Bath and North East Somerset Independent Group 

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Privacy Policy

  • Bath and North East Somerset Independent Group (BIG) is a not-for-profit political organisation registered with the Electoral Commission in the United Kingdom
  • We may collect and hold the following data about our members: name, address, email, phone number, photograph and other information to enable us understand your interest in BIG's activities, your willingness to help and support us, and your particular skills and experience.  
  • We operate in accordance with our constitution which is registered with the Commission and we collect and hold data about our members for the purpose of communicating with people who support BIG’s aims
  • The data we hold will not be transferred to, or shared with, any other organisation other than an association management system provider or other electronic communications provider for the purpose of communicating with members in the course of our activities as a political organisation. 
  • The data we hold is stored on servers owned by Wild Apricot which are based in Canada.  Canada has data privacy and protection rules that are equivalent to those which operate in the United Kingdom.  When becoming a member you are asked to consent to your data being held with Wild Apricot.  Your consent can be withdrawn at any time by notifying us at the email address provided below.  This will result in your data being removed.
  • Because holding personal data about you might amount to holding data about your political opinions,  your membership may constitute sensitive personal data.
  • The data we hold will not be transferred to, or shared with, any other organisation
  • As a member you have the right to see the information we hold about you, and you may require us to rectify or delete any or all of that information.
  • If in your application for membership you tick the box indicating your willingness to act as a volunteer to help BIG achieve its aims, we may share your information with other members who have been accepted as volunteers and they may contact you for these purposes.  
  • In posting to our forums, communicating with other members, commenting on our articles or otherwise engaging in online conversations about BIG activities, you are encouraged to show respect to other participants at all times and agree to take full responsibility for the content of your posts.
  • Members whose views and opinions are considered extreme or offensive or who engage in abusive forms of communication may have membership revoked.
  • When you visit bigindependents.org, we use a third-party service, Google Analytics, to collect internet log information to find out such things as the number of visits to various parts of the site, and how visitors got there. We use this information to help assess how successful we are are getting our message across and attracting interest in the idea that national party politics has no place in local government and that local people can do a better job. This information does not identify anyone. Read about Google's Privacy and Safeguarding policies
  • Our data privacy email address, to which you should send any questions, comments or alerts in respect of data privacy, is data-controller@bigindependents.org

BIG is registered with The Electoral Commission as a political party in Great Britain, registration number PP6744. We are funded entirely by subscriptions and donations from individual supporters below the amount reportable to the Electoral Commission.  We do not accept corporate donations. Privacy Policy

Promoted by Stephen Taylor on behalf of the Bath & Northeast Somerset Independent Group (BIG), both of 10 Russell St, Bath BA1 2QF

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