Legal Processing of Data for Connell Data T/A InfolinkGazette

First published:19/10/2017. And updated: 25/05/2018 06/01/2020, 26/01/2021, 03/03/2021, 29/09/2021, 10/10/2021

Contents
About the Vendor
Introduction
What is Personal Data
Is InfolinkGazette affected by the GDPR ?
What Personal Information does InfolinkGazette collect ?
What are my rights if I object to any of the information held by InfolinkGazette ?
Transfers
Customer & Vendor Data
Data Protection Registration

About the Vendor

InfolinkGazette is a trading style of Connell Data Ltd who are the operators of a commercial data collection bureau. InfolinkGazette collect and structure data that falls in to three broad categories: credit risk management; business opportunity identification; and compliance management. Data is delivered to our subscription clients on a daily, weekly, monthly, or quarterly basis. InfolinkGazette also provide an Advisory Service to help clients maximise the value of their data.

Data distribution is primarily through information re-sellers, such as Credit Reference Agencies and Data Aggregators. And to a small extent, end users of information in the Credit Insurance, Finance, Debt Recovery, and Insolvency sectors.

InfolinkGazette are best known for our unsecured creditor and insolvency databases, although we provide all types of business information across the lifecycle of a business, literally anything from registering a debenture to issuing a profit warning.

InfolinkGazette tends to focus on information sources that are not commonly made available in digital formats by other providers. There are no unique sources of data, and all of our information is originally sourced from public registers, websites, or official gazettes, using either web extraction techniques, or traditional data entry. What is unique about what we do, is the way we structure data and deliver as database ready load files.

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Introduction

From 25/05/2018, all companies will be subject to the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when processing personal data on European (EU) and United Kingdom (UK) residents. This document sets out some frequently asked questions and sets out InfolinkGazette’s (INFOLINKGAZETTE’s) position on GDPR

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What is Personal Data

Personal data is any information relating to an identified, living individual, in either a private, business, or professional context and includes sole proprietors, partners, shareholders, insolvency practitioners and directors (data subjects).

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Is InfolinkGazette affected by the GDPR

Yes, even though INFOLINKGAZETTE only processes business data, neither the GDPR, or the legislation it is replacing, make a distinction between private and business information. Accordingly, INFOLINKGAZETTE has always processed: directors; shareholders; sole proprietors; partners; owners; insolvency practitioners, as personal data, and will continue to do so.

Does InfolinkGazette obtain consent from the individuals it processes data on

Consent is one of six grounds under which companies can process personal data; due to the size of our database and the nature of our work, consent is not always the most appropriate grounds.

How does InfolinkGazette process personal data without consent?

We process data to enable businesses to identify corporate opportunities, manage financial risk, protect against fraud, and meet regulatory compliance requirements. We process personal data for these legitimate business purposes, and consent is not required. We meet the GDPR principles as follows: we do not process data in a manner that is incompatible with what it was collected for; we collect the minimum amount of data to ensure our data is accurate and up to date; we only store the data for as long as it is necessary, and for a maximum of 6 years; we have the appropriate measures to keep the information confidential.

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What Personal Information does InfolinkGazette collect ?

Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data). We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together follows:

Identity Data includes first name, last name, username or similar identifier, marital status, title, job title, employer (company name and number). We may aggregate this data with details of shareholdings, secured charges, or regulated activities obtained from official public registers.

Contact Data includes billing address, delivery address, principal place of business, registered office address, email address and telephone numbers.

Crime Default & Offence Data includes information about criminal convictions and offences, for example, deliberate tax defaults, or directors’ disqualification, which is publicly available from official sources such as Companies House, the Insolvency Service, Court records and HMRC

Marketing and Communications Data includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us and our third parties and your communication preferences.

As part of our work to identify corporate insolvencies, we collect the name of the Insolvency Practitioner, firm name, and trading address of Insolvency Practitioners, when they are appointed as: Liquidator; Receiver; Administrator; or, Examiner, in a corporate insolvency. We will obtain this information when you publish notices of an insolvency in official gazettes, national newspapers, or official registries, and we will share this information with Credit Reference Agencies and Data Aggregators that maintain company databases. The information will be used to inform creditors and interested parties that: an insolvency has taken place; the type of insolvency; who has been appointed as insolvency practitioner; and who are the creditors. The information may also be used for statistical analysis of corporate insolvencies. For further information on how a credit reference agency may use this data please see the Experian transparency notices on credit risk and compliance solutions at https://www.experian.co.uk/business-information/about

Financial Data includes bank account and payment card details and transaction data such as details about payments to and from you and other details of services you have purchased from us.

Technical Data includes internet protocol (IP) address, your login data, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system, on the devices you use to access our ordering and delivering mechanisms.

Usage Data includes information about how you use our website and services.

We do not collect any Special Categories of Personal Data about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data).

There are circumstances where the law allows us to disclose data without the data subject’s consent, on the basis that: the individual has already made the information public, and that it falls within the legitimate interests.

We regard the lawful and correct treatment of personal information to be of vital importance to our business and maintaining the confidence of those with whom we deal. For further information on how your personal data is used, and your rights of access, please email greg@connelldata.co.uk providing your name and contact details, and we will call you back.

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What are my rights if I object to any of the information held by InfolinkGazette ?

We respect the rights of data subject’s, and this section explains your rights and what you can do about it if you object to any of the data we hold:

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Transfers

We do not transfer your personal data outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and the UK and its Crown Dependencies.

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Customer & Vendor Data

We will never share our Customer, or Supplier personal data with any other company for marketing purposes.

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Data Protection Registration

Registration number:
Z1281030

Date registered:
21 April 2008

Data controller:
Connell Data Ltd

Address:
173 The Circle
Queen Elizabeth Street
London
SE1 2JL

Other names:
InfolinkGazette
Webchecker
Webstrike

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