Published 20/08/2020   |   Last Updated 25/09/2020   |   Reading Time minutes
Welsh Youth Parliament: Summary Privacy Notice
What is the Welsh Youth Parliament?
The Welsh Youth Parliament was set up in 2018 to give young people in Wales a voice. It is made up of sixty individual members, who have been either elected by young people on a regional basis or elected by young people from partner organisations.
The Welsh Youth Parliament is run and managed by an organisation called the Senedd, which we call the Commission.
What is the purpose of this summary privacy notice?
If you contact the Welsh Youth Parliament, or individual members of the Welsh Youth Parliament, then personal information about you may be collected. This summary notice tells you what personal information may be collected about you, how it will be used and what your rights are.
In this notice, when we say personal information, we mean any information that is about you. This could be anything from your name, your address or your telephone number to more detailed information about your health, your interests or your opinions.
Why does the Welsh Youth Parliament collect and use my personal information?
The Welsh Youth Parliament is a chance for young people in Wales to make their voices heard. So we want to hear from you about the issues that matter to you.
We encourage you to talk to your Welsh Youth Parliament Members (called WYPMs for short) and tell them what you think. This can be done directly at events we arrange, by email or social media, or by completing surveys which we have set up. You can also stay up to date about the work of the Welsh Youth Parliament by signing up to receive our newsletter https://www.youthparliament.wales/get-involved.
What information does the Welsh Youth Parliament collect and use?
If you want to, you can raise issues anonymously. However, we will usually ask you to provide some personal information, such as your name, your school or the area you live in. You can choose whether or not to give us this information.
If you want to stay in touch with us, you will also need to provide your contact details (such as an email address).
Who is responsible?
All organisations which collect and use information about individuals must obey certain rules. The Commission runs the Welsh Youth Parliament and so is mainly responsible for obeying these rules. In some circumstances, the Commission and individual WYPMs will both be responsible. Our 'Responsibilities' statement explains this in more detail
What are my rights?
If you have given any of your personal information to the Commission or to individual WYPMs then you have certain rights. These include the right to be told about what the Commission and the individual WYPMs are doing with your information, the right to ask for us to correct any information which is wrong and the right to request copies of your information. More information about your rights can be found in the full notice.
Who do I contact?
If you have any questions about this notice or wish to take advantage of your rights, please contact the Commission's Data Protection Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.