The European Union has taken a huge step towards protecting the fundamental right to privacy for every EU resident with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which became effective from May 25, 2018. In the UK, this is implemented as the Data Protection Act (2018) which will still apply and keep in step with GDPR even after ‘Brexit’.It means that EU residents will now have greater say over what, how, why, where, and when their personal data is used, processed, or disposed. This rule clarifies how the EU personal data laws apply even beyond the borders of the EU. Any organization that works with EU residents' personal data in any manner, irrespective of location, has obligations to protect the data. Impact Food Group is aware of its role in providing the right tools and processes to support its users and customers in meeting their GDPR obligations.
Impact Food Group's Commitment
At Impact Food Group we have always honoured our users' right to data privacy and protection. We have never used personal details for marketing purposes and do not provide this information to anyone else for any purpose. We also recognise that our suppliers and contractors are a key part of our ability to provide our services and we put the same effort into protecting them as we do our customers and staff.We have no necessity to collect and process any individual’s personal information beyond what is required for the functioning of our products or the provision of our services. Over the years, we have demonstrated our commitment to data privacy and protection by ensuring the technology and tools supporting our services have been implemented to the best data privacy and security standards, but we recognise that the GDPR will help us move towards the highest standards of operations in protecting customer data.
How has Impact Food Group prepared for GDPR?
With responsibility for the safety and security of several hundred children, young people and their parents who are our customers and service users, we know that we cannot simply ignore or ‘tick the boxes’ for GDPR compliance.As a data controller, Impact Food Group understands that it is responsible for ensuring all its staff, suppliers and service providers understand and actively embrace the ideas and intentions, principles and rights of GDPR. And not just in a way which ticks boxes, but which changes the way we manage individual’s information and then drives the business forwards. As a data processor on behalf of our partners and customers, we understand our obligation to help them to prepare for their own GDPR compliance. This is not something which can be completed overnight, nor does it end when we can say ‘we are compliant’. This is why we have embarked on an ongoing journey to become compliant and maintain our compliance as the laws and risks change and evolve.
What does this mean for you?
We understand that meeting the GDPR requirements will take a lot of time and effort, both for us and for you. But we want this to be as painless as possible.In all cases, you can expect us to provide you with; • updated contractual agreements detailing what you can expect from us and equally what we expect from you. • details of what external organisations we use to process your information and how they themselves meet the GDPR obligations. • communication from us regarding our work on our GDPR compliance journey
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