Who can get certified

What is Cyber Essentials?

Cyber security is increasingly important. Globally, the number of firms reporting cyber incidents has risen from 45% in 2018 to 61% in 2019.

Cyber Essentials is a government-backed scheme that gives your customers the peace of mind that measures are in place to protect your business and their data against cyber attacks including hacking, phishing and password guessing.

The average cyber attack on an SME costs in the region of £1,300-£3,000 to resolve. By ensuring your computers, tablets, smartphones, servers and network devices are all protected, you can make provisions to avoid any unexpected outlays.

How do I get accredited?

We are an accredited Cyber Essentials certification body, meaning we can help you every step of the way. We’ll carry out an audit of your current cyber security, advise on and make any necessary changes, and guide you through the certification process.

Sound good? Contact us to get started.

What support is available?

We’re here to help and provide advice throughout the certification process. Scottish SMEs and sole traders going through accreditation can also apply for a grant of up to £1,000 to cover the costs of certification. These grants are available until the end of March 2020, so there’s never been a better time to start the process.

To be eligible for funding, you must:

  • Be an SME with fewer than 250 employees, or a sole trader
  • Have a registered base in Scotland
  • Operate IT with a connection to the internet
  • Be completing Cyber Essentials for the first time

Don’t put cyber security on the backburner – contact us to find out how you can take advantage of the funding available and learn how becoming Cyber Essentials certified can protect your business.

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At CiT we’re committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.
This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit our website, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.

We may change this Policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By using our website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy.

Any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to or by writing to Clark Integrated Technologies, Auchterless, Turriff, Aberdeenshire, AB53 8EP, Alternatively, you can telephone 01888 511441.

Who we are

We’re CiT, an award winning Scottish based IT Managed Service Provider and Cyber Security Advisors. We work with Clients to minimise business risk and to minimise downtime. We provide Cyber Essentials and GDPR compliance through our process, working with our Legal, Insurance and Training Partners. We are registerd in the UK (286609).

How do we collect information from you?

We obtain information about you when you use our website, for example, when you contact us about products and services.

What type of information is collected from you?

The personal information we collect might include your name, address, email address, IP address, and information regarding what pages are accessed and when.

How is your information used?

We may use your information to:

  • to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts entered into by you and us;
  • dealing with entries into a competition;
  • seek your views or comments on the services we provide;
  • notify you of changes to our services;
  • send you communications which you have requested and that may be of interest to you. These may include information about campaigns.
  • activities, promotions of our associated companies goods and services;
  • process a job application.

We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis. We are legally required to hold some types of information to fulfil our statutory obligations. We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with us.

Who has access to your information?

We will not sell or rent your information to third parties.

We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.

We may transfer your personal information to a third party as part of a sale of some or all of our business and assets to any third party or as part of any business restructuring or reorganisation, or if we’re under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation or to enforce or apply our terms of use or to protect the rights, property or safety of our supporters and customers. However, we will take steps with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected.

Your choices

You have a choice about whether or not you wish to receive information from us. If you do want to receive direct marketing communications from us, then you can select your choices by ticking the relevant boxes situated on the form on which we collect your information.

We will not contact you for marketing purposes by email, phone or text message unless you have given your prior consent. We will not contact you for marketing purposes by post if you have indicated that you do not wish to be contacted. You can change your marketing preferences at any time by contacting us by email: or telephone on 01888 511441.

How you can access and update your information

The accuracy of your information is important to us. We’re working on ways to make it easier for you to review and correct the information that we hold about you. In the meantime, if you change email address, or any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please email us at: or write to us at: to Clark Integrated Technologies, Auchterless, Turriff, Aberdeenshire, AB53 8EP, Alternatively, you can telephone 01888 511441.

You have the right to ask for a copy of the information CiT holds about you.

Security precautions in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of your information

When you give us personal information, we take steps to ensure that it’s treated securely.

Non-sensitive details (your email address etc.) are transmitted normally over the Internet, and this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. Where we have given (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our websites, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.


We may analyse your personal information to create a profile of your interests and preferences so that we can contact you with information relevant to you. We may make use of additional information about you when it is available from external sources to help us do this effectively. We may also use your personal information to detect and reduce fraud and credit risk.

Use of 'cookies'

Like many other websites, the CiT website uses cookies. 'Cookies' are small pieces of information sent by an organisation to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow that website to recognise you when you visit. They collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns and do not identify you as an individual. For example, we use cookies to store your country preference. This helps us to improve our website and deliver a better more personalised service.

It is possible to switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences. Turning cookies off may result in a loss of functionality when using our website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites run by other organisations. This privacy policy applies only to our website‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them using links from our website.

In addition, if you linked to our website from a third party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site.

16 or Under

We are concerned to protect the privacy of children aged 16 or under. If you are aged 16 or under‚ please get your parent/guardian's permission beforehand whenever you provide us with personal information.

Transferring your information outside of Europe

As part of the services offered to you through this website, the information which you provide to us may be transferred to countries outwith the GDPR. By way of example, this may happen if any of our servers are from time to time located in a country not a signatory to the GDPR. These countries may not have similar data protection laws to the UK. By submitting your personal data, you’re agreeing to this transfer, storing or processing. 

If we transfer your information to such a country this way, we will take steps to ensure that appropriate security measures are taken with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this Policy.

Review of this Policy

We keep this Policy under regular review. This Policy was last updated in September 2023.

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