Welcome to the privacy policy of (referred to below as “this Website”), Hugh Goulbourne’s campaign website to become the first West Yorkshire Mayor (the “Hugh Goulbourne Campaign” or “Campaign”).

This privacy policy will inform you as to how your personal data will be looked after by the Hugh Goulbourne Campaign when you visit this website or otherwise interact with the Hugh Goulbourne Campaign team and tell you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you.

Purpose of this privacy policy

This privacy policy aims to give you information on how the Hugh Goulbourne Campaign collects and processes your personal data, including any data you may provide through this website when you provide your details via the Contact Me or Stay Updated sections.


Hugh Goulbourne is the controller and responsible for your personal data. The Hugh Goulbourne Campaign team (also referred to as “we”, “us” or “our” in this privacy policy) is the campaign team collecting and processing data on Hugh Goulbourne’s behalf, including via this Website.

Contact details

If you have any questions about this privacy policy please contact:

Jason Curtis
123a Huddersfield Road
West Yorkshire
Email address:
Telephone: 07557107416

The Information Commissioner

You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues ( We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO so please contact us in the first instance. The ICO’s office can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Telephone: 03031231113

Why does the Hugh Goulbourne Campaign collect and store personal data?

During the Campaign we collect data from supporters, volunteers and people that wish to connect with or are interested in the Hugh Goulbourne Campaign, for example by using this Website or by contact with the Hugh Goulbourne Campaign by phone or e-mail or by signing up to support the Campaign. The data is collected primarily so that we can keep you informed about the Campaign and seek your views and feedback on the Campaign.

How is your personal data collected?

Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).

We use different methods to collect data from and about you including:

  • Automated technologies or interactions. Information you provide to us directly when using this Website.
  • Direct interactions. Information you provide to us directly when you fill in forms, complete surveys and participate in Campaign events or when corresponding with us by telephone, e-mail or post, such as your name and contact details.
  • Third-party provided information. Information provided to us by third parties such as the Labour Party and where you have consented to those third parties providing us with your personal data for the purpose of contacting you about the Campaign in accordance with that third party’s rules.

We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together as follows:

  • Identity Data including first name, maiden name, last name, username or similar identifier, marital status, title, date of birth and gender.
  • Contact Data including home or other correspondence address, email address and telephone numbers.
  • Technical Data including [internet protocol (IP) address, your login data, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform, and other technology on the devices you use to access this Website.
  • Profile Data including your interests, preferences, feedback and survey responses.
  • Usage Data including information about how you use this Website.
  • Marketing and Communications Data including your preferences in receiving content and marketing from us and your communication preferences.

We also collect, use and share Aggregated Data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Aggregated Data could be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal data in law as this data will not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate your Usage Data to calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific website feature. However, if we combine or connect Aggregated Data with your personal data so that it can directly or indirectly identify you, we treat the combined data as personal data which will be used in accordance with this privacy policy.

This website is not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.

How we use your personal data

We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:

  • To provide you with information about the Campaign, about Hugh Goulbourne and about the policies, values and principles of Hugh Goulbourne.
  • To update you on Campaign events.
  • To seek your participation in campaigning and assisting the Campaign.
  • Where we need to comply with a legal obligation.

Generally, we use legitimate interest as a basis by which to contact you, though where the law requires us to gain consent to send you any communications we will of course ensure that consent is obtained. You have the right to withdraw consent to marketing at any time by contacting us.


We strive to provide you with choices regarding certain personal data uses, particularly around marketing and advertising. We will only send you marketing communications connected with the Campaign and you will only receive such communications if you have subscribed to receiving marketing.

Opting out

You can ask us by contacting us to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by contacting us at


You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when websites set or access cookies. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this website may become inaccessible or not function properly.

Change of purpose

We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to receive an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact us.

If we need to use your personal data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.

Please note that we may process your personal data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.

Disclosures of your personal data

We may share your personal data with service providers who provide IT and system administration services. They may access your personal data to the extent they need to in order to provide their services.

International transfers

Other than to service providers who provide IT and system administration services, we will not transfer your personal data outside the European Economic Area (EEA) without first getting your explicit consent and having provided you with details of the safeguards we have in place for doing so.

Data security

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.

Data retention

How long will you use my personal data for?

We will only retain your personal data for as long as reasonably necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal or regulatory, accounting or reporting requirements. We may retain your personal data for a longer period in the event of a complaint or if we reasonably believe there is a prospect of litigation in respect to our relationship with you.

To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorised use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or other requirements.

Your legal rights

Under certain circumstances, you have rights under data protection laws in relation to your personal data.

You have the right to:

Request access to your personal data (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
Request correction of the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us.

Request erasure of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal data where you have successfully exercised your right to object to processing (see below), where we may have processed your information unlawfully or where we are required to erase your personal data to comply with local law. Note, however, that we may not always be able to comply with your request of erasure for specific legal reasons which will be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of your request.

Object to processing of your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which override your rights and freedoms.

Request restriction of processing of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your personal data in the following scenarios:

  • If you want us to establish the data’s accuracy.
  • Where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase i
  • Where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims.
  • You have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.

Request the transfer of your personal data to you or to a third party. We will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your personal data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Note that this right only applies to automated information which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you.

Withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process your personal data. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain products or services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.

No fee usually required

You will not have to pay a fee to access your personal data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we could refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.

What we may need from you

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personal data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personal data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.

Time limit to respond

We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it could take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.