This notice provides details of what information we collect from you, what we do with it, and who it might be shared with.

Identity and contact details of the controller and the data protection officer

Falkirk Council Licensing Board is the data controller. The Licensing Board has appointed Falkirk Council’s data protection officer to fulfil this role on their behalf. You can contact the data protection officer at:

Data Protection Officer
The Foundry
4 Central Boulevard, Central Park

Frequently asked questions

  1. Table of contents

Why do we collect this information? (purpose and legal basis of the processing)

The information is being collected for the following purposes:

  1. The processing of your application for a Gambling Premises Licence
  2. The determination of your application for a Gambling Premises Licence
  3. The processing of an application to vary or transfer your Gambling Premises Licence
  4. The determining of an application to vary or transfer your Gambling Premises Licence
  5. The issue of any Gambling Premises Licence granted
  6. Inclusion on the Public Register of Gambling Licences
  7. Ensuring compliance with the conditions of your Gambling Premises Licence
  8. The processing of any complaints made about your Gambling Premises Licence
  9. The determination of any complaints made about your Gambling Premises Licence

The legal basis for each purpose is set out below:

Legal basis Purpose
Performance of a contract  
Legal obligation 1 - 9
Vital interests  
Task carried out in the public interest 1 - 9
Legitimate interests  

We are required by the following legislation to collect your data:

  • Gambling Act 2005

What information do we collect about you? (categories of personal data)

We collect your title, name, address (home or business), postcode and the number of your Operating Licence issued by the Gambling Commission. We also keep copies of your communications with us and our responses

Where do we collect information from?

We collect information from you, the organisations and persons we consult with to comply with the law and anyone who submits an objection, representation or complaint.

Who might we share your information with? (recipients of personal data)

Your information will be shared with the following recipients or categories of recipients:

  • Police Scotland
  • The Gambling Commission
  • HMRC
  • Some information will also be shared with the public via the Register of Gambling Licences

The Council has a duty to protect public funds. We may check your information within the Council for verification purposes and/or for the prevention of fraud. We may share your information with other organisations where we are required to do so for the purposes of the prevention or detection of crime.

Will we send your information outwith the UK? (transfers to other countries)

We do not transfer your information outwith the UK.

How long do we keep hold of your information? (retention period)

  • Where an application for the grant of a licence is refused by the Licensing Board, information relating to that application will be retained for the current year and the following 6 years. It will then be destroyed.
  • In any other case, information relating to your licence will be retained for the current year and the following 6 years from the date the licence ceases to have effect. It will then be destroyed.

What are my rights in relation to the information held about me?

You have the following rights:

  • To see any information held about you by making a subject access request.
  • To withdraw consent at any time, where the legal basis for processing is consent.
  • To data portability, where the legal basis for processing is (i) consent or (ii) performance of a contract.
  • To request rectification or erasure of your information, where data protection legislation allows this.

Do I have a right to complain about the way information has been used?

If you have a concern about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, please let us know and we will try to resolve this. If you are still concerned, you can contact the Information Commissioner:

Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House, Water Lane
or if you prefer to use a national rate number:

Do I have to provide my personal data to you?

If you fail to provide the information required on the application form, we may not be in a position to accept the application as a competent application. This means that your application cannot be processed and will be returned to you.

Do you use any automated processes to make decisions about me?

We do not use automated decision making processes with Gambling Premises Licences.

This notice was last updated in May 2018.