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Our Policies & Data Protection Details/Notices (GDPR)


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We collect certain information or data about you when you use this website or www.project-edge.com / it's sub-domains, hosted websites & it's database services.

Policy Compliance, Adoption and Agreement by our clients using our services/products (Servicizing) via website and/or database services:

  • Individuals, Sole Traders, Buisinesses & their proprietor(s) to whom we provide web hosting, website and database services/products (Servicizing), do, by linking to this 'Privacy Policy' and 'Data Protection Policy', hereby ADOPT and AGREE to these policies in their name, capacity as our client (Hereinafter called "Our Client" or "Website Owner"). This applies in as far as the scope relates to all/any forms of data, personal or otherwise, received and/or held/stored by them as a result of activities, processes, requests, submissions through the website and/or it's related services/products (Servicizing).
  • The above forms part of our agreement with our client
  • Where our client chooses to provide their own separate 'Privacy/Data Protection/GDPR' policies these will be shown in place of these on their relevant website / database apps. In such cases these policies will no longer be adopted by them, but will still apply to us (www.project-edge.com) for areas that fall under our responsibility by law etc.
  • In some cases our policies form an integral design part of our websites, database apps, in such cases the applicable policies are shown therein.
  • The purpose of presenting these policies in this way is to ensure that updates, compliance changes, future changes in law etc. can be updated quickly and efficiently to all our clients / website owners at the same time with the knowledge that they must also adopt, agree and adhere to such changes or else provide their own policies, under their responsibility, that must also comply with the GDPR for inclusion on their websites, database apps.
  • We take your privacy, the GDPR, seriously and will only deal, provide services to others that agree to do the same.

We collect:

  • questions, queries or feedback you leave, including your email address if you contact us via our websites/apps
  • your email address and subscription preferences when you sign up to our email alerts, and how you use our emails - for example whether you open them and which links you click on. Applicable only if/when we provide such services.
  • your IP address, and details of which version of web browser you used. This information is collected by our web hosting company (By 1&1 Site Analytics) and you should refer to their privacy policy in this respect. We receive this information by way of email reports or by accessing our hosting contract account with the provider.
  • Information on how you use the site, using cookies and page tagging techniques. This information is mostly collected by our web hosting company (By 1&1 Site Analytics) and you should refer to their privacy policy in this respect. We receive this information by way of email reports or by accessing our hosting contract account with the provider.
  • On our database apps we use cookies that collect information on your last 'Theme' choice (where applicable), so your last used theme can be preloaded each new visit to the site.

This data can be viewed by authorised people to:

  • improve the site by monitoring how you use it
  • gather feedback to improve our services, for example our email alerts
  • respond to any feedback you send us, if you’ve asked us to
  • send email alerts to users who request them
  • allow you to access our services and make transactions
  • provide you with information about our services if you want it
  • provide you with responses to any online forms you choose to submit to us

Our use of online forms, where applicable, is for the following purposes:

  • allow you to book a service, appointment, clinic, activity, etc. when using a booking form
  • allow you to provide feedback on a service, clinic, activity etc. when using a feedback form
  • allow you to contact us, request a service: i.e. price/quotation, information on any service provided, etc. when using a contact form
  • allow you to provide required legal, medical, contact information solely for the pruposes of booking/attending any functions/events/clinics etc. provided, held, managed, organised or hosted by us.

    By completing and submitting our forms you agree to providing this information to us.

Where your data is stored

We store your data on secure database servers at 1and1.co.uk and/or other secure servers

By submitting your personal data, you agree to this.

When you sign up to our email alerts

At present we don't use email alerts.

When and if we do, we will use our database platform under the https protocol on secure 1and1 servers for such purposes. The website url owner may choose an alternative system, please check with them on such services.

As a subscriber to any future email alerts service, we may contact you from time to time to ask for your feedback on how to improve our email alert service.

Keeping your data secure

Sending information over the internet is generally not completely secure, and we can’t guarantee the security of your data while it’s in transit. Any data you send is at your own risk. We have procedures and security features in place to keep your data secure once we receive it.

Disclosing your information

We may pass on your personal information if we have a legal obligation to do so, or if we have to enforce or apply our terms of use and other agreements.

We won’t share your information with any other organisations for marketing, market research or commercial purposes, and we don’t pass on your details to other websites.

Your rights

You can find out what information we hold about you, and ask us not to use any of the information we collect. If you’ve signed up for email alerts, you can unsubscribe or change your settings at any time.

Links to other websites

This website may contain links to other websites.

This privacy policy only applies to this the clients domain, and doesn’t cover other websites or services and transactions that we link to. These services, have their own terms and conditions and privacy policies.

Following a link to another website

If you go to another website from this one, read the privacy policy on that website to find out what it does with your information.

