Privacy Notice and Cookie Statement

Scottish Assessors’ Portal Privacy Notice

This privacy notice explains how your local Assessor collects and uses personal information about you through www.saa.gov.uk to help deliver services efficiently and effectively.

Assessors

There are currently 14 Scottish Local Assessors who have been appointed by their respective Valuation Authorities in accordance with the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 and the Local Government Finance Act 1992.

Local Assessors upload information to the Scottish Assessors’ Portal website www.saa.gov.uk which is a single information source for the Valuation Roll and Council Tax Valuation List. In addition the portal may contain guidance on Electoral Registration.

Each Assessor is a data controller for the information gathered in connection with their statutory functions and any personal information gathered is governed by the Data Protection Act 2018 and associated General Data Protection Regulation.

More information on Local Assessor Privacy Notices can be found at www.saa.gov.uk/privacy or by visiting the home page of your Local Assessor.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are small text files placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide website usage information.

Cookies are used by the Assessors’ Portal to collect standard internet log information on visitors to the website. The information on how visitors to the Assessors’ Portal website use the site is used to compile statistical reports on website activity and to help inform decision making regarding improvements to the website.

Cookies are not used to identify individuals using the Assessors’ Portal website and the website does not require Cookies for the general running of the site. It is only when you complete a form that requests personal information, or if you email the Scottish Assessors Association, that you can be identified.

For further information on Cookies please visit: www.allaboutcookies.org  or the Information Commissioner’s website at: ico.org.uk/for-the-public/online/cookies/

The table below explains the Cookies used by the Assessors’ website and the purpose for which they are used. Click here for an overview of privacy at Google.

Cookie Purpose Duration
_ga To distinguish users and establish if they have visited the website before. 2 years from date set.
_gat To distinguish users and establish if they have visited the website before. 1 minute from set.
_gid To manage the rate at which page view requests are made. 24 hours from date set.
dev_cookie To record interaction with the cookie consent banner displayed at the top of the page. 1 year from date set.
PHPSESSID This cookie is essential and is used to store non-personal information about site searches. It is also used for online transactional services (for example Online Rent Returns), to allow the user to leave a session and then return later at the point where they left.

 

Use of IP (Internet Protocol) Addresses

www.saa.gov.uk collects IP Addresses to help detect and prevent abuse of or attacks on the online service. IP Addresses are also used to perform aggregate analysis on the use of the service and to inform future improvements. We do not combine your IP Address with any other information gathered that may allow us to identify you as an individual.

Our Privacy Notice is regularly updated. This Privacy Notice was last reviewed on 15 May 2018.