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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 to our partners Trusted Directory Services Limited in order to process your application to join the Fife Council Trusted Trader scheme.

The personal information we gather and use includes name, contact details and date of birth.

We also require information on criminal convictions.

We will use the information provided to check our complaints and intelligence databases, carry out open source checks and make enquiries with other organisations that may hold information on you such as Companies House, Police Scotland, trade associations and other organisations that you have told us you are a member of.

We share your information with Police Scotland and other local authorities.

We also provide your information to our suppliers to enable us to deliver this service.

We receive information about you from other local authorities and the Citizens Advice Consumer Helpline.

We obtain information about you from publicly accessible sources such as Registers of Scotland and the voters roll.

By applying to join the scheme, we gather information about third parties relevant to your application.

Fife Council has an official authority to process your personal information for this purpose in order to ascertain suitability for scheme membership.

In the event that we did not request and use this information then it would not be possible to carry out our contractual functions and process your application.

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.