Privacy Policy & Cookies

The First Minister’s Reading Challenge is delivered 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.

How do we use your information?

Participation data

In order to track and evaluate participation in the First Minister’s Reading Challenge we will share participation information with key stakeholders, including the Scottish Government and Local Authorities. This may include your name and class details. Your personal contact details will not be shared without your express permission.

If you are a teacher your class information will be available to your school’s Key Contact.

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.


By signing up to the First Minister’s Reading Challenge you agree to receive emails directly related to your account and your participation. We will not send you any further information unless you sign up to our e-newsletter. You can unsubscribe from the e-newsletter at any time.

Changing and removing your information

You can update the information about your account on your account page.

If you need to update any information about your account, class or school, please contact us.

You have the right to have any information about you removed, or your account deleted, from our website at any time. Please contact us if you would like your account removed.


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  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 the First Minister’s Reading Challenge website. 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. This helps us to improve the site and content that we offer you. 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 away from the First Minister’s Reading Challenge website.


This website contains links to other sites. Scottish Book Trust are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by this website.

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If you have any queries regarding our privacy policy, please contact us

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