Keeping your data safe
Personal data means data which relate to a living individual who can be identified:
- from those data, or
- from those data and other information which is in the possession of, or is likely to come into the possession of, the data controller,
and includes any expression of opinion about the individual and any indication of the intentions of the data controller or any other person in respect of the individual.
Who are we?
The Oxfordshire Green Party
12A Merlin Road, Oxford OX4 6EP
Who’s in control?
What data do we collect and where from?
Petitions and Surveys
We also collect information that you voluntarily provide to us when you respond to petitions or surveys including your responses to any questions they might ask.
Cookies and IP addresses
We collect information about how you interact with our websites using Cookies and your connections Internet Connection (IP) Address if your browser is set to accept/provide such.
We also collect publicly available information from social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, for example likes, shares, tweets and posts about the Oxfordshire Green Party and its activities and campaigns. This information is provided to us by the third party social media platform.
What do we use your data for?
We use the data you provide us to communicate with our membership and supporters about party business, activities and campaigns. From time to time we will also communicate with you about fundraising campaigns we run in order to finance the operation of the local party and/or support specific causes.
We use your data, including any voluntarily provided information, to choose which campaigns or Party activity we believe may be of interest to you. Our communications may be via Post, Telephone, Text message, Email or Social Media.
Your address information (where provided) is used to identify the Green Party branch in your area and may be used in an automated way to inform you of campaigns of local geographical relevance.
As a Political Party we use your expressed political opinions to information our campaigning including what issues we promote, how we contact you and what we say to you.
What is our legal basis for using your data?
In order to hold and process your data we are obliged to identify the lawful basis upon which we do so. The lawful basis is different for the different purposes identified above.
Purpose: Informing Members and Supporters of Green Party Activities and campaigns
Lawful Basis: Public task
We process this personal data on the basis that we have a legitimate interest in ensuring that we communicate effectively with actual and potential supporters of the Green Party and Dianne Regisford. This ensures that we can continue to represent supporters views in a democratic way. and to help us generate revenue to fund our political activities.
Who do we share your data with?
Local branches within Oxfordshire and the national office
The data we have is kept by the Oxfordshire Green Party. Data you provide will be shared between the Oxfordshire Green Party, our local branches in Oxfordshire, and the Green Party of England and Wales national office.
Donations and financial information
The personal details you provide will be held internally by our finance officers and will be shared with the Electoral Commission in the case where your donations exceed declarable threshold of £1,500 per year for our local party (see http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk for current thresholds). The personal details you provide will be held internally and the bank details you provide will be kept securely by our payment processor Paypal. Your bank details will only be shared with your bank and ours.
Third Party Platforms
From time to time we may need to share some of your data with third party data processors (such as technology providers, website hosts, online systems). Where we do so we will have a data processing agreement with the third party, and where they are located outside the European Economic Area (EEA) we will ensure that they provide enough security and privacy to enable us to meet our legal obligations to you.
What rights do you have?
You have a number of rights under data protection law. Some of these rights and how you can exercise them are set out in this section, more information can be found from the Information Commissioners office (https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/).
We will normally need to ask you for proof of your identity before we can respond to a request to exercise any of the rights in this section and we may need to ask you for more information, for example to help us to locate the personal data that your request relates to.
The right to be informed
A right to access your information
You have a right to ask us to send you a copy of your all personal data that we hold about you (subject to some exceptions). A request to exercise this right is called a “subject access request” and must be made in writing to: <email@example.com> or to: Data Protection Officer, Oxfordshire Green Party, 81B Donnington Bridge Road, Oxford OX4 4BA.
A right to object to us processing your information
You have a right to object to us processing any personal data that we process where we are relying on legitimate interests as the legal basis of our processing. You also have the right to withdraw your consent from our processing that requires it (such as our email communications). Every communication will have an option for you to withdraw your consent directly, or you can email <firstname.lastname@example.org> at any time to exercise this right.
A right to ask us not to market to you
You have the right to opt-out of any marketing or personally addressed direct mailings we send to you. If the communication is electronic it will include simple links and instructions to ‘unsubscribe’. For other media please email <email@example.com> or write to Data Protection Officer, Oxfordshire Green Party, 81B Donnington Bridge Road, Oxford OX4 4BA.
A right to have inaccurate data corrected
You have a right to ask us to correct inaccurate data that we hold about you. If we are satisfied that the new data you have provided is accurate, we will correct your personal data as soon as possible.
A right to have your data erased
A right to have processing of your data restricted
You can ask us to restrict processing of your personal data in some circumstances, for example if you think the personal data is inaccurate and we need to verify its accuracy, or if we no longer need the data but you require us to keep it so that you can exercise your own legal rights. Restricting your personal data means that we only store your personal data and don’t carry out any further processing on it unless you consent or we need to process the data to exercise a legal claim or to protect a third party or the public.
To exercise any of the rights above please email <firstname.lastname@example.org> or write to Data Protection Officer, Oxfordshire Green Party, 12A Merlin Road, Oxford OX4 6EP.
To further understand your rights please visit the website of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) at http://www.ico.gov.uk.