I am dedicated to safeguarding your privacy when visiting my site or communicating with me.

My Privacy Policy explains what happens to any data you provide or that I collect from you when you are on this site.

I do update this Policy from time to time so please do return and review this Policy regularly.

Privacy Notice

This privacy notice relates to the personal data processed by the Office of Mel Stride, Member of Parliament for Central Devon, in relation to casework and policy queries.

Who is the Data Controller?

The Data Controller is Mel Stride, Member of Parliament for Central Devon.

What does the Office do?

The office discharges the duties and functions of an elected Member of Parliament. As part of this work, we conduct constituency casework and respond to policy queries, for which we must process personal data of our constituents. We also manage a small, non-political mailing list, Mel Stride MP survey responses, Christmas card list and contact lists with recognised groups.

How do we process data?

This office processes constituents’ data under the lawful basis of public task.

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.

Will we share your data with anyone else?

If you have contacted Mel about a personal or policy issue, we may pass your personal data on to a third-party in the course of dealing with your case, such as local authorities, government agencies, public bodies, health trusts, regulators, and so on. For some of these third parties in some circumstances we will request your consent. Any third parties with which we may share your data are obliged to keep your details securely, and to use them only for the basis upon which they were originally intended.

We will not share the personal information contained within our non-political mailing list, Mel Stride MP survey responses, Christmas card list and contact lists with recognised groups.

In any case, we will not use your personal data in a way that goes beyond your reasonable expectations in contacting us.

For how long will you keep my personal data?

Unless specifically requested by you, our office will hold all personal data while Mel Stride MP continues to be the MP for Central Devon.

Casework and policy queries are often revisited to provide the best service and representation for constituents, from whom we may continue to receive correspondence. Therefore, we feel it is reasonable for an elected representative to hold your personal data.

On standing down or not returning as the MP for Central Devon we will retain personal data for three months, during which time constituents can contact us to request that their data is passed on to the new MP.

What rights do I have to my personal data?

At any point while we are in possession of or processing your personal data, you, the data subject, have the following rights:

• Right of access – you have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you.
• Right of rectification – you have a right to correct data that we hold about you that is inaccurate or incomplete.
• Right to be forgotten – in certain circumstances you can ask for the data we hold about you to be erased from our records.
• Right to restriction of processing – where certain conditions apply to have a right to restrict the processing.
• Right of portability – you have the right to have the data we hold about you transferred to another organisation.
• Right to object – you have the right to object to certain types of processing, such as direct marketing.
• Right to object to automated processing, including profiling – you also have the right to be subject to the legal effects of automated processing or profiling.
• Right to judicial review: if our office refuses your request under rights of access, we will provide you with a reason why. You have the right to complain.

How can I contact somebody about my privacy?

You can get in touch with our office by letter or email using the details at the foot of this page.

Please note that we will ask for identification should you choose to exercise any of the above rights in relation to personal data we hold.

Rt Hon Mel Stride MP
House of Commons



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