Privacy Policy

The information you supply to this website will be used by the Conservative Party and will be treated by the Conservative Party in the strictest confidence in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and will not be passed on to third parties.

The Conservative Party is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should you be asked to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

This policy may change from time to time and this page will be updated to reflect this. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes.

Your information will not be kept for longer than necessary. The Conservative Party are the sole owners of any information we collect via this website.

Petitions

We may from time to time add online petitions to this website. In the event that you decide to sign an online petition we may pass some of your personal details to the addressee of the petitions. We may also display a short summary (your name, and the last line of your postal address if you have provided this) to other visitors and users of the web site. More comprehensive information will be made available before you decide to sign any petition.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • name
  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as address
  • other relevant information that will help us provide the best possible service

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • To allow us to respond to your questions and queries where you have filled in the contact form on the ‘Contact me’ page. Here we will collect your name, email address, telephone number and your comment. This data will be used by The Conservative Party for contacting you.
  • To send you newsletters where you have signed up for this option. Your name, email address, street address, town/village and your division/ward will be collected when you do so. This information helps ensure that you are provided with relevant information and the newsletter. You may opt out of the newsletter at any point, by clicking on ‘unsubscribe’ on the newsletter or email us.

Security

The Conservative Party is committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Cookies and Website Analysis Tools

We may use cookies and website traffic analysis tools to monitor aggregate usage (for example hits and visitors) of this website. The purpose of this is to analyse overall usage patterns and we do not track individual website users.

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

This website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites which are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Your personal information

The Conservative Party will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to or email us.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

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