Cookie and Privacy Policy

COOKIE and PRIVACY POLICY

York Green Party is committed to protecting your privacy, including online, and in the transparent use of any online information you give us. This page sets out what information we may hold about you if you provide it, and how that data will be used, both by the website and by the party more generally. No information will be shared more widely than is set out below unless required by law.

Our site will set anonymous cookies if your browser is set to accept them, and they will be used by Google Analytics (see below).

IF YOU SIGN UP FOR EMAIL UPDATES:

We will record your name and email address. This information will be stored on our servers in order to maintain your subscription and to send you updates. It will not be used for any other purpose and will not be shared with any external organisations. It will be held for as long as you wish to maintain your subscription.

IF YOU MAKE AN ONLINE DONATION:

The personal details you provide will be held internally by our treasurers and will be shared with the Electoral Commission in the case of donations totalling over £500.

TRACKING IN EMAILS:

We use tracking in our mailings we send to you to evaluate the impact of our mailings.

OPTING OUT OF CONTACT:

You can opt out of email communications by clicking the unsubscribe links in our emails or by emailing us.

To opt out of email, postal, or telephone communications you may either unsubscribe from within emails or email us at office@yorkgreenparty.org.uk

USE OF COOKIES:

This website uses cookies to improve your experience while visiting the website. Where applicable it uses a cookie control system allowing the user on their first visit to the website to allow or disallow the use of cookies on their computer / device. This complies with recent legislative requirements for websites to obtain explicit consent from users before leaving behind or reading files such as cookies on your computer / device.

Cookies are small files saved to your computer / device that track, save and store information about your interactions and usage of the website. This allows us to provide you with a tailored experience within this website.

However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.

EXTERNAL LINKS:

York Green Party cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite our best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk, and York Green Party cannot be held liable for any damages or consequences arising from visiting any external sites linked from this website.

GOOGLE ANALYTICS:

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (Google). Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the 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 the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators 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 browser. 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. We use Google Analytics to make sure our online campaigning is as effective as possible, and it is also one of the ways we make sure that this website is clear and usable.

You can read Google’s privacy policy here for further information.

CANVASSING DATA

We will use name, address, and electoral roll information provided to us by the City of York Council.  This will be held in secure databases with access limited to those that need it.

 

Canvass sheets printed out will be handed out for use and collected in at the end of canvassing. Canvassing information will be entered into the database and the canvass sheets held securely for up to a year and then destroyed.

Canvassing data will only be used to support election work including

  • Writing to people about issues that concern them
  • Reminding people to vote
  • Offering posters to people who have expressed interest

Canvassing data will never be passed to anyone outside York Green Party except as required by law.

CORRESPONDENCE

Correspondence (letters and emails) will be kept until the correspondence is completed and for up to 7 years beyond that.

REQUESTING PERSONAL INFORMATION

If you wish to know what information we hold on you, please write to us at

email office@yorkgreenparty.org.uk

mail York Green Party, 15 Priory St, York, YO1 6ET