Who we are

This website is provided by your local Labour Councillors as a public information service. See the Councillors page for details of individual councillors. Our website address is: https://brightonhill.online.

What personal data we collect when you use our website and why and why we collect it

We need to use your personal information so we can get in touch or provide the information and service you have asked for. we collect the information to fulfil our public duties or because you can consented to provide the information to us. We will only collect as much information as we need to in order to provide the information or service you have asked for. In some cases we will just need a name and contact details. If you are asking us to support you with a personal matter as part our our case work as Councillors  we are likely to have to collect other relevant information for example information about your finances or health.

We will use your data to:

  • Fulfil our public tasks
  • Listen to your ideas about council services or matters affecting the ward.
  • Tell you about council services or issues affecting the ward.

We will use your data in specific ways:

Blog Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

If you complete a contact form or email us to contact us in our capacity as councillor we are allowed to use your personal data as part of our public tasks, as an Elected Councillor(s), or because you have given your consent because you have asked me to do something on your behalf.


if you sign up to receive a newsletter you will be asked to consent to receiving information from us relating to news and events by email. We will not share this information with any third parties. Your personal details will only be held for as long as is needed for this purpose. You can change your mind at any time if you no longer want to receive information from us. If you do change your mind, please contact any one of the Councillors.


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  • Recognising when you log in and any preferred settings.
  • Giving you a browsing experience that is unique to you and to serve you content which we believe improves your site experience
  • Analysing how your use our site which helps us to troubleshoot any problems and to monitor our own performance.

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1. WordPress Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

2. Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

 3. Cookies for analytics

We use cookies from Google Analytics to help understand how visitors use our site and to enable us to improve our performance.  you can find out more about GooGle Analytic cookies here: https://www.cookielaw.org/google-analytics-eu-cookie-law/#

Who we share your data with

In our capacity as councillors we will need to share your personal data with officers at Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council in order to progress your enquiry.  Where necessary, we will also share your data with other Elected Members in the Ward.  We may also need to share your data with Hampshire County Council or other organisations, such as Housing Associations, if the matter you have raised with isn’t covered by the Borough Council.

Your information such as name and email details may also be shared with our GDPR compliant suppliers such as MailChimp for managing our  newsletter.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a blog comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

For users who have signed up to our Newsletter or information services we will retain your information indefinitely or until you unsubscribe from the service.

For users who contact us in our capacity as councillors we will keep your personal data for twelve months after the matter you have raised with us has been finalised.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

In compliance with data protection law we will always make sure that your data is held in the UK or within the European Economic Area (EEA), or with a permitted international organisation that complies with GDPR requirements and is certified under EU permitted schemes such as the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework.

Where you volunteer or request information or to be updated about Labour Party activities/information or donate to the Labour Party your information will be proceeded and stored by the Labour Party and you can view their Privacy Policy.

We use MailChip for our newsletter service and information such as name and email address and any information preferences will be stored by them. MailChimp participates in and has certified its compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and the Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework.  View their Privacy Policy.

From time to time we use third parties to collect petition signature, like 38 degrees. When we do this you will be transferred to their website and they will collect and process your information using their secure systems.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Our contact information

You can contact us at: cllr.kim.taylor@basingstoke.gov.uk or cllr.andrew.mccormick.basingstoke.gov.uk or cllr.mark.taylor@basingstoke.gov.uk

How we protect your data

If you provide data to use electronically, via email to our Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council email address (.basingstoke.gov.uk), this will be held securely on the council’s servers and will be protected by firewalls.  Access to this information is restricted by password.

This website is protected with an SSL Certificate, When you are connected to a website with an SSL certificate installed, your connection, and the information transmitted to and from the website, are encrypted.

If you provide with hard copy information to a councillor they will ensure it is kept securely.

We ensure any technology suppliers are GDPR compliant.

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