Your data: Receiving a payment from Aberdeen City Council

How we use your information

Aberdeen City Council collects this information about you in order for us to be able to make a payment to you.

In some cases, information will be created, matched, and updated using automated processing to speed up the time it takes to deal with simple processes. Decisions about you are not being made by automated decision-making.

Who we share information with

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 HMRC and will do so where the law requires this. We will also generally require with requests for specific information from other regulatory and law enforcement bodies where this is necessary and appropriate.

How long we keep your information

We will keep the information for the current financial year, and then for six more years after that. This is in line with the Council’s record retention period for financial information.

Your rights

You have rights in relation to your data, including the right to ask for a copy of it. See more information about all the rights you have, how they work in practice, as well as contact details for the Council’s Data Protection Officer. You also have the right to make a complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office if you think we haven’t handled your data properly

Our legal basis

Aberdeen City Council is the Data Controller for this your information. Wherever the Council processes your 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 your data to be necessary for compliance with a legal obligation and part of our public task to administer and secure public funds. Additionally, in some instances it is necessary based on our legal contract with you.

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