How is Bell Integration Preparing for the GDPR


GDPR – What is it?

On May 25, 2018, the European Union’s (EU) next generation of data protection law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is set to come into effect. GDPR will replace the 1995 European Union Data Protection Directive and aims to strengthen the security and protection of personal data. Bell Integration values data security and privacy and is preparing to meet this deadline.

Who is impacted by the GDPR?

The GDPR applies to organisations headquartered within the EU and organisations headquartered outside of the EU that offer goods or services to EU businesses.

How is Bell Integration Preparing for the GDPR?

Bell Integration is committed to being prepared ahead of the May 25, 2018 GDPR compliance date in order to best support both our global enterprise customer base and our network of suppliers/vendors. This includes a company-wide initiative to ensure that we are ready to satisfy our own GDPR requirements as well as those of our customers and vendors.

Brief highlights of what that initiative includes are set out below:

  • Updated privacy notices in place
  • Update of supplier terms and agreements to ensure any processors or sub-processors will be GDPR compliant
  • Marketing exercise ensuring GDPR compliance for all customer and prospect data including the ability for contacts to action those rights incorporated in GDPR
  • Employee training in GDPR
  • Updated Data Protection policy reflecting GDPR
  • Creation of data register, outlining the personal data Bell Integration holds and where

In addition to the above

  • Bell Integration is in the process of securing ISO27001 accreditation – this relates to information security and overlaps with some areas of GDPR. Once in place this actually means Bell Integration is operating at a level over and above that required by GDPR in information security – related areas

Bell Integration is confident in our ability to adjust to GDPR standards in the coming year and to help our community of customers and suppliers to do the same.

GDPR FAQs

Why have you emailed me about data protection?
Because we hold your details on our database in respect of marketing communication purposes, we now legally need to obtain your consent to continue to process that information and communicate with you about our services.

Why do you need my consent?
Without your consent we can no longer send you marketing communications which you might find of interest.

What happens if I don’t consent?
Your contact details will be held in our system in a suppression list to ensure that you do not receive any further communications. Under your statutory right to be forgotten we will completely remove your details from our database upon request.

How long do you keep my details for?
If you grant us consent we will keep your details whilst our service is still relevant and whilst you wish us to continue to send you marketing communications. You can withdraw your consent by using the unsubscribe link in any of our communications.

What if I later want to withdraw consent?
You can withdraw consent at any time by using the unsubscribe link in any of our communications. To explicitly opt-in to communications please provide the consent required on any of our website forms.

Where can I learn more about GDPR?
The Information Commissioner’s Office has full and complete details https://ico.org.uk/
For more information about how your data is processed please review our privacy policy.

Should you have any further questions around Bell’s approach to GDPR, please feel free to email these to: gdpr@www.bell-integration.com

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