Who we are
We are members and supporters of The Green Party of England and Wales in Waltham Abbey. The Waltham Abbey Greens entity is an informal grouping within Epping Forest Green Party, established to engage with local people and businesses around issues specific to our town.
Our website address is: https://walthamabbey.efgp.org.uk.
Our Data Controller is Dave Plummer: firstname.lastname@example.org
How we store your data
All data that we collect through this website and emails are held securely in a cloud hosting package, provided by Stablepoint since 15th March 2020.
Information collected through Google Forms is held on Google’s servers.
Occasionally we download survey results to home computers for data analysis and to produce reports. All reports and related documents are anonymised – no personal data contained in those surveys is shared, either internally or with third parties – and the information is deleted from the computer.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
We won’t share any data which could be used to identify you with any third parties, including The Green Party of England & Wales, unless:
- we are legally obliged to
- you have given us permission to.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.