As you may be aware, there is a new General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) coming into force on the 25th of May, which emphasises and reinforces how organisations collect, manage and hold your personal data.
What is changing?
From 25th May 2018, GDPR will bring considerable changes to data privacy law in the UK, and across the EU. The GDPR applies to companies such as us, who collect, store and use personal data, as well as those who may handle personal data on our behalf, so we can provide our services and products.
What is the purpose of GDPR?
The primary purpose of the GDPR is to ensure companies only use your personal data for genuine and essential use and that, unless you have given them permission, they are not using it for marketing purposes. We must also tell you what personal data we require from you, how we use it and what your rights are. We do this already but the new rules mean we need to explain this in more detail. You will probably receive similar messages from other companies who hold your data.
What impact will the changes have on you?
In short, you will have more control over your personal data. Not only should the changes provide you with greater confidence about the way in which your personal data is protected, but they should also ensure any marketing communications you receive are those you explicitly want to receive.
Our data privacy commitment
Our Privacy Statement explains how and why we use your personal data and what your rights are. Please read this carefully and because it replaces any existing terms governing data privacy currently in place between you and Salisbury & Company.
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