Gorse Hill Labour

A regular blog and updates from Mike Cordingley, Councillor for Gorse Hill Ward in Trafford – Gtr Manchester.

Privacy Policy

Councillor Mike Cordingley and Gorse Hill Branch Labour Party

Gorse Hill Branch Labour Party is a branch of Stretford and Urmston Constituency Labour Party which is the primary unit of organisation within the UK Labour Party. The Constituency Labour Party is a data administrator in relation to campaigning data and other information used for the purposes as described by the Labour Party. GorseTalk is the personal blog of Councillor Mike Cordingley. Whilst the views expressed are not necessarily those of the Labour Party, all privacy policies expressed here apply to the GorseTalk blog as well.

Stretford and Urmston Constituency Labour Party is registered with the Information Commissioner

Privacy Policy Notice

The policy: This privacy policy notice is served by Gorse Hill Branch Labour Party under the website; [gorsehill-labour.co.uk]. The purpose of this policy is to explain to you how we control, process, handle and protect your personal information while you browse or use this website. If you do not agree to the following policy you may wish to cease viewing / using this website, and or refrain from submitting your personal data to us.

Policy key definitions:

  • “I”, “our”, “us”, or “we” refer to the organisation, Gorse Hill Branch Labour Party and the person of Councillor Mike Cordingley unless otherwise identified.
  • “you”, “the user” refer to the person(s) using this website.
  • GDPR means General Data Protection Act.
  • PECR means Privacy & Electronic Communications Regulation.
  • ICO means Information Commissioner’s Office.
  • Cookies mean small files stored on a users computer or device.

Key principles of GDPR:

Our privacy policy embodies the following key priciples; (a) Lawfullness, fairness and transpatrency, (b) Purpose limitation, (c) Data minimisation, (d) Accurancy, (e) Storage limitation, (f) Integrity and confidence, (g) Accountability.

Processing of your personal data

Under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) we control and / or process any personal information about you electronically using the following lawful bases.

  • We are registered in the name of Stretford and Urmston Constituency Labour Party and of The Labour Party with the Information Commissioner’s Office.

  • Lawful basis: Consent
    Our purpose for processing is: to support the duties of Councillors for Gorse Hill.
    Which is necessary because: councillors have invited feedback on policies or priorities etc.
    Data retention period: We will continue to process your information under this basis until you withdraw consent or it is determined your consent no longer exists.
    Sharing your information: We do not share your information obtained on the site with third parties. However, please see the terms detailed under ‘Disqus Comments System’ below. Information posted on the website is by definition a public activity.

We do not collect political data on this site such as a tendency to vote Labour or associated personal data. We do provide links to external sites inviting participation in The Labour Party i.e. membership or volunteering or donations. The purpose of the site is to promote the work of the councillors and to invite interaction with that work in relation to Gorse Hill Ward constituents.

Internet Cookies

In your web browser you can control which types of cookies you allow. You can turn cookies on or off using your browser’s settings. You can also delete cookies and clear your browser’s cache (history).

See the following links describing how to do this on some popular browsers:

We use cookies on this website to provide you with a better user experience. We do this by placing a small text file on your device / computer hard drive to track how you use the website, to record or log whether you have seen particular messages that we display, to keep you logged into the website where applicable, to display relevant adverts or content, referred you to a third party website.

Some cookies are required to enjoy and use the full functionality of this website.

Cookies that we use are;

  • Disqus comments system: We offer opportunities to engage in public discussion on Gorsehill-labour.co.uk and the GorseTalk blog within it. “Public activities” are any actions you take on gorsehill-labour.co.uk that are designed to be visible to other users, including comments, recommendations, complaints or any other items that you submit. If you choose to engage in public activities, you should be aware that any personal information you submit can be read, collected and used by other users of these services. We use the Disqus comments platform to host those comments and reference should be made to the Disqus Privacy Policy. We are not responsible for the personal information you choose to submit in the course of your public activities and we have no responsibility to publish, take down, remove or edit any of your public activities or submissions (except as required by applicable laws).
  • WordPress: The website is built on the WordPress Content Management System.
  • Google Analytics: Google Analytics is a tool that lets us analyse how visitors use our site. We use this information to improve our website. This tool collects anonymised data. Please see Google’s privacy policy for further information. To opt out of these tracking cookies, please visit Google’s website.
  • Facebook: Gorsehill-labour.co.uk offers the ability to like or share posts and pages using the facebook system. See Facebook policies
  • Embedded Content: Gorsehill-labour.co.uk will regularly use embedded content from Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr, Google (including maps, searches, calendars etc.). The embeds will usually carry some logo or identifying material of the content source but will invariably utilise cookies associated with that source for example embedded Facebook material will often display information targetted at the individual facebook user. For a full terms and conditions with regard to embedded content, please contact the host provider eg Facebook, Twitter etc.

Data security and protection

We ensure the security of any personal information we hold by using secure data storage technologies and precise procedures in how we store, access and manage that information. Our methods meet the GDPR compliance requirement.

Fair & Transparent Privacy Explained

We have provided some further explanations about user privacy and the way we use this website to help promote a transparent and honest user privacy methodology.

Resources & further information

Privacy Notice Policy Base: v.4.1 Dec 2018 – Made available without liability by Jamie King, Website management services.