Privacy notices - Blue Badge Scheme
PurposeBlue Badge Scheme
DescriptionWe will use the personal information you provide to process your application for a Blue Badge.
If you don't give us your informationIf you dont provide your personal data we will not be able to process your blue badge application.
Conditions for processing personal information
We have a legal obligation to provide disabled persons’ badges under the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 and the Disabled Persons (Badges for Motor Vehicles) (Scotland) Regulations 2000 (Article 6(1)(c) of GDPR).
We process special categories in the public interest to fulfil our obligations under the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act 1970 to assess applications for Blue Badges (Article 9(2)(g) of GDPR).
- View personal data
- Change personal data
- Delete personal data
- Restrict processing of personal data
Who we share your information withTo process your application, we may share information on your health with our Occupational Therapy service provider, so that they can assess your application. Parking Enforcement staff have access to limited blue badge data to enable them to carry out their duties. Blue badge information may also be shared with the Council’s fraud team where concerns are raised about an application.
How long we hold your information
Following conclusion of your application, whether by withdrawal or determination of the appeal, all documentation, including any notes of the proceedings, the attendance, and the reasons for the decisions, in relation to any application or appeal, will be kept on record for 80 days.
In the case of a successful application we will keep information which you supplied on the blue badge application form – this will be retained for the life of your badge plus a further 40 days.
Any incomplete applications that have not been processed due to a lack of further contact from the applicant will be destroyed 80 days after the application.
Automated processingYour personal information is not subject to automated decision making or profiling.
The data controller is The Highland Council
Data Protection Officer
If you are unhappy with the way we have processed your personal information you can contact the Information Commissioner:Information Commissioner's Office
Tel: 0303 123 1113