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I was the Labour Candidate for the Torbay Constituency in the 2019 general election.

As a Labour candidate, I also have access to other information which I or my office may use for campaigning purposes. In respect of that information, the Labour Party is the data controller, and you should consult their privacy policy ( https://labour.org.uk/privacy-policy/ ) for details of what information they hold, why, and how they use and process that information.

This page explains how I collect and use personal data, the legal basis for doing so and provides information about your rights in respect of your personal data for which I am the data controller.

Data collection and use

The office of Michele Middleditch will only collect and use personal information for the specific purpose for which it has been obtained. For the purpose of this notice, I consider the lawful basis for processing information to be:

  • Consent: You have given me clear consent to process your personal data for a specific purpose.
  • Public Task: The processing is necessary for me to perform a task in the public interest or for my official functions, and the task or function has a clear basis in law.
  • Vital Interests: The processing is necessary to protect someone’s life or if we believe someone is at risk of harm.
  • Legal Obligation: The processing is necessary for me to comply with the law (not including contractual obligations).

I will undertake casework using personal information provided by or on behalf of people in the constituency. It may be necessary for me to share your information with third party organisations. I will only do where it is necessary and reasonable to do so, and I will share only the minimum amount of personal information necessary in order to advocate on your behalf. Please see the “who I share your information with” section for further details.

When you contact my office for assistance, register with my website, complete a form or survey sent to you by my office or visit my office, you may be asked for personal information. In each case, I will ask for your explicit consent to use your information, and I will only use it for the purposes for which you provide it.

I will only send emails, texts or contact you by telephone where you have provided explicit consent for me to do so. You may withdraw your consent or unsubscribe at any time from communications in any medium by contacting my responsible officer for Data Protection Officer or by e-mailing me directly.

I will not use personal data for any automated decision making or profiling.

Who I share your information with:

When I take up casework on your behalf, it may be necessary for me to share the details you provide and/or a copy of your correspondence with government departments, local authorities, public bodies and any other agencies relevant to your case. I will only share as much information as I believe is necessary to take your case forward. If you have any questions or concerns about how information you provide as part of a casework request is used, please contact my responsible officer for Data Protection Officer for more information.

Other than in the circumstances above, I will not share personal information with other organisations without your explicit consent.

In order to communicate with you about my campaign as Labour Candidate for Torbay Constituency, it may be necessary for me to transfer personal information to countries or jurisdictions outside the EU. In each case, I will take steps to ensure that the suppliers I use comply with the General Data Protection Regulation or are subject to the Privacy Shield scheme agreed between the European Union and the United States.

Retention of personal data

I will only keep your personal information for as long as it is necessary to fulfil the purposes described in this policy. Information relating to casework will only be retained for as long as it is necessary to resolve or otherwise complete your request, although I may retain a minimum amount of information about closed cases in the event that you contact me again for help.

If you have consented to receive information about my work, I will only retain your personal information for as long as I am making representations on your behalf, or if you ask not to be contacted further.

I will regularly review the personal information I hold to ensure that its use is necessary and proportionate.

IP Addresses, cookies and links to other websites

My website 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.

My website contains links to other websites. I am not responsible for the content or privacy practices of these websites.

Your rights:

You have a number of rights in relation to your personal information and the opportunity to choose how it is used. You can:

  • Request copies of the personal information I hold about you (known as a “subject access request”)
  • Request that I correct or update any personal information held about you
  • Ask that we erase or restrict the way in which I use your information
  • Request that personal information you have given your consent for me to use is provided in an electronic format so it can be transferred to another data controller (also known as “data portability”)

You may opt out of receiving further communications from me in any medium at any time. All requests to unsubscribe are dealt with promptly, and in all cases within a month.

If you wish to exercise your rights in respect of your personal data or have any concerns about how your data is used, please contact my responsible officer for Data Protection:

Alternatively you have right to raise any issues or concerns directly with the Information Commissioner’s Office at:

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate)

Website: www.ico.org.uk