3.2 Declaration of Interest - 3.4 Data Protection

3.2 Declaration of Interest

You must advise SQA in writing, on appointment and at any time during your appointment, of your involvement in any current or planned future commercial activity and/or any other interests whatsoever that may be significant to, of relevance to, or bear upon the work and operation of SQA.

As an appointee you are not permitted to work in any capacity for a commercial organisation on the production of examination questions for the subject and level in which you are working for SQA.

If you are undertaking any commercial activity, please complete the ‘Notification of Commercial Activity’ form which can be found atwww.sqa.org.uk/sqa/42405.2697.html and e-mail it to Appointee Management (am@sqa.org.uk).

3.3 Intellectual Property Rights

  1. ‘Intellectual Property Rights’ means patents, trademarks, design rights (whether suitable for registration or not), applications for these or for copyright and any other similar rights, in any part of the world (including but not limited to the United Kingdom).
  2. By accepting your appointment, you agree that all Intellectual Property Rights in any reports, materials, documents or works that you produce (including future updates) shall be assigned to and vest in SQA as soon as the reports, materials, documents or works come into existence.
  3. Where, for illustrative and/or resource purposes, appointees use copyright material (eg quotations or items from other sources) in external assessments, detailed particulars of such material (eg title, author, publisher, date of publication, and ISBN or URL if taken from a website) should be recorded. SQA will in due course need the information in order that the use of such material can be cleared to allow the publication and sale of SQA’s bound volumes of past external assessments, loose-leaf copies of individual past external assessments and for publishing past question papers on SQA’s website.
  4. All SQA publications, including past external assessments, are subject to copyright, and may not be reproduced, in whole or in part, without the prior permission of SQA.

3.4 Data Protection

SQA holds records of your personal and appointment details on a database. Information relating to your appointment(s) will be provided to your employer. The details we will release are:

  • your name
  • place of employment
  • the year of your appointment
  • the area in which you have been appointed
  • SQA is registered with the Information Commissioner. Details of the entry (registration number Z5781759) can be viewed on the Information Commissioner’s website: www.dataprotection.gov.uk.

    Accepting your appointment will constitute your express permission for SQA to hold your data in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

    Use of the appointee online systems

    SQA’s online systems provide access to sensitive and personal information covered by the Data Protection Act. You must access and use this information only for SQA business purposes as defined by your contract of appointment. Improper use of personal information is an offence under the Data Protection Act.

    Use of these systems implies responsibility to preserve the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the resources accessed.