Who we are:
We are the West Berkshire Conservative Association, and we are a part of the Conservative and Unionist Party, commonly known as the Conservative Party (The Party). As such we are a part of the “wider Conservative family” referred to in the Privacy Notice published on the national party’s website, and this Privacy Notice should be read in conjunction with that, available at www.conservatives.com/privacy and we process data and comply with the standards as set out in that policy.
We undertake our own local campaigning and fundraising activities, and for these we are the data controller. For membership matters and some campaigning we are a data processor acting on behalf of the Party. We also use Mail Chimp to email our membership https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/.
We do not share personal information with third parties but general data on priorities may be shared in a press release.
Contacting us about Data Protection:
If you have any questions about this policy or for more information about how we use your data or would like to exercise any of your rights you can contact us at:
West Berkshire Conservative Association
Park Street Offices, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 1EA
The association will process your data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018.
For further information about the information we collect, our legal basis for processing it, and who we share it with, please go to www.conservatives.com/privacy
How we protect your data:
The security of your data is paramount to us, and as such we ensure that appropriate technical and organisational measures are in place to protect it. We constantly review our measures to ensure that your data is protected from any threats that may emerge.
Your rights over your data
Right of access to your data
You have the right to request a copy of your personal information that we hold. This is commonly known 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
Right of rectification of your data
You have the right to request that inaccurate or incomplete information that we hold about you is corrected.
Right to be forgotten
In certain circumstances you can ask for the data we hold about you to be erased from our records. When we do so, we keep the bare minimum of your information in order to continue to respect your wishes when your personal data is next provided to us by a local authority, which is at least annually.
Right to restriction of processing
You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your data where you are contesting the accuracy of the data or when the data has been unlawfully processed.
Right to data portability
You have the right to have the data we hold about you transferred to a third party organisation and you can ask that we provide it in a machine readable format.
Right to object
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.
Automated individual decision-making, including profiling
We may use computer software to make decisions about you or to create a profile about you. You have the right not to be subject to such a decision or to that profiling where it creates legal effects concerning you or where it significantly affects you.
Making a complaint
If you are unhappy with the way that we have processed or handled your data then you have a right to complain to our Party Headquarters:
Conservative Campaign Headquarters
4 Matthew Parker Street
020 7984 8005.
If you are not satisfied with the outcome of this, you may contact 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 Information Commissioner’s Office are:
- Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF
- Telephone: 0303 123 1113