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Privacy Policy

We are the Scottish Unionist Party, commonly known as the Scottish Unionists (The Party) and we are Registered as a political party with the Electoral Commission under registration number PP809 and with a Registered Data Protection Officer with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) under registration number ZA798617.

This is the Privacy Policy for the Scottish Unionist Party.

This Privacy Policy emphasises the Party’s commitment to the protection of your Data and to be transparent in how we use it.

This Privacy Policy was published on 29 October 2020.

Questions about Data Protection

If you have any questions about this policy or for more information about how we use your data or would like to exercise any of your rights you can contact our Data Protection Officer at:

Data Protection Officer
The Scottish Unionist Party,
Hudson House,
8 Albany Street,
Edinburgh EH1 3QB

You may contact us by email at info@scottishunionists.com

Contact number: 0131 271 5995

TYPES OF INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Name
Date of Birth
Contact details eg. address, email, telephone and mobile number and social media
Communication preferences
Direct Marketing Preference
Electoral Register Data
Demographic Data
Occupation Data
Financial Transaction Data
Opinions on Topical Issues

HOW DATA IS COLLECTED

We collect Data in the following ways:

PROVIDED BY YOU (DIRECTLY)

In person, when you speak to one of our representatives:
Through a telephone call
On paper e.g. on a returned printed survey
Digitally
When you offer or ask about volunteering
When you enter into a transaction with the Party
When you attend a conference or campaign event

THIRD PARTY SOURCES (INDIRECTLY)

On social media platforms, where you have made information public.
The Party is legally entitled to and receives, the electoral registration records of all electors in the United Kingdom.
We collect Data with the intention of using it primarily for political activities.
The Scottish Unionist Party (the Party) may combine electoral registered Data, commercially available and publicly available for the Land Registry.
We do this in order to: make predictions about lifestyle and habits, understand matters and issues of relevance, decide what campaign material we send to you.

HOW YOUR INFORMATION IS USED AND WHY WE ARE ALLOWED TO USE IT

Your Data is protected by Law and only we use your Data where we have an acceptable reason
such as:-

In pursuit of an activity that supports engagement or public interest
When it is our legal duty
When you provide consent
In order to fulfil a Contract with you
When we have a legitimate interest

WHO WE SHARE YOUR DATA WITH

We will never sell your Data but it is sometimes necessary to share your information.

WE SHARE DATA WITH

Business associates and professional advisers
Suppliers
Service Providers
Financial Organisations
Political Organisations
Elected representatives
Regulatory Bodies
Market Researchers
Healthcare and Welfare Organisations
Law Enforcement Agencies

HOW LONG DATA IS RETAINED

We constantly review Data and regularly review its relevance and our need to hold it. We do not set finite periods for Data retention, but we take into consideration:

Retention periods required by law
The purpose for which the Data was provided
Our legitimate interests in holding Data
Whether holding your Data infringes your rights

HOW YOUR DATA IS PROTECTED

The security of your Data is paramount to the Party and as such we ensure that appropriate measures are in place to protect it.

COOKIES

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RIGHT OF ACCESS

You have the right to request a copy of your personal information, this is known as a Subject Access Request.

RIGHT TO OBJECT

You have the right to opt out of your Data being used for Direct Marketing.

MAKING A COMPLAINT

If you are unhappy with the way we have processed or handled your Data then you have the right to Complain to the Information Commissioners Office (ICO). The ICO is authorised by the Data Protection Act 2018.

Contact details:

Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow SK9 5AF
0303 123 1113
https://ico.org.uk/concerns/