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The collection and use of personal data by online businesses in the UK must comply with the UK data protection laws and the GDPR. This policy is designed to allow the website operator to comply with the fair processing obligation and to obtain the user's consent to that processing as required by law.
A Data Protection Officer (DPO) is a person who assists your business with data protection compliance. DPOs can inform or advise you regarding your data protection obligations, provide recommendations regarding any data protection impact assessments, and act as a contact point for data subjects and the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).
You only have to have a DPO if you undertake certain types of data processing (eg large scale processing or systematic online monitoring). You may choose to voluntarily appoint a DPO.
For more information, read Data protection officers (DPOs).
It depends on the purpose for which the data is gathered. If you are selling and trading on your website, you may wish to collect your customers' personal data such as names and credit card details. However, data protection law defines personal data as broad as to include information about personal opinions and IP addresses.
For sole traders and individuals, you must display the address of the principal place of business.
An IMSS is a set of principles and procedures for systematically managing an organisation's data. The goal of an IMSS is to minimise the risk for the business and ensure business continuity by proactively limiting the impact of a security breach. These practices relate to the protection of information and are developed in accordance with the business' position.
The UK GDPR replaced the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 when the UK left the European Union. The UK GDPR includes the same provisions as the previously applied GDPR.