Data Protection Statement

1. Data protection principles

a. Processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner in relation to individuals;

b. Collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes; further processing for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes shall not be considered to be incompatible with the initial purposes;

c. Adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed;

d. Accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date; every reasonable step must be taken to ensure that personal data that are inaccurate, having regard to the purposes for which they are processed, are erased or rectified without delay;

e. Kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the personal data are processed; personal data may be stored for longer periods insofar as the personal data will be processed solely for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes subject to implementation of the appropriate technical and organisational measures required by the GDPR in order to safeguard the rights and freedoms of individuals

f. Processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the personal data, including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage, using appropriate technical or organisational measures.

2. General provisions

a. This policy applies to all personal data processed by Reviews Central.

b. The Responsible Person will take responsibility for Reviews Central’s ongoing compliance with this policy.

c. This policy is reviewed annually.

d. Reviews Central is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office as an organisation that processes personal data.

3. Lawful, fair and transparent processing
4. Security

a. Reviews Central shall ensure that personal data is stored securely using software that is kept-up-to-date.

b. Access to personal data is limited to personnel who need access and appropriate security is be in place to avoid unauthorised sharing of information.

c. When personal data is deleted from our systems it is done where the data is irrecoverable.

d. Appropriate back-up and disaster recovery solutions are be in place.

e. Sensitive data is encrypted at rest and in transit from our database. Email addresses, passwords, and your profile information cannot be viewed with out being decrypted.

5. Data minimisation

a. Reviews Central shall ensure that personal data is adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed.