Your data: Commemorative Plaques

How we use your information

The personal information which you supply to us will be used to process your application for a Commemorative Plaque. We will use this information to assess your application, and to erect and maintain the plaque. We may use your contact details to get in touch with you about your application by mail, telephone and email. We may also need to get in touch if a reappraisal of the plaque is carried out. 

Who we share your information with

If your application is successful, your organisation’s name will be publicly available on our website as the sponsor of the plaque. Your name or your organisation’s name will also be included in the report to the City Growth and Resources Committee, which is publicly available on the Council’s website. 

How long we keep your information for

Applications for commemorative plaques are kept for 2 years. If your application is successful, we will keep your organisation’s name as the sponsor in perpetuity.  

The additional information submitted in support of an application for a commemorative plaque will be retained permanently in order to contribute to building the memory of the people and place of Aberdeen for future generations. This will not include your personal information. 

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

Aberdeen City Council is the Data Controller for this information about you. 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 basis for processing personal data in relation to you as part of our public task.

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