Privacy policy

Privacy Policy – introduction

This page explains how information you give us will be used and the ways in which we protect your privacy. This website is maintained by the National Assembly for Wales Commission (the Assembly). This site is operated by WordPress – you can view the ways in which WordPress will use your information through this link: http://www.wordpress.org/about/privacy/

Other websites linked from this site are not covered by this privacy policy. You should always be aware of this when you are moving to another site and read the privacy statement of any site which collects personal information. This site links to:

If you subscribe to the blog, and wish to unsubscribe, you can do so at any point by managing your subscriptions on WordPress.

What information does the Assembly process?

The Assembly will process the following types of information about users of this site:

  • Registration for the blog subscription feature;
  • Any general feedback and queries made;
  • Comments on blog posts;
  • Consultation responses via survey monkey.

How we will handle your information

We will not pass on your personal information to anyone else unless you give us permission to do so. We use leading technologies and encryption software to safeguard your personal information, and keep strict security standards to prevent unauthorised access to it. Contact/registration details: Will only be used for the purposes for which you have provided them. Blog: Please be aware that any personal data provided by you in comments on blog posts will be publicly available to those viewing the site and through links to social media Consultations: We may use this website to encourage input into consultation exercises that we carry out. A privacy notice will be included at the start of any consultations run via this site to inform you why we are collecting any personal information, and how your personal information will be used. We will not use any information you supply for any other purpose without your permission The Assembly has a duty to protect the personal information we collect from you, all personal information will be treated in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 Information the Assembly holds may be the subject of a request made by a member of the public under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. When responding to such requests we may be required to release your personal information. However, our response to such requests will be in accordance with the guidelines provided by the National Assembly for Wales Code of Practice on Public Access to Information.

Access to your information

If you wish to see our record of anything you’ve sent us, if you would like us to remove your details, or if you have any questions or concerns about how we will use your information, please contact us at yourassembly@assembly.wales

General feedback and queries

We welcome your feedback. If a query does not fall under the remit of the Assembly, we will inform you and may pass your question on to the relevant organisation that can deal with it. If you contact us asking for information, we may need to contact others to find that information. If your question is technical in nature, we may need to pass it to our technology suppliers. We will not pass on any of your personal information when dealing with your enquiry, unless you have given us permission to do so. Once we have replied to you, we keep a record of your message for audit purposes.

Changes to this privacy policy

If this privacy policy changes in any way, we will place an updated version on this page. Visit this page regularly to ensure that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we will share it with other parties. Updated July 2014