Privacy

Information sharing

To provide you with efficient services, we will sometimes share your personal information between teams within the Council, and with external partners and agencies involved in delivering services on our behalf.

The Council may also provide personal information to third parties, but only where it is necessary, either to comply with the law or where permitted under data protection legislation.  

Examples of organisations who we may share your information with include

  • DWP
  • HMRC
  • NHS Lothian
  • Police Scotland
  • voluntary organisations and care providers. 

Our service specific privacy notices set out the recipients or organisations involved in providing services on our behalf, or with whom we share personal information. 

We will only share your information with partners or suppliers who have sufficient measures and procedures in place to protect your information and can meet their legal obligations under data protection legislation. These requirements will be set out in contracts or information sharing agreements.

We will not share your information for marketing purposes, unless you have specifically given us with permission to do so.

Details of transfers to third country and safeguards

Your information will normally be stored and processed on servers based within the European Economic Area. While it may sometimes be necessary to transfer personal info overseas, any transfers will be in full compliance with data protection legislation.

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