Privacy Policy

Data Protection Policy

API Capacitors Ltd

  Last updated  05/01/2022
  Approved by board  05/01/2022
  Next update due  04/01/2025

Definitions

  Company   means API Capacitors Ltd, Company No. 05973439 (registered in England and Wales).
  GDPR   means the General Data Protection Regulation.
  Responsible Person   means L Mitchell, an employee of the Company the group belongs
  Register of Systems   means a register of all systems or contexts in which personal data is processed by the Company.

1. Purpose of Policy

a.   Complying with the law b.   Following good practice

c.   Protecting clients, staff, and other individuals

d.   Protecting the organization

2. Data protection principles

The Company is committed to processing data in accordance with its responsibilities under the GDPR.

Article 5 of the GDPR requires that personal data shall be:

e.  processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner in relation to individuals.

f.    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.

g.  adequate, relevant, and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed.

h.   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.

i.     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 organizational measures required by the GDPR in order to safeguard the rights and freedoms of individuals; and

j.     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 organizational measures.”

2. General provisions

a.   This policy applies to all personal data processed by the Company.

b.   The Responsible Person shall take responsibility for the Company’s ongoing compliance with this policy.

c.   This policy shall be reviewed at least once every three years.

3. Lawful, fair and transparent processing

a.   To ensure its processing of data is lawful, fair, and transparent, the Company shall maintain a Register of Systems.

b.   The Register of Systems shall be reviewed at least annually.

c.   Individuals have the right to make a subject access request to access their personal data and any such requests made to the company shall be dealt with in a timely manner.

4. Lawful purposes

a.   All data processed by the Company must be done on one of the following lawful bases: consent, contract, legal obligation, vital interests, public task or legitimate interests.

b.   The Company shall note the appropriate lawful basis in the Register of Systems.

c.   Where consent is relied upon as a lawful basis for processing data, evidence of opt- in consent shall be kept with the personal data.

d.   Where communications are sent to individuals based on their consent, the option for the individual to revoke their consent should be clearly available and systems should be in place to ensure such revocation is reflected accurately in the Company’s systems.

5. Data minimization

a.   The Company shall ensure that personal data are adequate, relevant, and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed.

6. Accuracy

a.   The Company shall take reasonable steps to ensure personal data is accurate.

b.   Where necessary for the lawful basis on which data is processed, steps shall be put in place to ensure that personal data is kept up to date.

7. Archiving / removal

a.   To ensure that personal data is kept for no longer than necessary, the Company has put in place an archiving policy for each area in which personal data is processed and will review this process annually.

b.   The archiving policy shall consider what data should/must be retained, for how long, and why.

c.   The Company recognizes that individuals could be harmed through data being inaccurate or insufficient and will take reasonable steps to prevent this from happening.

8. Security

a.   The Company shall ensure that personal data is stored securely using modern methods that are kept-up to date.

b.   Access to personal data shall be limited to personnel who need access and appropriate security should be in place to avoid unauthorized sharing of information.

c.   When personal data is deleted, this should be done safely such that the data is irrecoverable.

d.   Appropriate back-up and disaster recovery solutions shall be in place.

e.  The Company recognizes that individuals could be harmed through data getting into the wrong hands, through poor security or inappropriate disclosure of information and will take reasonable steps to prevent this from happening.

9. Staff Training

a.  Training shall be provided to all the Company’s employees about their data protection responsibilities as part of the induction process and at regular intervals thereafter.

b.  All of the Company’s employees whose roles require regular access to personal data, or who are responsible for implementing this policy or responding to subject access requests under this policy will receive additional training to help them understand their duties and how to comply with them.

c.  Access to personal data shall not be granted to any individual who does not agree to abide by the Company’s data protection policy.

10. Breach

In the event of a breach of security leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorized disclosure of, or access to, personal  data, the Company shall promptly assess the risk to people’s rights and freedoms and if appropriate report this breach to the ICO. The Company’s board of directors is ultimately responsible for ensuring that the organization complies with its legal obligations.

END OF POLICY