Your data: Coastal Communities Fund

How we use your information

Aberdeen City Council collects and records information about you for the purpose of managing the application process of Coastal Communities Fund. For successful applicants we use your information to administer and monitor the use of the funding and the progress of your project. This includes a final report at the end of the project. We may also use your information to produce an annual Coastal Communities Fund Report, which goes to the section of the Scottish Government dealing with the Scottish Crown Estate Net Revenue Allocations. It may also be published on the Aberdeen City Council website. 

We will also use your information to raise awareness, in that the information shows and publicises the support Aberdeen City Council provides to local environmental improvements but only where you tell us you are happy for us to do so. You can change your mind about this at any time by contacting

Who we share information with

We are legally obliged to safeguard public funds, so we are required to verify and check your details for fraud prevention. We may share this information with other public bodies (as well as receive information from these other bodies) for fraud checking purposes. We are also legally obliged to share certain data with other public bodies, such as HMRC and will do so where the law requires this. We will also generally comply with requests for specific information from other regulatory and law enforcement bodies where this is necessary and appropriate. Your information is also analysed internally to help us improve our services. 

How long we keep your information for

If you are successful, we will keep the information that relates to your application and award for the current financial year plus 6 more years. Unsuccessful applications are kept for 1 year.
The information that relates to your project and the reports you submit will be kept for 7 years as will the annual Coastal Communities Fund Report. 

Your rights

You have rights to your data, including the right to ask for a copy of it. See more information about all of the rights you have, how these work in practice, and contact details for our Data Protection Officer. You also have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office. That is 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 this information. 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 understand our legal basis for processing personal data in relation to the Coastal Communities Fund as part of our public task. Our bass for the processing persona data in relation to safeguarding public funds is understood to be necessary for compliance with a legal obligation. 

In carrying out this function, the Council is likely to process special categories of personal data. The Council understands our legal basis for doing so because it is necessary for reasons of substantial public interest.  

We will only use your information for publicity purposes where you have given us your explicit consent. You can change your mind at any time, as explained above, by contacting us at 

If you submit as part of your support material, any information or images that could be used to identify other people than yourself then we need to be confident that you have secured the explicit consent of those individuals and they are aware that the materials may be included within the annual Coastal Communities Fund and/or information and publicity materials. You will be asked to confirm that you have secured the explicit consent of the individuals who can be identified within your support materials.

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