Your data: baby naming and vow renewal ceremonies

How we use your data

Aberdeen City Council collects your personal data to allow us to administer non-statutory symbolic ceremonies such as baby naming ceremonies and renewal of vows ceremonies. We will use your personal data to maintain our records. We may use your information to verify your identity. We may contact you by post, email or telephone.

Where you provide customer feedback to us this will be analysed internally to help us improve our services.

How long we keep your information for

We will retain records relating to the administration of the Citizenship Ceremonies until the end of the current year plus a further 3 years.

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. You can email the Council’s Data Protection Officer on DataProtectionOfficer@aberdeencity.gov.uk or write to:

Legal and Democratic Services
Business Hub 6
Level 1 South
Marischal College
Aberdeen
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 your information. Wherever we are processing personal information we need to make sure we have a legal basis in data protection law. The Council understands our legal basis for processing personal data as Article 6(1)(b) of the General Data Protection Regulation, as you are entering into a contract with us, or taking steps at pre-contract stage, for us to provide the service.


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