Privacy Policy

As a member-based organisation, the Young Conservative Network collects data in order to best run and manage the organisation, and to further our aims.

The Young Conservative Network is also referred to as ‘we’, ‘our’ and ’us’ throughout this document.

What data do we collect?

The Young Conservative Network collects the following personal, potentially identifiable data

    • …from Members of the Young Conservative Network:
      • Members’ names
      • Members’ email addresses
      • Members’ telephone numbers
      • Members’ dates of birth
      • Members’ Conservative party membership details
      • Members’ constituencies
    • …from Visitors to the Young Conservative Network:
      • Online identifiers including cookie identifiers
      • IP addresses and device identifiers
      • Names and email addresses, should a visitor contact the Young Conservative Network

This list may not be exhaustive.

How do we collect your data?

You directly provide the Young Conservative Network with most of the data we collect. We collect and process data when you:

    • voluntarily complete a survey or questionnaire, provide feedback, or get in touch via email.
    • use or view our website, via your browser’s cookies
    • become a member of the Young Conservative Network
    • provide us with data in person at an event
    • interact with the Young Conservative Network or it’s governing body

How will we use your data?

The Young Conservative Network collects and processes your data so that we can:

    • process your request for information or help when you contact us.
    • improve the products and services that we offer, and collect data about the people our organisation was founded to set up.
    • to contact you about events, news, and other related information about the Young Conservative Network.
    • to comply with legal obligations and respond to complaints

How do we store your data?

The Young Conservative Network employs physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to help safeguard and prevent unauthorised access to your data, maintain data security, and correctly use your information. This can range from passwords, biometric security and encryption, to managed access policies and routines. We have agreements with all parties and companies who store your data, which oblige them to take appropriate measures to ensure the security of your information.

The Young Conservative Network securely stores your data on our private servers, and also on secure servers belonging to Google LLC (who act as data processors).

Data will only be kept for as long as it is needed for the lawful and legitimate processing of such data. We keep this information in a Register of Systems, which documents the types of data we collect, how it is stored, why we collect it, and how long we retain it for.

What are your data protection rights?

The Young Conservative Network would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

    • The right to access – you have the right to access copies of your personal data. There may be a small fee for this service.
    • The right to rectification – you have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate, and the right to request that we complete information you believe is incomplete.
    • The right to erasure – you have the right to request that your personal data is erased, under certain conditions.
    • The right to restrict processing – you have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions. For example, if you make a processing restriction request that means we cannot process your membership data, we have the right to refuse membership.
    • The right to data portability – you have the right to request that we transfer the data that we have collected to another organisation, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you wish to make such a request, we have a timeframe of one month to respond to you. Please contact us through our website, or our email address youngconservativenetwork@gmail.com.

What lawful bases under which do you process my data?

Article 6 of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) state that there are 6 lawful bases for processing data, at least one of which must apply when we process data. At present, the legal bases which apply to the Young Conservative Network are:

    • Consent – you have given clear consent for us to process your personal data for a specific purpose, i.e. to process your request on a contact form, or to become a member of the Young Conservative Network.

What are cookies and how do we use them?

Cookies are small files stored on your device to collect standard log and visitor behaviour information. When you visit our website, we may collect information from you automatically through cookies or similar technology.

We may use cookies so that we can recognise you on our website, and remember any preferences you may have previously selected (for example, which language you prefer). We may also use cookies so that new can track how you use our website, for example what type of device you’re using and a very general location of where you’re browsing our website from. You can manage cookies by setting your browser not to accept cookies. Visit the website allaboutcookies.com to learn more about cookie settings.

Changes to our privacy policy

This privacy policy is a living document, and we reserve the right to update the contents and terms at any time. You can always view that latest version of our privacy policy on this web page.