This statement covers the services provided by the Angela Smith MP web site;
The Data Controller for this web site is Angela Smith MP. The purpose of this statement is to inform users of this web site about the information that is collected from them when they visit this site, how this information is used, if it is disclosed and the ways in which we protect users' privacy.
Data Protection Act 1998
The Data Protection Act 1998 establishes rights for individuals whose personal data is processed by a third party. Any organisation which processes information about living individuals is a data controller for the purposes of the Act. Angela Smith MP, as data controller, is required by the Act to ensure that individual data subjects are aware of how their personal data may be used, the purpose/purposes for processing that data and to whom, if anybody, that data may be disclosed.
What information does Angela collect?
Some areas of the site require you to actively submit information in order for you to benefit from specific features (such as Angela’s monthly email alert or online surgery). You will be informed at each information collection point what information is required and what information is optional. Some of this information may be personal (information that can be uniquely identified with you, such as your full name, address, email address, phone number etc.) We only collect such
information when you choose to supply it to us.
If you send an enquiry by e-mail to either a specific contact or a general enquiry, we will only use your personal details obtained from your enquiry to respond to your query. In some instances, it may not be possible for Angela Smith MP to provide the information requested directly. In such circumstances Angela may pass your enquiry on to a 3rd party so that they can fulfil your information request. If you submit a general enquiry Angela will retain your contact details for the sole purpose of helping her to improve the quality of her services..
Site usage information
When Angela provides services, she wants to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally.
These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example:
enabling a service to recognise your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task, recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested, measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast
You can manage these small files yourself and learn more about them through Internet browser cookies - what they are and how to manage them.
Your Rights as a Data Subject
As a data subject, you have various rights under the Act, including a right of access to any personal data being held about you Angela Smith MP as data controller. Angela will supply you with details of personal data we are holding about you if you submit subject access request.