At Labour Future, we’re committed to protecting and respecting your privacy and your data security.
This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit our website, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.
We may change this Policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By using our website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy.
Any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to [email protected] or by writing to Labour Future, 19 Luddenham Close, Ashford, Kent, TN23 5SE.
Who are we?
We are Labour Future, one of the UK’s largest Labour Party supporter groups. We are currently not formally affiliated to the Labour Party, but we campaign solely on their behalf. We do not support any other political parties other than the Labour Party. We are registered with the Electoral Commission and therefore may legally campaign in elections within the UK.
We are listed in Companies House as LABOUR FUTURE LIMITED and our Company number is 10284805. Our registered office is 19 Luddenham Close, Ashford, Kent, TN23 5SE.
How do we collect information from you?
We obtain information about you when you use our website, for example, when you contact us about our campaigns and services, to make a donation, to complete a survey orpetition, read our latest news or pamphlets and when you click on links in our emails to our website.
What type of information is collected from you?
The personal information we collect might include your name, address, email address, IP address, the answers to your surveys, what petitions you have signed and information regarding what pages are accessed and when. If you make a donation online or purchase a product from us, your card information is not held by us, it is collected by our third party payment processors, who specialise in the secure online capture and processing of credit/debit card transactions, as explained below.
How is your information used?
We may use your information to:
- process a donation that you have made;
- process orders that you have submitted;
- deal with entries into a competition;
- seek your views or comments;
- record your entries from a web form,
- notify you of changes to our services;
- send you communications which you have requested and that may be of interest to you. These may include information about campaigns, volunteering, elections and fundraising activities, promotions of our associated companies goods and services;
- process a donation to you or manage volunteer information supplied to us.
- to send you customised information and campaigns you may be specifically interested in.
- to help us determine election results in a survey or poll.
We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis. We are legally required to hold some types of information to fulfil our statutory obligations (for example the collection of donations). We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant contract you hold with us.
Who has access to your information?
We will not share, sell or rent your information to third parties, ever. Only our data controllers and data privacy officers will have access to the data we retain.
We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.
Third Party Service Providers working on our behalf:
We may pass your information to our third party service providers, agents subcontractors and other associated organisations for the purposes of completing tasks and providing services to you on our behalf (for example to process donations, store your contact details and send you mailings). However, when we use third party service providers, we disclose only the personal information that is necessary to deliver the service and we have a contract in place that requires them to keep your information secure and not to use it for their own direct marketing purposes. Please be reassured that we will not release your information to third parties beyond the Labour Future network for them to use for their own direct marketing purposes, unless we are required to do so by law, for example, by a court order or for the purposes of prevention of fraud or other crime.
When you are using our secure online donation pages, your donation is processed by a third party payment processor, who specialises in the secure online capture and processing of credit/debit card transactions. If you have any questions regarding secure transactions, please contact us.
You are in control
You have a choice about whether or not you wish to receive information from us. If you do not want to receive campaign communications from us about the vital work we do for the Labour Party and wider movement and our exciting products and services, then you can select your choices by ticking the relevant boxes situated on the form on which we collect your information.
We will not contact you for campaign and news purposes by email, phone or text message unless you have given your prior consent. We will not contact you for any purposes by post if you have indicated that you do not wish to be contacted. You can change your marketing preferences at any time by contacting us by email: [email protected] or by writing to us at Labour Future, 72 Albert Street, NW1 7NR
How you can access and update your information
The accuracy of your information is important to us. We’re working on ways to make it easier for you to review and correct the information that we hold about you. Please login to your account here and you should be able to review all information we have about you. In the meantime, if you can not access this or if you think any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please email us at: [email protected], or write to us at: Labour Future, 19 Luddenham Close, Ashford, Kent, TN23 5SE.
You have the right to ask for a copy of the information Labour Future holds about you (We may charge £5 for information requests), but only to cover our costs in providing you with details of the information we hold about you.
Security precautions in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of your information
When you give us personal information, we take steps to ensure that it’s treated securely. Any sensitive information (such as credit or debit card details) is encrypted and protected with the following software 128 Bit encryption on SSL. When you are on a secure page, a lock icon will appear on the bottom of web browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer.
Online security can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot absolutely guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and therefore ultimately you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we make our utmost efforts to ensure its security on our systems. Where we have given (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our websites, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.
We may analyse your personal information to create a profile of your interests and preferences so that we can contact you with information relevant to you. We may make use of additional information about you when it is available from external sources to help us do this effectively. We may also use your personal information to detect and reduce fraud and credit risk.
Use of 'cookies'
It is possible to switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences. For more information on how to switch off cookies on your computer, please click here. Turning cookies of may result in a loss of functionality when using our website.
Links to other websites
In addition, if you've linked to our website from a third party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third party site.
16 or Under
We are concerned to protect the privacy of children aged 16 or under. If you are aged 16 or under‚ unfortunately you are not allowed to provide us with any personal data, signup to receive email notifications or engage with any advocacy items, such as petitions or surveys on our website. The minimum age to use any services provided by Labour Future is 16 years old.
Transferring your information outside of Europe
As part of the services offered to you through this website, the information which you provide to is likely to be transferred to countries outside the European Union (“EU”). Our website platform is provided by the US company Nationbuilder. Your personal data will be stored on their servers which are likely to be located within the USA. However the data stored will comply with the European Union's GDPR requirements. If however Nationbuilder fail in their duty as data processors, they will assume the role of data controllers and assume all liabilities for any and all infringements.
Nationbuilder state the following (taken from this page):
3DNA Corp. maintains a Privacy Shield certification with the U.S. Department of Commerce which ensures that our collection and processing of personal data from our customers and business partners in the European Union will be done in accordance with the EU-US Privacy Shield Framework, as described in our Privacy Shield Notice. This certification applies to 3DNA Corp., but specifically excludes RunForOffice.org.
We also offer a Data Processing Agreement which contains approved Model Clauses to EU/EEA customers upon request.
There is no obligation under the GDPR for data to be stored in the EU. The rules regarding transfer of personal data outside of the EU currently remain the same.
We may transit your personal data to outside of the EU and the USA, however this is highly unlikely. If we do this it should be noted that these countries may not have similar data protection laws to the UK. By submitting your personal data, you’re agreeing to this transfer, storing or processing. If we transfer your information outside of the EU in this way, we will take steps to ensure that appropriate security measures are taken with the aim of ensuring that your privacy rights continue to be protected as outlined in this Policy.
If you use our services while you are outside the EU, your information may be transferred outside the EU in order to provide you with those services.
We currently use Google Analytics tracking software to monitor who uses our website.
- A number of websites provide detailed information on cookies, including AboutCookies.org and AllAboutCookies.org.
- The Internet Advertising Bureau website Your Online Choices allows you to install opt-out cookies across different advertising networks.
- Google has developed a browser add-on to allow users to opt-out of Google Analytics across all websites which use this popular analytics product.
- New technologies such as Mozilla's Do Not Track allow you to tell websites not to track you.
- Internet Explorer has a feature called Tracking Protection Lists which allows you to import a list of websites you want to block.
Review of this Policy
We keep this Policy under regular review. This Policy was last updated in April 2018.