Privacy Policy

Data Collection and Use

Conservatives in the European Parliament, EPP-ED group strives are the sole owner of any information we collect. We never sell, share, or rent this information unless we first disclose the fact in this privacy statement.

This website utilises HotJar web analytics captured by passive collection. It does not collect any personally identifiable information (PII) that you do not voluntarily enter in this website. The sole purpose of passively collecting this information is to improve your overall experience. It is automatically collected, whilst navigating through and interacting with the site.

Information collected includes user mouse activity, browser and device specific log data:
Your device's IP address (collected and stored in an anonymised format)
Device screen size
Device type (unique device identifiers) and browser information
Geographic location (country only)
Preferred language used to display the webpage

Keep up to date

We ask for your name, postcode and email address if you subscribe to our email newsletters. We use this information to contact you about conservativeeurope.com and let you know what Conservatives in the European parliament are doing up and down the country.

Log files and statistics

We use IP addresses, URI's of requested resources, timestamps and HTTP user-agents to analyse trends, administer the system and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

Send to a friend

If you choose, we can tell a friend about our site -- or even a particular page if you prefer. To do this, we need to ask for your friend's name and email address. We shall send your friend a single email inviting them to visit the site or page you chose. We do not retain this information. Your Internet Protocol (IP) address will be included in the email headers so that the originator of the message can be identified if necessary by the recipient.

Links

Our website links to other sites, but we shall always try to warn you when this is the case. Please note that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites: make sure you read their privacy statements if you are concerned about the information they are collecting about you. This statement only applies to our website.

Security

We take every precaution to protect your details. When you submit sensitive information via the website, it is secure both on its way to us and once we receive it.

We also do everything in our power to protect your information once we have received it. Our staff can only access your details if they have a specific job to perform. They also have to keep up to date on our security and privacy practices.

Finally, the servers that store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

Notification of Changes

If we change our privacy policy, we shall post a link to those changes on our homepage so that you always know what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

When we collect information from you, we tell you what we intend to do with it; if we later want to use that information for a different purpose, we shall first send you an email setting out our plans - and it will be up to you whether or not we do so.

Cookies

Cookies are small files that are stored on your machine by websites. There are a wide range of different cookies and most of them are quite useful, for example, if you want your login remembered for a website, these details are stored in a cookie file.

Cookies are used by almost every website, including this one, although we try to keep these to a minimum.

The main cookies that we use provide us with valuable data about our website. These are from Google Analytics and are completely anonymous, telling us information such as how many people have visited our website and which pages are the most popular. This allows us to ensure that our website is doing its job and make improvements to help you use the site. This information is really useful to us, but if you would like to opt out, you can do so at http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

Our website is built using the .net framework and this also uses cookies that help the site to work better for you and monitors the pages that you visit. Again, this is completely anonymous and is stored on your computer for a very short period of time.

We may in the future link to other websites such as Twitter and Wordpress. We’re pretty sure that they use the same kind of cookies but as these sites are not controlled by us, we can not guarantee the cookies that they are using and suggest that you read their privacy policies to be absolutely sure.

We would prefer it if you allowed us to collect this anonymous data, but if you are really unhappy with cookies being used, the best way round this is to turn it off in your browser settings so that they are not used on any website. To do this, you can go to your privacy settings in either Tools or Options depending on your browser.