use of the Gowanbank & Scripture Union Scotland website and any dispute over privacy is subject to this policy and our Terms of Use, including limitations on damages, and application of Scottish law. If you have any concern about privacy at Scripture Union Scotland, please email and we will try to resolve it.

Our service to you evolves over time. This Policy and the Terms of Use will also change and use of information that we gather now is subject to the Privacy Policy in effect at the time of use. The current SU Scotland Privacy Policy can always be found at