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Privacy Policy

We take your individual privacy very seriously. We aim to ensure that this website meets all relevant legal and regulatory requirements, including the Data Protection Act.

This page has two sections: Personal Information, which describes how we collect and use any personal information about visitors. The Cookies section following this describes how cookies are used on this website.

If you have any queries about our privacy policy, or you are concerned that it has not been followed, please email us at info@ealinglibdems.org.uk.

Personal Information

Any personal information collected via the website will be stored and processed exclusively for the purposes of the Liberal Democrats.

No personal information you provide via this web site will be passed on to any third party, unless you sign a petition addressed to a third party. Your details will not be kept for longer than necessary. The Liberal Democrats are the sole owner of any information we collect via the website.

Contacting you

If you provide your personal details we may use the information provided to contact you in relation to the specifics of your request.

If you submit contact details such as an email or postal address, the Liberal Democrats and their elected representatives may use the information you have provided to contact you from time to time about issues we think you may find of interest. Some of the contacts may be automated. You can opt out of some or all contacts at any time by contacting us. Any email sent to you from this website will include a link to opt out of further contact automatically.

If you sign up to receive regular news and information by any means, you may cancel the receipt of such bulletins at any time. Personal details which you provide solely for the purpose of receiving news will not be used for any other purpose.

Petitions

We may add online petitions to our site. Should you choose to sign a petition online, we will need to release some of your personal details to the petition's addressee. We will not pass more details than are necessary, nor will we pass on your details to any other third party.

Surveys

We may add online surveys to our site. If you choose to complete a survey, we may contact you regarding any answer you give to a question. We will store your responses to the survey.

Cookies

This site may place a "cookie" on your personal computer. Cookies are short text files which are transferred between your computer and our server whenever you request a page on our web site.

  1. We use a measurement tool called Google Analytics which creates cookies. There is a full explanation of this in the following section (Web Site Statistics).
  2. We use a cookie to remember whether you have voted in an opinion poll. This cookies is not deleted when you close your browser, but may be stored on your computer for up to 90 days.
  3. We will use a cookie if you choose to remember your login on your current computer. This cookies is not deleted when you close your browser, but may be stored on your computer for up to 90 days.
  4. We create a cookie if you select 'Mobile' or 'Accessible' views of the website at the foot of the page.

It is important to note that all cookies created on this site (including those set by Google Analytics) do not collect personal data about your website visitors. It is also important to note that the site uses only first-party cookies. This means that all cookies set by the site for the our domain (ealinglibdems.org.uk) send data only to the servers for our domain. This effectively makes the cookies the personal property of our website domain, and the data cannot be altered or retrieved by any service on another domain.

Nor do we access any cookies created by other domains.

You may stop or restrict the creation of cookies by modifying the settings in your web browser. This will not prevent you browsing the site but you will not be able to sign in.

Web site statistics

We use traffic analysis tools to analyse traffic on this website. These tools display aggregate data such as the total number of visitors and "hits" each day and their broad geographical location, popular search queries and which sites link to our site. We do not associate this data with any personally identifying information which you may choose to provide us.

This 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 analyze 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, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. 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.

The cookies created are _utma, _utmb, _utmc and _utmz. A full explanation of the cookies that are created by Google Analytics can be found here: https://developers.google.com/analytics/resources/concepts/gaConceptsCookies. Note that our configuration is the default.

We encourage visitors to access this web page for a very clear explanation of the purpose of each cookie and what it is used for.