Glasgow City Council is a local authority established under the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 which helps to administer elections on behalf of the appointed Returning Officer. Its head office is located at City Chambers, George Square, Glasgow G2 1DU, United Kingdom, and you can contact our Data Protection Officer by post at this address, by email at: email@example.com, and by telephone on 0141 287 1055.
You are giving us your personal information to allow the Returning Officer to register you as a candidate or agent for a forthcoming election or referendum. We also use your information to verify your identity where required, contact you by post, email or telephone and to maintain our records.
We are registering you on behalf of the appointed Returning Officer for this area. You can find more details of our role on our website at www.glasgow.gov.uk/privacy and https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=15919. Processing your personal information is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest by the council.
If you do not provide us with the information we have asked for then we will not be able to provide this service to you.
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. We maintain a records retention and disposal schedule which sets out how long we hold different types of information for. You can view this on our website at www.glasgow.gov.uk/rrds or you can request a hard copy from the contact address stated above.
I. you think that we no longer need to hold the information for the purposes for which it was originally obtained
II. you have a genuine objection to our use of your personal information - see Objecting to how we may use your informationbelow
III. our use of your personal information is contrary to law or our other legal obligations.
Objecting to how we may use your information - You have the right at any time to tell us to stop using your personal information for direct marketing purposes.
Restricting how we may use your information- in some cases, you may ask us to restrict how we use your personal information. This right might apply, for example, where we are checking the accuracy of personal information that we hold about you or we are assessing the objection you have made to our use of your information. This right might also apply if we no longer have a basis for using your personal information but you don't want us to delete the data. Where this right is realistically applied will mean that we may only use the relevant personal information with your consent, for legal claims or where there are other public interest grounds to do so.
If you have provided anyone else's details on this form, please make sure that you have told them that you have given their information to Glasgow City Council. We will only use this information to meet the requirements of the election or referendum. If they want any more information on how we will use their information they can visit our web site at www.glasgow.gov.uk/privacy or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We aim to directly resolve all complaints about how we handle personal information. However, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner's Office, who can be contacted by post at: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. By phone on 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745. Visit their website for more information at- https://ico.org.uk/concerns