This statement describes Ab Initio’s GDPR compliance.

Introduction

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on May 25, 2018. The GDPR applies to both individuals and businesses and along with existing data privacy legislation, it regulates the way in which personal data of EU citizens should be handled and harmonizes data privacy legislation across the EU.

Ab Initio's role under GDPR

A ‘data controller’ is an entity that controls how and why personal data is processed and a ‘data processor’ uses, handles or works with the data under the instruction of the controller. Ab Initio is both a data controller and data processor for the purpose of existing data privacy legislation and GDPR.

How GDPR impacts Ab Initio

The company has undertaken a full review of our internal security controls and data protection mechanisms to ensure that they meet or exceed GDPR requirements.


The key elements include

How will GDPR impact how Ab Initio does business?

To comply with GDPR Ab Initio is amending our existing Terms and Conditions, the document which sets out each party’s obligations in relation to data protection. In incorporating these updates in the Terms and Conditions, the document sets out in more detail, each party’s responsibilities in relation to how and for what reason either party is collecting, using or handling personal data.


1 - How can Ab Initio make this change?


GDPR contains a legal requirement obliging organisations to update existing contracts which deal with data protection to a more detailed standard. Ab Initio’s Terms and Conditions have been updated to reflect any changes in your contract with us and are available to view on our website.


2 - Why is Ab Initio making this change?


GDPR contains a legal requirement obliging organisations to update existing contracts that deal with data protection to a more detailed standard including statements on (i) how the parties will deal with data breaches, (ii) the assistance they will give to each other, (iii) the responsibility they have to each other.


3 - When will the changes come into effect?


The GDPR comes into effect on 25th May 2018.


4 - Will this change happen every year?


No, this is a one off change.


5 - What do I need to do know?


You should read and ensure you understand and will abide by the terms contained in the amendment to your terms. You should file the amendment somewhere safe, along with your Terms and Conditions so that you can refer to them whenever necessary.

 

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