Data protection policy

 

Context and overview

 

Key details

  • Policy prepared by:    Project-edge.com
  • Approved by board / management on: 01/05/2018
  • Policy became operational on:  01/05/2018
  • Next review date:    31/12/2018 

Services as provided by us and/or our client

  • Our clients to whom we provide web hosting, website and database services/products (Servicizing), do, by linking to this 'Privacy Policy' and 'Data Protection Policy', hereby ADOPT and AGREE to these policies in their name, capacity as our client (Hereinafter called "Our Client" or "Website Owner"). This applies in as far as the scope relates to all/any forms of data, personal or otherwise, received and/or held/stored by them as a result of activities, processes, requests, submissions through the website and/or it's related services/products (Servicizing). Refer to our Privacy Policy above.
  • The above forms part of our agreement with our client
  • Where our client chooses to provide their own separate 'Privacy/Data Protection/GDPR' policies these will be shown in place of these on their relevant website / database apps. In such cases these policies will no longer be adopted by them, but will still apply to us (www.project-edge.com) for areas that fall under our responsibility by law etc.
  • Their contact details, proprietor(s) and/or responsible person(s) are as provided/detailed on their respective websites.
  • If you should require further clarification and/or information in this regard, please contact them/"the website" directly

Introduction

Project-edge.com / Our Client needs to gather and use certain information about individuals.

These can include customers, suppliers, business contacts, employees and other people the organisation has a relationship with or may need to contact. This policy describes how this personal data must be collected, handled and stored to meet the company’s data protection standards — and to comply with the law.

Why this policy exists

This data protection policy ensures Project-edge.com / Our Client

  • Complies with data protection law and follow good practice
  • Protects the rights of staff, customers and partners
  • Is open about how it stores and processes individuals’ data
  • Protects itself from the risks of a data breach

Data protection law

The Data Protection Act 1998 describes how organisations — including Project-edge.com / Our Client— must collect, handle and store personal information.

These rules apply regardless of whether data is stored electronically, on paper or on other materials. To comply with the law, personal information must be collected and used fairly, stored safely and not disclosed unlawfully.

The Data Protection Act is underpinned by eight important principles. These say that personal data must:

  1. Be processed fairly and lawfully
  2. Be obtained only for specific, lawful purposes
  3. Be adequate, relevant and not excessive
  4. Be accurate and kept up to date
  5. Not be held for any longer than necessary
  6. Processed in accordance with the rights of data subjects
  7. Be protected in appropriate ways
  8. Not be transferred outside the European Economic Area (EEA), unless that country or territory also ensures an adequate level of protection
 

People, risks and responsibilities

 

Policy scope

This policy applies to:

  • The head office of Project-edge.com / Our Client
  • All branches and affiliates of Project-edge.com / Our Client
  • All staff and volunteers of Project-edge.com / Our Client
  • All contractors, suppliers and other people working on behalf of Project-edge.com / Our Client

It applies to all data that the company holds relating to identifiable individuals, even if that information technically falls outside of the Data Protection Act 1998. This can include:

  • Names of individuals
  • Postal addresses
  • Email addresses
  • Telephone numbers
  • Plus any other information relating to individuals

Data protection risks

This policy helps to protect Project-edge.com / Our Client from some very real data security risks, including:

  • Breaches of confidentiality. For instance, information being given out inappropriately.
  • Failing to offer choice. For instance, all individuals should be free to choose how the company uses data relating to them.
  • Reputational damage. For instance, the company could suffer if hackers successfully gained access to sensitive data.
  • Responsibilities

Everyone who works for or with Project-edge.com / Our Client has some responsibility for ensuring data is collected, stored and handled appropriately.

Each team that handles personal data must ensure that it is handled and processed in line with this policy and data protection principles.

However, these people have key areas of responsibility:

  • The respective proprietor is ultimately responsible for ensuring that Project-edge.com / Our Client meets its legal obligations.
  • As such he/she is responsible for the following, items, areas:
  1. Keeping him/herself updated about data protection responsibilities, risks and issues.
  2. Reviewing all data protection procedures and related policies, in line with an agreed schedule.
  3. Arranging data protection training and advice for the people covered by this policy. 
  4. Handling data protection questions from staff and anyone else covered by this policy. 
  5. Dealing with requests from individuals to see the data Project-edge.com / Our Client holds about them (also called ‘subject access requests’). 
  6. Checking and approving any contracts or agreements with third parties that may handle the company’s sensitive data.
  • IT Systems:
  1. Ensuring all systems, services and equipment used for storing data meet acceptable security standards.
  2. Performing regular checks and scans to ensure security hardware and software is functioning properly.
  3. Evaluating any third-party services the company is considering using to store or process data. For instance, cloud computing services.
  • Marketing:
  1. Approving any data protection statements attached to communications such as emails and letters.
  2. Addressing any data protection queries from journalists or media outlets like newspapers.
  3. Where necessary, working with other staff to ensure marketing initiatives abide by data protection principles.
  4.  

