This page was last updated on 19 May 2022
Glasgow City Council is a local authority established under the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994. Its head office is located at City Chambers, George Square, Glasgow G2 1DU, United Kingdom. Contact details for our Data Protection Officer can be found on our website at www.glasgow.gov.uk/privacy.
You are giving us your personal information to allow us to assess eligibility to compensation following an incident you were involved in. We also use your information to verify your identity where required, contact you by post, email or telephone and to maintain our records.
These services are provided in terms of the council's statutory functions as a local authority, more details of which can be found on our website at www.glasgow.gov.uk/privacy. Processing your personal information is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which the council is subject.
We also need to process more sensitive personal information about you where this is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
We are legally obliged to safeguard public funds so details will be checked internally for fraud prevention and verification purposes and may be shared with other public bodies for the same purpose. We are legally obliged to share certain data with other public bodies such as HMRC and will do so where the law requires this; we will also generally comply with requests for specific information from other regulatory and law enforcement bodies where this is necessary and proportionate. We may also share your information with Insurance Companies, the Compensation Recovery Unit, Independent Motor Engineers, Independent Loss Adjusters, Claims Service Providers, Trade Specialists and Audit Scotland.
The council maintains a records retention and disposal schedule which sets out how long we hold different types of information for. This is available on the council's website at www.glasgow.gov.uk/rrds or you can request a hard copy from the contact address below.
• Access to your information - You have the right to request a copy of the personal information about you that we hold.
• Correcting your information - We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate, complete and up to date and you may ask us to correct any personal information about you that you believe does not meet these standards.
• Deletion of your information - You have the right to ask us to delete personal information about you where:
I. You consider that we no longer require the information for the purposes for which it was obtained
II. You have validly objected to our use of your personal information - see Objecting to how we may use your information below
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 require 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 about you that we hold or assessing the validity of any objection you have made to our use of your information. The 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 validly exercised, 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.
Please contact us in any of the ways set out above if you wish to exercise any of these rights.
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 contact them in order to assist in the investigation of your claim. 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
If you do not have access to the internet you can contact us on 0141 287 1055 to request hard copies of any of the above documents.
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. Contact details for our Data Protection Officer and for the ICO can be found on our website under www.glasgow.gov.uk/privacy.
For more details on how we process your personal information visit www.glasgow.gov.uk/privacy