What is this online Privacy Statement for?

This privacy statement is for this website www.darren-jones.co.uk and served by Darren Jones and governs the privacy of its users who choose to use it.

The policy sets out the different areas where user privacy is concerned and outlines the obligations & requirements of the users, the website and website owners. Furthermore, the way this website processes, stores and protects user data and information will also be detailed within this statement.

This website and its owners take a proactive approach to user privacy and ensure the necessary steps are taken to protect the privacy of its users throughout their visiting experience. This website complies to all UK national laws and requirements for user privacy.

Personal data

Under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) personal data is defined as:

“any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (‘data subject’); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person”.

How we use your information

This privacy statement tells you how Darren Jones MP will collect and use your personal data for cookies, profiling, complaints, subscriptions, etc.

Use of Cookies

This website uses cookies to better the users experience while visiting the website. Where applicable this website 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 legislation requirements for websites to obtain explicit consent from users before leaving behind or reading files such as cookies on a user’s computer / device.

Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computers hard drive that track, save and store information about the user’s interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server to provide the users with a tailored experience within this website. Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website on to their computers hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies from this website and its external serving vendors.

This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors to better understand how they use it. This software is provided by Google Analytics which uses cookies to track visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computers hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information. You can read Google’s privacy policy here for further information [ http://www.google.com/privacy.html ].

Other cookies may be stored to your computers hard drive by external vendors when this website uses referral programs, sponsored links or adverts. Such cookies are used for conversion and referral tracking and typically expire after 30 days, though some may take longer. No personal information is stored, saved or collected.

Contact & Communication

Users contacting this website and/or its owners do so at their own discretion and provide any data at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the Data Protection Policy – GDPR available below. Every effort has been made to ensure a safe and secure form- to- email submission process but  users using this processes do so at their own risk.

This website and its owners use any information submitted to provide you with further information about the  services they offer or to assist you in answering any questions or queries you may have submitted. This includes using your details to subscribe you to any email newsletter program the website operates but only if this was made clear to you and your unambiguous consent was granted when submitting any form-to-email process.

This is by no means an entire list of your user rights in regard to receiving email marketing material.

Your details are not passed on to any third parties for marketing purposes.

Email Newsletter

This website operates an email newsletter program  this is used to inform subscribers about the services supplied by, and work of, Darren Jones MP. Users can subscribe through an online automated process should they wish to do so but do so at their own discretion. Some subscriptions may be manually processed where there has been unambiguous written consent with the user.

Subscriptions are taken in compliance with UK Spam Laws detailed in the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003. All personal details relating to subscriptions are held securely and in accordance with the GDPR 2018. No personal details are passed on to third parties nor shared with companies / people outside of the company that operate this website. Under the GDPR 2018, you have a number of rights including the right to access your data or right to withdraw consent. Please review the Data Protection Policy – GDPR available below to exercise these rights.

Email marketing campaigns published by this website or its owners may contain tracking facilities within the actual email. Subscriber activity is tracked and stored in a database for future analysis and evaluation. Such tracked activity may include; the opening of emails, forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email content, times, dates and frequency of activity [this is not a comprehensive list]. This information is used to refine future email campaigns and supply the user with more relevant content.

In compliance with UK Spam Laws and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003, subscribers are given the opportunity to un-subscribe at any time through an automated system. This process is detailed at the footer of each email campaign. If an automated un-subscription system is unavailable clear instructions on how to un-subscribe will be detailed instead.

Powered by You app

As part of the Powered by You project, Darren Jones MP  has launched an app.  This app will inform users about the work of Darren Jones MP, the Powered by You project and act as an engagement platform for constituents. Users can subscribe through an online automated process (by completing an e-form on the Powered by You webpage) should they wish to do so.  Subscriptions will then be manually processed (to ensure only constituents are able to access the app) where there has been unambiguous written consent. An invite will be sent to all subscribers (from the app creator Disciple Media) to enable download of the app.

All personal details are held securely and in accordance with the GDPR 2018. No personal details will be passed to additional third parties nor shared with companies / people outside of the company that operate this website or the app (Disciple Media). Under the GDPR 2018, you have a number of rights including the right to access your data or right to withdraw consent. Please review the Data Protection Policy – GDPR available below to exercise these rights.

Email marketing campaigns published by Darren Jones MP, Disciple Media and/or Powered by You to promote the app may contain tracking facilities within the actual email. Subscriber activity is tracked and stored in a database for future analysis and evaluation. Such tracked activity may include; the opening of emails, forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email content, times, dates and frequency of activity [this is not a comprehensive list]. This information is used to refine future email campaigns and supply the user with more relevant content.

