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Road workers resurfacing road

Published Friday 17 February

Road improvements for East Kilbride

Essential road improvements will be carried out on West Mains Road from next weekend as part of our £126 million roads programme

exterior view of council headquaters

Published Thursday 16 February

Budget package includes 1000 new homes

Council Leader Eddie McAvoy today delivered on his key pledges not to increase Council Tax and to protect frontline services.

bride and groom at wedding venue

Published Thursday 09 February

Wedding open days

Some of our wedding venues of distinction are opening their doors for prospective Brides and Grooms to see what is on offer.

Scotland campaign  to 'nip cervical cancer in the bud' by going for smear tests

Published Wednesday 08 February

Nip cervical cancer in the bud

Women across Scotland are being urged to nip cervical cancer in the bud by going for their smear tests.

driver stopped by police officer

Published Tuesday 07 February

In Town, Slow Down campaign launched

Today sees the launch of a road safety campaign to reduce the number of pedestrians and cyclists injured due to fast driving.

Stars of Gone but not forgotten - May Miller, Michelle McManus and Cat Harvey

Published Monday 06 February

Gone but not forgotten

Three of Scotland’s favourite, larger than life media personalities are joining forces to take a hilarious new show on tour.

Road workers resurfacing road

Published Monday 30 January

Road improvements for East Kilbride

Essential road improvement works will be carried out on West Mains Road as part of our £126million roads investment programme.

new coatis arrive at Calderglen Zoo

Published Friday 27 January

Calderglen welcomes new residents

Calderglen Zoo, one of our top visitor attractions, has welcomed some new residents to its diverse collection of animals.

gritter out on road

Published Wednesday 11 January

Gritters out as winter weather forecast

Following weather warnings issued across Scotland by the Met Office we are presently gritting precautionary carriageway routes.

Jock’s Burn and the Edgelands of Carluke by Make Your Way project photographer Mark Archibald

Published Tuesday 10 January

Time to clean up burn

A local community is being urged to lend a hand to spruce up a little oasis of natural beauty right on their doorstep.

A purpose-built facility to provide support across Clydesdale for people with life-limiting illness has been built in Forth

Published Friday 30 December

Haven of care opens in Clydesdale

A purpose-built facility to provide support across Clydesdale for people with life-limiting illness has been built in Forth.

Council Tax privacy statement

Why we collect information about you

We collect and hold information about you, and those in your household, to administer and collect Council Tax, including assessment of your entitlement to benefits, discounts and/or exemptions. We will comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 and retain your information in accordance with the Act.

We will ask for your contact information and use this to contact you about your Council Tax account..

How we use your information

We will use your information for the administration and collection of Council Tax. We may also use your personal details to help prevent and detect crime and/or when required by law and if necessary share it with other public bodies for those purposes. We will not use your personal details for any other purpose without getting your consent first. You may have been asked to give this additional consent at the time when you originally contacted us, for example in an additional section on an application form.

Sharing your information

We will only share information with other organisations where it is necessary, either to comply with a legal obligation, or where permitted under the Data Protection Act, for example, where sharing is necessary for us to carry out the Council Tax function or if there is a public interest to do so such as the prevention and/or detection of crime (see below). This could include the need to disclose sensitive or confidential information such as medical details to other organisations. We may disclose information when necessary to prevent risk of harm to an individual.

At no time will your information be passed to external organisations for marketing or sales purposes or for any commercial use without first getting your consent.

We participate in anti-fraud data matching exercises carried out by other agencies such as the National Fraud Initiative (operated on behalf of Audit Scotland) and the Housing Benefit Matching Service (conducted on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions). We have a duty to manage public funds properly. As a result, we will use the information you provide to make sure all amounts we are owed are paid on time (for example, by identifying people who have not paid Council Tax and to help people who are entitled to benefits to claim them).

We may also share your information with debt management organisations engaged by us and the courts in relation to outstanding money owed. We may also share your information for the same purposes with other public organisations, including neighbouring councils that handle public funds, and with the police. We may also share your details with other organisations, including credit reference agencies, to help prevent and detect fraud and to confirm who is resident at an address.

Contractors

Where external contractors are appointed to process information on our behalf, there are contracts which require them to keep personal information safe and prohibits them from doing anything with your personal data other than following our instructions.

Statistics and reports

We may use your information (and the occupier’s if different) for related audit, statistics or management information. Personal details will not be used to identify you (and/or the occupier if different) in any reports or analysis or shared with other parts of the council or anyone else. The Council is the data controller for the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998. The Council’s Privacy Policy sets out the high level principles we operate to in using people's personal data.

Last updated 27 January, 2017

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