PrivacyData ProtectionTerms & Conditions
MyloKaye.com needs to gather and use certain information about individuals. These can include customers, suppliers, business contacts, employees and other people the organisation has a relationship with or may need to contact. This policy describes how this personal data must be collected, handled and stored to meet MyloKaye.com’s data protection standards – and to comply with the law. Why this policy exists This data protection policy ensures MyloKaye.com Complies with data protection law and follows good practice Protects the rights of staff, customers and partners Is open about how it stores and processes individuals’ data Protects itself from the risks of a data breach Data protection law The Data Protection Act 1998 describes how organisations, including MyloKaye.com, must collect, handle and store personal information. These rules apply regardless of whether data is stored electronically, on paper or on other materials. To comply with the law, personal information must be collected and used fairly, stored safely and not disclosed unlawfully. MyloKaye.com ensure that personal information is: processed fairly and lawfully obtained only for specified, lawful purposes adequate, relevant and not excessive accurate and kept up to date not to be held for any longer than necessary processed in accordance with the rights of data subjects protected in appropriate ways not to be transferred outside the European Economic Area (EEA), unless that country or territory also ensures an adequate level of protection. People, risks and responsibilities Policy scope This policy applies to: The head office of MyloKaye.com All branches of MyloKaye.com All staff and volunteers of MyloKaye.com All contractors, suppliers and other people working on behalf of MyloKaye.com It applies to all data that MyloKaye.com holds relating to identifiable individuals, even if that information technically falls outside of the Data Protection Act 1998. This can include: Names of individuals Postal addresses Email addresses Telephone numbers …plus any other information relating to individuals Data protection risks This policy helps to protect MyloKaye.com from some very real data security risks, including: BREACHES OF CONFIDENTIALITY. For instance, the information being given out inappropriately. FAILING TO OFFER CHOICE. For instance, all individuals should be free to choose how MyloKaye.com uses data relating to them. MyloKaye.com DAMAGE. For instance, MyloKaye.com could suffer if hackers successfully gained access to sensitive data. Responsibilities Everyone who works for or with MyloKaye.com has some responsibility for ensuring that data is collected, stored and handled appropriately. Each team that handles personal data must ensure that it is handled and processed in line with this policy and data protection principles. However, these people have key areas of responsibility: The board of trusttes is ultimately responsible for ensuring that MyloKaye.com meets its legal obligations. The MyloKaye.com data protection officer is responsible for: Keeping the board updated about data protection responsibilities, risks and issues. Reviewing all data protection procedures and related policies, in line with an agreed schedule. Arranging data protection training and advice for the people covered by this policy. Handling data protection questions from staff and anyone else covered by this policy. Dealing with requests from individuals to see the data MyloKaye.com hold about them (also called subject access requests). Checking and approving any contracts or agreements with third parties that may handle MyloKaye.com sensitive data. Ensuring all systems, services and equipment used for storing data meet acceptable security standards. Performing regular checks and scans to ensure security hardware and software is functioning properly. Evaluating any third-party services MyloKaye.com is considering using to store or process data. For instance, cloud computing services. Approving any data protection statements attached to communications such as emails and letters. Addressing any data protection queries from other staff to ensure marketing initiatives abide by data protection principles. General guidelines The only people able to access data covered by this policy should be those who need it for their work. Data should not be shared informally. When access to confidential information is required, employees can request it from their line managers. MyloKaye.com will provide training to all employees to help them understand their responsibilities when handling data. Employees should keep all data secure, by taking sensible precautions and following the guidelines below. In particular, strong passwords must be used and they should never be shared. Personal data should not be disclosed to unauthorised people, either within MyloKaye.com or externally. Data should be regularly reviewed and updated if it is found to be out of date If no longer required, it should be deleted and disposed of. Employees should request help from their line manager or the data protection officer if they are unsure about any aspect of data protection. Data storage These rules describe how and where data should be safely stored. Questions about storing data safely can be directed to the IT manager or data controller. When data is stored on paper, it should be kept in a secure place where unauthorised people cannot see it. These guidelines also apply to data that is usually stored electronically but has been printed out for some reason: When not required, the paper or files should be kept in a locked drawer or filing cabinet. Employees should make sure paper and printouts are not left when unauthorised people could see them, like on a printer. Data printouts should be shredded and disposed of securely when no longer required. When data is stored electronically, it must be protected from unauthorised access, accidental deletion and malicious hacking attempts: Data should be protected by strong passwords that are changed regularly and never shared between employees. If data is stored on removable media (like a CD or DVD), these should only be uploaded to an approved cloud computing services. Servers containing personal data should be sited in a secure location, away from general office space. Data should be backed up frequently. Those backups should be tested regularly, in line with MyloKaye.com’s standard backup procedures. Data should never be saved directly to laptops or other mobile devices like tablets or smart phones. All servers and computers containing data should be protected by approved security software and a firewall. Data Use Personal data is of no value to MyloKaye.com unless the business can make use of it. However, it is when personal data is accessed and used that it can be at the greatest risk of loss, corruption or theft: When working with personal data employees should ensure the screens of their computers are always locked when left unattended. Personal data should not be shared informally. In particular it should never be sent by email, as this form of communication if not secure. Data must be encrypted before being transferred electronically. The IT manager can explain how to send data to authorised external contacts. Employees should not save copies of personal data to their own computers. Always access and update the central copy of any data. Data accuracy The law requires MyloKaye.com to take reasonable steps to ensure data is kept accurate and up to date. The more important it is that the personal data is accurate, the greater the effort MyloKaye.com should put into ensuring its accuracy. It is the responsibility of all employees who work with data to take reasonable steps to ensure it is kept as accurate and up to date as possible. Data will be held in as few places as necessary. Staff should not create any unnecessary additional data sets. Staff should take every opportunity to ensure data is updated. For instance, by confirming a customer’s details when they call. MyloKaye.com will make it easy for individuals to update the information MyloKaye.com hold about them. For instance, via MyloKaye.com website. Data should be updated as inaccuracies are discovered. For instance, if a customer can no longer be reached on their stored telephone number, it should be removed from the database. Subject access requests All individuals who are the subject of personal data held by MyloKaye.com are entitled to: Ask what information MyloKaye.com holds about them and why. Ask how to gain access to it. Be informed how to keep it up to date. If an individual contacts MyloKaye.com requesting this information, this is called a subject access request. Subject access requests from individuals should ideally be made by email, addressed to the data controller. The data controller will aim to provide the relevant data within 30 days. The data controller will always verify the identity of anyone making a subject access request before handing over any information. Disclosing data for other reasons In certain circumstances, the Data Protection Act allows personal data to be disclosed to law enforcement agencies without the consent of the data subject. Under these circumstances, MyloKaye.com will disclose requested data. However, MyloKaye.com will ensure the request is legitimate, seeking assistance from the board and from the our legal advisers where necessary. Providing information MyloKaye.com aims to ensure that individuals are aware that their data is being processed, and that they understand: How the data is being used How to exercise their rights To these ends, MyloKaye.com has a privacy statement, setting out how data relating to individuals is used by MyloKaye.com.