How we use your information
Aberdeen City Council collects and records your personal information, including your name, address and contact information. The information that you provide within this application will be held on a matchmaking database controlled and operated by the Aberdeen City Empty Homes Officer.
For ‘sellers’ we will also hold information about your property in order to advertise your empty home on the Council website and to inform prospective buyers that your property is for sale. ‘Sellers’ who register with this service should be aware that the property details they have included will be distributed to all appropriate registered buyers. If a ‘Buyer’ declares an interest in a property then the ‘Sellers’ personal information (name, telephone number and email address) will be shared with the ‘Buyer’ in order to generate a communication link. ‘Buyers’ should also be aware that if they choose to declare an interest in a property then their personal information (name, telephone number and email address) will be shared with the appropriate ‘Seller’.
How long we’ll keep your information for
We will keep this information for 12 months commencing from either the day your property is sold, or from the day you choose to withdraw from the matchmaker scheme.
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, and to ask us to stop doing something with your data. Please contact the Council’s Data Protection Officer by email: DataProtectionOfficer@aberdeencity.gov.uk or in writing at:
Data Protection Officer
Business Hub 6
Level 1 South
More information about all the rights you have is available on our your data webpage. 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 legal basis for doing so in data protection law. The Council understands our legal basis for processing this personal data as part of our public task under our powers set out in the Local Government Finance Act 1992 and the Housing (Scotland) Act 2010 s157.