GDPR For Safety Advisors Site

GDPR For Safety Advisors Site

Throughout Europe the General Data Protection Regugaltions (GDPR) are being introduced to harmonise data protection laws and ensuring all member states have the same approach to how data is stored. The regulation comes into force on 25th May 2018. The law is designed to protect EU citizens from organisations who may use and share the information they store irresponsibly.

Without our database, we would be unable to fulfil any of our customers’ needs. We also serve over 150 UK and EU clients every year ensuring Health & Safety compliance, completing audits & surveys, reviewing training, project management. Our database is therefore central to our operations.

Our database holds information about our clients – their organisation and the contact details of any individuals whom we have a legitimate need to contact in connection with the services Safety Advisors provide.

It is this “personal data” which we will handle slightly differently when the new General Data Protection Regulation takes effect on 25th May 2018. The legitimate interest clause written into the new regulations allow us to do business with our clients within the originally agreed terms, but we must request permission if we want to offer other products or services. And when, for instance, a contact individual hands over responsibility to another person, we must establish permission from that other person before we can hold their contact data.

Some things won’t need to change. The security of our database complies fully with the new requirements. Nor do we ever pass personal data to any third party. The information we hold has always been, and always will be, specific to the client and their projects, and used solely for that purpose.

Safety Advisors have always used data responsibly and for its specific purpose. The introduction of GDPR places an awareness of this throughout our company. For the lead up to 25 May everyone has undergone training which has covered our handling of our employees data and, most importantly, the responsibilities on us all in handling our clients’ data. For further information please see our PRIVACY NOTICE and if you have any questions please contact us via our contacts page.

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