Your privacy is our priority and we go to great lengths to protect it. Any information we collect about you will always be handled securely and in compliance with the UK Data Protection Act (1998) and all other relevant legislation.
What information do we collect?
We may collect, store and use two kinds of data: personal and log information.
Personal data is any information you provide that enables you to partake in the campaign and includes your name, address, email address and post code. This also includes information about any donations you might make or advocacy actions you may take part in.
This includes where you might "follow", "like" or otherwise link your social media accounts to the campaign via a third-party website. Any correspondence you send electronically may be retained, such as the content of your email messages, your email address and our response. We may also retain any information you upload or post on the Vote Leave website such as profile pictures and comments.
Your personal log information relates to information about your visit to, and any actions on, this website. This includes your IP address, referrer, length of visit and number of page views. This information is required for the website to work correctly and allows us to improve the performance and functionality of the site.
Vote Leave uses the Vote Leave Android and iPhone App to allow supporters to communicate with their contacts and friends on behalf of Vote Leave. If you use the App it will run on your device and search your contacts for friends that may be interested in joining the Vote Leave campaign, the App will highlight those of your contacts you might like to phone, SMS or email as potential supporters. At no time will your contact lists be sent to Vote Leave. [updated as of 30 May 2016]
We only collect the information that we need to fulfil the purposes set out at collection. You can update this information at any time.
How will we use your data?
The information you provide may be used to:
- keep you up to date with the campaign;
- offer you opportunities to engage with our activities;
- respond to your queries;
- process your application to volunteer;
- administer supporter records;
- conduct fundraising activities; and,
- operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of this website.
You may opt out from receiving such information at any time.
Your personal data may be shared within the campaign (i.e. between local, regional and national branches of the campaign), and with organisations and partners we have a strategic relationship with as part of the campaign, or that perform work for our campaign to provide services on your behalf. This is normal practice for political campaigns in the UK. In every instance these organisations and partners will only be supplied with the minimum amount of personal data they need to fulfil the services we request. They are obligated to protect your data in accordance with our policies. As part of that sharing we require our partners to never publish your personal details without your consent, and we do not pass your personal details to political parties (referendum campaign partners may include people that otherwise work in known political parties but their parties do not get access to your data).
Vote Leave uses the NationBuilder platform to organise our community of supporters and volunteers. You can read more about that company and its features and policies at nationbuilder.com, and how the NationBuilder service interacts with and protects your information at nationbuilder.com/privacy and nationbuilder.com/confidentiality.
We may be required to disclose information by law or court order.
For clarity, personal data will never be rented or sold to others.
Cookies are small text files placed on your device when you visit our website. They allow us to make the website easier to use, to provide you with a more personalised experience, to guard against malicious activities and to ensure any login feature functions correctly. They do not collect personal information about you.
You can remove or block cookies by changing the settings in your browser, but the functionality of the website may be adversely affected.
You can find out more about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org
We have in place measures to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information under our control. All collected data is stored in locked, secure environments, and any campaign staff or volunteers working on behalf of the campaign will only ever have access to the information they need.
It may sometimes be necessary to transfer personal information outside of the EEA. This may include transfers to US based servers. Any transfer will be made only to servers where we are satisfied that they are sufficiently secure and our policy can be complied with.
Controlling your data
If the information we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated, you would like to be unsubscribed from our campaign, or have any other questions or concerns about our use of your personal data, please contact us at email@example.com.
To request a copy of any information we hold about you, please send proof of identity to firstname.lastname@example.org which we will respond to within 40 days.
Further to the disclosures identified elsewhere in this policy, we will only disclose personal information to third parties if required by law to do so.
Vote Leave will authorise the complete destruction of its database, including the electoral register, as soon as reasonably practicable following polling day. The campaign may be required to retain data for the purposes of Electoral Commission reporting or other legal compliance, for a period of no more than 24 months from the date of the EU referendum.
Data will not be retained or transferred to any successor organisation for any non-referendum purpose.
Data Protection Register
We are registered as a data controller (#ZA145011) with the UK Information Commissioner’s Office.
Vote Leave Limited (#09785255) is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales, whose registered office is at:
Westminster Tower, 3 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7SP.
You can contact us in writing at the address above or via email at email@example.com.