Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice will illustrate how your personal data and, if applicable, special categories of personal data will be used by LinkLiving.

It will provide you with information about your rights under the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 [GDPR] and the Data Protection Act 2018 and how to action these rights.

Who we are

The Link group of companies is committed to protecting your privacy. The Link group is made up of Link Group (the parent company), Link Housing Association, LinkLiving, Link Property, Horizon Housing Association, Larkfield Housing Association, West Highland Housing Association and Lintel Trust. Each member of the group is registered as a controller with the Information Commissioner’s Office [ICO].

Each Link group company has entered into a Data Processing Agreement with the other Link companies, which sets out clearly how and why information may be shared. This ensures that we can provide you with the services you expect from us at the same time as meeting our data protection obligations.

To find out about your data is processed by a specific LinkLiving service, please click below: 

Edinburgh Young Person's Service Edinburgh Mental Health Service
Comely Green Service Older Person's Service
Better than Well  Employability Service
Fife Accommodation Fife Support Service   HoME Service

The data protection principles set out how personal data should be managed.


What Link has to do

1. Lawfulness fairness and transparency

We need to be clear and upfront about what we use your data for.

2. Purpose limitation

We will only use your data for specific reasons which are set out in this guide.

3. Data minimisation

We will only collect data which is necessary for us to provide a service to you and will delete data when it becomes out of date.

4. Accuracy

We will ensure that any personal data we collect is correct and up to date.

5. Storage limitation

We will keep only what’s necessary in line with our Data Retention Schedule.

6. Integrity and confidentiality

We will ensure we have appropriate security to protect the data we process about you.

We aim for this privacy notice to be clear but comprehensive and provide you with all the information you need to understand how we will manage your data.


What is data?

Personal Data
Special Categories of Personal Data


Link is a controller of your personal data. This means that we decide the purpose and conditions of processing of your personal data.

 Any supplier, contractor or other third party with whom we share data is called a processor

What are the conditions of processing?

The conditions of processing are basically the legal reasons for processing your personal data. We have to make it very clear why we process your data. In processing your personal data or special category personal data, Link will rely on one or more of the following conditions of processing, depending on what we are using your personal data for:

For personal data

Legal Obligation
Vital Interests
Public Task
Legitimate Interests


 For Special Categories of Personal Data


Explicit Consent
Employment Law
Vital Interest
Legal Claims
Public Interest
Medical Diagnosis and Treatment


Your rights

You have a number of rights under the Data Protection Legislation which are outlined and explained below.

The right to be informed how your personal data is processed
The right to access your personal data
The right to rectification
The right to erasure
The right to restrict processing
The right to data portability
The right to object
Rights in relation to automated decision-making and profiling
How to action your rights under the Data Protection Legislation
The right to complain to the ICO