Privacy Policy

Site registration and email service
As the Member of Parliament for Houghton and Sunderland South, it's important for Bridget Phillipson MP to keep in touch with constituents about her work in Parliament and the constituency, to keep them informed of events in the local area, and to ask their views on local issues. If you'd like to subscribe to these updates, you will be asked for contact information (such as your name and e-mail address), geographic information (such as your postcode and constituency), and other details about you and your interests. This is used to help us provide you with information to match your interests, to alert you of campaigns you may be interested in and events happening in your area. You can amend or withdraw your consent to receive these updates at any time. Further information about how your data is collected and used can be found below.

Data collection and use
You may be asked for personal information if you complete one of the forms on this site. By filling in your personal contact details and providing Bridget Phillipson MP with information about your views, you consent to allowing Bridget Phillipson MP and her staff to use the information you’ve given, as well as other information to which we have an entitlement, to contact you by email, text, phone, websites and apps even though you may be registered with the Telephone Preference Service.

In each case the information you provide will only be used for the purpose for which you provide it. Any personal information you submit via this website is stored on secure servers (including mobile servers), password protected computers, password protected folders and encrypted zip files.

Occasionally, Bridget Phillipson MP may need to transfer personal information you submit to a data processor or to countries or jurisdictions outside the EEA. All our suppliers comply with the General Data Protection Regulation and provide adequate protection for the rights of data individuals in connection to the transfer of their personal data within the European Union, or are subject to Privacy Shield scheme in the United States.

Any data you supply will be held for a maximum period of five years, unless there are justifiable reasons for holding it for longer (for example, if casework on your behalf if ongoing for longer than this period). You may remove or change your details at any time and have right of access to your personal information held on our files by written request to the data protection officer (address below).

Casework

When I take up casework on your behalf, it may be necessary for me or my office to share personal details that you provide such as your telephone number and email address, with government departments, local authorities, public bodies and other organisations. I will only share as much information as is necessary to progress your case.

Choice/unsubscribe
We provide you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us easily and promptly. The majority of unsubscribe requests are processed immediately; in some cases it will take up to one week.

IP addresses and log file data
This site does not automatically capture or store personal information, other than logging the user’s IP Address or the location of your computer or network on the Internet, for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. (If you are connected to the Internet you have an IP address, for example an IP address might read “154.198.99.9″). We also use IP addresses in the aggregate to track which pages people visit in order to improve the quality of the site.

To volunteer (pledge your support)
We ask for your contact details, postcode and information on the type of volunteer work you are interested in. This information helps us identify suitable volunteer opportunities for you. Your details will be forwarded to the appropriate local officer who can then contact you.

Cookie
A cookie is a tiny text file that is stored on your computer. We may use cookies in order to tailor your experience on our site according to the preferences you have specified. However we will only access the information that we stored in your cookie file. We will not access any information stored in a cookie by other websites. Our cookies do not contain any personally identifiable information. You can learn more about the different types of cookies and how they work here.

Links to other sites
Our site contains links to other sites and servers. Bridget Phillipson MP is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

Correcting your information
If you need to correct the information you provided us with when you subscribed to our e-mail list, you can do so through your personal form provided in the emails you are sent.

Contacting us about privacy
If you have any questions about our privacy policy, the information we have collected from you online, the practices of this site or your interaction with this website, please contact us by clicking here.

Our Data Protection Officer can be contacted at the following address:

Date Protection Officer
Office of Bridget Phillipson MP
106 Newbottle Street
Houghton-le-spring
DH4 4AJ

Houghton and Sunderland South Labour Party & Bridget Phillipson MP will continue to evaluate and improve efforts to protect your information and will update our privacy policy whenever necessary.

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