This document outlines how Maurice Golden processes and manages personal data and:
• Identifies the data controller.
• Explains the lawful basis for processing personal data.
• Outlines the personal data held and processed.
• Outlines the scope of the special category personal data held and processed.
• Outlines the process of Subject Access Requests.
The Data Controller is Maurice Golden.
If you have any questions about this policy or for more information about how we use your data or would like to exercise any of your rights contact Maurice Golden.
Lawful basis for processing
All processing is carried out by consent or either under the legitimate interest of Maurice Golden, or public interest. These cover processing to conduct casework, campaigning and communication. Where processed under the lawful basis of a task carried out in the public interest, it is to support or promote democratic engagement. This includes fundraising activity in order to support democratic engagement.
Data held is that provided by you when you contact us and correspondence with third parties in response to cases taken up on your behalf. We may also hold data that you provide when we contact you – for instance, if we ask you to participate in a survey or petition. If you do not wish for us to contact you by telephone please do not provide this information. The Register of Electors that councils provide to authorised persons under the Representation of the People Act is also used for electoral purposes.
Personal data is stored electronically and securely.
Special category data
Special category data will be processed under the lawful basis indicated in section 3, as is permitted in clauses 22, 23 and 24 of schedule 1 of the Data Protection Act, covering political parties and elected representatives.
Data retention policy
Personal data will be held for no longer than necessary. Some types of data may be held for longer than others. Typically the maximum retention is two election cycles. Review of the data held will occur in each election cycle to determine whether it should be maintained or put beyond use.
Subject Access Requests
Subject Access Requests are dealt with in line with the guidance given by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO):
• We will request verification of the identity of any individual making a request, and ask for further clarification and details if needed.
• We will respond within 28 calendar days once we have confirmed it is a legitimate request.
• Data subjects have the right to the following:
o To be told whether any personal data is being processed
o To be given a description of the personal data, the reasons it is being processed and whether it will be given to another organisations or people.
o To be given a copy of the information comprising the data, and given details of the source of the data where this is available.
Will we share your data with anyone else?
If you have contacted us about a personal or policy issue, your data may be passed on to a third-party in the course of dealing with your enquiry, such as local authorities, 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 for the basis upon which they were originally intended.
We may need to share your data with a third party, such as the police, if required to do so by law.
Unless otherwise specified, data may also be shared with entities of Political Party associations, federations, branches, groups and affiliates in order to assist you or maintain contact with you in support of democratic engagement.
Casework and other submissions from the Contact form are sent directly to their destination and are not retained on the website. They are available for a limited period on the server for access only in the event of a police investigation.
Your personal data is only used as outlined here and within your reasonable expectations based on the nature of the communication, and recognising the need of politically related engagement in wider support of democratic engagement.
At any point you have the following rights:
• Right of access – you have the right to request a copy of the information held about you.
• Right of rectification – you have a right to correct data held about you that is inaccurate or incomplete.
• Right to be forgotten – in certain circumstances you can ask for the data held about you to be erased from our records.
• Right to object – you have the right to object to certain types of processing, such as direct marketing.
• Right to object to automated processing, including profiling – you also have the right to be subject to the legal effects of automated processing or profiling.
• Right to judicial review: if our office refuses your request under rights of access, we will provide you with a reason why. You have the right to complain.
Making a complaint
If you are unhappy with the way that we have processed or handled your data then you have a right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The ICO is the supervisory body authorised by the Data Protection Act 2018 to regulate the handling of personal data within the United Kingdom. The contact details for the ICO are:
If you have any questions about the data held please contact Maurice Golden via the contact information on this website.
Please note that proof of identity is required should you choose to exercise any of the above rights in relation to personal data.