IP addresses and log file data
Mr Mearns’s site does not automatically capture or store personal information, other than logging the user’s IP Address. (If you are connected to the Internet you have an IP address, for example an IP address might read “220.127.116.11”).
Data collection and use
You may be asked for personal information if you complete one of the forms on this site. Please see below the information we ask for and what this information is used for.
In each case we will only use the information about you for the purpose for which you provide it. The Labour Party does not sell or disclose this information to outside organisations or individuals, nor transfer it outside the United Kingdom. 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 (address below) and on payment of an administration fee.
When you register or subscribe we ask you for contact information (such as your name and e-mail address), geographic information (such as your postcode), 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 of campaigns you may be interested in and events happening in your area.
You can remove your name at any time from our Gateshead email subscription list by emailing by contacting us with your request. Because it is easy to fake such a request, you may receive an email requesting confirmation.
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 the Party.
Donating to the Party
The information we ask for is used to process your donation and, if you donate more than £200, to check that you are on the electoral register. If you donate more than £1,000 to a Labour Party unit (e.g. Constituency Labour Party) or more than £5,000 to the Labour Party nationally in the course of a calendar year, your name and the amount of your donation will be reported to the Electoral Commission for publication on their public register of donations to the Labour Party. Donation Information will be stored on our membership database and used to keep you informed of Labour news, campaign and other opportunities to support the Party.
Information on children
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16.
Links to other sites
Our site contains links to other sites and servers. We are 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. Our server is located in a locked, secure environment, with a guard posted 24 hours a day.
We provide you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us easily and promptly. Our unsubscribe requests are processed weekly.
Correcting your information
If you need to correct the information you provided us with when you subscribed to our e-mail list or you need to change your e-mail address, you can do so by contacting us. Please supply both old and new email addresses.
Contacting us about privacy