I am the MP for Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough Constituency. As your MP, it is important that I and my office can keep in touch with constituents about my work, take up casework on their behalf and ask for views on local issues.
This page explains how I collect and use personal data, the legal basis for doing so and provides information about your rights in respect of your personal data for which I am the data controller.
My data protection officer can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0114 234 9079.
Data collection and Use
The office of Gill Furniss MP will only collect and use personal information for the specific purpose for which it has been obtained.
I will undertake casework using personal information provided by or on behalf of a constituent. It may be necessary for me to share your information with third-party organisations. I will only do this where it is necessary and reasonable to do so, and I will share only the minimum amount of personal information necessary in order to advocate on your behalf. Please see the “who I share your information with” section for further details.
When registering with this website or by completing a form or survey sent to you by my office, you may be asked for personal information. In each case, I will ask for your explicit consent to use your information, and I will only use it for the purposes for which you provide it.
I may communicate by post, email, phone or text message about my work and to give you the latest news on my campaigns and opportunities to get involved. I have a legal entitlement to the full electoral register for my constituency, which includes the full name and address of every registered elector and I may write to you in connection with my activities as an MP.
I will only send emails, texts or contact you by telephone where you have provided explicit consent for me to do so. You may withdraw your consent or unsubscribe at any time from communications in any medium by contacting my Data Protection Officer or by using the unsubscribe option I provide in all communications.
I will not use personal data for any automated decision making or profiling.
Who I share your information with:
When I take up casework on your behalf, it may be necessary for me to share the details you provide with government departments, local authorities and other public bodies. I will only share as much information as is necessary to take your case forward. If you have any questions or concerns about how the information you provide as part of a casework request is used, please contact my Data Protection Officer for more information.
Other than in the circumstances above, I will not share personal information with other organisations without your explicit consent.
In order to communicate with you about my work as the MP for Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough Constituency, it may be necessary for me to transfer personal information to countries or jurisdictions outside the EU. In each case, I will take steps to ensure that the suppliers I use comply with the General Data Protection Regulation or are subject to the Privacy Shield scheme agreed between the European Union and the United States.
Retention of personal data
I will only keep your personal information for as long as it is necessary to fulfil the purposes described in this policy. Information relating to casework will only be retained for as long as it is necessary to resolve or otherwise complete your request, although I may retain a minimum amount of information about closed cases in the event that you contact me again for help.
If you have consented to receive information about my work, I will only retain your personal information so long as I am the MP for Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough Constituency, or you ask not to be contacted further.
I will regularly review the personal information I hold to ensure that its use is necessary and proportionate.
Consent for third parties and external organisations
In line with my office’s consent policy, when I am approached by a third party or external organisation, or you want me to communicate with a third party or external organisation about your case, I will require your explicit consent. I must obtain this in order to undertake any action on your case that would involve sharing your details as noted above.
Consent should be recorded clearly on the case and where possible and practical should be given by completing a consent form provided to you via email or letter. I will always provide a pre-paid addressed envelope to enable this. Where written consent cannot be obtained, this can be provided by email from the constituent or by recorded voicemail, either of which will be matched to the relevant case.
Consent is provided to an organisation on a case-per-case basis, if the same third party or external organisation raises a distinct issue with us, I will require consent from you before actioning your case.
You can withdraw your consent for a third party of external organisation at any point and should do so in writing to your caseworker or the data protection officer.
IP Addresses and Cookies
This 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. I also use IP addresses in the aggregate to track which pages people visit in order to improve the quality of the site.
A cookie is a tiny text file that is stored on your computer. Cookies may be used in order to tailor your experience on this site according to the preferences you have specified. Cookies on this website do not contain personally identifiable information, other than your IP address, which itself is only very rarely enough to identify you as an individual.
Links to other websites:
This website contains links to other websites. I am not responsible for the content or privacy practices of these websites.
You have a number of rights in relation to your personal information and the opportunity to choose how it is used. You can:
Obtain copies of the personal information I hold about you (known as a “subject access request”)
Request that I correct or update any personal information held about you
Ask that we erase or restrict the way in which I use your information
Request that personal information you have given your consent for me to use is provided in an electronic format so it can be transferred to another data controller (also known as “data portability”)
You may opt-out of receiving further communications form me in any medium at any time. All requests to unsubscribe are dealt with promptly, and in all cases within a week.
If you wish to exercise your rights in respect of your personal data or have any concerns about how your data is used, please contact my Data Protection Officer at:
Data Protection Officer, The Office of Gill Furniss MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA or email: email@example.com or call 0114 234 9079.
Alternatively, you have the right to raise any issues or concerns directly with the Information Commissioner’s Office.
Last reviewed during annual review, September 2022. Version 8, updated September 2022.