Effective Date: 01/05/2018
GDPR - What is it and what it means to our clients?
What is the GDPR?
The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will supersede the UK Data Protection Act 1998 on the 25th of May 2018. The new law is wide-reaching in scope and expands the rights of individuals to control how their personal information is collected and processed. It also places a range of new obligations on organisations to be more accountable for data protection.
Who does the GDPR apply to?
The GDPR applies to all EU organisations that collect, store or process the personal data of individuals residing in the EU, including non-EU citizens.
Organisations based outside the EU that offer goods or services to EU residents, monitor their behaviour or process their personal data will also be subject to the GDPR.
The GDPR provides the following rights for individuals:
The right to be informed
The right of access
The right to rectification
The right to erasure
The right to restrict processing
The right to data portability
The right to object
Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling.
What is Kent Wills and Trusts doing?
We are working on a number of projects to achieve compliance with the GDPR that will ensure our customers’ data is fully protected and all relevant safeguards are in place.
Our current projects include:
Updating our Terms and Conditions to reflect changes brought in by the GDPR
Updating our Privacy Statement to ensure that our customers know exactly what we do with their data
Minimising the amount of customer personal data that we collect and use
Reviewing our usage of personal data
Ensuring that the personal data we do hold is accurate and kept up to date
Ensuring that personal data is stored securely and that all relevant safeguards are in place
Reviewing the way we obtain marketing consents to ensure compliance with the “opt-in” principle contained in the GDPR
Reviewing all data processing agreements in place with our partners and suppliers to certify that third-party processes are compliant with the GDPR
What happens next?
You will not notice any difference to the service you receive from Kent Wills and Trusts. We are simply making sure that we are fully compliant with the GDPR by the 25th May 2018. If you have any specific queries, please contact us at alternatively you can call us on 01795 557597
You must be 18 years old or the age of majority in your jurisdiction in order to use our website. If you are under 18 years old or the age of majority in your jurisdiction, then you may only use our website with your parent or legal guardian’s permission. You are not permitted to use our website if you are under 13 years old.
Collection of Personal Information
Generally, you can visit our website without giving us your personal information or registering for an account. There are times, however, when Kent Wills may gather information from you in order to offer you certain features or to communicate with you more effectively as set forth in the “Use of Personal Information” section. The personal information we may collect from you includes, without limitation, your name, email address, postal address, phone number.
Cookies and Other Technologies
Cookie Function Cookie Purposes Analytics and research
These cookies collect information about how visitors use our websites, including which pages visitors frequent most and if they receive error messages from certain pages. These cookies do not collect information that individually identifies a visitor. All information collected is aggregated and anonymous. It is only used to improve how our websites function and perform.
These cookies allow us to remember information you have entered or choices you make (such as your username, language, or your region) and provide enhanced, more personalised features. These cookies also enable you to optimise your use of our services after logging in. These cookies can also be used to remember changes you have made to text size, fonts and other parts of web pages that you can customise.
We use local shared objects, also known as flash cookies, to store your preferences or display content based upon what you view on our website to personalise your visit.
Targeted Advertising and Third Party Cookies
Third parties, with whom we partner with to provide certain features on our website or to display advertising based upon your web browsing activity, use flash cookies to collect and store information. Flash cookies are different from browser cookies because of the amount of, type of, and how data is stored. To learn more about these and their opt-out instructions click-through the links below:
Use of Personal Information
Sharing of Personal Information
Kent Wills may share your personal information with our subsidiaries, service providers and suppliers acting on Kent Wills behalf. We may also share your personal information to third parties for purposes that you have specifically permitted or when you have posted such information to our blogs, message boards, or other social media environments. Kent Wills may also share or disclose your personal information in the following situations: if Kent Wills has a good-faith belief that disclosure is necessary to respond to a judicial action, government inquiry or is otherwise ordered by law or legal process; to prevent imminent physical harm or financial loss to us, our employees, or the public generally; to prevent or report suspected illegal activity; to protect anyone’s rights, property, or safety; or enforce any of our terms and conditions; with other business entities should we plan to merge with or be acquired by that business entity or in connection with a partial or total sale of assets, bankruptcy, or another corporate change.
Security of Personal Information
From time to time we may send you email messages about our products, services, and general updates.
If you no longer wish to receive these communications, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each communication or you may contact us at email@example.com.
Accuracy and Access
Kent Wills wants to maintain the accuracy of your information. If you need to update your information or correct it, you may do so by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will make reasonable efforts to incorporate the changes as soon as possible. Where allowed by law, you may request access to the personal information we hold about you by sending an email to email@example.com. We will process that request in line with any local laws and our policies and procedures in place for dealing with such requests. Please note that before we are able to provide you with any information or correct any inaccuracies we may contact you to ask you to verify your identity and to provide other additional details to help us to respond to your request. We will only use this information in order to process your request.
Kent Wills does not intentionally collect personal information from children under the age of 13 and this website is not directed to children under 13 years of age. If we discover that a child has provided us with personal information online, we will take reasonable steps to delete this information. If you believe we may have accidentally received personal information from a child under the age of 13, please immediately contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Third Party Links
If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, you are invited to contact us at or you may write to us by post.
Kent Wills and Trusts
102 Peregrine Drive