By collecting such data, we will be able to inform you about relevant developments that relate to the Campaign and what you can do to help the Campaign as it progresses.
In order to advance the Campaign, we may share your data with other campaigns and movements that share the values, principles and aims of Warrington Labour (including, but not limited, to the Labour Party) and which are supportive of our objectives. This will only be done in limited circumstances where we are satisfied that there is a lawful basis to permit such a transfer to take place.
This website is not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.
Personal data, or personal information, means any information from which your individual identity could be discerned. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data). We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together as follows:
We use different methods to collect data from and about you.
Provided by you – directly
You may give us your name, address, telephone number, political opinion, electoral roll data, whether or not you are an absent voter and demographic data and any other data you willingly and openly give by filling in forms or by corresponding with us by post, phone, email or otherwise.
This also includes personal data you provide when you register as a supporter of the Campaign, subscribe to any mailing lists, give feedback, complete surveys and/or contact us directly via such forms, email, telephone or similar mediums.
We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. We will use your personal data in the following circumstances:
The legal bases
We will never sell your personal data to any other organisation and we will not share your personal data unless you have given consent to do so (such as the signing of a petition or survey). This may include personal data that will directly identify you. We may share your data:
We will further share data in line with Section 5 of this document.
We will sometimes need to process more sensitive data, which is known under the Data Protection Act as “special category data”.
One of the main areas where this occurs is in relation to your political opinions, which the Labour Party may compile in the course of its electoral activities. This may be collected directly from voters on the doorstep, on the phone, online via a web survey or form, or we may estimate it. Our legal basis for using this data is listed in the table in the previous section. The maintenance of political opinion data collected by political parties and combined with electoral register data is a long established feature of the operation of the democratic system in the UK and crucial to our engagement with voters as a core part of the democratic process.
When you consent to our communication preferences you knowingly acknowledge and agree to communications from Warrington Labour, the Labour Party and any other organisation as noted in Section 6. In this document. By consenting you agree to any of the above parties contacting you in the future.
Examples of communication channels that you may consent to include:
You may accept and consent to all communication channels or limit your preferences during the consent process.
Communications are done so on an opt-in basis and administered in line with Section 5. of this document detailing the uses and legal basis of the processing of your data.
You will receive marketing communications (i.e. communications promoting the Warrington Labour and/or individuals related to it) from us if you have requested information from us and/or you have subscribed to receiving that marketing or have agreed to our communication preferences.
Right to object/Opting-out
You can ask us to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You have a right to opt out of your data being used for direct marketing.
If we process your data on the basis of “legitimate interests” or “a task carried out in the public interest”, then you have the right to object to us using your data in that way. This right is not absolute and we may continue to process your data if we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing.
Where you opt out of receiving these marketing messages, this will not apply to personal data provided to us as a result of other engagement or transactions with us (so, for example, if you opt-out of receiving messages from us – this will not cause us to change the way we use data you have provided for processing donation payments).
You can manage your preferences or unsubscribe at any time. In addition to the uses we describe above, we may also share your data, such as but not limited to, survey responses, with trusted partners. By matching personal details (for example your name, email address and postcode or a unique identifier) or online identifiers (such as cookie IDs), our partners with the data provided to your electoral register record held on our electoral database, which could inform future communications you receive from us. We can use your data to:
Create and improve datasets, segment voters, to help other organisations better understand the likely views/characteristics of the electorate and to create audiences for advertisers to target with more relevant communications and proposition.
Personal data that we process for any purpose will not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose. Different purposes will have different retention periods, and we will (for example) retain data legally required for us to do so, including data regarding the permissibility of donations, for longer than other sorts of data.
Further information can be found via labour.org.uk/privacy-policy
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality. We will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
We will only retain your personal data for as long as reasonably necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or reporting requirements. We may retain your personal data for a longer period in the event of a complaint or if we reasonably believe there is a prospect of litigation in respect to our relationship with you.
To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or other requirements.
As a data subject, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal data. Below, we have described the various rights that you have, as well as how you can exercise them.
