The Data Protection Act and igeek
As a hosting company, igeek physically hold data belonging to other companies. Often, we have been granted access to the data of other companies who use us as hosts, as we are called upon to develop or maintain databases. Additionally, as developers, systems we create run on a variety of platforms, including mobile devices which means that data may be held in several places.
With respect to the Data Protection Act, therefore, we would like to state:
- igeek will allow companies that use us to host FileMaker databases, to alter and where necessary, correct their data pertaining to individuals and companies
- we will not prevent any individual or organisation accessing data held on them via subject access requests agreed by our hosting clients
- we will never knowingly use data we have been granted access to, or data held in systems we develop, in any way that would potentially cause damage or distress
- we will not knowingly use data we have been granted access to, or data held in systems we develop, for any direct marketing purposes
- we will take all technical and organisational measures within our power possible to prevent unauthorised or unlawful processing of personal data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, personal data
We recommend that our clients examine any legal requirements pertaining to their business, as outlined in the Data Protection Act, making special note of any issues which relate to mobile devices (eg mobile phones, notebook computers and tablet devices) which may hold personal and / or business data.