This Privacy Notice explains how we use the information that we collect about you.
Fife Council uses the personal information provided by you to process and manage your myfife smartcard application (a National Entitlement Card).
We have statutory functions to process applications primarily in terms of local authorities' duty to secure best value, and their power to advance well-being as outlined in Local Government in Scotland Act 2003, ss 1, 2; ibid., pt3. Further legislation is applicable - details can be provided on request.
The personal information we gather and use includes name, address, contact details, date of birth and gender. We also require a photograph of the applicant.
We share your information with the Scottish Government and its agencies (e.g. Transport Scotland, Improvement Service) and the supplier that produces your myfife card. We also share with Young Scot if you are entitled to receive that service.
If at any time you move from Fife and wish to retain your National Entitlement Card service with your new home Scottish Local Authority, at your request we will share your information with that Local Authority.
In the event that we did not request and use this information then it would not be possible to carry out our statutory functions and process your application or provide you with a myfife card.
There is no automated decision making in relation to myfife cards.
Concessionary Travel services are provided on myfife cards. This has its own additional privacy notice which is available here.
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 fifedirect.org.uk/privacy. The Council's Data Protection Officer can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org.