GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) comes into force from today

Published: 24/05/2018 By Empire Estates

One of the biggest changes to UK Data Privacy Law comes into effect today and this affects all companies including Empire Estates.

What Is the GDPR?
The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new piece of legislation which amends the existing Data Protection Act 1998, changing the law around how organisations can process the personal information of customers. It comes into force on 25 May 2018. Any company that processes personal data must comply with the new legislation, these changes affect you. GDPR is a really positive step towards you having more control over how your personal data is used and how your privacy is protected.

Key Information
·  We only use your personal data for the purpose for which you provided it.
·  We only share select data with external parties where it is necessary for us to do so to operate our business and provide our service (eg. passing tenancy information to service providers, credit checking agencies, utility companies and the local authority), or if we are required to do so by law. Otherwise we'll always ask for your consent.
 ·  You can always get in touch to ask us what personal data we hold and to correct and update your data if anything changes.

We have updated our Privacy Policy to reflect these changes, which you can find on our website at www.empire-estates.com/privacy. The Privacy Policy explains your rights and details, the types of data we hold about you, why we need it, and how long we will keep it for.

If at any time you wish to stop receiving marketing information from us, you can notify us via the instructions detailed in the marketing information you have received, by contacting us or by emailing our dedicated inbox at gdpr@empire-estates.com.