Privacy policy

What’s Your Story? is run by Scottish Book Trust. We are committed to protecting your personal information and privacy online and with regard to all our services. This Privacy Policy relates to our use of any personal information you provide to us online, via phone or text, by email, in letters or correspondence.

We are registered under the terms of the Data Protection Act and we only use the information that we collect about you lawfully in accordance with the Act. We do not pass your details to or share information with third parties.

How do we use your information?

Statistical data:
We gather certain information from our website, such as numbers and frequency of visitors to the site and its pages and we only use this information in aggregate form, to determine how visitors use specific areas and to help us to improve our website’s operation and appeal.  No personal information about individual users or visitors is gathered  in this process.

Magazine publication:
The What’s Your Story? Magazine is published three times a year and features work submitted to the site. This work may be viewed by visitors to our website. The authors of the work chosen can choose to display their real name or a pen name, and can opt to change what is displayed at any time.

Removing your information

You have the right to have any information about you removed, or your account deleted, from our website at any time. Click here to find out more about your rights and contact us if you would like to remove your information.


This website uses cookies. Cookies are pieces of data, normally stored in text files, that websites place on visitors’ computers to store information about the visitor or the device they’re using.

This information is used to make the site work as you expect it to. The information collected is cannot personally identify you, but is used to personalise your time on our website.

Keeping you logged in

We use cookies to keep you logged into your account. This means you don’t need to log back in every time you visit the site. If you wish to log out at any time, you can just click the “log out” link at the top right corner of the page. If you are using a shared computer, we recommend logging out of your account every time you leave the site.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics on What’s Your Story? Google Analytics uses cookies to tell us how many people visit the site, what pages they’re reading and the types of browsers and devices they use to visit the site. All of the information that is collected is anonymised and cannot be used to identify you.

Deleting Cookies

You can delete cookies from your browser at any time. About Cookies gives advice on how you can delete the cookies stored by your browser. Please note that this link takes you off the What’s Your Story? website.