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.
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.gov.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 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.
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.
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.