Joint review of culture, sport and leisure services

Privacy notice

Scottish Borders Council is a local authority established under the Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994. Our head office is located at Newtown St Boswells, Melrose TD6 0SA.  You can contact us on 0300 100 1800 or

The Council’s Data Protection Officer can be contacted using the contact details for the Council as set out above or by email at

How we will use your information

We will use your information in relation to ongoing work that is being undertaken in relation to a joint review of culture, sport and leisure services. The Council, supported by a consultant (Alan Jones Associates (AJA), is hosting online consultations. If you choose to register your attendance using Eventbrite, they will share your name and email address with the above named parties. This information will be used to send you an email invitation with a link to either Teams or Zoom.

The Council is collecting and using this information (name and email address) under the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.  

The information you have provided will be retained by the Council and AJA for the minimum amount of time necessary.   

Who we may share your information with

Your information will be accessed by Council staff who need to use it in order to provide the service described above. Your information will be processed with the following third party organisations Alan Jones Associates for the performance of a contract.  Where necessary personal information may also be shared with relevant staff at Live Borders.   

The Council is legally obliged to share certain data with other public bodies such as Police Scotland, HMRC, etc. and will do so where the law requires this and it will be proportionate. 

Your information may also be shared and analysed internally in order to provide management information, inform service delivery reform and similar purposes to meet our duty to achieve best value and continuous service improvement. 

In general the Council does not transfer personal data outside either the UK or the European Economic Area (EEA) and on the rare occasions when it does so the Council will inform you.  The Council will only transfer data outside the UK and the EEA when it is satisfied that the party which will handle the data and the country it is processing it in will provide adequate safeguards for personal privacy. 

Your rights

Information on the rights you have over your personal data is available online or if you would like a hard copy of this information, please contact us using the contact details provided 

How to raise a complaint if you are unhappy with the way the Council has processed your data.