This page explains how any information you give us will be used and the ways in which we protect your privacy.
What information do we collect?
We collect the following types of information from visitors to the site:
- registration information for subscription features;
- general feedback and queries; and
The Data Protection Act 1998
Any personal information we collect from you will be handled under the terms of the Data Protection Act. We will not pass on your personal details to any third party or government department unless you give us permission to do so. We use leading technologies and encryption software to safeguard your data, and keep strict security standards to prevent any unauthorised access to it.
Email subscriptions and registration
Some areas of this website offer email updates. To receive these email updates, you need to register, giving: your email address; a user name; and password. We do not share the information you provide with any third parties and we protect it in accordance with the Data Protection Act.
Access to your information
You can change your personal details submitted during registration at any time by registering, clicking on the 'my details' link at the top right hand corner of the site, and click on the 'update my details' link on the 'your personal details' page. You may also ask us to remove your details at any time. Simply contact us using the general query form.
General feedback and queries
We welcome your feedback. If you contact us asking for information, we may need to contact others to find that information. If your query does not fall under the remit of the National Assembly for Wales, we will inform you and may pass your query on to the relevant organisation that can deal with it. If your question is technical, 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.
Contacting us through our online forms
Under the Data Protection Act, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you (for example, through our Contact Us forms) The information we compile and process relating to your contact will be treated in accordance with, and subject to, the provisions of statute and regulations currently in force e.g. Data Protection Act 1998, and the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
We will use only use the information you provide for the purposes of processing your request, and only allow access to those whom it is necessary for those purposes.
The information may be the subject of a request by a member of the public. When responding to such requests we may be required to release 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.
Site usage information
Cookies are pieces of data that are often created when you visit a website and are stored in the cookie directory of your own computer.
Log files allow us to record visitors' use of the site. Log files do not contain any personal information or information about which other sites you have visited.
What happens when I link to another site?
The National Assembly for Wales app
The Assembly app allows you to find out about Assembly Members and the work of the Assembly; what's going to be debated this week in Plenary; visiting the Senedd in Cardiff Bay and attending a Plenary session; and how you can keep up to date with the latest developments via our social media channels.
The English and Welsh versions of the Assembly app are now live (January 2015) and available to download on Windows and Android devices.
The app is not yet available on iPhone / iPad because of Apple's approval process. This is unfortunately out of our control and could take a few weeks.
The app is still in development, and so we welcome feedback on it. Please
with any comments.
How your information is used: This app is provided by AppMachine. AppMachine gathers and processes anonymous information about users for analytical purposes and to ensure the app functions correctly. This includes user phone type, operating system, screen resolution, country, language, IP, and last location (however it is not necessary for you to provide location), and how they use the app. You can find more information about how AppMachine use information gathered in this way on their