Data we collect from users of the service
We make election information, polling station locations and local council addresses available to other organisations via our Electoral Commission API and lookup widget. This service is delivered in partnership with Democracy Club Community Interest Company (Company number: 09461226).
When users access election information via organisations using our API or lookup widget, the request to our API includes the user’s postcode.The Electoral Commission and Democracy Club are the “data controllers” of this personal data. This means that the Electoral Commission and Democracy Club decide what this personal data is used for, and the ways in which it is processed. As data controllers, the Electoral Commission and Democracy Club have the responsibility to comply with, and to demonstrate compliance with, data protection law. We process personal data to support the delivery of our statutory functions, in particular the duty to promote public awareness of the electoral system under the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000.
Data we collect from API users
When you register for an API key, we ask that you provide:
- Your name
- Your email address
- Name of company/organisation that you represent (where applicable)
We will hold this information for as long as you are using the API key. When you are no longer using it, we will remove this information, unless we are required to hold on to this information by law.
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