Enforceable from 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an EU regulation that has been designed to update the Data Protection Directive. Enacted in 1995, the directive was established before the days of widespread internet use, which has fundamentally changed the way we create, use, share, and store information. Alongside the aim of updating data protection, GDPR is also levelled at unifying approaches to data privacy and security.
Being a directive, the existing framework had, by its nature, the flexibility to be implemented by EU member states as they saw fit, resulting in quite different approaches to data protection across Europe. GDPR is a regulation and as such must be followed much more rigidly – and, indeed, not just by companies based in Europe. At the core of GDPR is the aim to simplify, unify and update the protection of personal data.
The Haynes Group take its responsibilities to GDPR very seriously and will process all data fairly and lawfully. Links are available to our GDPR policies below.
We are registered as a data controller with the Information Commissioner's Office and our registration number is: Z5658230
Data Protection Officer
Our Data Protection Officer can be contacted at Data Protection Officer, 23, Ashford Road, Maidstone, Kent. ME14 5DQ or can be emailed if you Click Here.
Other Regulatory Authorities
We are authorised and regulated by The Financial Conduct Authority. We also subscribe to the Motor Industry Code of Practice.
If you have any specific questions that are not covered in the FAQ section please contact our Data Protection Officer on the details above.
This Data Protection section was added to the website on 9th May 2018 and was last updated on the 31st May 2020.