Personal data protection

The Senate pursues a policy of absolute respect for and compliance with legislation governing the protection of personal data.
In accordance with this commitment, the Senate guarantees that it will treat citizens' personal details confidentially. To this effect, citizens will be provided with the following information:
  • The purpose of the file and the intended uses for it.
  • People or groups in relation to which personal data will be gathered or who are required to provide them.
  • Personal data gathering procedure.
  • The basic structure of the file and description of the types of personal data included therein.
  • Any passing on of personal data or expected transfers of data to third countries.
  • The bodies/organisations responsible for the file.
  • The services or units which users can contact in order to access their rights to access, rectify, cancel or oppose any information held on file.
  • Basic, medium and high level security measures required.
Any data provided will be used for the purposes outlined in relation to the corresponding procedure or action.
Any information requested and obtained through forms is required for the correct provision of services. Should some information be optional, citizens will be duly informed.
Failing to provide the required personal data on any of the forms, or the partial provision thereof, might mean that the Senate cannot offer the service requested.
Files owned by the Senate are duly entered into the General Data Protection Register of the Spanish Data Protection Agency.
The Senate guarantees that the server where personal data are stored and processed has the required security measures in place to prevent their alteration, loss, or unauthorised treatment and/or access by third parties, bearing in mind the technology available, the nature of the personal data that are processed and the risks to which they are exposed.
Furthermore, the Senate guarantees that it has implemented appropriate technical and organisational security measures in its facilities, systems and files.
The Senate may only disclose any personal data of citizens or any other information within its power to the relevant public authorities when it is required to do so in accordance with legal or regulatory provisions applicable in each case.
In accordance with the provisions of Organic Act 15/1999, of 13th December, regarding the protection of personal data and the legislation that develops said Act, as well as the Rule that regulates personal files of the Senate Secretariat General, approved by the Senate Bureau in its meeting on 20th July 2012, the right to access, rectify, cancel and oppose any information held on file may be exercised by writing to: Secretario General del Senado, calle Bailén nº 3, 28071 Madrid.
For more information about rights related with the protection of personal data, you can view the webpage of the Spanish Data Protection Agency.