The new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)
What is the GDPR?
GDPR is a new set of regulations that replace the existing Data Protection Act. The regulations come into force on the 25 May 2018 and they place a greater responsibility on all organisations, including Bells Bridal, to ensure your personal data is secure, accurate and up-to date.
Access to information
Everyone will now have much greater access to the personal data that an organisation holds on them and will legally be allowed to view the data by making a Subject Access Request. Incorrect or incomplete data can also be rectified upon request. There is also a right to demand that your data is deleted if it’s no longer necessary to the purpose for which it was collected. This is known as the “right to be forgotten”.
Organisations must ensure they provide a lawful basis for processing all types of personal data that they have not sought specific consent to use. The GDPR requires that controllers and processors must be transparent about how they collect data, what they do with it, and how they process it, and must be clear in explaining these things to you.
What personal data we collect
Why we collect it
Who we share it with and why
How we store it
GDPR will enforce stricter rules upon organisations to ensure that they are taking all reasonable measures to guard against data theft, loss, or other breach. And if there is a breach of your data we must let you, and the Information Commissioner’s Office know at the earliest opportunity.
You can visit the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) website for further information at https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/
Information we collect
We collect information for the purposes of responding to enquiries via our contact form, fulfilling orders, or making you aware of any offers, updates, news or events that we think may be of interest to you. This information may include:
• Telephone numbers
• Email address
• Order and payment details (online store)
How we store this data
All data collected will be stored digitally on secured, encrypted computers. Limited data such as name, address, e-mail, telephone number may be stored on the company mobile phone, which is password protected.
What rights do I have to access my data?
Your personal information is held in a transparent and lawful manner and can be accessed on request at any time in writing.
The reasons why we are storing data
The reason we hold personal data is so we can respond to any enquiries via our contact form, to fulfil orders, or to make you aware of any offers, updates, news or events that we think may be of interest to you.
Who do we share our data with?
Your data is not shared with any third parties and is used strictly by Love Weddings.