All data subjects whose personal data is collected, in line with the requirements of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
2.1 Tommy Sheppard MP’s Chief of Staff is responsible for ensuring that this notice is made available to data subjects prior to Tommy Sheppard’s constituency office collecting/processing their personal data.
2.2 All employees of Tommy Sheppard who interact with data subjects are responsible for ensuring that this notice is drawn to the data subject’s attention and their consent to the processing of their data is secured.
2.3 All employees were given GDPR training in May 2018 and will receive regular updates.
3.1 Who are we? This is the constituency office for Edinburgh East Westminster constituency. The current Member of Parliament for Edinburgh East is Tommy Sheppard. The office discharges the duties and functions of an elected Member of the UK Parliament. The office provides advocacy, support, political opinions and advice for the residents of Edinburgh East. Our GDPR Owner and data protection lead can be contacted directly here:
The personal data we would like to collect from and process on you is:
|Personal data type:||Source:
(where our office has obtained the personal data from, if it has not been collected directly from you, the data subject)
|Name, address, email address, phone number DoB and relevant information to undertake your case (e.g. NI number, UKVI reference)||Directly from you|
|Name, address, email address, phone number DoB and relevant information to undertake your case (e.g. NI number, UKVI reference)||From a third party (e.g. a referral from another organisation or an update from a government department).|
|Name and address||Electoral Register|
The personal data we collect will be used for the following purposes:
Our legal basis for processing for the personal data:
Any legitimate interests pursued by us, or by third parties we use, are as follows:
The office of Tommy Sheppard MP processes data because it is within the legitimate role of a Member of Parliament to do so. As an MP Tommy Sheppard is also permitted to process special categories of data - this will only be done where necessary in his role as an MP.
Special categories of personal data concerned may include:
To receive ongoing mailings from the office you must give explicit consent. You may withdraw consent at any time by contacting the constituency office.
Tommy Sheppard MP’s office will process personal data:
Personal data will be stored for 5 years or for as long as Tommy Sheppard is an MP (whichever is shorter). When Tommy ceases to be an MP all personal data will be deleted.
At any point while we are in possession of or processing your personal data, you, the data subject, have the following rights:
All of the above requests will be forwarded on should there be a third party involved in the processing of your personal data. You can access our Subject Access Request policy and form by contacting our office.
In the event that you wish to make a complaint about how your personal data is being processed by Tommy Sheppard MP, or how your complaint has been handled, you have the right to lodge a complaint directly with the supervisory authority and with Tommy Sheppard.
The details for each of these contacts are:
|Supervisory authority contact details||GDPR Owner contact details|
|Contact Name:||Information Commissioner’s Office||Tommy Sheppard|
|Address line 1:||Wycliffe House||Office of Tommy Sheppard MP|
|Address line 2:||Water Lane||94 Portobello High Street|
|Address line 3:||Wilmslow||Edinburgh|
|Address line 4:||SK9 5AF||EH15 1AN|
|Telephone:||01625 545 745||0131 661 8023|
Under the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) personal data is defined as:
"any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person ('data subject'); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person".
How we use your information
This privacy statement tells you how we, Tommy Sheppard MP’s office, will collect and use your personal data for undertaking the legitimate work of an MP.
Why does Tommy Sheppard MP’s office need to collect and store personal data?
In order for us to provide you with support and/or keep you up to date on the work of Tommy Sheppard we need to collect personal data to correspond with you and provide a detailed service. In any event, we are committed to ensuring that the information we collect and use is appropriate for this purpose, and does not constitute an invasion of your privacy. In terms of being contacted with updates on the work of your MP, we would only do this with additional, specific consent.
Will Tommy Sheppard MP’s office share my personal data with anyone else?
We may pass your personal data on to third-party service providers contracted to Tommy Sheppard MP’s Office in the course of dealing with you, such as the providers of software, email facilities and online data storage. We may also pass your personal data on to 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, under GDPR, and to use them only to undertake the service they provide you on our behalf. When they no longer need your data to fulfil this service, they will dispose of the details in line with their procedures.
How will Tommy Sheppard MP’s office use the personal data it collects about me?
Tommy Sheppard MP’s office will process (collect, store and use) the information you provide in a manner compatible with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We will endeavour to keep your information accurate and up to date, and not keep it for longer than is necessary.
Under what circumstances will Tommy Sheppard MP’s office contact me?
Our aim is not to be intrusive, and we undertake not to ask irrelevant or unnecessary questions. Moreover, the information you provide will be subject to rigorous measures and procedures to minimise the risk of unauthorised access or disclosure.
Can I find out the personal data that Tommy Sheppard MP’s office holds about me?
At your request, Tommy Sheppard MP’s office can confirm what information we hold about you and how it is processed. If we do hold personal data about you, you can request the following information:
What forms of ID will I need to provide in order to access this?
Tommy Sheppard MP’s office usually accepts the following forms of ID when information on your personal data is requested: Passport, driving licence, birth certificate, utility bill (from last 3 months) etc. Full details are available in our Subject Access Policy.
|Contact details of the Data Protection Lead:|
|Contact Name:||Roz Currie|
|Address line 1:||Office of Tommy Sheppard MP|
|Address line 2:||94 Portobello High Street|
|Address line 3:||Edinburgh|
|Address line 4:||EH15 1AN|
|Telephone:||0131 661 8023|
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