Keeping your data safe
Personal data means data which relate to a living individual who can be identified –
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?
Trafford Green Party
c/o 44 Carlton Rd, Sale M33 6PE
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.
When you join as member of the Green Party of England and Walses the details you provide including contact details and any other details that are voluntarily provided are shared with the local party ie Trafford Green Party. Your payment details are also collected where necessary to process your membership subscriptions and donations.
Cookies and IP addresses
We collect information about how you interact with our websites using Cookies and your connection's Internet Connection (IP) Address if your browser is set to accept/provide such.
Information that you share with us
We keep a note of any specific requests made with regard to being contacted.
We may also keep records of any Trafford Green Party meetings or events that you have attended.
The Electoral Register
As a political party we are provided with access to the electoral register for the purposes of canvassing and promotion.
We may also collect publicly available information from social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, for example likes, shares, tweets and posts about the Green Party and its activities and campaigns.
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 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, Email or Social Media.
Your address information (where provided) is used to identify the Trafford ward that you live in and may be used to inform you of campaigns of local geographical relevance.
As a Political Party we may use your expressed political opinions to inform our campaigning including what issues we promote, how we contact you and what we say to you.
This ensures that we can continue to represent supporter’s views in a democratic way and to help us generate revenue to fund our political activities.
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 ensure that we communicate effectively with actual and potential supporters of the Green Party and its campaigns. 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. This processing is considered to be fundamental to our role in promoting democracy in the public interest.
Purpose: Communicating with Members about their membership and constitutional role within the Party.
Lawful Basis: Public task.
We process your membership and personal data with respect to your membership position inline with the constitution of the Party and your agreed participaction. As a membership organisation we require that we be able to communicate with members about constitutional issues (such as leadership elections, conference and changes to the constitution) this is considered to be a fundamental part of our role in promoting democracy in the public interest.
Lawful basis: Public task.
We may from time to time contact you directly asking for donations to help fund the work of the Party. Without funding it would be impossible to function as a Political Party and therefore such communication is considered to be a fundamental part of our role in promoting democracy in the public interest.
Purpose: Canvassing of Political Opinions
Lawful Basis: Public task.
As a political party we require an understanding of the political opinions of the Traffordelectorate on local campaigns and issues. This understanding is considered to be a fundamental part of our role in promoting democracy in the public interest. Political opinions are classed as ‘special category’ data under data privacy legislation and our processing of this data is in accordance with Article 9 (g) of the General Data Protection Regulations which states that “processing is necessary for reasons of substantial public interest, on the basis of Union or Member State law…”
Who do we share your data with?
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 thresholds £7,500 per person per calendar year for the National Party and £1,500 per year for our Local Parties (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 Smart Debit (for Direct Debits), or Stripe (for card payments). Your bank details will only be shared with your bank and ours.
How long do we keep your data for?
Where you join as a member of the Party your data will be held for as long as you maintain your membership. If your membership lapses, your status will change to a supporter.
Where you have identified as a supporter your data will be held until such time as you unsubscribe from receiving communications from the party.
Where you have donated to the Party or one of its campaigns the related data will be held for a period of 5 years to ensure we can comply with financial regulations.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org to: Data Protection Officer, c/o 44 Carlton Rd, Sale M33 6PE
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or to: Data Protection Officer, c/o 44 Carlton Rd, Sale M33 6PE
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
or to: Data Protection Officer.c/o 44 Carlton Rd, Sale M33 6PE
To further understand your rights please visit the website of the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) at http://www.ico.gov.uk.