How we use your information

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

With your consent, 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 and advice services that are available to you from ourselves or partner organisations (for example Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Development International, Scottish Government and UK Government).

If, at any time, you decide that you no longer wish to receive these communications then you can unsubscribe from future communications by contacting

We also provide an enquiry service to give business advice and 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 or send you information on our services as appropriate;
• Look at the services you and other clients use;
• Report on the number of clients using our services.

We may share your personal information with our service delivery partners to enable them to assist in the delivery of business advice and support services. These partners include: Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Development International, Scottish Government and UK Government.

We may also share your personal information with relevant departments within Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council.

How long we’ll keep your information for

We will keep your personal details on our mailing list for as long as you wish us to do so.

Where we have collected your personal details as part of our public task to communicate with you as part of our enquiry service we will keep this information for 3 years.

Your rights

Your information is being collected by Aberdeenshire Council and Aberdeen City Council. Each of these organisations have a Data Protection Officer, please see the contact details below:

Data Protection Officer, Aberdeenshire Council, Town House, 34 Low Street, Banff, AB45 1AY, Email:

Data Protection Officer, Aberdeen City Council, Governance, Level 1 South, Marischal College, Broad Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1AB, Email:

You have rights in relation to your data, including the right to access it, the right to object in certain circumstances, and the right to request rectification or erasure of your personal data, as so far as the legislation permits.

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.


Contact information and further advice

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

Our legal basis

Wherever we process personal data, we need to make sure we have a legal basis for doing so in data protection law.

We understand our legal basis for processing personal data for our mailing list as Article 6(1)(a) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as this is based on consent.

We understand our legal basis for processing personal data in relation to enquiries as Article 6(1)(e) of GDPR as this is based on our public task in relation to growing the local economy in line with our responsibilities under Scotland’s Economic Strategy, 2015 and the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act, 2015.

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: 1.3

This privacy notice was last updated on: 6 January 2020