Securing Your Personal & Private Data
|1.0||13/12/2017||Mr. M.Corr||Original draft|
|1.1||04/06/2018||Mr. M. Corr||Amendment regards data sharing to USA|
Approved by: Steven Webber, 01/06/2018
Document Operational on: 13/12/2017
Next review date: 13/12/2020
Maidmans Moving & Storage Ltd know that your privacy is very important to you. When it comes to your information, we follow some straightforward principles. We aim to be clear about the data we collect and why.
It is the nature of the services we provide that requires us to collect and process personal data. This will, at a minimum, include:
We may need to collect more personal data if it is necessary to the delivery of the service you have requested. For example, international moves may require us to collect an image of your passport.
If you don’t provide us with personal data, we’ll try to provide the service but it may be impossible.
(N.B. Please do not provide us with the personal data of anyone else without their permission, unless you have obtained the explicit consent from that person.)
We may have purchased your data from a direct marketing firm who collect personal data from individuals who have consented to third party marketing communications. If you did not consent to third party marketing communications, then they may have collected your data from publicly accessible sources. For example, information on a property in the public domain includes whether it is ‘for sale’ or ‘sold subject to contract’.
In either case, you have, by law, the right to object to direct marketing. If you want to exercise this right, then please contact us on 01202 069537. We apologise for the inconvenience and will never contact you again with marketing communications.
We limit the use of personal data to ensuring we deliver the service you have requested. Furthermore, we retain your personal data only for as long as is necessary to deliver you this service. Under certain circumstances we will retain your personal data longer if it part of an accounting record which we are obliged by law to retain for 7 years. Where this is the case, your personal data will be archived. Records in an archived state means access to them is greatly restricted.
After that, unless we need it for a particular investigation, we securely destroy records your personal data is contained within in line with our retention schedule. Destruction of paper records is done securely and appropriately. For example, we securely shred paper records in line with the British Standard for secure destruction of confidential material (BS EN 15713).
If another organisation helps us to provide the service, we’ll also make your personal data available to them. If this involves transferring information to a country not recognised by the Information Commissioner’s Office as providing equivalent protection, we’ll use additional safeguards approved by UK or EU regulations.
We shall only disclose your personal data to third parties in circumstances that are necessary for delivering the service agreed with you. For example, we will disclose your personal data to our overseas partners who will be carrying out the destination services of your international move.
We have never and will never sell your personal data.
If there are attacks on our services, or other criminal activity, we may share information with the police or similar public body.
Where the service you book with, or is allocated to, Maidmans Moving and Storage Limited includes importing or exporting your possessions into or via the U.S., U.S. Customs and Border Protection will legally obtain some of the shipper’s personal information. This information includes data elements such as the shipper’s name, address, passport number, and the name and address to which the shipment is consigned.
While this information is necessary for Maidmans Moving and Storage Limited to deliver the service we provide, it is our duty to inform you of the risk that some of this information will be published by third party companies who have access to vessel manifests and household goods shipments.
Under current U.S. law, third party companies can access and examine vessel manifests and summary statistical reports of imports and exports, including household goods shipments. These third party companies can copy this information for publication and disseminate to entities that have purchased their services. Because of the potential threat of identity theft, this policy has obviously prompted complaints regarding privacy issues and U.S. Customs and Border Protection has facilitated a method where an individual can request confidential treatment for your shipment. Unfortunately this must be done on an individual basis.
You can request confidentiality on your shipment by writing to the following:
Laurence E. Castelli – CBP Privacy Officer
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Regulations and Ruling
Office of International Trade
799 9th Street, NW, 7th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20229
The letter should include your full name as it appears on your passport, your passport number together with the delivery address in the U.S. If you do not have a delivery address, you should use the following address as the company that will be handling that will be handling delivery of your household goods and personal effects in the U.S.
If you have a query regarding this or require assistance, please discuss this with us by calling our office on 01202 069537.
Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet or any other network can be guaranteed as 100% secure, but we take appropriate steps to try to protect the security of your personal data. For example, we encrypt all personal data disclosed to third parties. Likewise, Group servers and all data stored locally are protected by a hardware firewall that is preventing unauthorised intrusion into the network. Software solutions are also in place which constantly scan for malware and viruses on the network.
All staff are required to ensure that any paper files not in current use are stored in filing cabinets and locked at all times when offices are unoccupied. Any paper documentation containing personal data is shredded once it becomes superfluous.
Access to personal data is restricted to authorised users on a need-to-know basis.
In the event of a data breach involving your personal data which presents a high risk we will contact you immediately.
We would like to keep your personal data accurate and up to date. If you become aware of any errors, noted on our correspondence with you for example, then please let us know by phoning or emailing us.
Under Data Protection law (EU GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018) you have certain rights over your personal data we hold. You have the right to:
To contact us regarding any of these rights, or anything else in our Data Privacy Statement, please write to our compliance officer by email (email@example.com) or by post to:
International House, Unit G Bar End Ind. Est.
If you don’t feel we’ve dealt with your request appropriately you have the right to appeal to the Information Commissioner’s Office.
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