User help page

Updated November 2018

This page documents the recent updates and on-going work in light of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

We (BOPSS www.bopss.co.uk and website support team at MediSites www.medisites.co.uk) refer to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) website for guidance
https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/
and the Official Journal of the European Union for EU regulation
https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32016R0679&from=EN

GDPR is a practical approach on how to handle all different aspects of data security.

GDPR affects any data that could be used to personally identify someone (any EU citizen), eg names, emails, address, etc.

The main idea behind GDPR is that users should be granted certain rights over their data.

  • to know what personal data is collected and for how long
  • to know if personal data is shared with third parties
  • to be able to get/download personal data (data portability)
  • to be able to edit/correct personal data
  • to be able to delete personal data

GDPR applies to all website holding data on EU citizens, so you should be seeing these users rights on most websites that store personal information.

Even if you are not an EU citizen, it is a good idea to follow these guidelines as it is common sense and open approach to handling data and keeping users informed on what information is stored, how it is used, and how it can be edited/deleted.

You can view the full details of how BOPSS processes your personal data in our privacy policy here
https://www.bopss.co.uk/about/privacy-policy/