WHAT IS GDPR?
GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation and is designed to protect your personal information. GDPR is the law that governs your personal data; every company in the UK needs to abide by it and let you know how your personal data is used.
GDPR is a European privacy law that replaces the 1995 Data Protection Directive. From 25th May 2018, all UK and EU businesses will have to handle your data in compliance with GDPR.
GDPR has been introduced to try and keep up with the phenomenal growth in data and is designed to make use of your personal data more transparent – keeping you in control over it.
Fundamentally, everyone has a right to know how their personal data is used and the right to erase it.
Care by Mail has always taken personal data seriously and has never sold it to any third parties.
Under GDPR you have new rights which include:
- The right to be forgotten – this is where any information we hold is erased. We can erase everything except what we need to keep for UK Legal Purposes (such as proof of invoice and any VAT Relief Claims)
- The right to object – An example to this is if you don’t want to receive our email newsletters or don’t like the way we’re administering your data, you can object to it.
- The right to rectification – you can ask to update your personal data if it is incorrect or incomplete
- The right of access – this is where you have the right to know how your data is being used and why.
For any further information or should you wish to exercise these rights with us, please get in touch via the Contact Us Page or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.