All data subjects whose personal data is collected, in line with the requirements of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Under the 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.
2. Privacy notice
2.1 Who are we?
This is the office of Margaret Ferrier MP. Margaret Ferrier MP is the current independent Member of Parliament for the United Kingdom Parliament constituency of Rutherglen and Hamilton West. The office discharges the duties and functions of an elected Member of the UK Parliament. The office provides advocacy services for residents of Rutherglen and Hamilton West constituency.
Margaret Ferrier MP (referred to in this Privacy Notice as “she”, “her”, “we”, “our” or “us”) is the Data Controller under the GDPR. This privacy notice sets out how we process personal data about constituents (referred to in this Privacy Notice as “you” or “your”).
Contact details are as follows:
- Constituency office address: CTEC Building, 1/15 Main St. Cambuslang G72 7EX
- Parliamentary office address: House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA
- Email: email@example.com
- Telephone number: 02072 193272
- Website: margaretferriermp.scot
2.2 Why do we need your personal information?
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
As an elected representative, Margaret Ferrier MP will only be able to look into concerns which you raise if she and her staff can use your personal information, in order to raise enquiries with relevant agencies on your behalf.
Margaret Ferrier MP also requires your personal information so that she and her staff can keep you informed about the progress of any enquiries she and her staff make on your behalf, as well as to contact you with the outcome(s) of any enquiries she and her staff make on your behalf. Margaret Ferrier MP also regularly receives emails or other forms of correspondence from constituents who wish to lobby her about certain policy issues or upcoming events, debates and votes in the UK Parliament. In order to respond effectively to such enquiries, Margaret Ferrier MP requires personal information so that she can provide more details about her position and views on the matters which you raised with her.
Margaret Ferrier MP also receives information about individuals from third parties, which can include (and is not limited to) friends/relatives of constituents in situations where the constituent cannot get in touch directly, legal representatives acting on behalf of a constituent or situations where constituents raise queries or complaints about other people. This information is processed in line with the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018, using one of the legal bases set out in section 2.3 below.
Margaret Ferrier MP also operates an email newsletter, which gives constituents who wish to opt-in the opportunity to receive further general updates on her campaigns and activities as a Member of Parliament. This newsletter is a marketing communication, therefore opt-in consent will always be requested before any such communication is sent to you, in line with the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003. In order to provide you with updates on her activities as a Member of Parliament in this format, provided you have consented to receiving such updates, Margaret Ferrier MP requires your email address and postal address to send you these updates.
2.3 What types of personal data do we collect and process?
*** Source1 below: Where Margaret Ferrier MP obtained the personal data from if it has not been collected directly from you.
Personal data type:
Where a full name is not provided by the constituent, details of first names and surnames are obtained from the full electoral register to verify that the person from whom data is being collected is resident in Rutherglen and Hamilton West constituency. The full unedited electoral register is made available to Members of Parliament to carry out the functions of their office.
Personal data type:
Where a full postal address is not provided by the constituent, address details are obtained from the full electoral register to verify that the person from whom data is being collected is resident in Rutherglen and Hamilton West constituency. The full unedited electoral register is made available to Members of Parliament to carry out the functions of their office.
Personal data type:
National Insurance Number
Home Office reference number
Date of birth
Any other reference numbers connected to your enquiry
In some circumstances, it may be necessary for Margaret Ferrier MP or her staff to collect special categories of data about you. This could include your racial or ethnic origin, religious or political beliefs, sexual orientation, health information or details of any criminal convictions or allegations of criminal activity. This information will only be collected where it is materially relevant to the enquiry you raised with us.
2.4 How will we use your personal data?
The personal data we collect will be used for the following purposes:
- Recording of the personal data on a database (caseworker.mp, which is managed by Elected Technologies Ltd) in order to efficiently manage and respond to enquiries made to Margaret Ferrier MP or her staff.
- Carrying out constituency casework, which can include any or all of the following processes:
- Making enquiries on your behalf when you have raised a concern/issue that you would like Margaret to pursue with a relevant agency or organisation.
- Updating constituents on the progress of any enquiries raised on their behalf.
