AMG Autolease Ltd & General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
What is GDPR?
GDPR is an EU regulation that, from May 25th 2018, gives individuals more control of how their personal data is being used. This is done by giving businesses simple and clear guidelines on how to protect your information.
Data protection is nothing new and we at AMG Autolease Ltd have always been compliant with existing regulation and understanding of the need to secure and respect its customers personal information. Regardless, though, due to this updated regulation there is a need for all companies to update some procedures and policies.
What is personal data?
To quote the European Commission: “Personal data is any information that relates to an identified or identifiable living individual. Different pieces of information, which collected together can lead to the identification of a particular person, also constitute personal data.”
What personal data do AMG Autolease Ltd gather and how is it used and stored?
The personal data that AMG Autolease Ltd gathers is information that is necessary in order to wilful the business services to the customer or potential customer.
We do share this data with a number of carefully selected third parties, such as vehicle dealerships and their associated companies, finance houses and credit agencies but only share the information necessary for them to fulfill their business duties to us and in turn to the individual concerned.
These above-mentioned third parties are also permitted by law to abide by the new GDPR policy.
We do not share, sell or lease personal information to any other third parties unless we have permission from the individual or are required to by law.
Any personal information that is used for direct marketing communication by AMG Autolease Ltd is only done so when the individual has openly and clearly opted in.
To opt in to receive marketing communication, when completing a web form, simply tick the box to state that you accept our terms and conditions.
Once you’ve opted in, you can easily opt out again at any time.
To customers who have opted in to receive our marketing communication, we send annual communication in which they can review their permissions.
Any personal data kept by AMG Autolease Ltd for business related purposes & internal record keeping is securely stored in a reputable, encrypted CRM system that abides by GDPR policies and is trusted by thousands of small and large businesses.
Any personal data that, after consent by the individual, is stored in marketing software platforms or email archives is also done so in safe, secure and encrypted systems that abide by GDPR policies.
Staff are all trained and versed in this new legislation, whether they are a controller or a processor. Internally, we at AMG Autolease Ltd follow sound security practices in all areas of the business, including where personal data is concerned, be it at our physical locations or in our technology.
If you would like to learn more about how AMG Autolease Ltd has updated its policies and procedures to keep in line with these modernised regulations, feel free to contact us