Conditions of use and privacy policy

If you continue to browse and use this website, you are agreeing to comply with the following conditions of use.

The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. While we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we can make no warranties, expressed or implied, about the full completeness, accuracy, or availability with respect to the website or the information, products or services contained on the website.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of the Incorporation of Goldsmiths. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them. We provide external links to other sources to make this information available to users for their own research purposes.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, should the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control, we apologise for this inconvenience but claim no liability for this.

Who ‘We’ are

In this policy, ‘We’, ‘Us’, and ‘Our’ refers to the Incorporation of Goldsmiths and all subsidiaries or associated charities, including the Scottish Goldsmiths Trust, the Edinburgh Assay Office, Silver of the Stars and Assay Assured.

We are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office under the Edinburgh Assay Office (registration number ZA353369).

What personal data do We collect and how is it collected?

We process your personal data to meet our legal, statutory and contractual obligations and to provide you with our products and services. We will never collect any unnecessary personal data from you, and do not process your information in any way other than as specified in this notice.

The personal data that we collect may include:

Personal information including name, postal address, email address, phone number, Sponsors Mark Details, information about your business needs, and information about your interests. Non-personal data including IP address, operating system and browser type, to help us to improve the performance of our website.

The data We process is provided directly by you, in connection with specific services or activities, including registrations, applications, job submission, and newsletter signups.

Using your information for marketing purposes

We will only send marketing emails to individuals who have specifically consented to Us doing so (effective 25 May 2018). If you would like to subscribe to our newsletter, you can do so here.

Every email that we send you will include the option to unsubscribe. If you no longer wish to receive emails from us, you can unsubscribe using the link in the footer of our emails, or you can contact us at

What We don’t do with your data

We take your privacy very seriously and will never disclose or share your data without your consent; unless we are required to do so by law. We will never sell your data. We only retain your data for as long as is necessary and for the purpose(s) specified in this notice.

Where you have consented to us providing you with promotional offers and marketing, you are free to withdraw this consent at any time.

Your rights

Subject Access Requests

If you are a resident of the EU, you have the legal right to make a “subject access request”. If you exercise this right and we process personal data about you, we are required to provide you with a description and copy of that personal data and tell you why we are processing it.

Correction or restriction of data

As well as your subject access right, you may have a legal right to have your personal data corrected or erased, to object to its processing, or have its processing restricted.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible at We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

You can contact us at if you would like to exercise any of your rights.


If you have any queries about how and why we process your personal data, please contact us at