Last week the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25 May 2018. This new legislation, enforced by the European Commission, has two main objectives:
1) to give individuals back control of their personal data
2) to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU.
Prior to the GDPR, the Data Protection Act 1998 was in force. However due to ongoing misuse personal data by certain companies, in recent years, GDPR has been created to help all individuals in Europe ensure that their personal data is not abused.
We at Public Realm Services have always been careful with personal data and we assure you that we have put measures in place to ensure that we are GDPR compliant.
When we collect your personal data from our website, through an email enquiry or by phone, you can be sure that we will ensure that your data is kept securely.
We will keep your data whilst we are ascertaining how we may be able to offer you our services, or if you are one of our existing suppliers. When appropriate after the relationship has ceased, we will delete your details. If at any point you wish for us to remove your contact details, please ask us to by emailing us at [email protected].
We also promise not to pass on your details to any third party companies.
If you run a business and need to know more about GDPR, read the Information Commissioners Office article.