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Data Protection Policy

Data Protection Policy

The Data Protection Act controls how much personal information can be used by all organisations, businesses and the government.

We, therefore, have to follow the ‘data protection principles’ namely,

1) Personal data shall be processed fairly and lawfully.

2) Personal data shall be obtained and used for a limited and specifically stated purpose or purposes only and shall not be further processed in any manner incompatible with that purpose or purposes.

3) Personal data shall be adequate, relevant and not excessive in relation to the purpose or purposes for which they are processed.

4) Personal data shall be accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date.

5) Personal data processed for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or purposes.

6) Personal data shall be processed in accordance with the rights of data subjects under this Act.

7) Appropriate measures must be taken against unlawful processing of personal data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to personal data ensuring it is kept secure at all times.

8) Personal data shall not be transferred to a country or territory outside the European Economic Area unless that country or territory ensures an adequate level of protection for the rights and freedom of data subjects in relation to the processing of personal data.

When obtaining information the client must be clear on who we are and what the data provided will be used for. They have a right to see the information and to correct any errors.