Special Category Data

Last updated 10 April 2024

What personal information do we receive and process from other sources?

A funding applicant may reveal one or more of the following special category data relating to an individual(s) when responding to funding application questions:

  • Racial or ethnic origin
  • Political opinions
  • Religious or philosophical beliefs
  • Trade union membership
  • Genetic data, biometric dataHealth
  • Sex life
  • Sexual orientation

What are our purposes for processing your personal information?

Statistical and aggregated reporting purposes

What is our legal basis for handling and using your personal information?

Public Function - in the performance of tasks carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of Creative Scotland’s official authority as Controller including under the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010

How long will we keep your personal information?

Successful applications - 7 years

Unsuccessful applications – 5 years

Withdrawn applications – 1 year

Ineligible applications – 1 year