By now all of us should have worked on our Privacy Policies, sorted out our systems to ensure we get consent to send out our newsletters, and checked our processes to ensure we look after our data properly.
There are a plethora of posts on what GDPR is, so let’s go straight into what we’ve done to ensure we’re compliant and our client’s data is safe.
- Identifying personal data – By nature of the products and services we offer, we do need to collect a certain amount of personal data. However, we have examined our order process and following processes to ensure that we do not collect any more data than we actually need.
- Providing visibility and transparency – The most important aspect of GDPR is how the collected data is used. The data we collect is requested purely so that we can provide the services you require. Our new system allows you to access our portal via a secure login and see all of the data we have collected from you. You can update information and add or delete contacts here too so you have complete control of what we hold.
- Enhancing data integrity and security – This is one of the most important parts of GDPR. However, for businesses such as ours, this issue is not new. We are obsessed with security and continue to ensure the servers are as secure as possible. New hacks are being developed all the time so it is not possible to guarantee absolute 100% security for your website, but if you ensure your website code is updated, we will do the same on our end. We have also checked any third party systems we use and confirmed that they are also compliant with GDPR, particularly in terms of where the data is stored.
- Portability and transferability of data – Should you wish to transfer your data from us to another provider, or simply to keep it for your own records, please make a request via our support team. Data will be provided free of charge.