Protected: EU Data Protection Policy

Updated Jan 1, 2020

Data Protection Policy (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is European wide data protection legislation that requires organizations working with individuals based in the European Economic Area to meet certain requirements regarding the collection, processing, security and destruction of personal information.

As we undertake research that collects or evaluates personal information about a living person who can be identified from the information they have provided, we aim to ensure compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation.

Purpose and Preamble

Preamble

This Data Protection Policy is provided as a supplemental document for use with our core Privacy Policy. We believe that the tenements a culture of compliance.

suppliers/partners/sub-processors will seek to ensure compliance with EU GDPR legislation.

Op4G has systematically audited all systems in processes, and relationships to provide ultimate assurances of end-to-end GDPR compliance.  Op4G guarantees compliance for all research conducted in countries covered under the GDPR regulations.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) governs the processing (i.e. obtaining, holding, organizing, recording, retrieval, use, disclosure, transmission, combination and destruction) of personal data. and sets out the rights of individuals whose information is processed in manual or electronic form or held in a structured filing system. The six principles that describe the legal obligations of organizations that handle personal data.

These Principles are:

Personal data shall be processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner in relation to the individual.

The information we gather about an individual will be collected in a way where they are fully informed how we intend to use that information, for what purposes and how we will share it.

Personal data shall be collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes; further processing for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes shall not be considered to be incompatible with the initial purposes.

We will explain why we need the information we are collecting and not use it other than for those purposes.

Personal data shall be adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed.

We will only collect the information we need to provide the services required.

Personal data shall be accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date; every reasonable step must be taken to ensure that personal data that are inaccurate, having regard to the purposes for which they are processed, are erased or rectified without delay.

The information we collect will be accurate and where necessary kept up to date. Inaccurate information will be removed or rectified as we become aware of the changes.

Personal data shall be kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the personal data are processed; personal data may be stored for longer periods insofar as the personal data will be processed solely for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes subject to implementation of the appropriate technical and organisational measures required by the GDPR in order to safeguard the rights and freedoms of individuals.

We will not hold information for longer than is necessary.

Personal data shall be processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the personal data, including protection against unauthorized or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage, using appropriate technical or organisational measures.

We will make sure that the personal information we hold is held securely to ensure that it does not become inadvertently available to other organizations or individuals.

Op4G fully supports these principles.

Rights of Individuals

The data access rights of the individual specific rights of individuals.

  • The right to be informed
  • The right of access
  • The right to rectification
  • The right to erasure
  • The right to restrict processing
  • The right to data portability
  • The right to object
  • Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling.