Terms and conditions

Using this website

We aim to provide a website that is accurate, useful, easy to use, and that respects your privacy. This area sets out our policies on privacy and copyright, and describes the features of the website.


Please note that once you have completed the online sign up your application is pending until full approval by the GSEN Board. You will be contacted as soon as possible thereafter to discuss your application and, if appropriate, meet with the Director.

Code of Practice

GSEN follows the Voluntary Code of Practice for Social Enterprise in Scotland.

  1. A Social Enterprise (SE) is a trading business – selling goods and services – but whose primary objective is to achieve social and/or environmental benefit. SEs are different from those charities and voluntary organisations which do not aspire to financial independence through trading.
  2. Regardless of its legal form, the constitution of a SE will include the requirement that profits are reinvested in the business or in the beneficiary community – and not distributed to private owners, shareholders or investors. (See FAQs)
  3. The constitution will always require that on dissolution, the assets of the SE are reinvested in another organisation with similar aims and objectives. Taken together Criteria 2 and 3 are referred to as the 'asset lock' – the defining characteristic of a SE – which distinguishes it from the private sector.
  4. SEs are constituted and managed in an accountable and transparent way – particularly with regard to the community they serve. To demonstrate this, SEs, regardless of their legal form, should have a minimum of three (unrelated) Directors
  5. SEs are distinct from the public sector and cannot be the subsidiary of a public body.

For more information on The Code

Joining Online

Your membership details collected within the online sign up will be used in conjunction with the GSEN Data Privacy Notice.

Any details which you enter into the online profile section will be agreed and managed by you and will be available publicity on the GSEN website.

You will also have the option to sign up to monthly GSEN newsletters and emails. Should you opt out of this you will receive limited information from GSEN.

If you do not meet the criteria for the membership category you have chosen a member of staff will be in touch to discuss this with you.

Code of Conduct

Social Enterprises and representatives agree to the GSEN Membership Code of Conduct when applying for membership.

You agree that when applying to become members of GSEN, you have read the rules of the company and accept them. You agree to notify GSEN if you make amendments to your Memorandum & Articles or Governing documents as this may affect your ability to meet the criteria of the Voluntary Code of Practice for Social Enterprise in Scotland.


If you sign up to our newsletters you will receive monthly GSEN news. You have an option to opt out of receiving these at any point though the mailing list or by contacting GSEN.

MILO System

We use the MILO system database as a condition of our Scottish Government – Third Sector Interface (TSI) – grant funding which requires us to share organisation data with our Glasgow TSI partners (GCVS, Volunteer Glasgow and Glasgow's Third Sector Forum) to ensure you receive the highest quality support services from the TSI.


All content on this website is subject to copyright unless otherwise stated. Site visitors can download material for private research, study or in-house use only. Visitors must not distribute, or publish any material from this website without first obtaining the permission of the respective copyright owners.


Links are provided for information and convenience only. We cannot accept responsibility for the sites linked to, or the information found there.


We do not guarantee uninterrupted access to this website, or the sites to which it links. We accept no responsibility for any damages arising from the loss of use of this information.

If you have any comments on how we can improve the website, please contact us.


Privacy Policy

Glasgow Social Enterprise Network is committed to the protection of your personal data. This policy explains why and when we collect your personal information, and what use we make of that information.

Glasgow Social Enterprise Network will collect information from you in a number of ways including:

  • Online Membership
  • Newsletters
  • Emails
  • Surveys
  • Events

The personal information collected from you is the information we require to keep you informed and include you in our activity. This information may include full contact information for you and your social enterprise. If you are joining as a Full GSEN member we will also collect information regarding your social enterprise which will feature on the GSEN online directory.

GSEN do not use ecommerce.

For more information please see the GSEN Data Privacy Notice


Cookie information

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files, stored on your computer to help us remember things like your preferences or to help us find out how many people are accessing our site. This information is really important to us.

Why am I being shown this?

EU law now requires that we tell you what cookies are and how to avoid storing them.

What can I do?

If you're concerned about cookies, we recommend that you change your browser settings to disable them - either for this site or for everything. But you should be aware that this means many functions of sites, such as online shops or most sites where you log in, won't work any more. You can find out how to turn off cookies at allaboutcookies.org.

We also use Google's Analytics service to collect really important information on how many of you are visiting our site. If you don't want this information to be passed on, you can opt out of Google Analytics.

What about other companies?

If this site includes links to external sites, or uses content from these, they will have their own cookie policies. You will have to visit each of these sites if you are concerned about your cookie settings there.

How we use your information

Glasgow Social Enterprise Network will use your information to make you aware or include you in GSEN activity.

If you do not wish to receive email notices or newsletters from Glasgow Social Enterprise Network, you can opt out by using the unsubscribe function in the emails or contacting a GSEN staff member.

We might also gather information in statistical form such as the number of visitors who visit the GSEN website on a daily basis. This is not used to track any individual visitor.

Transmission of information

Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try and prevent unauthorised access.

Disclosure of your information to third parties

Third party service providers

We will not provide your details to any third party without your consent unless direct involvement with a GSEN or Third Sector Interface Project. Information you provide for your online profile will be available on the online directory.


You may access and update your information including your online profile by logging into your account.


GSEN may make changes to its privacy policy from time to time. You should check our privacy policy from time to time to see if we have made any changes to it.

Further information or queries

If you have any queries or comments, or would like more information please contact us by using our contact page.

We aim to provide a website that is accurate, useful, easy to use, and that respects your privacy. This area sets out our policies on privacy and copyright, and describes the features of the website.