- Highlighting cases in Parliament in order to effect changes on Government policy.
- Providing constituents with information about Margaret Ferrier MP’s position on a particular policy issue or on upcoming events, debates and votes in the UK Parliament, when such requests have been made either directly by the data subject or from the data subject acting through an organised lobbying campaign.
- Where constituents have opted-in to receive such information, to send newsletters and other forms of electronic marketing communication via email.
2.5 Lawful basis
The GDPR sets out a number of lawful bases under which personal data can be processed. We will always ensure that we have a lawful basis for processing your personal data. This will be one of the following bases:
- Public Task – In accordance with the discharge of key functions of a Member of Parliament and their office in responding to requests for assistance from you.
- Vital Interests – Where a request is made by someone else (e.g. a legal representative or a friend/relative), data is processed in circumstances where consent cannot be given by, or expected to be obtained from, you or where obtaining such consent would prejudice actions taken by Margaret Ferrier MP in your vital interests.
- Consent – With your explicit consent. You can withdraw your consent at any time by contacting Margaret Ferrier MP or her staff using the contact details provided above.
We may pass your personal data on to third party service providers in the course of dealing with your enquiry, such as local authorities, government agencies, public bodies, health boards, 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 provide us with information relating to the specific enquiry you have raised with Margaret Ferrier MP.
Margaret Ferrier MP also contracts third party providers to provide specific services for the effective discharge of the functions of her office, for example in efficiently managing responses to individual enquiries and maintaining records of individual cases. Details of the third party providers which process personal data on behalf of Margaret Ferrier MP, and for whom a data processing agreement has been made, is available below.
Safeguards in place to protect your personal data
Margaret Ferrier MP has a data processing agreement with MailChimp.
Access to data collected and processed for the newsletter and other electronic marketing communications is password-protected and only available to Margaret Ferrier MP and staff members authorised to write and send such communications on behalf of Margaret Ferrier MP.
MailChimp is signed up to the EU-US Privacy Shield
2.7 Retention period
The office of Margaret Ferrier MP will store the personal data for as long as it is required to progress enquiries made on your behalf or, if you have opted in to receive them, marketing communications regarding her activities and campaigns as a Member of Parliament. At the end of the parliamentary term, which is expected to last 5 years under the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act 2011, all data held will be reviewed and data relating to constituents who have not been in contact will be securely destroyed.
Should Margaret Ferrier MP decide not to contest a future election, or should she leave office early as a result of resignation or death, all personal data will continue to be held for two months after a new Member is elected, during which period the office of Margaret Ferrier MP will be wound up. During that two month winding-up period, you will be contacted for instructions on what you wish to do with your data; unless we hear from you otherwise, any data held about you will be securely destroyed at the end of the two month period.
2.8 Your rights as a data subject
At any point while we are in possession of or processing your personal data, you, the data subject, have the following rights:
- Right of access – you have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you.
- Right of rectification – you have a right to correct data that we hold about you that is inaccurate or incomplete.
- Right to be forgotten – in certain circumstances you can ask for the data we hold about you to be erased from our records.
- Right to restriction of processing – where certain conditions apply to have a right to restrict the processing.
- Right of portability – you have the right to have the data we hold about you transferred to another organisation.
- Right to object – you have the right to object to certain types of processing such as direct marketing.
- Right to judicial review: in the event that the office of Margaret MP refuses your request under rights of access, we will provide you with a reason as to why. You have the right to complain as outlined in section 2.9 below.
All of the above requests will be forwarded on, should there be a third party involved (as stated in section 2.6 above) in the processing of your personal data.
In the event that you wish to make a complaint about how your personal data is being processed by the office of Margaret Ferrier MP, or how your complaint has been handled, you have the right to lodge a complaint directly with the supervisory authority and with Margaret Ferrier MP.
The details for each of these contacts are:
Address Line 1:
Address Line 2:
Supervisory authority contact details
Information Commissioner’s Office
01625 545 745
Address Line 1:
Address Line 2:
Data controller contact details
Margaret Ferrier MP
1/15 Main Street
02072 193 272
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