At CarKee, we’re always mindful of our responsibility to maintain the confidentiality of any personal data that you have entrusted to us. For all organisations, these responsibilities come under the remit of the new General Data Protection Regulation, the GDPR. We always aspire to excellence in corporate citizenship, so we go out of our way to meet and, where possible, exceed the requirements of any data protection legislation, and so we comply with both the letter and the spirit of the GDPR. This means that you can be confident that any data CarKee possesses about you is always kept safe and is always secure. You can find out more details about how we store, process and protect your personal data by contacting us, using the details below.
What is the personal data the GDPR refers to?
The GDPR regards data as being any personal data that CarKee retains about you. Data can, therefore, include:
How does CarKee use your data?
At the point that you first have any contact with CarKee, we’ll make sure you’re made aware of how we may make use of your data and your rights over your data. If you give us an any personal information, we will only use it to help us deliver any services that you might request from us.
Will we share your data?
If you request us to do so, we will pass your data and any enquiry onto relevant dealerships that can assist you. To ensure your continuing protection, we will check that these dealerships have their own processes to manage and store your data properly and to action your data preferences.
Will Brexit affect the GDPR?
Although the new General Data Protection Regulation was issued by the EU and will become law on 25th May 2018, Brexit is not expected to affect the implementation of the GDPR. That’s because a draft UK data protection bill was published in September 2017, which will put into effect most of the requirements of the GDPR.
What rights do I have under the GDPR?
The GDPR requires us to ensure that you have given your agreement before we can retain any data about you. Previously, it was sufficient to have offered you the opportunity to opt out, but now you will have to opt in, before we can gather or process your data. You have many rights under the General Data Protection Regulation, including the right to:
Is there anything I need to do now?
All documentation about your data and further information about our data usage and how we comply with the GDPR can be obtained by making a request to our Data Protection Officer.