Privacy Policy

Data collection and use

You may be asked for personal information if you join online, or sign one of our petitions. We may also collect personal information when you interact with us on social media sites such as Facebook or Twitter.

  1. We collect the following personal information:
    • your name
    • contact details – including your postal address, telephone number(s), and email address(es)
    • date of birth
    • your bank details
    • records of your correspondence and engagement with us
    • information you may enter via our website
    • photographs, video or audio recordings
    • occupation
    • biographical information
    • IP addresses (for analytics purposes, not stored with your profile or membership record)
    • other information you share with us
  2. This information may be collected via:
    • any paper forms you complete
    • telephone conversations or face-to-face interactions
    • digital forms completed via our websites, or online surveys
    • publicly available sources
    • communication via social media
  3. We sometimes also collect sensitive, personal data about individuals. This includes information about health, religion or belief, sexual orientation, ethnicity, political and philosophical beliefs, and criminal records. We will normally only record this data where we have your explicit consent unless we are permitted to do so in other circumstances under data protection law.

Joining Labour Humanists

We collect the required information in order to check you meet the conditions of joining Labour Humanists and help you engage with campaigns and policies we think might be of interest. To fulfil these purposes further, we may also use any information which you have made public, caused others to make public or which is already in the public domain.

Site registration and email service

When you register on the site or subscribe to our emails, we ask you for contact information (such as your name and e-mail address), and other details about you. This is used to help us stay in contact with you, and to alert you to campaigns you may be interested in and events happening in your area.


A cookie is a tiny text file that is stored on your computer. We may use cookies – including analytics cookies provided by companies such as Google – in order to tailor your experience on our site according to the preferences you have specified. However, we will only access the information that we stored in your cookie file. We will not access any information stored in a cookie placed by other websites. Our cookies do not contain personally identifiable information, other than your IP address, which itself is only very rarely enough to identify you as an individual.

IP addresses and log file data

Labour Humanists’ 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, for systems administration and troubleshooting purposes. (If you are connected to the Internet you have an IP address, for example, an IP address might read “”). We also use IP addresses in the aggregate to track which pages people visit in order to improve the quality of the site.

In each case, we will only use the information about you for the purpose for which you provide it. Personal information you submit to Labour Humanists is stored on secure servers.

We will never sell or share your personal information with other organisations for their direct marketing purposes without your explicit consent. This includes sharing your personal information with the Labour Party for purposes including elections, and internal elections.

We may share your data with third parties, including affiliated organisations such as the British Humanist Association (known as Humanists UK), to perform services on your behalf and to help promote Labour Humanists by serving you advertisements and content online about our politicians, campaigns, and policies we think you might be interested in. Under the UK General Data Protection Regulations (UK GDPR), the lawful bases we rely on for processing this information are:

  • Your consent. You are able to remove your consent at any time. You can do this by contacting
  • We have a legitimate interest.

Links to other sites

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

Your Rights

  • Your right of access – You have the right to ask us for copies of your personal information.
  • Your right to rectification – You have the right to ask us to rectify personal information you think is inaccurate. You also have the right to ask us to complete information you think is incomplete.
  • Your right to restriction of processing – You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information in certain circumstances.
  • Choice/unsubscribe – – We provide you with the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us easily and promptly. Relative to our size as an organisation, our unsubscribe requests will be dealt with promptly and within a reasonable timeframe.
  • Your right to data portability – You have the right to ask that we transfer the personal information you gave us to another organisation, or to you, in certain circumstances.
  • You are not required to pay any charge for exercising your rights. If your request is complex or you make more than one, the response time may be a maximum of three calendar months, starting from the day of receipt.
  • Please contact us at if you wish to make a request with the subject line: ‘Data Protection Request’.
  • If you need to correct the information you provided us with when you subscribed to our email list, you can do so by emailing us. If you need to change your e-mail address, you can unsubscribe from our mailing lists and sign up again using your new information.

You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data.
The ICO’s address:

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Helpline number: 0303 123 1113
ICO website:

Contacting us about privacy

If you have any questions about our privacy policy, the information we have collected, or want to exercise any of the rights set out above, you can get in touch with us by emailing