Privacy Statement for Discover Work Partnership

Last updated on Wed, 05/05/2021 - 11:42

Who are we: 
The Discover Work Partnership is a partnership between Skills Development Scotland, Dundee and Angus College, Department for Work and Pensions, Dundee City Council, Third Sector Interface, Developing the Young Workforce, Health and Social Care Partnership, NHS Tayside, Business Gateway, Social Security Scotland and Dundee & Angus Chamber of Commerce.  In terms of this survey and the associated processing and storing of personal information, Dundee City Partner is acting on behalf of the Discover Work Partnership.  

Main Office Contact:
Post:  Dundee City Council, Dundee House, 50 North Lindsay Street, Dundee, DD1 1QE
By email : 
By telephone:  01382 434000

Data Protection Officer Dundee City Council:
By Post:  Dundee City Council, City Square, Dundee 
By Email:
By Telephone: 01382 434206 

Our Objective:
Our objective is to create and maintain a distribution list representing all stakeholders in the citywide Discover Work Service and to invite Partners to participate in the Discover Work Network Delivery Group, if not already a member. 

The Discover Work Service represents all resources of employability support delivered in Dundee, including those funded and delivered by members of the Discover Work Partnership.  Amongst others, existing employability support within the Discover Work Service includes Fair Start Scotland, Employment Support Service and an Employability Pathway funded by a pool of resources between Dundee City Council, Employability Providers, No One Left Behind and the European Social Fund.  

We will only process your personal information in relation to the purposes above - i.e. communications and information relating to the Discover Work Partnership and the Discover Work Service.  

Why do we need your personal information and special category information and what do we do with it?

We collect a personal information such as name, business / company name and email address.  You are giving us your personal information to allow us to communicate with you regarding the objective above. 

We do not require any ‘special category’ information. 

Legal Basis for using your information:
We provide these services to you as part of our function in supporting the development of the Discover Work Partnership and Discover Work Service.  You can find more details of our role on our webpage.  Processing your personal information is on the basis of your consent.  As outlined later, you may withdraw you consent at any time and we will stop using your personal information for the purpose(s) for which consent was given.

Who do we share your information with?
We will never sell or rent your personal information to other organisations.  We will only disclose information when obliged by law to do so. 

How long do we keep your information for?
We only keep your personal information for the minimum period of time necessary.  Sometimes this period is set out in the law, but in most cases, it is based on the business need. 

We keep your information for the following purposes and periods:
Direct communication and information sharing, in line with our objective, until you ask us to remove your information.  We will reconfirm your consent every 5 years.

Your rights under data protection law:

  • 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 where:
    1. you think that we no longer need to hold the information for the purposes for which it was originally obtained
    2. we are using that information with your consent and you have withdrawn your consent – see Withdrawing consent to using your information below
    3. you have a genuine objection to our use of your personal information – see Objecting to how we may use your information below
    4. our use of your personal information is contrary to law or our other legal obligations.

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.

Withdrawing consent to use your information – Where we use your personal information with your consent you may withdraw that consent at any time and we will stop using your personal information for the purpose(s) for which consent was given. 

Please contact us as stated above if you wish to exercise any of these rights.

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 at-

More information:
For more details on how we process your personal information visit

If you do not have access to the internet you can contact us via telephone to request hard copies of our documents.