www.scottishfranchisemagazine.net, part of Franchise Development Services Ltd, is committed to protecting the privacy of its users. The following outlines our privacy and data protection policy.

Collection and Use of User Details

When you register, or attempt to register, at www.scottishfranchisemagazine.net we collect personal information such as your name, address and e-mail address via our Reader Response From.

When you use the forms or links on the site to "Request more information" from a third party company your basic registered details, including your name, email address, contact details and other registration information will be sent to that third party, usually by email. By using and registering with the site you accept and agree that we have no control over how third parties use your information.

When you visit the site, we also collect web site usage information and information about your computer and internet connection, including your computer's IP address, the type and version of browser and operating system you use, your internet domain and, if you arrived at www.scottishfranchisemagazine.net via a link from another website, the URL of the linking page.

We use this information to:

  • process your information requests, by passing the relevant details on to the companies you request more information from
  • notify you of edition updates, news and features on www.scottishfranchisemagazine.net (if you opt in to receiving such information)
  • notify you of promotions from www.scottishfranchisemagazine.net and from Franchise Development Services Limited (if you opt in to receiving such information)
  • allow reputable third parties to send you information via us (again, if you opt in to receiving such information)
  • ensure, as far as is practical, that our site is compatible with the browsers and operating systems used by most of our visitors
  • manually check and in many occasions successfully process registrations that might otherwise have failed
  • monitor the interest and effectiveness of franchisor profiles and calculate statistics with reference to the trends taking place in this site's industry*

*The results of all such research and analysis will be presented as anonymous or aggregated information and will not reveal any personal facts about individual customers.


A cookie is a small file which is placed on the user's hard drive during a visit to a website. This file allows the user to move quickly and easily around our site. It is used to identify returning users and to identify subscribers and registrants (a registrant - and subscriber - will have the cookie linked to their e-mail address as a way of identifying them). This means that if you are a registrant or subscriber, you will not have to login each time you visit. We also use a cookie to track a user's sessions. We use this information to find out what site features are most popular so that we can develop www.scottishfranchisemagazine.net in the light of our analysis of people's usage. We may also use cookies and the information we collect to show you relevant content and advertising.

You can delete cookies from your hard drive at any time. Bear in mind, though, that if you delete these cookies, any settings such as your stored username and password will be reset and you will need to log in again to use these features.

Security Policy

www.scottishfranchisemagazine.net has appropriate measures in place to ensure that users' personal details are not misused, accidentally destroyed, lost or altered within the Franchise Development Services Limited server environment.

Transfer of Personal Data Overseas

Given that the Internet is a global environment, using the Internet to collect and process personal data necessarily involves the transmission of data on an international basis. Therefore, by browsing www.scottishfranchisemagazine.net and communicating electronically with us, you acknowledge and agree to our processing of personal data in this way. In particular you understand that if you request more information from a company based outside of the UK your details will be sent to them. Our web servers and offices are based in the United Kingdom.

Changes to this statement

Due to changes in legislation and best practice or enhancements to functionality and content on www.scottishfranchisemagazine.net we may make changes to our privacy policy and will reflect those changes in this statement, so you should check here from time to time.