Privacy and data protection

Data protection statement

We take data protection seriously and we want to assure you that any information we hold about you is processed fairly and lawfully:

Our commitment to being transparent about the use of your personal information

As a data controller we are committed to making sure we are transparent about how we use your personal information. We have the right controls in place to make sure it is used responsibly and kept safe from inappropriate access, theft or misuse. Being a data controller means that we are responsible for how your personal information is used and protected.

We collect, hold and process a large amount of information, including personal information about our customers. We do this to allow us to provide public services effectively. This policy explains how we use your personal information and tells you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you. Our service specific privacy notices have more detailed information about:

  • what personal information is collected
  • how it is used
  • the legal reasons for collecting it

Data Protection Officer

As a public body we are required to appoint a Data Protection Officer. This is a dedicated senior officer who is responsible for enforcing how we collect and process your personal data in line with new data protection law:

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

Changes to this privacy policy

We continually review and update this privacy policy to reflect changes in our services and feedback from customers, as well as to keep up with changes in the law. We keep a record of all changes to this privacy policy.