Terms and disclaimer

There are terms and disclaimer that relate to our website and the information we hold:


We make every effort to keep the information on this website accurate and up to date but will not be held responsible for any loss or damage arising in connection with the use of this website.

You should be aware the council undertakes monitoring of both incoming and outgoing emails from time to time to protect our systems. 

None of the guidance contained within this website is intended to be legal advice. If you are unsure of your legal rights in connection with any matter you should obtain independent legal advice.

If you think there are any errors or out of date information on any content pages please let us know by clicking 'Do you have any comments about this page' link and completing our content feedback form. You can find the link to the form on all our content pages. 

External links

We provide links to external website but we are not responsible for content or reliability of the linked websites. Linking to other websites should not be taken as an endorsement of any kind. 

PDF files

You can view and print PDF (Portable Document Format) files from your browser. However different browsers handle these files differently and you might need additional software such as Adobe Acrobat Reader. To fill in and save completed PDF form you might need to download it first and save it on your computer as not all browsers will let you do that. 

Data protection and privacy

We support the objectives and principles of the Data Protection Act 1998. No personal data is obtained from this site without your knowledge or permission. Any information which is voluntarily submitted, either by email or through online forms, will be:

  • processed fairly and lawfully
  • obtained and processed only for lawful purposes
  • adequate, relevant and not excessive
  • accurate and, where necessary, kept up-to-date
  • not kept for longer than is necessary
  • processed with regard for the rights of the data subjects
  • protected against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss or damage
  • transferred only to countries with similar regulations in force

If you have any queries concerning your personal data please write to the Data Protection Officer.

Further information is also available from the Information Commissioner's Office website. The website enables you to search the council's data protection register. To use it, enter the reference number Z6501842 and click on the 'Search Register' button.

If you'd like to find out more you can view more detailed  information about our specific forms and their purpose and disclosures.

Re-use of public sector information

The Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations came into force in 2005 which make it easier to re-use information the council has produced. Find out more about making a re-use of public sector information request.

Subject access requests (SAR)

Under the law on data protection you have a right to ask to see information about you that we hold. Asking for this information is called making a subject access request or SAR.

To submit your request fill in the SAR application form (pdf 272KB)Please return your completed form to the Data Protection Officer.

We charge a fee for providing this information. This is to cover the costs of searching for and providing a copy of the information. The fee depends on how many services your request relates to and is broken down as follows:

  • £5 for a simple request involving one service
  • £10 for a request involving two or more services

We may also charge you for paper copies of school records, the cost will depend on the number of pages. 

View our subject access request guidance (pdf 323KB) for more information.

Inaccurate data

If you feel that we hold inaccurate or incomplete data about you please contact the relevant council service requesting that they rectify the data.

Domain abuse

We manage a wide range of domain names related to our own website and those of our schools. We manage these in compliance with the terms and conditions set out by Nominet, the organisation responsible for domain name registration within the UK.

If you have received any phishing scams or spam emails from our domains or wish to contact us about any abuse related to our domains please log a complaint or email webmaster@aberdeenshire.gov.uk.


Data Protection Officer
Aberdeenshire Council
Town House
Low Street
AB45 1AY

Email: dataprotection@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

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