IP addresses and log file data
The Labour Business site does not automatically capture or store personal information, other than logging the user’s IP Address or the location of your computer or network on the Internet, for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. (If you are connected to the Internet you have an IP address, for example, an IP address might read “188.8.131.52”). We also use IP addresses in the aggregate to track which pages people visit in order to improve the quality of the site.
Data collection and use
You may be asked for personal information if you complete one of the forms on this site, or if you fill out a form or leaflet delivered by a local Labour Business representative. We may also collect personal information when you interact with us on social media sites such as Facebook or Twitter, and from other sources such as the Electoral Register.
In each case, we will only use the information about you for the purpose for which you provide it. Personal information you submit on the Labour Business website is stored on secure servers. Occasionally, in order to complete your request as outlined above, we may need to transfer personal information you submit to us to countries or jurisdictions outside the EEA. In each case, we ensure that our suppliers provide adequate protection for the rights of data individuals in connection the transfer of their personal data. Currently, we expect all suppliers to use the standard contractual clause approved by the European Union or be subject to Privacy Shield scheme in the United States.
We will never sell or share your personal information with other organisations for their direct marketing purposes without your explicit consent. We may share your data with third parties to perform services on your behalf and to help promote Labour Business by serving you advertisements and content online about our politicians, campaigns and policies we think you might be interested in.
You may remove or change your details at any time. You have right of access to your personal information held on our files by written request to the data protection officer (email below) and on payment of an administration fee.
Labour Business also analyses a range of other information about you and the area in which you live, including the electoral register, publicly available data such as census information and election results, estimates and segmentations of personal information, information about whether our efforts to contact you in person or over the telephone have been successful, and survey data which you may have directly provided to us or a third party, from a diversity of other sources. We analyse these data in a variety of ways, and also combine them (sometimes referred to as “profiling”), in order to:
- understand what issues are most likely to be relevant to each elector and each area,
• decide to whom we should send our campaign materials and messages,
• choose which messages and content we put on the materials we send to you, or show you on social media,
• ensure that donations you make to us are lawful,
• allow us to estimate which way you might vote in elections and referendums, and how likely you are to vote at all,
• help us understand in which areas, at which times of day, and with which people we should focus our campaigning efforts, and
• inform the development of our policy position for future elections and referendums at every level.
We collect data about the activity of visitors to many of our websites. This data is not used to identify you personally but it gives us aggregate level information on user activity that helps us improve the functionality and experience of the website. The data that is collected may include the date and time you visit the website, information on your location inferred from your IP address, and the content you view. Click here to find out more about Google Analytics and how it collects and processes data. If you want to opt-out of Google Analytics and prevent your website visit data from being used by us, then you can click here to install the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on.
Site registration and email service
When you register onto the site or subscribe to our emails, we ask you for contact information (such as your name and e-mail address), geographic information (such as your postcode and constituency), and other details about you and your interests. This is used to help us provide you with information to match your interests. We may also use it to alert you to campaigns you may be interested in and events happening in your area.
Joining Labour Business and renewing your membership online
We collect the required information in order to check you meet the conditions of and help you fulfil the opportunities provided by membership of Labour Business. At your option, we ask for additional information such as gender, ethnicity, disability, date of birth and trade union membership to help us provide a better membership service to you. Labour Business and its officers nationally and locally, as well as candidates seeking selection in internal Labour Business contests, may contact you using this information. In order to check you maintain the conditions of and help you fulfil the opportunities provided by membership of Labour Business, we may also use any information which you have made public, caused others to make public or which is already in the public domain.
To volunteer (pledge your support)
We ask for your contact details, postcode and information on the type of volunteer work you are interested in. This information helps us identify suitable volunteer opportunities for you within Labour Business. Your details will be forwarded to the appropriate local or regional Labour Business officer who can then contact you.
Donating to Labour Business
The information we ask for is used to process your donation. Donation information will be stored in our membership database and used to keep you informed of Labour Business news, campaign and other opportunities to support Labour Business.
Information on children
Labour Business does not knowingly process any personal details from individuals under the age of 14 without parent/guardian consent. Details of under 18s are processed for membership purposes or for other purposes defined prior to the data being submitted.
Links to other sites
Our site contains links to other sites and servers. Labour Business is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.
How we protect your information
Our website has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information under our control. When you contribute online, we use a secure third party to protect your credit card number and other personal information during transmission.
We provide you with the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us easily and promptly. Our unsubscribe requests are processed frequently.
Correcting your information
If you need to correct the information you provided us with when you subscribed to our e-mail list, you can do so through your personal form provided online. If you need to change your e-mail address, you can unsubscribe from our mailing lists and sign up again using your new information. Or if you have registered with a username and password you may change your details at any time via the login page without needing to re-register.
Contacting us about privacy