Privacy Policy

The Society of Law Accounts in Scotland ("SOLAS") is committed to preserving the privacy of all visitors to Please read the following privacy policy to understand how we use and protect the information that you provide to us. We are committed to using this data in accordance with relevant data protection laws such as the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

By using this site (the "website") or contacting us by email or through this website, you consent to the collection, use and transfer of your personal information under the terms of this policy. If you do not accept the terms of this policy you must leave this website immediately and you may not use any of the services we provide.

Sensitive Information

We may ask you to provide us information about dietary requirements or access requirements if you are attending an event organised by us. You agree that we may use this information for the purpose of administering and running the relevant event.

Use of your information

Members cannot opt out of regulatory emails, such as renewal information, general meeting notices and rule changes. All other communication relating to seminars, newsletter etc. will be sent to members unless they specifically choose, or have previously chosen, not to receive it.

In particular, we may use your information to contact you for your views on our services and functions, and to notify you occasionally about important changes or developments to the website.

Lawful basis for processing

Consent: the individual has given clear consent for us to process their personal data for a specific purpose.

Legitimate interests: we believe there is a legitimate interest, in communicating with our members. When we are managing our relationship with you which will include: (a) notifying you about changes to our privacy policy; (b) asking you to leave a review or take a survey, we are processing your personal data as it is necessary for our legitimate interests (to keep our records updated and to study how users use our services).

Ways in which we may contact you

The Society may contact you by post, telephone (including by text), fax or email in connection with the purposes outlined above. If you change your mind about being contacted in the future, or the methods by which we may contact you, please let us know by contacting us at our contact details set out below. 


We use third-party cookies via Google Analytics. We do not collect any personally identifiable information about you or your visit when you use this website.

We do collect some types of anonymous information and other anonymous audience usage statistics about your visit, such as which pages you view, that allow us to make this website better for our users.

Disclosure of information

The information you provide to us will be held on our computer in the UK and may be given to a member of your local branch who act for us, for the purposes set out in this policy or for other purposes approved by you or as otherwise permitted by law.

Security and data retention

We employ measures to protect your information from access by unauthorised persons and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction and damage. We will retain your information for as long as you remain a member of our society and for a period of five years after. You should be aware however that it is technically impossible to provide a totally secure system on the web and you are responsible for ensuring your own computer system is adequately protected from access by unauthorised persons.

Accessing and updating

You are entitled to request access to the information held about you and to ask us to make any necessary changes to ensure that it is accurate and kept up to date. If you wish to do this, please contact us at the address below.

Changes to our privacy policy

We may change our privacy policy at any time without having to give you prior notification. Any changes to our privacy policy in the future will be posted to the website and/or, where we think it is appropriate, through e-mail notification.

Your legal rights

Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data. These rights include, the right to:

request access to your personal data;
request correction of your personal data;
request erasure of your personal data;
object to processing of your personal data;
request restriction of processing your personal data;
request transfer of your personal data; and
withdraw consent previously given by you.

For more information on your rights please visit the Information Commissioner Officer’s website (

If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact the Administrator at or telephone 01592 260021.


All comments, queries and requests relating to our use of your information are welcomed and should be addressed to:
The Administrator
Mrs Dorothy Nicholson
The Society of Law Accounts in Scotland
17 Raith Gardens

Tel: 01592 260021