openICT Privacy Statement


At openICT, information security and privacy have always been of paramount concern. The data that we are trusted to process represents an array of information that belongs to others. It is our duty to ensure that it is handled with care and respect for those individuals and their rights.

The systems openICT employs to transfer, store and manage data follow a rigorous and tested security plan. Where ever possible client systems are utilised to conduct our work, meaning that data never transfers out of their domain. As a client of openICT those same systems undergo security reviews in order to meet a high degree of technical and physical security, using the most appropriate technologies to safeguard data.

If data is transferred to our systems, strict measures are in place to manage it’s security and integrity. All data is encrypted, both at rest and in transit. Wherever appropriate it is anonymised. Our systems are hardened against attack using a variety of measures including, but not limited to:

  • Network, disk and file encryption using AES/Blowfish and 256 bit SSL certificates

  • Firewalls

  • Anti-virus

  • Backups

  • Audit logging and monitoring

  • Network security scans

  • Intrusion Detection Systems

 

The use of third party processors is restricted to Google’s G Suite. This services holds a wide variety of security certifications. G Suite adheres to UK, and EU regulations through the use of model clause contracts, ISO standards compliant systems and independant security certifications.

A full list of processing activities carried out by openICT can be found here.

openICT’s Privacy Notice can be found here.

openICT’s retention policy can be found here.

 

If you wish to contact openICT regarding any matters to do with data privacy and security (including Subject Access Requests, Data Breach Notifications and Data Portability requests) relating to the Data Protection Act or GDPR please email support@openict.co .

 

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how openICT Ltd processes and protects information that you give openICT Ltd when you use this website. openICT Ltd is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement. openICT Ltd may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time in order to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 02/06/2018. 

What we collect We may collect the following information:

  • name and job title
  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests

 

What we do with the information we gather We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may use the information to improve our products and services.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests.

 

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways: whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate that you do not want the information to be used by anybody for direct marketing purposes if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or emailing us at support@openict.co We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen. You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the General Data Protection Regulation 2018. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please email support@openict.co

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us as soon as possible at support@openict.co. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.