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Data Protection Act


The Data Protection Act 1998 which replaced the 1984 Act received Royal assent on 16th July 1998 and came fully into force in 1999.

As with the 1984 Act, the Act gives legal rights to individuals (data subjects) in respect of personal data held about them. The Act gives effect in UK law to EC Directive 95/46/EC (the 'Directive).

Purpose of the Act

The Data Protection Act 1998 is designed to cover the collecting, storing, processing and distribution of personal data. It gives rights to individuals about whom information is recorded.

This applies to all individuals whether they are an employee, elected member or a member of the public. Each individual has the right to access personal data, prevent processing likely to cause damage or distress and prevent processing for the purposes of direct marketing.

They also have rights in relation to automated decision taking, to take action for compensation if they suffer damage by any contravention of the Act by the data controller, to rectify, block, erase or destroy inaccurate data and to make a request to the Data Protection Commissioner for an assessment to be made of the data controller if they feel that the Act has been contravened.

The Act places obligations on those who record and use personal data (data controllers). They must be open about the use of such personal data through Notification to the Information Commissioner website and they must follow sound and proper practices by applying the Data Protection Principles.

A copy of the Act can be viewed at Her Majesty's Stationery Office website.

Principles

There are eight principles put in place by the Data Protection Act 1998 to make sure that your information is handled properly.

They say that data must be:

* fairly and lawfully processed;
* processed for limited purposes;
* adequate, relevant and not excessive;
* accurate;
* not kept for longer than is necessary;
* processed in line with your rights;
* secure; and,
* not transferred to countries without adequate protection.

By law data controllers have to keep to these principles.

Ace Studio Designs and Data Protection

ACE Studio Designs take the security of your personal data very seriously. As such the information below is provided so as to set out our data protection policy.

ACE Studio Designs do not store any personal information about individuals who access this web site unless you voluntarily choose to give us your personal details via email, or by enquiring about or ordering any of our services. If you do provide any personal details willl not pass this informartion to anyone, unless specifically requested to do so by yourself and only after written confirmation to this effect has been received by us.

ACE Studio Designs will not pass any of your personal data to any outside organization (s) and/or individual (s), except with your express consent.

Cookies are not stored on your computer once you finish your browsing session and any session cookies are only used to provide vital functionality to the site. No cookies are used to collect any information relating to you.

Our website and all clients hosted by ACE Studio Designs websites will only monitor the IP addresses of visitors to assess which pages are the most popular. The monitoring of IP addresses is not linked to any personal data. All persons who visit the site will remain anonymous at all times.

All clients have a right to know about the personal information we hold about them. All clients also have a right to have the data that we hold corrected or deleted. If you want to find out about the information that we hold about you please we do make a charge of £17.50 per request.

Please click here to place your order. Alternatively please raise a support ticket by logging into your client area to place your order. We will then advise you how to proceed.

Once we have received your payment, your details will be sent within 30 working days of the funds clearing. Please ensure that you include details of the account you require information on (such as domain name, user name) and we will return the details to the account address.

Information Commissioner Reference No : Z1967244