What information do we collect?
We may collect, store and use two kinds of data: personal and log information. Personal data is any information you provide or your council provides that enables you to partake in the campaign and includes your name, address, email address and post code. This also includes information about any donations you might make or advocacy actions you may take part in.
This includes where you might "follow", "like" or otherwise link your social media accounts to a campaign via a third-party website. Any correspondence you send electronically may be retained, such as the content of your email messages, your email address and our response. We may also retain any information you upload or post on our website and campaign websites such as profile pictures and comments.
Your personal log information relates to information about your visit to, and any actions on, this website. This includes your IP address, referrer, length of visit and number of page views. This information is required for the website to work correctly and allows us to improve the performance and functionality of the site.
We only collect the information that we need to fulfil the purposes set out at collection. You can update this information at any time.
How will we use your data?
The information you provide may be used to:
keep you up to date with the campaign;
offer you opportunities to engage with our activities;
respond to your queries;
process your application to volunteer;
administer supporter records;
conduct fundraising activities; and,
operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of this website.
You may opt out from receiving such information at any time.
Your personal data may be shared with organisations and partners we have a strategic relationship with as part of the campaign, or that perform work for our campaign to provide services on your behalf. This is normal practice for political campaigns in the UK. In every instance, these organisations and partners will only be supplied with the minimum amount of personal data they need to fulfil the services we request. They are obligated to protect your data in accordance with our policies. As part of that sharing we require our partners to never publish your personal details without your consent, and we do not pass your personal details.
We may be required to disclose information by law or court order.
Cookies are small text files placed on your device when you visit our website. They allow us to make the website easier to use, to provide you with a more personalised experience, to guard against malicious activities and to ensure any login feature functions correctly. They do not collect personal information about you.
You can remove or block cookies by changing the settings in your browser, but the functionality of the website may be adversely affected.
We have in place measures to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information under our control. All collected data is stored in locked, secure environments, and any campaign staff or volunteers working on behalf of the campaign will only ever have access to the information they need.
It may sometimes be necessary to transfer personal information outside of the EEA. This may include transfers to US based servers. Any transfer will be made only to servers where we are satisfied that they are sufficiently secure and our policy can be complied with.
Controlling Your Data
If the information we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated, you would like to be unsubscribed from our campaign, or have any other questions or concerns about our use of your personal data, please contact us at data@vc-L.co.uk
To request a copy of any information we hold about you, please send proof of identity to compliance@vc-L.co.uk which we will respond to within 40 days.
Further to the disclosures identified elsewhere in this policy, we will only disclose personal information to third parties if required by law to do so.
Voter Consultancy Ltd deletes their campaign databases at the end of the electoral year. The company may be required to retain data for the purposes of Electoral Commission reporting or other legal compliance, for a period of no more than 24 months from the date of the election.
Data Protection Register
We are registered as a data controller (Z3392479) with the UK Information Commissioner’s Office.
Data Controller: Voter Consultancy Ltd
77 Victoria Street
You can contact us in writing at firstname.lastname@example.org