Data protection and GDPR policy
Our data protection policy sets out our commitment to protecting personal data and
how we implement that commitment with regards to the collection and use of
Most of the data we hold on businesses is provided, managed and updated by local
authorities in England, Scotland and Wales. Additional data is provided by business
owners in order to enhance their listing. The data we collect from business owners is
limited to their public contact information only. No personal data is collected or stored
on our servers.
Ensuring that we comply with the eight data protection principles, as listed
below meeting our legal obligations as laid down by the Data Protection Act
1998 and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Ensuring that data is collected and used fairly and lawfully processing
personal data only in order to meet our operational needs or fulfil legal
Taking steps to ensure that data is up to date and accurate.
Establishing appropriate retention periods for personal data
Ensuring that data subjects' rights can be appropriately exercised
Providing adequate security measures to protect personal data
Ensuring that a nominated officer is responsible for data protection
compliance and provides a point of contact for all data protection issues
Ensuring that all staff are made aware of good practice in data protection
providing adequate training for all staff responsible for personal data
Ensuring that everyone handling data knows where to find further guidance
ensuring that queries about data protection, internal and external to the
organisation, is dealt with effectively and promptly regularly reviewing data
protection procedures and guidelines within the organisation.
Our Data protection principles
Data shall be processed fairly and lawfully.
Data shall be obtained for one or more specified and lawful purposes,
and shall not be further processed in any manner incompatible with that
purpose or those purposes.
Data shall be adequate, relevant and not excessive in relation to the
purpose or purposes for which they are processed.
Data shall be accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date.
Data processed for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer
than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.
Data shall be processed in accordance with the rights of data subjects
under the Data Protection Act 1998 and General Data Protection
Appropriate technical and organisational measures shall be taken against
unauthorised and unlawful processing of Data and against accidental loss
or destruction of, or damage to, data.
Personal data shall not be transferred to a country or territory outside
the European Economic Area unless that country or territory ensures an
adequate level of protection for the rights and freedoms of data subjects
in relation to the processing of personal data.
Concerns or Questions
If you have any questions for Transparencydata relating to privacy, please send them to
Data Protection Officer
Transparency Data Ltd
30 Upper High St,