Privacy Policy

Personal data

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 notice tells you how we, The Office of Lesley Laird MP, will collect and use your personal data.

Why does the Office of Lesley Laird MP office need to collect and store personal data?

In order to provide you with a service we need to collect personal data for the purpose of processing casework, to respond to your enquiries and keeping you informed of Lesley’s work in Parliament. 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. Moreover, the information you provide will be subject to rigorous measures and procedures to minimise the risk of unauthorised access or disclosure.In terms of being contacted for campaigning, the Office of Lesley Laird MP would contact you for additional consent.

Will Lesley Laird MP share my personal data with anyone else?

We may pass your personal data on to third-party service providers in the course of dealing with your case, such as local authorities, government agencies, public bodies, health boards, regulators, and so on. If we wish to pass your personal data to a third party we will only do so once we have obtained your consent, unless we are legally required to do otherwise. Any third parties that we may share your data with are obliged to keep your details securely, and to use them only to fulfill the service they provide you on your behalf. When they no longer need your data to fulfil service, they will dispose of the details in line with their procedures.

How will the Office of Lesley Laird MP use the personal data it collects about me?

Lesley Laird MP 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 endeavor to keep your information accurate and up to date, and not keep it for longer than is necessary. The Office of Lesley Laird MP is required to retain information in accordance with the law. How long certain kinds of personal data should be kept may also be governed by specific requirements and agreed practices. Personal data may be held in addition to these periods depending on individual needs.

Under what circumstances will the Office of Lesley Laird MP contact me?

We will only contact you with regard to the specific issue you have contacted Lesley about and in processing this. However, if we would like to widen the contact that we make with you, we would ask for your consent first.Our aim is not to be intrusive, and we undertake not to ask irrelevant or unnecessary questions.

Can I find out the personal data that the Office of Lesley Laird MP holds about me?

At your request, the Office of Lesley Laird MP can confirm what information we hold about you and how it is processed. If the Office of Lesley Laird MP does hold personal data about you, you can request the following information:

  • Our identity and contact details
  • Contact details of the data protection officer
  • The purpose of the processing as well as the legal basis for processing.
  • The categories of personal data collected, stored and processed.
  • Recipient(s) or categories of recipients that the data is/will be disclosed to.
  • If we intend to transfer the personal data to a third country or international organisation, information about how we ensure this is done securely. The EU has approved sending personal data to some countries because they meet a minimum standard of data protection. In other cases, we will ensure there are specific measures in place to secure your information.
  • How long the data will be stored.
  • Details of your rights to correct, erase, restrict or object to such processing.
  • Information about your right to withdraw consent at any time.
  • How to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority.
  • Whether the provision of personal data is a statutory or contractual requirement, or a requirement necessary to enter into a contract, as well as whether you are obliged to provide the personal data and the possible consequences of failing to provide such data.
  • The source of personal data if it wasn’t collected directly from you.
  • Any details and information of automated decision making, such as profiling, and any meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and expected consequences of such processing.

What forms of ID will I need to provide in order to access this?

We accept the following forms of ID when information on your personal data is requested:

  • Passport
  • Driving licence
  • Birth certificate
  • Utility bill (from last three months)

Contact details of the GDPR owner (Lesley Laird MP):

Name:            Lesley Laird MP

Address:         John Smith Business Centre, 1 Begg Road, KIRKCALDY, KY2 6HD

Tel:                01592 724129