This document refers to personal data, which is defined as information concerning any living person (a natural person who hereafter will be called the Data Subject) that is not already in the public domain.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) seeks to protect and enhance the rights of data subjects. These rights cover the safeguarding of personal data, protection against the unlawful processing of personal data and the unrestricted movement of personal data within the EU. It should be noted that GDPR does not apply to information already in the public domain.
George & Co uses the information collected from you to provide quotations, make telephone contact and to email you marketing information which George & Co believes may be of interest to you and your business. In you making initial contact you consent to George & Co maintaining a marketing dialogue with you until you either opt out (which you can do at any stage) or we decide to desist in promoting our services. George & Co also acts on behalf of its clients in the capacity of data controller and data processor. When working exclusively as a data processor, George & Co will be acting on the instruction of its client and will work hard to ensure that the client is fully GDPR compliant.
Some personal data may be collected about you from the forms you complete, from records of our e-mails/ correspondence and phone calls and details of visits to our website, including but not limited to personally identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. George & Co may from time to time use such information to identify its visitors. George & Co may also collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its website.
Any information George & Co holds about you and your business encompasses all the details we hold about you and any sales transactions including any third-party information we have obtained about you from public sources and our own suppliers such as credit referencing agencies.
George & Co will only collect the information needed so that it can provide you with marketing and consulting services, this agency does not sell or broker your data, although coincidentally there may be times when your information could be contained in data that George & Co has purchased from a third-party list broker, on behalf of a client.
Legal basis for processing any personal data
To meet George & Co’s contractual obligations to clients and to also respond to marketing enquiries.
Legitimate interests pursued by George & Co and/or its clients
To promote the marketing and consulting services offered by George & Co and/or to market the services and/or products offered by George & Co’s existing clients.
George & Co do not broker or pass on information gained from your engagement with the agency without your consent. However, George & Co may disclose your Personal Information to meet legal obligations, regulations or valid governmental request. The agency may also enforce its Terms and Conditions, including investigating potential violations of its Terms and Conditions to detect, prevent or mitigate fraud or security or technical issues; or to protect against imminent harm to the rights, property or safety of George & Co, its clients and/or the wider community.
George & Co will process personal data during the duration of any contract and will continue to store only the personal data needed for six years after the contract has expired to meet any legal obligations. After six years any personal data not needed will be deleted.
Data is held in the UK using different (multiple) servers. George & Co does not store personal data outside the EEA (European Economic Area).
Your rights as a data subject
At any point whilst George & Co is in possession of or processing your personal data, all data subjects have the following rights:
- Right of access – you have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you.
- Right of rectification – you have a right to correct data that we hold about you that is inaccurate or incomplete.
- Right to be forgotten – in certain circumstances you can ask for the data we hold about you to be erased from our records.
- Right to restriction of processing – where certain conditions apply you have a right to restrict the processing.
- Right of portability – you have the right to have the data we hold about you transferred to another organisation.
- Right to object – you have the right to object to certain types of processing such as direct marketing.
- Right to object to automated processing, including profiling – you also have the right not to be subject to the legal effects of automated processing or profiling.
If George & Co refuses your request under rights of access, we will provide you with a reason as to why, which you have the right to legally challenge.
George & Co at your request can confirm what information it holds about you and how it is processed.
You can request the following information:
- Identity and the contact details of the person or organisation (George & Co) that has determined how and why to process your data.
- Contact details of the data protection officer, where applicable.
- The purpose of the processing as well as the legal basis for processing.
- If the processing is based on the legitimate interests of George & Co or a third party such as one of its clients, information about those interests.
- The categories of personal data collected, stored and processed.
- Recipient(s) or categories of recipients that the data is/will be disclosed to.
- How long the data will be stored.
- Details of your rights to correct, erase, restrict or object to such processing.
- Information about your right to withdraw consent at any time.
- How to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority (Data Protection Regulator).
- Whether the provision of personal data is a statutory or contractual requirement, or a requirement necessary to enter into a contract, as well as whether you are obliged to provide the personal data and the possible consequences of failing to provide such data.
- The source of personal data if it wasn’t collected directly from you.
- Any details and information of automated decision making, such as profiling, and any meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and expected consequences of such processing.
To access what personal data is held, identification will be required
George & Co will accept the following forms of ID when information on your personal data is requested: a copy of your national ID card, driving license, passport, birth certificate and a utility bill not older than three months. A minimum of one piece of photographic ID listed above and a supporting document is required. If George & Co is dissatisfied with the quality, further information may be sought before personal data can be released.
All requests by email
In the event that you wish to make a complaint about how your personal data is being processed by George & Co, you have the right to complain to Mr George Charilaou. If you do not get a response within 30 days you can complain to the Data Protection Regulator.
The details for each of these contacts are:
Mr George Charilaou: Email Us
Data Protection Regulator
Information Commissioners Office (ICO)
Telephone 0303 123 1113