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Your data: Kickstart

Thank you for expressing an interest in Kickstart. Aberdeen City Council will be acting as a gateway organisation to enable organisations to access this UK Government scheme. This notice tells you how we will use any personal information you give whilst taking part. 

How we use your information

We use your name and contact details to get in touch with you about the Kickstart scheme and to support you to access the grant funding available through it to create six-month job placements.
The information you provide will be used to:

Contact you to discuss your needs 

  • Enable Aberdeen City Council to compile Kickstart bids
  • To administer the scheme as required by the UK Government and Department for Work and Pensions
  • To provide you with information about support available to organisations and individuals in relation to Covid-19, employability, training, business support and other related support
  • To provide a response to your enquiry and to enable communication
  • May be used for audit purposes

We are legally obliged to safeguard public funds, so we are required to verify and check your details internally for fraud prevention. We may share this information with other public bodies (and also 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 DWP 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

We will only keep your personal information for the minimum period of time necessary. This is likely to be for the current financial year plus six more years, but as this is a new national fund, we will follow any national guidance in relation to how long we keep this 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

Wherever the Council processes personal data we need to make sure we have a basis for doing so. We understand our legal basis as article 6(1)(e) and 6(1)(c) of the General Data Protection Regulation as we consider that it is part of our public task to administer the scheme and the fund and we have a legal duty to protect the public funds we administer under the Local Government in Scotland Act 2003. 

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