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Zoom use and security policy

Zoom is our preferred video conference platform and we use it to host our online meetings and webinars.

If you are invited to a meeting with us and are unable to use Zoom, please let us know and we can organise an alternative platform. We do not provide an alternative platform for webinars, however we may be able to provide you with recordings and supporting resources.

What is Zoom?

Zoom(this link will open in a new window) is a piece of software that allows us to host online meetings and webinars.

Why do we use Zoom?

There is a wide choice of similar platforms to Zoom. We use it because:

What is the difference between a meeting and a webinar on Zoom?

Meetings are generally more suitable for discussions between small groups of people. Webinars are for presentations and training being delivered to larger groups. Here are the main differences:

How do we keep our meetings and webinars safe and secure?

From September 2020, all meetings will be required to use passcodes or waiting rooms.

In addition to this, if you attend a meeting or webinar with us, you will find some or all of the following security settings in place:

For more information read Zoom’s privacy policy(this link will open in a new window) and Scottish Book Trust’s privacy policy.

Keeping our meetings safe and secure

How do we make our Zoom meetings accessible?

We know accessibility needs will vary and we are actively working on improving the accessibility of our digital events, both live and recorded. If you require additional support for accessing or viewing our events please let us know. Alternatively, if you have had a good experience with a tool that improves accessibility and would like to recommend it to us, please get in touch with us at digital@scottishbooktrust.com(this link will open in a new window)