Privacy Policy

Who we are

We are Conservative Friends of Cycling, an unincorporated not for profit association that promotes cycling of all types within the Conservative Party to help spread best practice and help local and national government meet a range of policy objectives through support for cycling. Our website address is: http://www.cfoc.org.uk.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Overview

All data is collected in order to promote the aims of Conservative Friends of Cycling. We do not sell or commercially exploit any data we hold for profit, or transfer data to any other data controllers (although may use external data processors as outlined below)

Supporters

Supporters have consented to us holding their data by requesting to sign up to our mailing lists. We collect basic contact information and optionally other information to help further our aims, such as social media accounts, and details of any elected bodies they are members of. This information is used to contact supporters with news and details of events, follow them on social media or validate applications to join our Facebook group. We may contact supporters to ask if they wished to be put in touch with others to facilitate networking and knowledge transfer. Supporters may participate in online debates and discussion, including uploading images that may contain personal information.

Interested Parties

Interested Parties have consented to us holding their data by requesting to sign up to our mailing lists. We collect basic contact information and optionally other information to help further our aims, such as social media accounts, and details of any elected bodies they are members of. This information is used to contact interested parties with news and details of events that are of interest to the public.

Other Parties

We may hold data relating to other parties that haven’t signed up to one of our mailing lists where we have a legitimate interest to do so as it is required to help efficiently manage the organisation. Examples may include contact details for potential suppliers or sponsors, obtained through personal contacts or publicly available information on websites.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

We do not pass data onto third party data controllers. We use third party data processors that can hold data in compliance with relevant data protection laws applicable to the UK, including our mailing list provider, Mailchimp, and our discussion group on Facebook. Our email server and website are hosted in the UK with our provider Mythic Beasts.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

You can request a copy of any personal data we hold about you. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you, or correct any errors. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

You can contact us in connection with our data protection policies and any data protection rights you have, or with any complaints about our data handling by emailing chair@cfoc.org.uk

How to Contact the Regulator

If you have any unresolved complaints or concerns you can contact the UK Information Commissioners Office