GDPR and Amaze: taking your data privacy seriously

Amaze and GDPR

You might have read or heard about something called GDPR, which affects data protection law in the UK from next Friday, 25 May. GDPR (or the European Data Protection Regulation) is a brand new part of EU law on data protection and privacy that relates to all countries in the EU, including the UK.

What does it mean for us as individuals?

It will change how companies and organisations handle our personal data, and give us all more control over what our personal data is used for. It also brings data protection law firmly into the 21st century, as the existing Data Protection Act in the UK is now 20 years old and needs updating.

What is Amaze doing about GDPR?

Amaze is already voluntarily registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) and we take your data privacy seriously. We only use your personal data to provide services or information to you, or to create anonymised data for general reporting and statistical purposes.

Over the past months we have been reviewing and updating our systems to make sure that we are following the new law. As part of this, we need to make sure that we have your consent to store your personal data, and over the coming weeks and months you may be asked this by our staff when you contact us, even if we already know you, just so that we are sure we have that consent. We won’t keep asking you, but you can change your mind at any time and ask us to remove your personal data from our database.

Where can I find out more?

We have a new Privacy Notice that gives more information about how we use your personal data and how to get in touch with us if you have any questions or concerns. You can read the Privacy Notice here or you can ask us to send you a copy by calling the helpline on 01273 772289.

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