Privacy when visiting our website

The Data Controller of the information being collected is Aberdeenshire Council and Aberdeen City Council on behalf of Invest Aberdeen.

The Data Protection Officer can be contacted at Town House, 34 Low Street, Banff, AB45 1AY.

Email: dataprotection@aberdeenshire.gov.uk
Email: dataprotectionofficer@aberdeencitycouncil.gov.uk

Invest Aberdeen is a local authority funded service contributing to growing the local economy and driving inward investment to the Aberdeen City Region.

The service is delivered by:

Aberdeenshire Council (Woodhill House, Westburn Road, Aberdeen, AB16 5GB)

Aberdeen City Council (Marischal College, Broad Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1AB)

We also work closely with partner organisations who deliver business support and economic development activities locally and in Scotland, which includes:

Scottish Enterprise

Scottish Development International

UK Government

Scotland Government

Partner organisations provide their own privacy notices which explain how they use your personal information.

Your information is being collected to use for the following purposes:

We use your personal information to allow us to provide business advice & support services to you. 

We will use the information you supply to us to:
  • Verify your identity where required
  • Reply to your enquiry by post, email, or telephone;
  • Maintain our records;
  • Provide services to you;
  • Send you information on our other services;
  • Look at the services you and other clients use;
  • Report on the number of clients using our services.
Where we have your consent to do so, we will send you information and updates about Invest Aberdeen news and services. These updates may include information on events that we are holding and information about the business support & advice services that are available to you from ourselves or partner organisations. If you decide that you no longer wish to receive these communications then you can opt out of future communications. We will still communicate with you for other purposes in the ordinary course of any other relationship we have with you.

We process your personal information to provide business advice & support services to you. If you do not wish to provide us with your personal information, this may limit our ability to provide these services to you.

Your information is being collected by Aberdeenshire Council and Aberdeen City Council.

The Legal Basis for collecting the information is:

Consent: The data subject has given explicit consent to the processing

Performance of a Contract: Processing is necessary for the purposes of carrying out the obligations of the controller or of the data subject in the field of employment,  and social security  and social protection law

Vital Interests: Processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person where the data subject is physically or legally incapable of giving consent

Task carried out in the Public Interest: Processing relates to personal data which are made public by the data subject

Legitimate Interests:

o   Processing is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims or whenever courts are acting in their judicial capacity

o   Processing is necessary for reasons of substantial public interest

o   Processing is necessary for the purposes of preventive or occupational medicine, for the assessment of the working capacity of the employee, medical diagnosis, the provision of health or social care or treatment, or the management of health or social care systems

o   Processing is necessary for reasons of public interest in the area of public health

o   Processing is necessary for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes
Your information will be shared with the following recipients or categories of recipient:
We will generally comply with requests for specific information from regulatory and law enforcement bodies where this is necessary and appropriate. 

We may also share your personal information with our service delivery partners to enable them to assist in the delivery of business advice & support services. These partners include:

Aberdeen City Council

Aberdeenshire Council

Scottish Enterprise

Scottish Development International

UK Government

Scottish Government

Your information will be transferred to or stored in the following countries and the following safeguards are in place:

Not applicable

The retention period for the data is:

We only keep your personal information for the minimum period amount of time necessary. Sometimes this time period is set out in the law, but in most cases it is based on the business need.  Data will be reviewed every three years.
The following automated decision-making, including profiling, will be undertaken:

Not applicable 

Please note that you have the following rights:
  • to withdraw consent at any time, where the Legal Basis specified above is Consent;
  • to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (after raising the issue with the Data Protection Officer first);
  • to request access to your personal data;
  • to object, where the legal basis specified above is:
    • Performance of a Public Task; or
    • Legitimate Interests.
  • to data portability, where the legal basis specified above is:
    • Consent; or
    • Performance of a Contract
  • to request rectification or erasure of your personal data, as so far as the legislation permits.
Changes to our privacy notice

We keep this privacy notice under regular review and will place any updates on our website.

This privacy notice is version: 1.1

This privacy notice was last updated on: 24 May 2018

Contact information and further advice

Please contact us as at enquiries@investaberdeen.co.uk if you would like further information or advice about this privacy notice and how we handle your personal information.


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