Data protection policy & Terms and Conditions

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Respecting your privacy and safeguarding your data

Design Exchange is committed to upholding your privacy and taking care of your personal data. This policy outlines what, why and how Design Exchange collects, processes and stores your personal data securely in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (25 May 2018).

We are committed to:

  • ensuring that we comply with the eight data protection principles, as listed below
  • meeting our legal obligations as laid down by the General Data Protection Regulation (25 May 2018)
  • ensuring that data is collected and used fairly and lawfully
  • processing personal data only in order to meet our operational needs or fulfil legal requirements
  • taking steps to ensure that personal data is up to date and accurate
  • establishing appropriate retention periods for personal data
  • ensuring that data subjects’ rights can be appropriately exercised
  • providing adequate security measures to protect personal data
  • ensuring that a nominated officer is responsible for data protection compliance and provides a point of contact for all data protection issues
  • ensuring that all staff are made aware of good practice in data protection
  • providing adequate training for all staff responsible for personal data
  • ensuring that everyone handling personal data knows where to find further guidance
  • ensuring that queries about data protection, internal and external to the organisation, is dealt with effectively and promptly
  • regularly reviewing data protection procedures and guidelines within the organisation. 

Data protection principles

  1. Personal data shall be processed fairly and lawfully.
  2. Personal data shall be obtained for one or more specified and lawful purposes, and shall not be further processed in any manner incompatible with that purpose or those purposes.
  3. Personal data shall be adequate, relevant and not excessive in relation to the purpose or purposes for which they are processed.
  4. Personal data shall be accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date.
  5. Personal data processed for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.
  6. Personal data shall be processed in accordance with the rights of data subjects under the General Data Protection Regulation (25 May 2018)
  7. Appropriate technical and organisational measures shall be taken against unauthorised and unlawful processing of personal data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, personal data.
  8. Personal data shall not be transferred to a country or territory outside the European Economic Area unless that country or territory ensures an adequate level of protection for the rights and freedoms of data subjects in relation to the processing of personal data.

What are your rights?
– Your rights: What does it mean
– Right of Access: To know if Design Exchange have your data and to see it.
– Right to Rectify: To correct your data if you believe it is inaccurate.
– Right of Portability: The right to request a copy of your data in a common machine readable format that can be transferred to another organisation or database.
– Right of Erasure: To have some or all of your data delete (where legally possible) – Right not to be Profiled: The right not be subject to a decision based on automated processing.
– Right to Restrict Processing: To opt out of processing your data in a particular way without necessarily deleting it.
– Right to withdraw consent: If you have provided consent, you may withdraw this at any time.
– Right to Object: You have the right to register and objection if an organisation continues to process your data or send you direct marketing on the grounds of scientific/historical research or legitimate interests or public interest.

You can exercise your rights at any time by contacting us

Who does Design Exchange share your data with?
Design Exchange does not share your data with anyone unless you have provided express permission to do so.


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