Legal Processing of Data Connell Data T/A InfolinkGazette Customers

03/03/2021

Contents
About the Vendor
Introduction
What is Personal Data
Is InfolinkGazette affected by the GDPR
What Information does InfolinkGazette Provide to Data Subjects?
What are my rights if I object to any of the information held by InfolinkGazette?
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, 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 old-fashioned 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) 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, 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; 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 Information does InfolinkGazette Provide to Data Subjects?

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 about you, 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.

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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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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