Your data: animal health and welfare enforcement activity

How we use your information

While undertaking our statutory function in relation to animal health and welfare enforcement e.g. inspections and complaint investigations, Aberdeen City Council keeps a record of the information gathered. The information you provide may be used in relation to other statutory functions of the Protective Services (Environmental Health and Trading Standards) and may be shared with other Council Services including Business Rates, Building Control, and Planning. Information may also be shared with the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA).

How long we keep your information for

We will keep your information for seven years from completion of the enquiry or enforcement action.

Your rights

You’ve got legal rights about the way the Council handles and uses your data, which include the right to ask for a copy of it, and to ask us to stop doing something with your data. Please contact the Council’s Data Protection Officer by email on or write to:

Data Protection Officer
Marischal College
AB10 1AB. 

See more information about all of the rights you have. 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

Aberdeen City Council is the Data Controller for the information you provide. Wherever we process personal information we have to make sure we have a basis for doing so in Data Protection Law. We understand our basis as 6(1)(c) and 6(1)(e) of the General Data Protection Regulation. This is because we undertake this activity as part of our public task as part of our statutory role under the: Animal Health Act 1981 and the Animal Health and Welfare (Scotland) Act 2006.

In delivering this service, the Council is also likely to process special categories of personal data. The Council understands our legal basis for doing so as Article 9(2)(i) of the General Data Protection Regulation, because processing is necessary for reasons of public interest in the area of public health.

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