General Data Protection Regulation
In May 2018 a new European Union directive, the General Data Protection Regulation, will come into force and it specifies how businesses collect and process personal data.
The new regulation builds on the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive (DPD) which it replaces. The GDPR aims to protect the personal data of EU citizens by improving your right of access to that data and by increasing the responsibilities of companies who collect and process it. It also puts in place tougher penalties for those found to be breaking the law.
The Regulation specifies what type of data a business may collect, how it should be used, the way it should be stored and for how long. This includes paper records, computer data, emails and “offsite cloud” data storage.
Wakefields Chartered Building Surveyors only collect and use the personal data that we require to carry out our obligations to our clients. We take client privacy extremely seriously and will only use data for the purpose in which it was obtained.
- When you make an enquiry, we will ask you for information which is necessary to enable us to provide the service you require. This will normally include your name and contact details.
- Your personal data will only be used to enable us to provide the services you require.
- We will only contact you with your consent and we do not sell, provide, exchange or rent your personal data to any third party for commercial reasons. We will only ever provide your contact data to a third party in pursuance of the services you have engaged.
- We implement, and follow strict security procedures in the storage, communication and disclosure of any personal data which you may have provided us with. These procedures are regularly reviewed and updated as necessary.
- We do not obtain or collect sensitive information about you except when you directly and knowingly provide it. This will never be disclosed, transmitted or provided to a third party as stated above.
- We utilise third party cloud based solutions for off-site data storage and hold the minimum amount of data required to perform our contractual duties for our clients.
- You have the right to check, update or remove your personal details held by us by sending a request by e-mail.
Should you have any queries about our privacy and data protection, please do not hesitate to contact us by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on GDPR please visit: https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/.