Organizations established in the EU and those processing personal data of EU-based individuals are, in almost all cases, required to comply with the GDPR as of May 25, 2018. The GDPR updates and harmonizes the framework for processing personal data in the European Union and brings with it new obligations for organizations and new rights for individuals. The United Kingdom, in its implementation of GDPR, incorporated these rights into UK law, effective 25 May 2018.
The team at Handle Data is fully committed to the requirements of the GDPR. Our legal and policy experts have closely analyzed the requirements of the GDPR and continue to monitor new guidance on best practices for implementing the requirements of the GDPR.
GDPR defines eight lawful bases for the processing of Personal Data. Of these eight the one that Handle Data relies on for the purposes of processing data and making it available to customers is ‘Legitimate Interest’.
Handle Data relies on the legitimate interest precedent as an appropriate legal basis under the applicable Data Protection Laws to provide Data to its customers.
Customers may use the Data to send direct marketing communications provided they do so in accordance with the applicable laws. In this respect, should an individual receive a communication for the purposes of direct marketing and or sales, the initiator will always include the option to unsubscribe / opt-out to remain compliant under the GDPR.
We respect your privacy rights and therefore you may contact us at any time, and we shall work diligently to respect your choices and requests regarding your Personal Information. The purpose of the list stipulated below is to allow Users and Contacts to exercise their rights under applicable privacy and data protection regulations:
Right of Access: You may request access to your personal information and obtain a copy of your personal information which is being processed by Handle Data. If you wish to find out what personal information is being processed by Handle Data, we will provide you with the following, free of charge: purposes of processing, categories of personal information processed, recipient(s) of personal information, length of time during which the information will be stored; your privacy rights; and information on data transfers.
Right of Rectification: You may request to change, update or complete any missing data we process about you. Please note that we may rectify, replenish or remove incomplete or inaccurate information, at any time and at our own discretion.
Right of Erasure: You may at any time request the deletion of your personal information.
Right of Restriction of Processing: You may request that we restrict processing your personal information if the accuracy of the Personal Information is contested by you.
Right to Data Portability: You have the right to receive personal information in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format.
Right to object to processing Data: You have the right to object to the processing your data.
However, please note that these rights are not absolute, and may be subject to our own legitimate interests and regulatory requirements. If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are collecting or processing your Personal Information not in accordance with the laws, you can complain to the applicable data protection authority.
Personal Information will be retained by Handle Data for as long as necessary to provide our services, and as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our policies. Retention periods will be determined taking into account the type of information that is collected and the purpose for which it was collected, bearing in mind the requirements applicable to the situation and the need to destroy outdated, unused information at the earliest reasonable time.
You may request deletion of your personal data, as specified above. Please be notified: If your information is fully deleted from the Handle Data Database, it may be obtained again in the future, if it is collected through public platforms or our business partners. In this case, since we have complied with your deletion request, we will not have records regarding your contact data and your contact information may be reintroduced into the Handle Data Database.
We recommend you to periodically check your profile or the Services to ensure that your then-existed profile or account include only the Information you chose to have displayed.
In order to provide our service, we may share certain personal data with companies and individuals that subscribe to our service. We may also share personal data with the following recipients: (i) our subsidiaries; (ii) subcontractors and other third-party service providers (e.g. payment processors, advertisers and marketers, hosting services, etc.); (iii) auditors or advisers of our business processes; and (iv) any potential purchasers or investors in Handle Data.
If we transfer personal data outside of the EU or EEA, we only do so in accordance with the legal mechanisms set out in the GDPR (for example, the Privacy Shield or to territories which have been deemed by the European Commission as providing an adequate level of protection).
Individuals from the EU may contact our EU representative according to Art. 27 GDPR regarding all requests related to data protection and privacy:
Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Write to us at:3 Trinity House