1. Who am I?

I’m Andrew Bridgen, an independent candidate for the UK Parliament.

This Privacy Notice pertains to my independent constituency campaigns. 

The UK Parliament has its own data protection policy accessible here: https://www.parliament.uk/site-information/data-protection/commons-data-protection-information/data-protection-policy/

This notice underscores my dedication to safeguarding your data and my commitment to transparency in its management. It fulfils the requirements of Articles 13 and 14 of the UK GDPR.

Your data will be handled in compliance with the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA), and associated legislation.

Last updated: 21st February 2024.

I reserve the right to make amendments or updates to this privacy notice periodically.

2. Contacting me about Data Protection

If you want to know more about this notice, or need further details on how your data is used, or wish to exercise your rights, please feel free to reach out to me at the following address: 70 Market Street, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 1AN.

3. How the law protects your data

How I use your data is protected by law and I am only permitted to process your data where I have an acceptable reason for doing so. The lawful reasons I process your data are:

  • Processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest (public task – democratic engagement), or
  • When it is my legal duty (legal obligation), or
  • When you provide consent (consent), or
  • To protect your vital interests (vital interests), or
  • To fulfil a contract with you (contract), or
  • When I have a legitimate interest (legitimate interest).

4. How your information is used:

Data is processed to support my political, campaigning, and fundraising endeavours. The tables below demonstrate common potential examples of data usage, including typical categories processed, along with justifications and legal bases for such activities.

5. Where I collect personal data from

I collect personal data from a variety of sources:

Provided by you (Directly):

  • In person when you speak to me or one of my representatives or volunteers
  • Through a telephone call, either where you call me, or I call you
  • On paper, such as if you return a printed survey, a petition, a reply slip on a leaflet or if you write to me
  • Digitally, such as if you fill in a form on a website or interact with me online via my website or social media platforms
  • When you offer or ask about volunteering, or take part in party activities
  • When you enter into a transaction with me such as donating or paying to attend an event
  • When you consent to receiving electronic marketing
  • When you attend an event

Third-Party Sources (Indirectly):

  • The full electoral register and marked registers.
  • Social media platforms and other technology providers
  • Publicly available information 
  • Public records or sources such as Companies House, Land Registry etc
  • Data brokers and data analytics companies – such as Experian
  • Royal Mail
  • Telephone Preference Service
  • Market research organisations
  • Due diligence and screening organisations

6. Who I share your data with 

I will never sell your data to a third party. If you have contacted me regarding a personal or policy issue, I may share your personal data with third parties, such as local authorities, government agencies, public bodies, health trusts, regulators, etc, as necessary to address your concerns. Third parties are required to securely maintain your details and use them solely for their intended purpose. Once the data is no longer needed for this service it will be disposed of. Nobody will use your data in any manner that exceeds your reasonable expectations when reaching out to me.

7. Data processed with your consent

Where I use consent as a legal basis for processing your data, or process special categories of your data on the basis of your explicit consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.

To withdraw your consent please write to me at: 70 Market Street, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 1AN.

8. Transferring your data outside of the United Kingdom

Some of my service providers might operate outside of the UK, necessitating the transfer of your personal data beyond UK borders. When such transfers occur, I ensure that your data receives protection equivalent to that within the UK.

To guarantee this protection, I employ one of the following appropriate safeguards:

1.Where the UK has deemed a third country or organisation to provide an adequate level of data protection through an adequacy regulation.

2. Implementation of a contractual agreement with the recipient of the data, ensuring they uphold data protection standards equivalent to those in the UK.

In cases where relying on appropriate safeguards is not feasible, I may resort to a derogation under Article 49 of the UK GDPR for specific situations to facilitate the transfer of your data outside of the UK.

9. How long I keep your data

I regularly assess the data I retain, evaluating its relevance and necessity. Several factors influence my retention periods, including:

  • Legal requirements: I adhere to statutory obligations, such as retaining financial information for six years.
  • Purpose of data: I consider the original purpose for which the data was obtained or provided.
  • Documented necessity: I evaluate my documented requirements for retaining your data.
  • Protection of rights: I ensure that retaining your data does not violate your rights.
  • Legal and regulatory obligations: I adhere to legal and regulatory obligations that may necessitate referencing your data.

10. How I protect your data

I use security technology, including password protection and encryption to safeguard information and have procedures in place to ensure that my paper and computer systems and databases are protected against unauthorised disclosure, use, loss and damage.  

I only use third party service providers where I am satisfied that they provide adequate security for your personal data.

11. Cookies and similar technologies

Cookies are text files stored on your computer to gather standard Internet log information and visitor behaviour data. When you browse my website I may automatically collect information from you through cookies or similar technologies.

12. Your data rights

This section explains about your data subject rights you have. If I hold data about you, you can exercise any of these rights by writing to me at 70 Market Street, Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, LE65 1AN.

13. Making a complaint

Should you wish to report a complaint or if you feel that I have not addressed your concern in a satisfactory manner, you may contact the Information Commissioner’s Office.

  • Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF
  • Telephone: 0303 123 1113
  • Website:  https://ico.org.uk/make-a-complaint/