Read the privacy notice for Housing Services.
- Check the information we have is accurate
- Prevent and / or detect crime
- Protect public funds
Other organisations include bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds, other councils, public sector agencies, government departments, regulatory and law enforcement bodies and other private companies, principally contractors providing services on our behalf and contractors providing IT systems on which housing information is held.
- Housing (Scotland) Act 1987
- Housing (Scotland) Act 2001
- Housing (Scotland) Act 2006
- Housing (Scotland) Act 2010
- Housing (Scotland) Act 2014
- Homelessness etc. (Scotland) Act 2003
- Homeless (Abolition of Priority Need test) (Scotland) Order 2012
- The Antisocial Behaviour (Scotland) Act 2004
- Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016
- Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014
The law gives certain types of information special significance because of its sensitivity such as health information. If we process this type of information about you in relation to housing we do so on the basis that it's necessary for reasons of substantial public interest and / or to protect the vital interests of a data subject or another individual where the data subject is physically or legally incapable of giving consent.
The law also gives special significance to criminal conviction and offence data. If we process this type of information about you we do so on the basis that it's necessary for reasons of substantial public interest in the exercise of official authority in terms of the relevant statutory provisions made by the Scottish Government in relation to housing, homelessness and housing support services.
We can provide housing services outside of our statutory duties for housing, homelessness and housing support services. Where you wish to engage us for these additional services, we'll ask you to enter into a contract with us and / or ask for your explicit consent, before processing or sharing the information you give.
- your details and those of your household
- your housing circumstances
- your health, care, social and support needs
- any relevant criminal conviction and offence data
- your housing requirements
- your contact details and contact details of anyone acting on your behalf
If you're a landlord we'll also collect information about the properties you own and the condition of these.
We also need to ensure proper administration of its funds so details will be checked internally for fraud prevention and verification purposes. Information is also analysed internally in order to give management information and inform future service delivery.
Your information may also be shared with other departments within the council, bodies responsible for auditing or administering public funds, other councils and housing associations, public sector agencies, governmental departments and other private companies, principally contractors providing services on our behalf and contractors providing IT systems on which housing information is held.
We also meet requests for specific information from other regulatory and law enforcement bodies where this is necessary and appropriate.
If you've concerns about the processing of your personal data by us, you can contact our Data Protection Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For independent advice about data protection, privacy and data sharing, visit the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) website.