Orkney SNP (Scottish National Party) (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the https://orkneysnp.org.uk website known as (the “Service”).
Orkney SNP is a Branch of the Scottish National Party. The Scottish National Party is an unincorporated membership organisation. It is also a registered political party regulated by the Electoral Commission. It exists to promote Scottish Independence and all other Scottish interests.
Orkney SNP is committed to the protection of your data. This policy has been created so that we are transparent about how your data is dealt with. The Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) recognise the importance of democratic engagement in the course of electoral activities.
This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use, and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.
We use your data to provide and improve the Service. By using the Service, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.
Information Collection And Use
We directly collect two types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.
Types of Data Collected
1) Personal Data
While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:
First name and last name
Cookies and Usage Data
2) Usage Data
Via a third-party know as ‘Google Analytics’ we may also collect information how the Service is accessed and used (“Usage Data”). This Usage Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address (e.g. IP address), browser type, browser version, the pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, unique device identifiers and other diagnostic data.
We use also necessary cookies to make our site work. We’d also like to set optional analytics cookies to help us improve it. We won’t set optional cookies unless you enable them.
Using the toolbar at the bottom of our website will by ‘consent’ allow you to set ‘Accept’ a cookie on your device to remember your preferences. Should you return to our website your preference will be remembered. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.
What are cookies?
Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from Google Analytics and various Search Engines including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, online shopping websites, etc., and are stored on your device (but not necessarily on our server or our devices).
We utilise Google Analytics (by your consent) sends a cookie to your browser. Google’s analytics tool helps us to understand how our visitors engage with our website. It may use a set of cookies to collect information and report site usage statistics without personally identifying individual visitors to Google. The main cookie used by Google Analytics is the ‘_ga’ cookie.
For information about the type of cookie used by Google go to: https://policies.google.com/technologies/types?hl=en-US
Where a website offers the option, you can instruct your browser to refuse to accept cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.
For full information about Cookies and their functions go to: https://ico.org.uk/your-data-matters/online/cookies/
Use of Data
As indicated above, Orkney SNP uses the collected data from Google Analytics for various purposes:
To provide analysis or valuable information so that we can improve the Service
To monitor the usage of the Service
To detect, prevent and address technical issues
Security Of Data
Any Personal Information or Data we collect from you such as your Name, Email address, Phone number is kept is strict confidence and may be retained in either written form or on our secure server or nominated devices. Your information will never be passed onto a third-party without your strict permission. You are at liberty to request from us to view the data we hold on you and how you information is securely retained.
If you are located outside United Kingdom and choose to provide information to us, please note that we transfer the data, including Personal Data, to United Kingdom and retain it here.
Disclosure Of Data Legal Requirements
Orkney SNP may disclose your Personal Data in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to:
To comply with a legal obligation
To prevent or investigate possible wrongdoing in connection with the Service
To protect against legal liability
Security Of Data
The security of your data is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Data, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
We may employ third party companies and individuals to facilitate our Service (“Service Providers”), to provide the Service on our behalf, to perform Service-related services or to assist us in analysing how our Service is used.
Business associates and professional advisers
Kerrie Meyer (webmistress) http://designerweb.net – Orkney SNP
Secure server and email server is located at M247.com – Manchester
Links To Other Sites
We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites or services.
Please contact us by visiting this page on our website and using the mail form: https://orkneysnp.org.uk/contact-us