GDPR – what is it?
On May 25, 2018 the European Union (EU) next generation of data protection law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is set to come into effect. GDPR will replace the 1995 European Union Data Protection Directive and aims to strengthen the security and protection of personal data. iChauffeur values data security and privacy and is preparing to meet this deadline.
Who is impacted by GDPR?
The GDPR applies to organisations headquartered within the EU and organisations headquartered outside the EU that offer goods and services to EU businesses.
How is iChauffeur Preparing for the GDPR?
iChauffeur is committed to being prepared ahead of the May 25 2018 compliance date in order to best support our client base and our network of suppliers and affiliate partners. This includes a company-wide initiative to ensure we are ready to satisfy our own GDPR requirements, as well as those of our clients and suppliers.
Brief highlights of what the initiative includes are set out below:
• Update of supplier terms and agreements to ensure any processors or sub-processors will be GDPR compliant
• Marketing exercise ensuring GDPR compliance for all customers and prospect data including the ability for contacts to action those rights incorporated in GDPR
• Employee training in GDPR
• Updated Data Protection Policy reflecting GDPR
• Creation of a data register, outlining personal data iChauffeur holds and where
iChauffeur is confident in our ability to adjust to GDPR standards and to help our community of customers and suppliers to do the same.
Why have you emailed me about GDPR?
Because we hold your details on our database in respect of marketing communications purposes, we now legally need to obtain your consent to continue to process that information and communicate with you about our services.
Why do you need my consent?
Without your consent we can no longer send you marketing communications which you might find of interest.
What happens if I don’t consent?
Your contact details will be held in our system in a suppression list to ensure that you do not receive any further communications. You have a statutory right to be forgotten and we will completely remove your details from our database upon request.
How long do you keep my details for?
If you grant us consent, we will keep your details whilst our service is still relevant and whilst you wish to continue to receive our marketing communications. You can withdraw your consent at any time by using the unsubscribe link in any of our communications.
What if I later want to withdraw consent?
You can withdraw consent at any time by using the unsubscribe link in any of our communications or by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org