Right of access
You may, at any time, request access to the personal data that we hold which relates to you (you may have heard of this right being described as a “subject access request“).
We follow the ICO’s “Subject Access Code of Practice” when dealing with requests for access to personal data. You can read this code by visiting https://ico.org.uk/media/for-organisations/documents/2014223/subject-access-code-of-practice.pdf.
Please note that this right entitles you to receive a copy of the personal data that we hold about you in order to enable you to check that it is correct and to ensure that we are processing that personal data lawfully. It is not a right that allows you to request personal data about other people, or a right to request specific documents from us that do not relate to or contain your personal data.
You can exercise this right at any time by contacting us at email@example.com and telling us that you are making a subject access request. You do not have to fill in a specific form to make this kind of request.
Your right to rectification and erasure
You may, at any time, request that we correct personal data that we hold about you which you believe is incorrect or inaccurate. You may also ask us to erase personal data if you do not believe that we need to continue retaining it (you may have heard of this right described as the “right to be forgotten“).
Please note that we may ask you to verify any new data that you provide to us and may take our own steps to check that the new data you have supplied us with is right. Further, we are not always obliged to erase personal data when asked to do so; if for any reason we believe that we have a good legal reason to continue processing personal data that you ask us to erase, we will tell you what that reason is at the time we respond to your request.
You can exercise this right at any time by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org and telling us that you are making a request to have your personal data rectified or erased and on what basis you are making that request. If you want us to replace inaccurate data with new data, you should tell us what that new data is. You do not have to fill in a specific form to make this kind of request.
Your right to restrict processing
You may also ask us to stop processing your personal data: (a) if you dispute the accuracy of that personal data and want us verify that data’s accuracy; (b) where it has been established that our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it; or (c) where we no longer need to process your personal data (and would otherwise dispose of it) but you wish for us to continue storing it in order to enable you to establish, exercise or defend legal claims.
Please note that if for any reason we believe that we have a good legal reason to continue processing personal data that you ask us to stop processing, we will tell you what that reason is, either at the time we first respond to your request or after we have had the opportunity to consider and investigate it. You can exercise this right at any time by contacting us at email@example.com and telling us that you are making a request to have us stop processing the relevant aspect of your personal data and describing which of the above conditions you believe is relevant to that request. You do not have to fill in a specific form to make this kind of request.
Your right to portability
Where you wish to transfer certain personal data that we hold about you, which is processed by automated means you may write to us and ask us to provide it to you in a commonly used machine-readable format.
Because of the kind of the nature of our work do and the systems that we use, we do not envisage this right being particularly relevant to the majority of individuals with whom we interact. However, if you wish to transfer your data from us to a third party, we are happy to consider such requests in good faith.
Your right to stop receiving communications
As noted above, where we send you email marketing communications (or other regulated electronic messages) you have the right to opt-out at any time. You can do this by using the ‘unsubscribe’ link that appears in the footer of each communication (or the equivalent mechanism in those communications).
Alternatively, if for any reason you cannot use those links, or if you would prefer to contact us directly – you can unsubscribe by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org and telling us which communications you would like us to stop sending you.
Your right to object to automated decision making and profiling
You have the right to be informed about the existence of any automated decision making and profiling of your personal data, and where appropriate, be provided with meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing that affects you.
Exercising your rights
When you write to us making a request to exercise your rights, we are entitled to ask you to prove that you are who you say you are. We may ask you to provide copies of relevant ID documents to help us to verify your identity. This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.
It will help us to process your request if you clearly state which right you wish to exercise and, where relevant, why it is that you are exercising it. The clearer and more specific you can be, the faster and more efficiently we can deal with your request. If you do not provide us with sufficient information, then we may delay actioning your request until you have provided us with additional information (and where this is the case, we will tell you).
You will not usually have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we could refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.
We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one (1) month. However, it could take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or if you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you of this and keep you updated.
If you are unhappy with the way that we have processed or handled your data then you have a right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The ICO is the supervisory body authorised by the Data Protection Act 2018 to regulate the handling of personal data within the United Kingdom.
The contact details for the ICO are:
Last updated: 28.12.2022