Veritas NI statement on General Data Protection Regulation compliance.
We may hold your own or your client’s details which may include names, private addresses, date of birth, company number (if applicable), employer’s reference and name (if applicable) and business details (if applicable).
We further hold photographs, video and logs of movement during the course of investigations or surveillance.
We hold this data to allow us to provide the client with evidence.
We retain data for as long as statute or regulations demand.
We hold data electronically and on paper.
We normally destroy files after six years.
Our computer hard drives are destroyed before disposal.
We do not allow any third party access to our data.
We store data via third party servers and we use applications including Dropbox, Microsoft and Google products.
We process and store data on encrypted hard drives all of which are randomly generated password protected.
When software is installed on our local machines all software is password protected.
We will only share data with vetted sub-contractors working with or for Veritas NI and our clients and their legal representatives during the course of an enquiry or investigation.
Other reasons for disclosing information:
a) We authorised or instructed to do so by the client.
b) We are compelled to provide data under the terms of a third party notice
c) We are obliged by other regulations to provide data.
We may use third party contractors in our business and they are required to sign a ‘Fit and proper’ declaration which includes a declaration that they will not remove data or pass on data to other parties.
We do not sell our website data or allow any third party access to our data or our database of users.
Our website data is hosted on third party servers which are protected by firewalls, encryption and access to our servers is protected by password protection applications.
Our hosting offers technical support and support technicians and our web developers may require access to the full back-end of our website. We place reliance on their own security measures when they access our data.
We are registered with the Information Commissioner Licence Number: Z1109204
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