Privacy policy

Effective Date: 18 March 2024

Candidate Paul Haslam (“we”, “us”, or “our”) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy. This Privacy Policy explains how we collect, use, disclose, and safeguard your information when you visit (the “Site”). By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

1. Information We Collect

We collect information from and about users of our Site:

a. Personal Identification Information: Including your name, email address, telephone number, and postal address that you voluntarily give to us when you choose to participate in various activities related to the Site, such as online campaigning, making donations, signing up for information, and responding to surveys.

b. Donation Information: When you make a donation, we collect information such as your billing address, payment information, and donation amount. Please note, for transparency and compliance with UK campaign finance laws, donor names and donation amounts may be published.

c. Derivative Data: Information our servers automatically collect when you access the Site, such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, access times, and the pages you have viewed directly before and after accessing the Site.

d. Data from Third Parties: Including data from third-party sites that integrate our services, like Intuit MailChimp for email campaigns, and Google ReCaptcha for spam protection.

2. Use of Your Information

We use the information collected about you via the Site to:

a. Send you updates and emails via Intuit MailChimp.
b. Process your donations and comply with legal requirements.
c. Protect our Site from spam and abuse through ReCaptcha.
d. Increase the efficiency and operation of the Site.
e. Monitor and analyse usage and trends to improve your experience with the Site.


3. Sharing of Your Information

We may share information we have collected about you in certain situations. Your information may be disclosed as follows:

a. By Law or to Protect Rights: If we believe the release of information about you is necessary to respond to legal process, to investigate or remedy potential violations of our policies, or to protect the rights, property, and safety of others, we may share your information as permitted or required by any applicable law, rule, or regulation.

b. Third-Party Service Providers: We may share your information with third parties that perform services for us or on our behalf, including payment processing, data analysis, email delivery, hosting services, customer service, and marketing assistance.


4. Opt-out

You may opt-out of the mailing list at any time using the unsubscribe link in the foot of the campaign emails.

5. Cookies and Web Beacons

We may use cookies, web beacons, tracking pixels, and other tracking technologies on the Site to help customise the Site and improve your experience. You can manage your cookie preferences for non-essential cookies.

6. Privacy Policies of Other Websites

The Site contains links to other websites. Our Privacy Policy applies only to our Site, so if you click on a link to another website, you should read their privacy policy.

7. Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy at any time and for any reason. We will alert you about any changes by updating the “Effective Date” of this Privacy Policy.

8. Contact Us

If you have questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, please contact us.

This Privacy Policy was created to inform you about how we collect, use, and share your personal information and to ensure transparency and compliance with legal requirements. By using our Site, you consent to our Privacy Policy and agree to its terms.

Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who supported and voted for me, as well as those who engaged and enlightened me about the opportunities and challenges facing the people of York and North Yorkshire. It has been a thoroughly invigorating experience, and I would do it again in an instant.

I’m proud of the decisions I made and each policy I proposed in my manifesto. I sincerely wish the new Mayor the very best and hope he unashamedly steals some of my proposals.

I would also like to thank those sending kind words in my inbox… though it seems my dogs still claim the lion’s share of the fanmail!

Unfortunately, I have not been asked to serve this time, but I remain committed to our county’s future. I will continue to serve my local community as an independent Councillor.