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GDPR Frequently Asked Questions

Understandably this has raised some questions, we have detailed some of the most frequently asked ones below.

These FAQs have not been prepared by a lawyer but based on our understanding of the needs and requirements for ourselves and our clients. We recommend that you seek independent specialist advice regarding GDPR and the impact on you and your business.

The General Data Protection Regulation is a new, European-wide law that replaces the Data Protection Act 1998 in the UK. It places greater obligations on how organisations handle personal data.*

The GDPR applies to 'personal data', which means any information relating to an identifiable person who can be directly or indirectly identified in particular by reference to an identifier.*

The GDPR is an evolution of the existing law. If you are already complying with the terms of the Data Protection Act 1998, and have an effective data governance programme in place, then you are already well on the way to being ready for the GDPR.*

To learn more about GDPR and what you need to do visit https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/

We are now able to make sure your website can comply with these new regulations, but it involves some action on your part to get to that point.

1. You need a new Privacy Policy on your site. This now needs to list all your Data Processors as well as your statements of compliance with the new legislation.

2. All forms on your site need to have an active Opt-In option so that people give you express consent to store and use their data.

3. All registered users need to be able to unsubscribe, change or have their data removed.

Next steps...

Rather than you paying your lawyers or consultants hundreds of pounds to create a new compliant Privacy Policy we’ve paid our lawyers to provide one for all our clients. We’ve developed a mechanism that allows you to maintain this page yourselves as your relationships change with data processors over time. We have also created a mechanism to add to all your site’s forms that records all the active Opt-ins. We can purge all old non-compliant registrants that may have registered through the site. Going forward if people register on it we can actively purge them if they don’t maintain consent after a year or they opt-out sooner.

  • To get started we will need an order off you, to do this please email Sharon – Sharon@thepropertyjungle.com.
  • Once we have received your order you will be sent information to login and update your information in the new GDPR management page.

We will be working on a first come first served basis so please do place your order ASAP!

Complete the relevant fields within the page and add your data processors.

A "data processor", in relation to personal data, means any person (other than an employee of the data controller) who processes the data on behalf of the data controller.

A "data controller" means a person who (either alone or jointly or in common with other persons) determines the purposes for which and the manner in which any personal data are, or are to be processed.

"Processing", in relation to information or data means obtaining, recording or holding the information or data or carrying out any operation or set of operations on the information or data, including -

a) organisation, adaptation or alteration of the information or data,
b) retrieval, consultation or use of the information or data,
c) disclosure of the information or data by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, or Data controllers and data processors,
d) alignment, combination, blocking, erasure or destruction of the information or data *.

It is important that you include anyone that you believe to be a processor of the data you use. Examples of this could be suppliers such as solicitors, cleaners and trades people.

*Reference: https://ico.org.uk/

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