How we use your information
Aberdeen City Council collects and records the information in order to process your application for a disabled adaptation grant to make your house suitable for the needs of a disabled occupant. This involves sharing certain information with your occupational therapist(s) from Bon Accord Care, Department for Work and Pensions (if applicable) for verification purposes and your appointed Technical Agent (if applicable).
Your grant application is considered under delegated powers.
How long we keep your information for
When your grant application is considered, the Council will keep your application and supporting documentation, for ten years from the date of the grant payment. In the event your application is declined, your application and related documentation will be destroyed ten years after the last action.
In addition, if a grant payment is made, a standard security containing the grant conditions will be registered against the property in the publicly accessible Land Register maintained by the Registers of Scotland.
You have rights in relation to your data, including the right to ask for a copy of it. See the Your data page for more information about all the rights you have, as well as the contact details for the Council’s Data Protection Officer. You also have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner's Office if you think we haven’t handled your data properly.
Our legal basis
Wherever the Council processes personal data, we need to make sure we have a legal basis for doing so in data protection law. The Council understands our legal bases for processing personal data in relation to your disabled adaptation grant are Article 6 (e) and Article 9 (g) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in that the Council is exercising its official authority under Part Two of the Housing (Scotland) Act 2006, as amended, and as such requires some information which is classified as special category under GDPR for reasons of substantial public interest.