Privacy Policy

Labour Networks Ltd – Privacy Policy

Labour Networks exists to help connect like-minded Labour Party activists and supporters to each other, to help them campaign and advocate within the Labour Party. This privacy policy sets out how Labour Networks collects and uses data in support of these aims. We take our duties seriously to treat data securely, with respect and within the law and the guidance set out by the Information Commissioner (we are registered with the ICO, reference ZA446900).

What data do we collect?

We collect and store personal data that Labour members and supporters provide to us, using our website, by subscribing to the mailing lists that we manage, or using other sign-up methods. Such personal data typically includes your name, your post code, your email address and telephone number, and data about your involvement in the Labour movement, for example if you are a member of a trade union or affiliated socialist society. We may also collect data about your political views – for example about your support for the Labour party or for a particular candidate or representative – and interests, for example what political issues you care about.

How will we use the data?

We use the data we collect to contact you to keep in touch about Labour Party issues and developments that we think are relevant to you, and to share the views and further the causes of the Labour activists we work with. We may use personal data to target this information – for example, we may use your postcode to understand which constituency or electoral ward you live in so that we can send relevant communications based on that, such as local events. We may summarise the data we collect to provide general, non-identifiable, information about the use of our services and the people we are in contact with – for example, the total number of individuals that have subscribed to a mailing list we manage who are from a particular geographical area. We may cross-reference the data we hold with other publicly available sources of information.

How do we store, secure and process your data?

We have procedures to safeguard data, prevent unauthorised access and ensure its proper control and use. We use established providers of electronic services such as Microsoft, Google and MailChimp who store data on their servers in compliance with prevailing laws. This may involve your data being stores in countries outside the EEA. We may use third party service providers such as MailChimp to process your data securely in order to carry out our aims.

Controlling your data / contacting us

We will never share your data with any other person or organisation unless it is obvious that that is what we are going to do (e.g. if we have asked you to sign a petition to send to a politician, or the government), or unless we are required to do so by law.

You may receive a copy of any data we hold about you at any time, or ask us to amend or delete it. For any such requests, please contact us by email: labour [at] labournetworks [dot] co [dot] uk, or write to us: Labour Networks Ltd, 45 King Edward Road, North Shields, NE30 2RW.

The basis on which we use your data

The main basis on which we use your data is by your consent. We will make clear, including through this privacy policy, the ways in which we are may use your data to allow you to decide which you consent to. If you do not consent to your data being processed for a certain purpose, then we will not use it for that purpose. We will only contact you using methods that you have given us permission to use, for example by email.

Because Labour Networks Ltd exists to connect Labour activists and supporters and to help them campaign and advocate within the Labour Party, a further basis on which we use data is our legitimate interest in producing political communications in order to build and expand the network of supportive individuals we contact and to share the ideas and campaigns of the activists and political figures we work with. These communications are defined as “marketing” in the data protection legislation. We process your name and contact details and additional information about you and your views and interests and activities you take part in on the basis of this legitimate interest, in order to improve these communications and help them reach you and others that they may not have not reached before. In this way, we further debate and democratic processes within the Labour Party.