Privacy

IP ADDRESSES AND LOG FILE DATA

Plaid Cymru’s website site does not automatically capture or store personal information, other than logging the user's IP Address or the location of your computer or network on the Internet. We also use IP addresses to track which pages people visit using analytics as part of our ongoing work to improve our service.

DATA COLLECTION AND USE

You may be asked for personal information if you want to sign up to one of our newsletter or fill in a form or petition. See below the information we ask for and what this information is used for.

In each case we will only use the information about you for the purpose for which you provide it. Personal information you submit on the Plaid Cymru website is stored on secure servers. Occasionally, in order to complete your request as outlined above, we may need to transfer personal information you submit to us to countries or jurisdictions outside the EEA.  We are compliant with the Safe Harbor scheme, which is recognised by the European Commission as providing adequate protection for the rights of data individuals in connection the transfer of their personal data to signatories of the scheme in the USA. We will never sell or share your personal information with any other organisation outside of Plaid Cymru. 

You may remove or change your details at any time. You have right of access to your personal information held on our files by written request to the data protection officer (address below) and on payment of an administration fee.

SITE REGISTRATION AND EMAIL SERVICE 

When you register onto the site or subscribe to our emails, we ask you for contact information (such as your name and e-mail address), geographic information (such as your postcode and constituency), and other details about you and your interests. This is used to help us provide you with information to match your interests. We may also use it to alert you of campaigns you may be interested in and events happening in your area.

JOINING THE PARTY AND RENEWING YOUR MEMBERSHIP ONLINE 

We collect the required information in order to check you meet the conditions of and help you fulfil the opportunities provided by membership of Plaid Cymru.

TO VOLUNTEER (PLEDGE YOUR SUPPORT) 

We ask for your contact details, postcode and information on the type of volunteer work you are interested in. This information helps us identify suitable volunteer opportunities for you within the Party. Your details will be forwarded to the appropriate local or regional party officer who can then contact you.

DONATING TO THE PARTY 

The information we ask for is used to process your donation and, if you donate more than £500, to check that you are on the electoral register. If you donate more than £1,500 to a Plaid Cymru Local Party Branch or more than £7,500 to Plaid Cymru nationally in the course of a calendar year, your name and the amount of your donation will be reported to the Electoral Commission for publication on their public register of donations to Plaid Cymru. Donation information will be stored on our membership database and used to keep you informed of Plaid Cymru news, campaign and other opportunities to support the Party.

COOKIE Policy

What Are Cookies

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of the sites functionality.

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies...

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

The Cookies We Set

We use cookies when you are logged in so that we can remember this fact. This prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page. These cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.

From time to time we offer user surveys and questionnaires to provide you with interesting insights, helpful tools, or to understand our user base more accurately. These surveys may use cookies to remember who has already taken part in a survey or to provide you with accurate results after you change pages.

When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

More Information

Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren't sure whether you need or not it's usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site. However if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods.

INFORMATION ON CHILDREN

Plaid Cymru does not process any personal details from individuals under the age of 14 without parent/guardian consent. Details of under 16s are processed for membership purposes only.

LINKS TO OTHER SITES

Our site contains links to other sites and servers. Plaid Cymru is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites.

HOW WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION

Our website has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information under our control. Our server is located in a locked, secure environment, with a guard posted 24 hours a day. When you contribute online, we use a secure server to protect your credit card number and other personal information during transmission. The details are transmitted through Thawte to ensure absolute security.

UNSUBSCRIBE/RIGHT OF PRIVACY

We provide you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us easily and promptly. Please email post@plaid.cymru if you would like to unsubscribe from receiving updates or if you would like us to permanently delete any personal information the party holds about you.

CORRECTING YOUR INFORMATION

If you need to correct the information you provided us with when you subscribed to our e-mail list, you can do so through your personal form provided on-line or by emailing post@plaid.cymru. If you need to change your e-mail address, just let us know or change your details by logging in and clicking on ‘my settings’.

CONTACTING US ABOUT PRIVACY

If you have any questions about our privacy policy, the information we have collected from you online, the practices of this site or your interaction with this website, please contact us by clicking here or calling our headquarters on 02920 472272.

We can be contacted at the following address: 

Tŷ Gwynfor, Marine Chambers, Cwrt Anson Court, Glanfa’r Iwerydd, Caerdydd/Cardiff. CF10 4AL

We will continue to evaluate our efforts to protect your information and will update our privacy policy whenever necessary.

 

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