PRIVACY & COOKIES
Any personal information that you give Graham Stuart MP will be handled confidentially by him, the staff and volunteers in his office, in line with data protection regulations and under the lawful basis of public task. In instances where this lawful basis is not sufficient and explicit consent is required, a member of Graham’s team will get in touch with you to establish your consent. In rare cases, Graham may also process data under the lawful basis of legitimate interest. In any event, Graham is committed to ensuring that the information he collects and uses is appropriate for purpose, and does not constitute an invasion of your privacy. Please note that this office uses data from the open electoral register for referencing and filing purposes. If you would like information about Data Protection, this can be obtained from the Information Commissioner’s Office through their website www.ico.gov.uk or advice line 08456 306 060.
Who is the Data Controller?
The Data Controller is Graham Stuart, Member of Parliament for Beverley and Holderness.
What does the office do?
The office discharges the duties and functions of an elected Member of Parliament. As part of this work, Graham and his staff conduct constituency casework and respond to policy queries, for which Graham must process personal data.
What information does Graham collect about you?
Graham collects personal information that is supplied to him in his role as a Member of Parliament. It includes information supplied by his constituents and others in relation to matters which he has been asked to pursue in the interests of individuals and groups who live in his constituency such as:
- details of specific cases
- information provided by signatories on petitions
- responses to questionnaires and
- contact details for the purpose of communicating news and updates
How will Graham use the information about you?
If you ask Graham to take up a matter on your behalf, he will use your information in order to pursue the matter you have raised with him. His staff and volunteers will normally see this information to find help and advice for you. Your personal and sensitive personal information may be passed to other agencies (such as Government Departments, local authorities, public bodies, health trusts, regulators, and so on), if Graham believes this to be necessary. Any third parties that Graham may share your data with are obliged to keep your details securely, and to use them only for the basis upon which they were originally intended.
If you give Graham personal information about someone other than yourself, he may need to check the facts with that other person. If you ask him to take action on behalf of a friend or relative he may need you to contact that person and ask them to confirm to him that they are happy for him to act on their behalf. If you feel it would not be appropriate for them to contact Graham, you should discuss this with Graham when you give him their information.
Graham will not use your personal data in a way that goes beyond your reasonable expectations in contacting him.
For how long will you keep my personal data?
Unless specifically requested by you, Graham holds your personal data indefinitely. He is changing this policy to one whereby he will hold personal data for a maximum of 5 years, or one parliamentary term, whichever is the shorter. He is working out how best to do this and will update this privacy notice when the new policy is in place. Casework and policy queries are revisited repeatedly. It is therefore in the interests of both this office and constituents to retain data related to these functions.
Constituency news and events
Graham would like to send you information about constituency news and events, but will not use your contact details to do this if you have sent him an email to unsubscribe. If you later change your mind, you have a right at any time to let Graham know if you no longer wish to be sent this information. If you wish to receive or stop receiving this information, please contact Graham’s office.
What rights do I have to my personal data?
At any point while Graham is in possession of or processing your personal data, you, the data subject, have the following rights:
- Right of access – you have the right to request a copy of the information that Graham holds about you.
- Right of rectification – you have the right to correct data that Graham holds about you that is inaccurate or incomplete.
- Right to be forgotten – in certain circumstances you can ask for the data Graham holds about you to be erased from his records.
- Right to restriction of processing – where certain conditions apply you have a right to restrict the processing.
- Right of portability – you have the right to have the data Graham holds about you transferred to another organisation.
- Right to object – you have the right to object to certain types of processing, such as direct marketing.
- Right to object to automated processing, including profiling – you also have the right to be subject to the legal effects of automated processing or profiling.
- Right to judicial review: if Graham refuses your request under rights of access, he will provide you with a reason why. You have the right to complain.
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