Privacy policy

Collection and Use of Personal Information


The Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland (JABS) seeks to ensure that the information published on its website is up to date and accurate. However, the information on the website does not constitute legal or professional advice and JABS cannot accept any liability for actions arising from its use. JABS cannot be held responsible for the contents of any pages referenced by an external link.

Any personal data collected through this website will be treated as confidential in line with the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998.

Information Collection

The Judicial Appointments Board for Scotland (JABS) is the sole owner of the information collected on this website. 

Personal information collected from online applications

If you have applied for judicial office online the information collected when you register is retained by our website hosts People Solutions, in order for them to manage your account (previous/subsequent applications). People Solutions will not share your information with any other organisations. 

If you do not wish your details retained by People Solutions for future applications, please let us know.


You do not have to register to use the JABS website, but you will need to register if you wish to apply online for judicial office.  The registration information needed to apply online includes your email address. The application process itself involves the storage of comprehensive personal data. This data is stored securely on the JABS database.


Legal Disclaimer

Though JABS will make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our Website.

Third Party Intermediaries 

JABS uses an outside contractor to manage our user database. This company does not retain, share, store or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes. 


This Website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that JABS, is not responsible for the privacy practices of other such sites. We encourage you  to be aware when you leave the JABS site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. 

This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Website.