Your data: Family Wellbeing Fund

How we use your data

We are receiving your personal information from a referring organisation to allow us 
to assess and determine whether your you are eligible to receive funding from the 
Family Wellbeing Fund and to administer and process that funding provided you 
meet the grant criteria. We will also verify your eligibility by checking Council Tax 
records. The information provided will only be used for the purpose of verifying and 
providing this payment to you.

How long we keep your information for

We will keep your personal details for 6 years after which they will be disposed of 
securely. The Council will keep an anonymised record of your request for statistical 
purposes. Statistical information will be used to ensure that we are delivering the 
right services to meet the needs of our service users.

Your data will be stored on secure servers within the EEA by our suppliers Firmstep 
Ltd and Advice Pro and on servers maintained by Aberdeen City Council in our local 
data centre with BrightSolid.

Your rights

You have rights to your data, including the right to ask for a copy of it. See more 
information about the rights you have
, how they work in practice, and the contact 
details of our Data Protection Officer. You also have the right to make a complaint to 
the Information Commissioner’s Office. They are the body responsible for making 
sure organisations like the Council handle your data lawfully.

Our legal basis

Wherever Aberdeen City Council processes your data we need to tell you what our 
legal basis in Data Protection law for doing so. The Council understands our legal 
basis for processing your data as Article 6(1)(e) of the UK General Data Protection 
Regulation, because enabling individuals to access financial support is part of our 
public task as a local authority of promoting social welfare. Where we process 
information about your health, our legal basis is also Article 9(2)(h).

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