Our compliance with the General Data Protection Regulations

We’ve now updated our General Data Protection Regulations policy (GDPR for short).  This is to meet our obligations under the new European Union regulations which come into force on Friday, 25th May 2018.  You may have had a whole plethora of emails and communications from all manner of online companies and websites recently, saying things like “Updates to our privacy policy”, “Data changes to EU law: please read”…and so on.  It’s because of the massive change to data protection regulations in order to strengthen EU laws, which also means that any company that isn’t compliant by the due date has the potential to receive a rather large penalty for not doing so.

According to the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, it means that anyone that you have currently on an email mailing list or database has to confirm that they consent to your use of their personal details, such as confirming that they are still happy for you to retain their details for marketing and promotional purposes. In other words, consent can no longer automatically be consumed. 

All sorts of gizmos on websites such as pre-ticked boxes that  have to be unchecked are no longer allowed, and neither is the old dubious practice of  hiding terms of consent about twenty pages down in a set of online terms and conditions.  By the meaning of consent, it now must be “unambiguous and involve a clear affirmative action”, in the words of the UK Information Commissioner’s Office.

We are also legally required to tell you exactly what your information will be used for, and give you the option to  opt out in future with ease.

If you would like us to help your business meet these requirements, give Starjammer Internet a call or email us at enquiries@starjammer-internet.com. For small businesses, we have a range of simple solutions to help you comply with the new legislation. Contact us for more details.

For the Starjammer Bulletin’s GDPR policy, click here. If you would like to opt out of our mailing lists, you can either opt out at the bottom of one of our email circulars, or email us at gdpr-dataprotection@starjammer-group.com for more details.  

 

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The Starjammer Bulletin is the official newsletter for The Starjammer Group, its customers, clients, affiliates and subscribers. With over ten years under our belt, we are proud of our commitment to our clients, and of our assurance that we provide them with the best level of service and help that they have come to know and respect us for. The Starjammer Group is proud of its track record to date, and strives to improve its products, services and standing on all fronts. Our mantra has always been '21st century thinking'. Why? Simple: we love doing what we do, enjoy our work, and work on the principle that our customers, clients and associates should share in the fun. Business shouldn't be a chore: we spend on average 8 hours per working day in the office, or factory, behind a desk, stall or wheel. We employ people who are not only competent and good at their job, but people who have that something; that little spark that grabs our attention. It can't be defined, and it's not always obvious. Nethertheless, we have been lucky to attract and keep the right people. Something we are proud of.