Liberal Democrats

Software Toolkit

In order to meet the full requirements of data protection legislation, only systems that have been reviewed to determine their compliance can be used. The list below constitutes the software/social media/collaboration platforms Local Parties can use.

Where you have queries around functionality or gaining access to these systems you should contact the relevant person list.

Desktop / Cloud Software

System Name

Function

Microsoft Office / Office 365 (except Access, Dynamics, other database tools)

Productivity Software

GSuite (only Business, Enterprise or Enterprise Essentials versions)

Productivity Software (N.B. you must NOT use GSuite for sending bulk emails)

Apple iWork 

Productivity Software

Libre Office

Productivity Software

Serif PagePlus

Desktop Publishing

Adobe InDesign / Adobe InDesign CC

Desktop Publishing

 

Membership

System Name

Function

Contact

Salesforce

 CRM/Membership Database

[email protected]

Lighthouse

CRM/Membership Database

[email protected]

 

Campaigning

System Name

Function

Contact

Connect

Campaigning/Voter ID system

[email protected]

EARS

Campaigning/Voter ID system

http://www.datatrans.co.uk/

 

Web Hosting/Publishing

System Name

Function

Contact

Nationbuilder

Web publisher, contact management database and email marketing

[email protected]

Prater Raines

Web publisher, contact management database and email marketing

[email protected]

Your Web Solutions

Web publishing/Hosting

https://www.yourwebsolution.co.uk/

 

Email Marketing

System Name

Function

Contact

Nationbuilder

Web publisher, contact management database and email marketing

[email protected]

Prater Raines

Web publisher, contact management database and email marketing

[email protected]

Mailchimp - requires additional authorisation, click Mailchimp Authorisation  for details

Bulk email marketing

[email protected]

 

Encryption

System Name

Function

Contact

Bitlocker

Encryption tool

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/comprehensive-security

7-Zip

Encryption tool

https://www.7-zip.org/support.html

Keka

Encryption tool (macOS only)

http://www.kekaosx.com/

Egress Switch

Secure Document Transfer

https://www.egress.com/

 

Online Survey Tools

System Name

Function

Contact

Typeform

Survey/form builder

[email protected]

Smart Survey

Survey/form builder

[email protected]

 

Social Media Platforms

System Name

Function

Contact

 Facebook

 Social media platform

 https://en-gb.facebook.com/help/

Twitter

Social media platform

https://help.twitter.com/

Instagram

Social media platform

https://help.instagram.com/

 

Instant Messaging/Video Calling

System Name

Function

Contact

 WhatsApp

 Instant messaging platform

 https://faq.whatsapp.com/

Microsoft Teams

Team collaboration platform

https://support.office.com/en-us/teams

Zoom

Video call platform

https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us

 

Video/photo management

System Name

Function

Contact

 YouTube

 Video sharing platform

 https://support.google.com/youtube/?hl=en-GB#topic=9257498

Flickr

Photo/video sharing platform

https://help.flickr.com/contact/contact-us-rkBc7roJQ

Vimeo

Video sharing platform

https://vimeo.com/help/contact

 

Cloud Storage/filesharing

System Name

Function

Contact

WhatsApp

Instant messaging platform

https://faq.whatsapp.com/

Microsoft OneDrive (paid for version only)

 File sharing/storage tool

 https://support.office.com/en-us/teams

Microsoft Teams

Team collaboration platform

https://support.office.com/en-us/teams

Slack (paid for (Plus/Enterprise) version only)

Team collaboration platform

https://slack.com/intl/en-gb/help

 

Payment Processors

System Name

Function

Contact

World Pay

Payment processor

https://www.fisglobal.com/en-gb/merchant-solutions-worldpay/support

Paypal

 Payment processor

https://www.paypal.com/uk/smarthelp/home

Sage Pay

Payment processor

https://www.sagepay.co.uk/support

GoCardless

Payment processor

https://support.gocardless.com/hc/en-gb

n.b. NationBuilder Payments (Stripe) is approved for use, but Stripe as a standalone product is not approved.

 

Accounting Software

System Name

Function

Contact

Xero

Accounting software

https://central.xero.com/s/article/Get-help-from-Xero-Support#Web

Quickbooks

 Accounting software

https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/

 

Where Personal Data is not being shared/processed

Remember that providing no personal, financial or special category data is being shared then the party has no issue with the use of cloud-based software such as:

  • Google Drive
  • iCloud Drive
  • Dropbox
  • Box.com

 

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