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Privacy policy

Personal Data and GDPR

  • The Farm Advisory Service (FAS) is delivered under the Scottish Rural Development Programme and forms an important function in delivering Scottish Government (SG) action to support and develop agriculture in Scotland.
  • To implement the FAS, it is necessary to deliver targeted communications to farmers, crofters and land managers in Scotland, and to continue to communicate with customers who wish to know more about the service or to take advantage of the benefits. Some of this communication task is undertaken by SAC Consulting as a data processor under contract to the Scottish Government.
  • This processing is “necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller” – the tasks in question being the administration and management of CAP Schemes as defined in the various EU Regulations.
  • The Government’s overall Privacy Policy for Agriculture & Rural Economy can be found here.

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