Use of Your Personal and Non-Personal Information
In order for a company to be GDPR compliant they must abide by these main principles:
- Data must be processed lawfully, fairly, and in a transparent manner
- Data can only be collected for specified, explicit, and legitimate purposes
- The scope of the data must be adequate, relevant, and limited to what is necessary
- It must be accurate and kept up to date
- Data can only be held for the absolute time necessary and no longer
- Data must be processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the personal data
TechTrack has taken concrete steps to ensure that we are GDPR Compliant. Our EU customers have eight fundamental rights under the regulation. These are as follows (source):
The right to be informed. Organizations must be completely transparent in how they use personal data.
The right of access. Individuals will have the right to know exactly what information is held about them and how it is processed.
The right of rectification. Individuals will be entitled to have personal data rectified if it’s inaccurate or incomplete.
The right of erasure. Also known as “the right to be forgotten,” this refers to an individual’s right to have their personal data deleted or removed without the need for a specific reason.
The right to restrict processing. Refers to an individual’s right to block or suppress processing of their personal data.
The right to data portability. This allows individuals to retain and reuse their personal data for their own purpose.
The right to object. In certain circumstances, individuals are entitled to object to their personal data being used. This includes, if a company uses personal data for the purpose of direct marketing, scientific and historical research, or for the performance of a task in the public interest.
Rights of automated decision making and profiling. The GDPR has put in place safeguards to protect individuals against the risk that a potentially damaging decision is made without human intervention. For example, individuals can choose not to be the subject of a decision where the consequence has a legal bearing on them, or is based on automated processing.
Along with all other companies impacted by this regulation, TechTrack became GDPR compliant on May 25, 2018. This means our B2B contact database will satisfy personal data privacy requirements put in place by GDPR. Similarly, TechTrack recommends that customers and partners who use, control, or process the personal data of persons within the EU and other European countries prepare for the GDPR.
To make it easier for our customers and partners to comply with the GDPR, TechTrack now offers the option to select a default data set, which excludes contact information for individuals identified as EU residents. This functionality presents TechTrack users with the ability to remain compliant while using our products.
If you wish to have your information removed from our service, you can do so by filling out this form and opting out.
For more information about TechTrack compliance with the GDPR or to access our GDPR compliant data, contact us today.