Below is the Privacy Notice of the office of Christina McKelvie, MSP for Hamilton, Larkhall & Stonehouse.
This privacy notice explains how my office collects and uses personal information about individuals.
My office address and contact details are:
Address: Barncluith Business Centre, Townhead Street, Hamilton, ML3 7DP
I am registered as a data controller with the UK Information Commissioner – https://ico.org.uk/ESDWebPages/Entry/Z1210550
How I use your personal data
I process any personal data under the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (the GDPR), the Data Protection Act 1998 and any Act that replaces the Data Protection Act.
What is personal data?
Personal data is any information from which a living individual can be identified.
Be assured I will hold all personal data securely, I will only use it for the purposes it was collected or acquired for and I will only pass it on to third parties with your consent or according to a legal obligation.
Further information about the data protection legislation and your rights is available here:
Purposes and categories of processing personal data
I collect and use personal data to fulfil the following functions and associated activities of my office:
If you contact me with an inquiry or a complaint, I will normally need to store your contact details to deal with your inquiry or complaint. Under the GDPR legislation, this is considered to be “normal category data”.
Other personal data you may provide to me may include details about your personal and family life, social circumstances and business activities, your employment and education details, financial information or information about your housing situation etc. You may also be sharing “special category” data with me which may include details about race or ethnic origin, political or religious views, sex life or sexual orientation, trade union membership, physical or mental health, genetic or biometric data or any criminal offences.
The legal basis for processing personal data
The data protection law states that I must have a legal basis for handling your personal data. The permitted legal bases can be found in the GDPR and the DPB.
Depending on the circumstances, the legal basis for processing personal data in my office may include:
Categories of processing activities and corresponding legal basis
Processing of personal data may come in the form of collecting, storing, using, sharing and deleting.
Personal data may be processed in the following ways:
Sharing of personal data
I may sometimes be required to share the personal information I hold with other individuals or organisations including for example:
The legal basis for sharing data with these organisations may be that:
I may seek your prior express consent to share your personal data with any of the following:
The consequences of my not processing personal data are:
Automated data processing
I do not use automated processing techniques to process your data.
Sharing or processing personal data outside the European Economic Area:
I do not share or process personal data in locations outside the EEA.
Retention of personal data:
I retain personal data for the period that is necessary to carry out casework on behalf of my constituents, work on issues and campaigns I am involved in, and to support my staff and maintain supplier information, expenses, accounts and associated records.
Using my website
The information I collect is anonymous – it cannot be used to identify you personally.
The GDPR sets out the rights that individuals have in relation to personal information held about them by data controllers. These rights are listed below.
Access to your information – You have the right to request a copy of the personal information about you that I hold.
Correcting your information – I want to make sure that your personal information is always accurate, complete and up to date. You are invited to correct any personal information about you that you believe does not meet these standards.
Deletion of your information – You have the right to ask me to delete personal information about you where:
Objecting to how we may use your information – You have the right at any time to require me to stop using your personal information for direct marketing purposes. In addition, where I use your personal information to perform tasks carried out in the public interest then, if you ask me to, I will stop using that personal information unless there are overriding legitimate grounds to continue.
Restricting how your information is used – in some cases, you may ask me to restrict how I use your personal information. This right might apply, for example, where I am checking the accuracy of personal information about you that I hold or assessing the validity of any objection you have made to my use of your information. The right might also apply where this is no longer a basis for using your personal information but you don’t want me to delete the data. Where this right to validly exercised, I may only use the relevant personal information with your consent, for legal claims or where there are other public interest grounds to do so.
Withdrawing consent using your information – Where I use your personal information with your consent you may withdraw that consent at any time and we will stop using your personal information for the purpose(s) for which consent was given.
Please contact me using the contact details provided above.
Changes to my privacy statement
This privacy statement is under regular review and I will place any updates on this website. Paper copies of the privacy statement may also be obtained using the contact information above.
This privacy statement was last updated on 24 May 2018.
I endeavour to resolve all complaints about how I handle personal information, but you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office as below:
By phone: 0303 123 1113
By post: Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF
Christina McKelvie SNP MSP Hamilton, Larkhall & Stonehouse
Tel 01698 403310, 0131 348 6681
Fax 01698 403313
Barncluith Business Centre, Townhead St, Hamilton ML3 7DP