Southend UNISON’s Website Privacy Policy

In addition to UNISON’s General Privacy Policy, please find below Southend UNISON’s website specific Privacy Policy.

Southend UNISON is committed to safeguarding the privacy of everyone who uses our website. This policy sets out how we will use your personal data.

This policy reflects our duties under the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (GDPR), the Data Protection Act (1998) and all applicable Privacy and Electronic Communication Regulations. It describes how we use personal data fairly, keep it secure, make sure it is accurate and uphold your rights as a data subject.

This policy does not apply to other organisations to which we may link and whose privacy policies may differ.

Please read the following policy to understand how your personal information will be treated. It may change from time to time, so please check back periodically. It was last updated in March 2019.


Southend UNISON is the data controller for the information you provide on this website.

Our address is:

UNISON Southend-on-Sea
Branch Office
Lower Ground Floor
Civic Centre
Victoria Avenue
Essex SS2 6ER

Our URL is:

Southend UNISON’s Data Protection Officer can be contacted at:


Personal data collected by this website will only be used for the purposes (or closely related purposes) for which it was collected.

We may use your personal information to:

  • Administer the website.
  • Improve your browsing experience by personalising the website.
  • Enable your use of the services available on the website.
  • Deal with enquiries made by you via the website contact form.
  • Deal with information submitted by you via website surveys.


    Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

    Like most websites, Southend UNISON uses cookies to improve our users’ experience. We ask when you first access our site if you are happy for cookies to be used. If you choose not to use cookies, it may be difficult to use some parts of our website.

    Our cookies policy explains which cookies we use and why, along with where you can find more information about cookies.


    On many of the pages of the site you will see ‘social buttons’, such as share buttons for Twitter and Facebook.

    When you click on any of these buttons, these sites will be registering that action and may use that information.

    You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information.


    We use a number of external web services on the Southend UNISON site, mostly to display content within our web pages. For example, to display images we may use Flickr; to show videos we may use YouTube and to embedded maps we may use Google Maps. This is not an exhaustive or complete list of the services we use, or might use in the future, when embedding content, but these are the most common.

    As with the social buttons, these sites may use information about usage of embedded content. If you are not logged in to these external services, then they will not know who you are but are likely to gather anonymous usage information e.g. number of views, plays, loads etc.