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Last updated: May 2, 2020

SCCOP collects, processes and retains data for use in administration, political campaigning and associated activities. SCCOP also retains and processes data that is necessary for the administration of its own internal governance and membership systems. SCCOP takes its responsibilities in relation to data protection very seriously, and we are committed to placing the rights of individuals at the centre of how we collect, hold and process personal information.

We collect data in a number of circumstances, such as when:

  • You complete a form on this website, or if you fill out a form delivered by a SCCOP representative
  • You have a conversation on the doorstep or over the phone with a SCCOP representative about your views
  • You interact with us online, including on social media channels such as Facebook or Twitter. This includes where you interact with us using an online chatbot (or the like) on social media profiles. This is where you are subscribed, or following a specific page. We will never use this service where we don’t have your consent.
  • You join the party as a member, affiliated or registered supporter, donate or sign up to volunteer for us.
  • You attend any of our in person or online events where your information and likeness was collected.

We analyse and use the data we collect in a variety of ways, and also combine them (sometimes referred to as “profiling”), in order to:

  • contact you to canvass your support.
  • manage the internal governance of SCCOP and our membership database
  • communicate with you about our policies, campaigns, events and opportunities to get involved with SCCOP
  • understand what issues are most likely to be relevant to you,
  • decide to whom we should send our campaign materials and messages,
  • choose which messages and content we put on the materials we send to you, or show you on social media,
  • help us understand in which areas, at which times of day, and with which people we should focus our campaigning efforts, and
  • inform the development of our policy position at every level.

When you join SCCOP or sign up as an attendee, affiliated or registered supporter, we will collect, hold and process personal information in order to service the contract that you enter into with the party in such circumstances.

On some occasions, such as when you sign up to receive emails from us or agree to volunteer for the party, we will collect, hold and process personal information on the basis of your explicit consent. You can withdraw this consent at any time. Please see section on “Your information rights” for more details.

In all cases we will be clear and transparent about how we use your personal information, only use it for the purposes for which it has been obtained and ensure that appropriate safeguards are in place to maintain its security.

You have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. Further detail is available in the “Your Information Rights” section of this policy.

Site registration and emails from SCCOP

When you register onto the site or subscribe to our emails, we may ask you for contact information (such as your name and e-mail address), geographic information (such as your postcode and constituency), other details about you and your interests with your explicit consent. This is used to help us provide you with information from SCCOP to match your interests. We may also use it to alert you to campaigns you may be interested in and events happening in your area.

Joining SCCOP and renewing your membership online

We collect the required information in order to check you meet the conditions of and to service the contract you enter into when you join SCCOP. At your option, we may ask for additional information such as gender, region, disability, and date of birth to help us provide a better membership service to you. 

To volunteer (pledge your support)

We ask for your contact details, postcode and information on the type of volunteer work you are interested in with your explicit consent. This information helps us identify suitable volunteer opportunities for you within SCCOP. Your details will be forwarded to the appropriate  officer who can then contact you.

Donating to the SCCOP

The information we ask for is used to process your donation and will be stored in our membership database and used to keep you informed of SCCOP news, campaign and other opportunities to support the SCCOP.

Who we share your information with

We will never sell or share your personal information without without your explicit consent. 

Personal information on children

SCCOP does not knowingly process any personal details from individuals under the age of 14 without parent/guardian consent. Details of under 18s are processed for membership purposes, or for other purposes defined prior to the data being submitted.

How we protect your information

Our website has security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of the information under our control. Our servers are located in a locked, secure environment, with a guard posted 24 hours a day. When you contribute online, we use well known third party secure systems to handle your credit card number and other personal information during transmission without divulging same to SCCOP. The details are transmitted through Paypal to ensure absolute security.

IP addresses and log file data

SCCOP 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.


A cookie is a tiny text file that is stored on your computer. SCCOP may use cookie data, on page website behaviour, and click through data from digital media to personalise your website experience across SCCOP platforms. 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. You can find out more in our Cookie Policy.

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