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Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice explains how we use the information that we collect about you.

Fife Council uses the personal information provided by you or a third party (see paragraph 4) to process a request for one or more of the services delivered by the Safer Communities Team. To deliver its statutory functions and public tasks, the Safer Communities Team requires to collect, process and store information. In some cases we may also have to carry out law enforcement activities. We do this in line with Section 35(2)(b) of the Data Protection Act 2018.

The personal information we gather and use about you can include:

  • name(s)
  • contact details (e.g. address, telephone number, email address)
  • date(s) of birth
  • equalities information
  • housing (e.g. tenure, housing history, details of household/family members)
  • medical information
  • criminal charges/convictions.
  • CCTV footage

In certain circumstances it will be necessary for the Safer Communities Team to share your information with the following relevant organisations: Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, NHS, other local authorities and housing providers, other relevant Fife Council services, other relevant agencies or services working on behalf of Fife Council, the Procurator Fiscal and/or Scottish Court Service.

In order to deliver our statutory services, the Safer Communities Team may receive information about you from Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, NHS, other local authorities and housing providers, other relevant Fife Council services, other relevant agencies or services working on behalf of Fife Council. In order to deliver these statutory services or functions, we may also obtain information about you from publicly accessible sources, such as other members of the public, Registers of Scotland, Voters Role, social media (for example, Facebook), court records, and directly from yourself.  In circumstances relating to enforcement action it may be necessary for the Safer Communities Team to also gather information about you using covert/overt surveillance in line with the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Act 2000.

If we did not request and use this information then it would not be possible for us to carry out our public function and statutory tasks and provide relevant services.

The Council will not keep your information for longer than is necessary. In some instances the law sets the length of time information has to be kept. The Council has a retention schedule which sets out how long we hold different types of information. This can be found here.

Further information on how your information is used and why can be found at fife.gov.uk/privacy. The Council's Data Protection Officer can be contacted at: dataprotection@fife.gov.uk.