    General Staff Guidelines

     
    • The only people able to access data covered by this policy should be those who need it for their work.
    • Data should not be shared informally. When access to confidential information is required, employees can request it from their line managers.
    • Project-edge.com / Our Client will provide training to all/any employees to help them understand their responsibilities when handling data.
    • Employees should keep all data secure, by taking sensible precautions and following the guidelines below.
    • In particular, strong passwords must be used and they should never be shared.
    • Personal data should not be disclosed to unauthorised people, either within the company or externally.
    • Data should be regularly reviewed and updated if it is found to be out of date. If no longer required, it should be deleted and disposed of.
    • Employees should request help from their line manager or the data protection officer if they are unsure about any aspect of data protection.
     

    Data storage

     

    These rules describe how and where data should be safely stored. Questions about storing data safely can be directed to the Proprietor in his/her capacity as IT manager or data controller.

    When data is stored on paper, it should be kept in a secure place where unauthorised people cannot see it.

    These guidelines also apply to data that is usually stored electronically but has been printed out for some reason:

    • When not required, the paper or files should be kept in a locked drawer or filing cabinet.
    • Employees should make sure paper and printouts are not left where unauthorised people could see them, like on a printer.
    • Data printouts should be shredded and disposed of securely when no longer required.

    When data is stored electronically, it must be protected from unauthorised access, accidental deletion and malicious hacking attempts:

    • Data should be protected by strong passwords that are changed regularly and never shared between employees.
    • If data is stored on removable media (like a CD or DVD), these should be kept locked away securely when not being used.
    • Data should only be stored on designated drives and servers, and should only be uploaded to an approved cloud computing services.
    • Servers containing personal data should be sited in a secure location, away from general office space.
    • Data should be backed up frequently. Those backups should be tested regularly, in line with the company’s standard backup procedures.
    • Data should never be saved directly to laptops or other mobile devices like tablets or smart phones.
    • All servers and computers containing data should be protected by approved security software and a firewall.
     

    Data use

     

    Personal data is of no value to Project-edge.com / Our Client unless the business can make use of it. However, it is when personal data is accessed and used that it can be at the greatest risk of loss, corruption or theft:

    • When working with personal data, employees should ensure the screens of their computers are always locked when left unattended.
    • Personal data should not be shared informally. In particular, it should never be sent by email, as this form of communication is not secure.
    • Data must be encrypted before being transferred electronically. The IT manager can explain how to send data to authorised external contacts.
    • Personal data should never be transferred outside of the European Economic Area.
    • Employees should not save copies of personal data to their own computers. Always access and update the central copy of any data.
     

    Data accuracy

     

    The law requires Project-edge.com / Our Client to take reasonable steps to ensure data is kept accurate and up to date.

    The more important it is that the personal data is accurate, the greater the effort Project-edge.com / Our Client should put into ensuring its accuracy.

    It is the responsibility of all employees who work with data to take reasonable steps to ensure it is kept as accurate and up to date as possible.

    • Data will be held in as few places as necessary. Staff should not create any unnecessary additional data sets.
    • Staff should take every opportunity to ensure data is updated. For instance, by confirming a customer’s details when they call.
    • Project-edge.com / Our Client will make it easy for data subjects to update the information Project-edge.com / Our Client holds about them. For instance, via the company website.
    • Data should be updated as inaccuracies are discovered. For instance, if a customer can no longer be reached on their stored telephone number, it should be removed from the database.
    • It is the marketing manager’s responsibility to ensure marketing databases are checked against industry suppression files every six months.

    Subject access requests

    All individuals who are the subject of personal data held by Project-edge.com / Our Client are entitled to:

    • Ask what information the company holds about them and why.
    • Ask how to gain access to it.
    • Be informed how to keep it up to date.
    • Be informed how the company is meeting its data protection obligations.

    If an individual contacts the company requesting this information, this is called a subject access request. Subject access requests from individuals should be made by email, addressed to the data controller. The data controller can supply a standard request form, although individuals do not have to use this. Individuals will be charged £10 per subject access request. The data controller will aim to provide the relevant data within 14 days. The data controller will always verify the identity of anyone making a subject access request before handing over any information.

    Disclosing data for other reasons

    In certain circumstances, the Data Protection Act allows personal data to be disclosed to law enforcement agencies without the consent of the data subject. Under these circumstances, Project-edge.com / Our Client will disclose requested data. However, the data controller will ensure the request is legitimate, seeking assistance from the company’s legal advisers where necessary.

    Providing information

    Project-edge.com / Our Client aims to ensure that individuals are aware that their data is being processed, and that they understand:

    • How the data is being used
    • How to exercise their rights

    To these ends, the company has a privacy statement, setting out how data relating to individuals is used by the company.