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Employability Support - Privacy Information Notice

We take the security of your personal data very seriously. This statement sets out why we need your information, what we need and how we will use it.

1. Why we need data about you

Through the Scottish approach to employability services, we are delivering person-centred, tailored services to those further from the labour market through a combination of locally designed services.

We need to collect and use information about you (data) to support you to move towards, into and progress in work. We also need to share that information with partners to make informed, evidence based decision making.

We are able to gather, use and share (process) your data as a “public task in the public interest” under relevant laws, including the UK General Data Regulation Protection (GDPR) (article 6(1)(e)). We are able to process your sensitive personal (special category) data by ensuring that this processing is proportionate, and is necessary for statistical research purposes under the UK GDPR (article 9 Sections (2)(g) and (j)).

Scottish and Local Government, under a formalised employability partnership agreement, work together to design and fund employability activity, working through Local Employability Partnerships. For the purposes of the UK GDPR, Scottish and Local Government, and those in the Partnership, are joint Data Controllers of your personal information.

2. How will your data be used

3. What information is needed

4. How will we store your data

We will store your information on databases held in locations that have been tested for electronic and physical security and access will be permitted only to those with a need to know.

We will not store your personal information for longer than is necessary to deliver and evaluate the service and support you receive.

5. Sharing your Data

To deliver and improve this service may need to share the minimum necessary of your personal and sensitive details with:

6. Your Rights


To exercise these rights, you can write (by post or email) to the Council’s Data Protection Officer, Gavin Mitchell:

We will consider all requests and respond within one calendar month.

7. Complaints

If you feel we have been unable, or unwilling, to resolve your information rights concern, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The ICO are the supervisory authority responsible for data protection in the UK. 

For further information, including independent data protection advice and information in relation to your rights, you can contact the Information Commissioner at:

Tel: 08456 30 60 60


You can also report a concern on the Information Commissioner's Office website

School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY

Telephone: 01856 873535

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