Privacy policy

Data Collection and Use

As your local Conservative Association (the "Association"), we strive to meet 'P3P' standards (the 'Platform for Privacy Preferences Project') on data privacy. We are the sole owner of any information we collect. We never sell, share, or rent this information unless we first disclose the fact in this privacy statement. We collect data in several different ways.

Stay Informed

We ask for your email address if you subscribe to our email newsletters. We use this information to contact you about what we're doing. By providing your data to us, you are consenting to either the Association and/or the Conservative Party making contact with you in the future by email.

Join and Donate

In addition to the information from site registration we need additional information if you wish to donate money or join. This includes payment information (such as your credit card number and expiry date) and personal information that we must collect to abide by legal and voluntary codes of conduct (such as the constituency in which you are registered to vote). This information may be used for user analysis, user-profiling and contacting visitors and may be shared with the Conservative Party.

If you donate more than £500 to the Association via the website, this is deemed to be a donation to the Conservative Party and we are obliged under the Political Parties Elections and Referendums Act 2000 to report such a donation to the Registered Treasurer of the Conservative Party. If you make donations of more than £1,500 during a calendar year, the Party are required to report this to the Electoral Commission, who will publish the fact that you have made a donation over £1,500. For more information, please see www.electoralcommission.org.uk. Under the Political Party Elections and Referendums Act 2000 (PPERA) you must be on the electoral register in the UK excluding the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man in order to make a donation of more than £500.

Feedback and Comments

To send us a message using our feedback forms we collect your name, postcode, email address and comments. This data will be used by ourselves and our agents for contacting you.

Log Files and Statistics

We use IP addresses, URI's of requested resources, timestamps and HTTP user-agents to analyse trends, administer the system and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. In addition to this we may use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies, to help analyse how visitors use our site. The information generated by the cookie about the use of our website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity for the Association and/or the Conservative Party and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your Web browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to make full use of our website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Cookies

Please visit our cookies page for information on what cookies this site uses.

Security

We take every precaution to protect your details and do everything in our power to protect your information once we have received it. Our staff can only access your details if they have a specific job to perform, such as dealing with a membership enquiry.

Finally, the servers that store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

Supplementing Information

We take our responsibilities to protect you from fraud very seriously. To fulfil this obligation, we sometimes have to supplement the information you give us with information from third party sources - usually, in order to make sure that no-one else is using your credit card. We do not keep this information any longer than we have to.

Correcting/Updating Information

We recognise that details such as your post code or email address are bound to change over time. We will do what we can to ensure that you can change the information we hold about you.

Notification of Changes

When we collect information from you, we tell you what we intend to do with it; if we later want to use that information for a different purpose, we shall first contact you setting out our plans - and it will be up to you whether or not we do so.

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