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Friday, 25 May 2018

Rainbow Red's Privacy Policy & GDPR

25th May is a memorable date.

According to Wikipedia, in 240BC it was the first recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet.  

In 1878 Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera H.M.S. Pinafore opened at the Opera Comique in London.  

In 1958 – Paul Weller, English singer, songwriter and musician (best known as a founder and frontman of The Jam and The Style Council) was born in Woking, Surrey (not too far from us), and in 1977 Star Wars was released in cinemas.

In 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes enforceable.

Like just about every small business in the UK, Rainbow Red has been hard at work updating its Privacy Policy to reflect our commitment to:
  • meeting our data protection obligations
  • being transparent about how we collect and use data
  • ensuring data privacy is protected

By the very nature of our industry, we often have access to very personal information, and value the trust that clients have in us to respect their need for privacy and confidentiality.

Our Privacy Policy sets out:
  1. What GDPR is
  2. Who is responsible for information we hold
  3. What data we collect
  4. How we collect and process it lawfully
  5. Why we collect and process your personal data
  6. What it is used for
  7. How it is kept safe
  8. How long it is retained for
  9. How we dispose of it
  10. What would happen to the information if the company were sold or shut down
  11. How we ask for your consent to be contacted using your existing data, and how you can opt out of being contacted by us
  12. Your legal rights regarding the data we hold about you
  13. How you can contact us with queries, requests for changes or complaints

Please CLICK HERE to read Rainbow Red's Privacy Policy.

Rainbow Red may change this policy from time to time by updating this document, and will announce these changes via Rainbow Red’s Blog, Facebook page and Twitter account.  There will also be a link to our Privacy Policy in our emails, and our Terms and Conditions document.

Rainbow Red has been in business since 2011, and we've communicated with an awful lot of people since then - which means we have accumulated an awful lot of data!  

We are currently busy working to dispose of information that does not comply with our revised Privacy Policy.

In addition, GDPR requires us to ask you whether you would like us to keep in touch with you (and hang onto your data), and if so how and how often.  

As there's only a VERY small team of us, we still have a lot of people to contact to ask for consent to retain their information, which means it could take some time before we get to you.  

So thank you for your patience!

Meanwhile, click HERE for a link to Rainbow Red's Pinterest Boards where you'll find all sorts of info about Data Protection & GDPR, plus loads of other helpful Hints & Tips on all manner of decluttering, organising and health-related topics.

Finally, to brighten your day, click HERE for a fun little video that might help make GDPR feel less stressful - enjoy!

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