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You can use Capital Collections without registering for an account. If you do wish to register for an account, we request personal information from you on registration to give you access to additional site features. Your information will be used to manage your account.

Data is shared with iBase Media Services Ltd in their role as data processor. iBase will not view client data or digital assets except as necessary on a need to know basis in the course of development or support.

We will not use your data for any other reason except on occasion use the email you have supplied on registration to alert you to information that may affect your use of Capital Collections e.g. system interruptions.

You can update the information on your record and request that your account is deleted from Capital Collections by contacting The information you add is held until you instruct us to delete your account.

Conditions of processing

In processing personal information, The City of Edinburgh Council must comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation and the Data Protection Act 2018.

Article 6(1)(b) processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract.

Data will remain in the EU.

Incidents, complaints and comments

Data protection incident

If you are concerned about what we do with your data, or think something has gone wrong, contact the Council's Data Protection Officer to report a data protection incident.

The Council’s Data Protection Officer is:

Kevin Willbraham, Information Governance and Strategic Complaints Manager
Information Governance Unit, City of Edinburgh Council
Waverley Court – 2.1, 4 East Market Street
Tel: 0131 469 6200

Complaints and comments

If you wish to make a complaint or comment about how we have processed your personal information, you can do so by writing to the Council's Data Protection Officer.

If you are still unhappy with how the council have handled your complaint, you may contact

UK Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House
Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF
Tel: 08456 30 60 60 | Website:


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