DATA PROTECTION PRIVACY NOTICE – MAY 2018
Welcome to Mardan Products Ltd. Privacy Notice, referred to in this document as “Mardan”, “the Company” or “We”.
Here at Mardan we respect your privacy and are highly committed to protecting your personal data. When we refer to “your” personal data we are referring to you personally and, where it is applicable, to any individuals who are connected to your business, such as employees, consultants or workers, who you request that we process data for, in the provision of our services.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the latest EU data privacy and protection framework which is effective from 25th of May 2018.
Mardan deliver customised business solutions for ambitious SME’s in the areas of Accounting, Human Resources, Payroll, IT and Training and, in the effective delivery of these services, we accept that we are a processor of personal data and, in some cases, special categories of personal data.
We identify that the processing of such data is fundamental to the delivery of our services and commit to complying with data protection law which requires us to process personal data using the following principles;
We are committed to GDPR compliance and take our obligations seriously by building them into our day to day and strategic processes, some of which you want to consider when conducting your assessment of summ.it from a GDPR point of view.
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This Policy sets out basic information; however, you may have specific questions or wish to exercise your legal rights.
We have set up a designated e-mail address for GDPR purposes, therefore, please use this or any of the contact details below;
If you believe that we have collected or processed your personal data incorrectly, you do have the right to make a complaint to the relevant body, the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) (www.ico.org.uk) however we would appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns and so please contact us in the first instance.
WHAT IS “PERSONAL DATA”?
Personal data means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).
SPECIAL CATEGORIES OF PERSONAL DATA
There are also special categories of personal data as identified by GDPR which includes information relating to; racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or similar beliefs, trade union membership status, genetics, biometrics (for ID), physical or mental health, sexual life or sexual orientation and criminal activity, including alleged, proceedings, convictions or sentences.
In general, we do not collect any Special Categories of Personal Data about you, unless you are a Candidate or an Employee, in which case a separate Applicant Privacy Notice and an Employee Privacy Notice are available.
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The collection and processing of this data is limited to the provision of services to our clients to enable us to provide payroll and HR advisory services and in fulfilling our contract with them.
WHEN DO WE COLLECT AND PROCESS PERSONAL DATA?
We may collect and process personal data in a variety of ways, the main ways are identified below and are examples, but this may not be an exhaustive list.
KEEPING IT ACCURATE
In fulfilling our GDPR commitments, it’s important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and up to date. As such, please keep us informed of any changes so that we can update our records and maintain our all-important relationship with you.
THE TYPES OF DATA WE COLLECT
We may collect, use, store and transfer a variety of personal data about you during our relationship with you.
We have attempted to group these together however, again this cannot be exhaustive;
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FAILING TO PROVIDE PERSONAL DATA
Where we need to collect personal data by law or under the terms of a contract that we have with you, and you fail to provide the data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract.
In such cases, having exhausted all avenues, we may be unable to start providing services or cancel the services however this will only occur following formal notification with an opportunity to rectify matters.
REASONS WHY WE USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA AND CONSENT
We will only use your Personal Data lawfully and most commonly when we need to perform the contract which we have entered into with you, where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation or where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (and your interests do not override ours).
As such generally, except for some marketing activities, we do not rely upon consent as a legal basis for processing your Personal Data.
We believe that direct marketing and communication with current clients is a fundamental part of our contractual commitment as our “news” includes changes to employment and business law and so we rely on this legitimate interest to automatically put you on our mailing list, with the option for you to opt out at any time.
If you are not an existing client, we will ask you to opt in and therefore consent to receiving our marketing and communication information. The newsletter sign up section on our website clearly asks you to opt in to receiving marketing and communication from us.
We generally do not share your personal data with any other company for marketing purposes but in the unusual event that we do, we will obtain your express consent for this.
If you are on our mailing list, you have a clear and easy way to opt out at any time. If you opt out of marketing and communication with us, then we will continue to process your personal data in the provision of our services and your e-mail address will be retained, but not used, on our chosen online mailing software for record keeping purposes unless you specifically request for this to be deleted.
DISCLOSURE OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA
We may have to share your Personal Data for the purposes of providing our services. These include, but this is list is not exhaustive;
We require all third parties to respect the security of Personal Data and to treat it in accordance with the Law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process it for the specified purposes and in accordance with our strict instructions.
We seek to ensure that all of our chosen third-party providers are GDPR compliant or equivalent.
TRANSFERRING DATA OUTSIDE OF THE EEA AND OUR MAURITIUS OFFICE
We are based in the UK and do not transfer your personal data outside of the EEA except where this is necessary for the performance of our contract with you.
Where we do, we will make sure that suitable safeguards are in place, by agreeing expressed contractual arrangements, to ensure that the provider is GDPR compliant or equivalent.
Our in-house IT team have put together appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed.
Our strategy on data security includes physical access controls, restriction of access to and encryption of data stored on automatically updated systems, protected by hardware and software firewalls, antimalware solutions and multi-layered business continuity and disaster recovery strategies.
We only engage with GDPR-compliant providers of cloud systems such as Microsoft, Egnyte and Amazon and data is only held on our UK and cloud providers’ systems
In addition, our internal controls mean that we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties on a “need to know” basis.
If they process your personal data as part of their role they do so under a duty of confidentiality and having been trained on our data protection standards which are in line with GDPR.
If requested, we send client documentation, reports or e-slips to a designated e-mail address with password protection however where possible we use portals.
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected or actual data breach and will notify you where we are required to do so.
We are highly confident in the security of our systems however it’s good to have an extra level of security. As such, we have cyber insurance cover which provide £1m of cover.
We will only retain your Personal Data, and that which belongs to individuals connected with your business, for as long as is necessary to fulfil our contract with you or for the purposes of satisfying a legal, accounting or regulatory requirement.
We assess retention on a case by case basis however; our minimum periods of retention for retaining personal data are;
In the case of marketing and communications; we will retain and process this indefinitely until such time that you opt out.
In some cases, we may anonymise your personal data so that it can no longer be associated with you, for research or statistical purposes and we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.
YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS
You have the right to;
data we hold on you and to check that it is being lawfully processed;
If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.