Privacy Policy

We respect your Privacy

We will only use the information you give us for electoral purposes. We will look after personal information securely and we will follow the data protection legislation. We will not give personal information about you or any personal information you may provide on other people to anyone else or another organisation unless we have to by law.

The lawful basis to collect the information in this form is that it is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest and exercise of official authority as vested on the Electoral Registration Office as set out in the Representation of the People Act 1983 and associated regulations.

Some of the information that is collected in this form is classified as special category personal data. This is processed for reason of substantial public interest as set out in the Representation of the People Regulations 1983 and associated regulations. To process this type of information the Data Controller must have a relevant policy document that sets out how this information will be handled.

The Electoral Registration Office is the Data Controller. Electoral Registration, Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street, Bedford, MK42 9AP

For further information relating to the processing of personal data please view the privacy notice for Electoral Registration;,_foi_eir/gdpr_privacy_statements.aspx

Personal Data and Purpose

This website is written and maintained by Bedford Borough Council in conjuction with Democracy Counts Limited. The main purpose is to record a response to the canvass communication.

We analyse information gathered from our website in order to make our site as accessible as possible. We will never use the data we collect for any other purpose unless you explicitly give your permission. We will never use your information for marketing purposes.

What information do we collect?

We secure our website using a username and password and collect details of the IP address of the computer you are using in order to detect and prevent fraud, together with the date and time you visit the website.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

Any changes to our Privacy Policy in the future will be posted to the site and, where appropriate, through e-mail notification.