Your data: Scotland Loves Local Aberdeen Gift Card

How we use your information

Aberdeen City Council is working with Aberdeen Inspired to deliver the Scotland Loves Local Aberdeen Gift card scheme. Aberdeen Inspired applied to Aberdeen City Council to access funding through the Scottish Government’s Local Authority Covid Economic Recovery fund with the aim of providing financial support to citizens on lower incomes while boosting the local economy. 

Aberdeen City Council collects and maintains information in order to administer Housing Benefit, Council Tax Reduction and Educational Benefits and Entitlements (where applicable) within Aberdeen City. This information was used to identify you as being eligible for a Scotland Loves Local Gift Card. 

You can find more information on why and how we use your data to administer Housing Benefit, Council Tax Reduction and Educational Entitlements and Benefits in our privacy notice.

Under our agreement with Aberdeen Inspired they will use your name and address to issue and send you the gift card. We will provide support to citizens with any queries or requests about replacement cards or lost/not received activation codes. Your benefits reference number will be used for verification purposes only. 

How long we keep your information for

The information used to deliver the scheme will be deleted once the scheme is closed.

Your rights

You have rights in relation to your data, including the right to ask for a copy of it. See more information about the rights you have, as well as the 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 and Aberdeen Inspired are joint controllers of the processing of your personal information described above. This means we have worked together to decide why and how your information is being processed. It also means we are jointly responsible to you under data protection law for that processing. 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 the Council’s legal basis for processing personal data as being part of our public task because improving the well-being of people in Aberdeen is one of our functions under the Local Government in Scotland Act 2003.

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