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Office of Angela Constance MSP for Almond Valley – Rules for Processing Personal Data
You have rights over your personal data. Here’s what I do.
I have always protected your information and used what you have given me as your MSP only in ways that I have agreed with you.
I am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office. You can inspect my registration at any time and get advice on data from their web site at ico.org.uk. There is a search facility on their page to allow searches of the register.
You have always had the legal right to know what information we hold about you and how we use it, however the new requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) strengthen these rights.
You now can request, subject to some exclusions, that we erase some or all the personal information we hold about you. And that applies to paper, computer or any way we hold your information.
My website pages at www.angelaconstance.scot documents my activity as an MSP. I do not obtain or retain data about users of my website by using cookies or otherwise, save by their using my Constituent Contact web form to communicate with me.
My disclaimer regarding the new GDPR is clear, I am happy to receive advice of errors, or material omissions that could amount to error. Errors in, or requests related to, personal data will be dealt with as quickly as practical.
Finally, nothing here is intended to be legal advice. If you are unsure of your legal rights in connection with any matter you should obtain independent legal advice.
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