Data Protection 1998 and GDPR 2018
On May 25th 2018, new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) become law in the UK and across the EU. This builds on the 1998 Data Protection Act setting out regulations stating how every business, organisation and charity should store and use personal data.
GDPR will be managed and regulated by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). In a speech in January for the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said, “We’re all going to have to change how we think about data protection,” adding: “There’s a lot in the GDPR you’ll recognise from the current law, but make no mistake, this one’s a game changer for everyone.”
Greater control for the public
The new regulations are designed to give the public renewed trust and greater control on how our personal data is stored and used. As a result of the new legislation, we are required to ask all new customers for your permission to store your data and contact you for marketing purposes. Please be assured that this is purely to help you with your enquiry and to enable us to keep in touch with you.
WE RESPECT YOUR RIGHT TO PRIVACY AND DO NOT SHARE YOUR PERSONAL DATA WITH ANY THIRD PARTY.
What’s in it for you?
By allowing us to store your data and giving us your permission to contact you, we’ll keep in touch with you by email, keeping you up to date with all our latest news, production information as well as details of special offers and events. In future we may contact you by mail, telephone, email or other means for marketing purposes but we promise not to contact you unnecessarily. We will respect any marketing “opt-out” schemes which you have registered with.
You’re in charge
In addition, you can change your mind at any time, “opting-out” by changing your preferences by email at [email protected], by telephone on 01889 567 700 or at the footer of any e-Newsletter we send you.
We would really like to keep in touch with you and we are legally required to obtain your permission to do so. Please complete the form below or click here to give us your permission to store your data and keep in touch, and help us to meet our legal requirements under new GDPR legislation.