Privacy Notice - Abandoned Vehicles

The Data Controller of the information being collected is Moray Council.

For any queries or concerns about how your personal data is being processed you can contact the Data Protection Officer at or 01343 562633. You can also consult the information available at the Information Commissioner's websites,

This privacy statement relates to the following process:

Abandoned Vehicles

Your information is being collected to use for the following purposes:

• If you are the owner of an apparently abandoned vehicle somewhere other than on a public road, to identify you as that vehicle’s owner and to give notice of the proposal to remove the vehicle.
• If you are reporting an abandoned vehicle to the council, to contact you with any follow-up enquiries relating to the report.

The legal basis/bases for collecting the information is:

• Processing is necessary to comply with the data controller's legal obligations.
• Processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller (i.e. Moray Council).

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

Depending on the details of the request we may have a legal obligation to share details of the request, including your personal information, with the following organisations:

Your personal data may be shared internally with authorised officers of the Council if having access to personal data is a necessary part of their roles to ensure records are accurate and up to date which improves the standard of the services we deliver. It may also be shared with other relevant Council departments where applicable.
As part of the processing your personal data may be shared with third parties. These third parties include, but are not limited to, the company contracted to remove the vehicle (registration number, location of vehicle).
The Council may also share your personal data with other relevant Council departments and third parties, where we are under a legal obligation to do so. For example this may be with Police, UK Border Agency or other Registered Professional Bodies.
The Council is required by law to protect public funds against fraud. It may share personal data with other relevant Council departments and third parties responsible for auditing and administering public funds, or who otherwise have responsibility for preventing and detecting fraud.

The personal data being used for this process includes:

Name, Home Address, Email Address, Home Phone Number, Mobile Phone Number 

A third party may have provided some of your data as part of this process.  This data may include:

Vehicle owner name, Vehicle owner address, Licence plate of vehicle associated with owner in question

The third party data may originate from these sources:



Your data will be held by Moray Council for a pre-determined length of time. You can find all the information about how long we retain data for on our website:

Please note that you have the following rights:

• to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office

• to request access to your personal data

• to request rectification or erasure of your personal data, as so far as the legislation permits

• to request restriction of processing of your personal data (that is, to request that we halt any activity performed on your personal data), as so far as the legislation permits

• to object to any direct marketing

• to object to any processing undertaken for the purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics, as so far as the legislation permits

• to object to the processing activity

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