Data Management Policy

We hold data on individuals in the following circumstances.

  • When constituents have contacted Chris over a particular policy issue or as a request for casework support.
  • We hold copies of messages sent directly to Chris’s Parliamentary Email or office by members of the public who are not necessarily constituents but are raising particular policy issues.

If you have previously requested casework assistance from Chris or have approached him on a policy issue and do not wish any record to be held by us electronically, please let us know.

This data is held securely on the Parliamentary Servers, or in document storage arranged by the Parliamentary authorities and no data about individuals is made available to third parties. This is subject to a contract with the Parliamentary authorities, a copy of which is available on my website.

Our current policy is to retain data on constituents collected since Chris’s election in 2001, as it frequently allows us to respond better to people who have long term or recurring issues.

We also use a third party supplier, Mailchimp, to distribute local news updates to constituents. No information about the individual is used in this process, except for the use of their name and email address for the purposes of distributing the update.

We believe all those who receive these updates have expressed a willingness to do so, and this was verified prior to the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation on 25th May 2018. However if at any stage you receive one of these updates and do not wish to do so, please email [email protected] and your name will be deleted from the list of recipients.

Chris’s office is registered for data protection purposes with the Information Commissioner.

Agreement for the processing of  Personal Data by the Corporate Officers on behalf of Members of each House of Parliament.

How can I contact somebody about my privacy?

You can get in touch with our office by letter, email or telephone using the details below.
Please note that we will ask for identification should you choose to exercise any of the above rights in relation to personal data we hold.
Email address: [email protected]
Telephone Number: 01372 277066
Address: The House of Commons, Westminster, London, SW1A 0AA

Log Files and Statistics

We use IP addresses, URI’s of requested resources, timestamps and HTTP user-agents to analyse trends, administer the system and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. In addition to this we may use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies, to help analyse how visitors use our site. The information generated by the cookie about the use of our website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your Web browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to make full use of our website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

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