In compliance with UK Spam Laws and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003, subscribers are given the opportunity to un-subscribe at any time through an automated system. This process is detailed at the footer of each email campaign sent by Darren Jones MP. If an automated un-subscription system is unavailable clear instructions on how to un-subscribe will be detailed instead.

Communication, engagement and actions taken through the app are subject to the terms and conditions, as well as the privacy policies, held by the Disciple Media platform. These are available to view in the app.

Users are advised to use the app wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. Darren Jones MP will not ask for personal or sensitive information through the app and encourage users wishing to discuss personal matters to use primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.

This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the app in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the app may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.

App users can deactivate their account and delete the app at any time.

External Links

Although this website only looks to include quality, safe and relevant external links, users are advised adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links mentioned throughout this website. (External links are clickable text / banner / image links to other websites, similar to; http://www.theipsa.org.uk)

The owners of this website cannot guarantee or verify the contents of any externally linked website despite their best efforts. Users should therefore note they click on external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Adverts and Sponsored Links

This website may contain sponsored links and adverts. These will typically be served through our advertising partners, to whom may have detailed privacy policies relating directly to the adverts they serve.

Clicking on any such adverts will send you to the advertisers website through a referral program which may use cookies and will track the number of referrals sent from this website. This may include the use of cookies which may in turn be saved on your computers hard drive. Users should therefore note they click on sponsored external links at their own risk and this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any external links mentioned.

Social Media Platforms

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms that this website and its owners participate on are custom to the terms and conditions as well as the privacy policies held with each social media platform respectively.

Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care and caution in regard to their own privacy and personal details. Darren Jones MP will not ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms and encourage users wishing to discuss personal matters to use primary communication channels such as by telephone or email.

This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised before using such social sharing buttons that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save your request to share a web page respectively through your social media platform account.

Shortened Links

This website and its owners through their social media platform accounts may share web links to relevant web pages. By default, some social media platforms shorten lengthy urls [web addresses] (this is an example: http://bit.ly/zyVUBo).

Users are advised to take caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened urls published on social media platforms by this website and its owners. Despite the best efforts to ensure only genuine urls are published many social media platforms are prone to spam and hacking and therefore this website and its owners cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused by visiting any shortened links.

 

Why does Darren Jones MP need to collect and store personal data?

In order for Darren Jones MP to provide you with a service  such as casework, respond to a policy-based enquiry and/or to share information and news we need to collect personal data for correspondence purposes and/or detailed service provision. In any event, we are committed to ensuring that the information we collect and use is appropriate for this purpose, and does not constitute an invasion of your privacy. Please see the Data Protection Policy – GDPR for more information.

Will Darren Jones MP share my personal data with anyone else?

We may pass your personal data on to third-party service providers in the course of dealing with casework, this could include, but is not limited to, the local authority, government agencies, public bodies, health trusts, regulators, and so on. Any third parties that we may share your data with are obliged to keep your details securely, and to use them only to fulfil the service they provide you on our behalf. We will not share your details with any company for marketing purposes. If we wish to pass special categories of your personal data to a third party we will only do so once we have obtained your consent, unless we are not legally required to do so. Please see our Personal Data Audit available below for further information.

How will Darren Jones MP use the personal data it collects about me?

Darren Jones MP will process (collect, store and use) the information you provide in a manner compatible with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We will endeavour to keep your information accurate and up to date, and not keep it for longer than is necessary.

Darren Jones MP is required to retain information in accordance with the law, such as information needed for income tax and audit purposes. How long certain kinds of personal data should be kept may also be governed by specific requirements and agreed practices. Please see the Data Protection Policy – GDPR available below for more information.

Under what circumstances will Darren Jones MP contact me?

Our aim is not to be intrusive, and we undertake not to ask irrelevant or unnecessary questions. Moreover, the information you provide will be subject to rigorous measures and procedures to minimise the risk of unauthorised access or disclosure.

You can withdraw your consent to receive updates/contact from Darren Jones MP at any time.

Can I find out the personal data that Darren Jones MP holds about me?

At your request, Darren Jones MP can confirm what information we hold about you and how it is processed. You also have a number of other rights under the GDPR, including the right to withdraw consent to processing. Please see the Data Protection Policy – GDPR available below for more information. Our Data Protection Officer can be contacted:

  • darren.jones.mp@parliament.uk
  • 0117 959 6545
  • Office of Darren Jones MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA

Data Protection Policy – GDPR

Personal Data Audit – Darren Jones MP

Offline Privacy Statement