Privacy Policy

Who are we?

This website represents Stafford Labour Party, it's members and it's candidates standing in local or national elections. This website has been created by members of Stafford Labour Party and paid for out of their generous donations.

Legal Basis for Processing Personal Data

We process personal data under the following lawful basis:

  • with consent of the data subject
  • in the public interest.

These legal bases cover the processing of personal data in order to conduct casework, campaigning and communication.

Where data is processed in the public interest, it is to support or promote democratic engagement.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Cookies

A cookie is a tiny text file that is stored on your computer. We may use cookies in order to tailor your experience on our site according to the preferences you have specified. However we will only access the information that we stored in your cookie file. We will not access any information stored in a cookie by other websites. Our cookies do not contain any personally identifiable information.

Forms

Contact Form

Any information you provide to us via the [contact form](/contact-us] will be used in order to respond to your inquiry. Your data will not be processed further, unless you have specifically asked us to or we need to contact a third party in order to resolve your request – please see the section below titled ‘Who We Share Your Data With?’

Other Types of Form, Including Surveys, Polls, Petitions and Email Subscription Forms

When you provide us information via certain types of form, including those named above, we may use your information for a range of purposes, for instance:

  • Understanding what issues are relevant to voters and people living in given areas.
  • Contacting you to canvass your political support and ascertain your voting intentions.
  • Contacting you to keep you up to date in respect of this campaign, Stafford Labour Party and The Labour Party and also in respect to local news and developments that we may think you might be interested in.
  • Contacting you in order to ask you to volunteer with us.
  • Maintaining a database of supporters and volunteers.
  • Deciding to whom we should send campaign material.
  • Choosing which content we include on campaign materials. This may include targeted content via advertisements placed on social media.
  • Predicting how you may vote in Local and National Elections and Referendums.
  • Informing the development of our policies.

When you submit your personal data via these forms, you are providing your consent for us to store and process your personal data for the above purposes.

We may also share your information with The Labour Party for the above purposes.

We may use third-party provided services in order to stay in-touch with you. Please see the section below titled ‘Who We Share Your Data With?’

You can opt out and/or exercise any of your rights available to you at any time. Please see the section below titled ‘Your Rights‘.

Information You Provide to Us in Writing

There are a number of ways in which you could provide information to us in writing, for example completing a return slip on a letter or filling out a petition in the street. Any personal information we collect in writing will be subject to this privacy policy and used as described in the above section, ‘Other Types of Form, Including Surveys, Polls, Petitions and Email Subscription Forms’.

When you provide us with this information, you will be asked for your consent for us to store and process your personal data in-line with this policy.

You can opt out and/or exercise any of your rights available to you at any time. Please see the section below titled ‘Your Rights‘.

Information You Provide to Us Verbally

There are number of ways in which you could provide information to us verbally, for example in conversation with our campaigners at street stalls, door step canvassing and when we telephone you. Any personal information we collect verbally will be subject to this privacy and used as described in the above section, ‘Other Types of Form, Including Surveys, Polls, Petitions and Email Subscription Forms’.

When you provide us with this information, you will be asked for your consent for us to store and process your personal data in-line with this policy.

You can opt out and/or exercise any of your rights available to you at any time. Please see the section below titled ‘Your Rights‘.

Joining and Donating to the Party

When you choose to join or donate, you will redirected to The Labour Party's website, which is subject to their privacy policy.

Website Analytics

We currently use Google Analytics in order to track web site visitors by IP address in order to improve the quality of the site. The IP addresses are anonymised when used with Google Analytics as to protect visitors privacy. You can read the Google Analytics privacy policy here.

Website Logs

All visits to this website are recorded in a logfile that includes your IP address, the page and other resources you have requested and the address (URL) of the referring web page. This information is retained for a period of not more than one year and is used solely for the following purposes:

  • Identifying, investigating and resolving issues with the website
  • Investigating any potential security incidents

Links to other sites

Our site contains links to other sites and servers. Stafford Constituency Labour Party is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

If you have contacted us about a personal or policy issue, your data may be passed on to a third-party in the course of dealing with your inquiry, such as a local authority, government agency, public body, health trust, regulator, etc.. We will only pass your data onto official organisations who have GDPR and Data Protection Act (2018) compliant privacy policies, and we will always do so using the most secure methods available.

We may need to share your data with a third party, such as the police, if required to do so by law.

Data may also be shared within the Labour Party in order to assist you or maintain contact with you in support of democratic engagement. You can see the Labour Party’s privacy policy here. How long we retain your data

Where you have provided us with information via this website or, via a paper form, return slip, petition or poll, we may use third-party services, such as bulk email providers, to keep in touch with you. Where those are based outside of the European Economic Area, we will ensure that their privacy policies meet EU standards or are subject to the US-EU Privacy Shield.

How long we retain your data

We will only retain personal data for so long as it is required to meet the purposes set out in this privacy policy.

Your Rights

You have a number of rights in relation to your personal information and the opportunity to choose how it is used. You can:

  • Request that we correct and inaccurate data we hold about you
  • Obtain copies of the personal information the we hold about you (known as a “subject access request”)
  • Request that we correct or update personal information we hold about you
  • Ask that the we erase or restrict the way in which we use your information. This includes asking that we do not process information relating to your political opinions.
  • Request that personal information you have given your consent for use to use is provided in an electronic format so it can be transferred to another data controller (also known as “data portability”)

We provide you with the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us easily and promptly. Our unsubscribe requests are processed weekly, and other changes are processed twice a month.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We take a range organisational and technical measures to protect your data. For instance, all communication between your computer and this website is encrypted in transmission using HTTPS.

We do not store any sensitive data. We use strong randomly generated passwords for access to the site and public/private keys for access to the hosting environment. We take steps to ensure all the software we are relying on is regularly updated. The site is hosted with a UK hosting provider using a secured data centre.

What third parties we receive data from

We may receive electoral role information that is available to political parties within the UK. We may also receive publicly available information, such as election results etc..

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

We may use further information provided by The Labour Party, Electoral Role information and other publicly available information to determine who we should contact for campaigning purposes.

Contacting us in respect to your data

You may contact our data controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act:

Mr M. Winkle
9 Amblefield Way
Parkside
Stafford
ST16 1SU

Or you can use this sites contact form, titling your message ‘Data Protection’

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

You have the right to raise any issues or concerns directly with the Information Commissioner’s Office.