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, and you can contact our Data Protection Officer by post at this address, by email or by telephone on 0141 287 1055.
You are giving us your personal information to allow us to respond to your comment, compliment or complaint. We need to process your personal information if you chose to escalate your complaint to the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman. We also use your information to verify your identity where required, contact you by post, email or telephone and to maintain our records.
We provide services to you as part of Glasgow City Council, your local authority. You can find more details about GCC and about how to submit a customer Comments, Compliments or Complaint at
Processing your personal information is necessary for the compliance with our legal obligations including for complaints its requirements under the Public Service Reform (Scotland) Act 2010.
Where you ask the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman to look at your complaint we will be legally obliged to share your information with them.
We only keep your personal information for the minimum period amount of time necessary. Sometimes this time period is set out in the law, but in most cases it is based on the business need. We maintain a records retention and disposal schedule which sets out how long we hold different types of information for.
You can view this on our website or you can request a hard copy from the contact address stated above.
Access to your information
You have the right to request a copy of the personal information that we hold about you.
Correcting your information
We want to make sure that your personal information is accurate, complete and up to date. Therefore 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 were:
Objecting to how we may use your information
You have the right at any time to tell 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 that we hold about you or we are assessing the objection you have made to our use of your information.
This 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 realistically applied will mean that 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.
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, who can be contacted by post at: Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF. By phone on 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745. Visit their website for more information.
For more details on how we process your personal information visit our website.
If you do not have access to the internet you can contact us via telephone to request hard copies of our documents.