The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect 25 May 2018.
The GDPR will replace the Data Protection Act 1998 in the UK and the equivalent legislation across the EU Member States. The EU wants to give people more control over how their personal data is used, bearing in mind that many companies like Facebook and Google swap access to people’s data for use of their services. The current legislation was enacted before the internet and cloud technology created new ways of exploiting data, and the GDPR seeks to address that. By strengthening data protection legislation and introducing tougher enforcement measures, the EU hopes to improve trust in the emerging digital economy.
To comply with this EU Regulation businesses are obliged by law to inform your clients how any personal data you collect from them is processed and retained. This includes where information is passed onto third parties such as FENSA and your chosen Insurance Backed Guarantee (IBG) provider, including how this data will be used and retained by them.
To comply with this new legislation, The Door and Window Company Ltd., advise customers of the following:
‘By agreeing to this quotation / agreement you are also consenting to your personal data being shared with third parties for the purposes of fulfilling the requirements of the Competent Person Scheme for self-certification under the Building Regulations. Personal data includes title, name, address, phone and email numbers. This data will be used to provide essential documentation and will be retained on files for the lifetime of the guarantees which do not exceed 10 years’.