Data is stored securely in data centres managed by Rackspace in the UK. They are one of the leading Managed Security Service Providers in the world. Thousands of organisations, including global enterprises, use this company. Rackspace apply perimeter controls and these are unknown. No power critical systems are held in our offices. Rackspace data centres do have redundant connections to public utilities. Rackspace use standby generation facilities; they are not relevant for ResDiary offices. Fire/flood detection and suppression systems are employed in Rackspace centres, and in respect of ResDiary offices.
Backup and Security
In terms of security, access to security logs are strictly controlled within our development team, we follow advice from Microsoft as to when security patches should be applied, and we use Cloudflare to monitor for unauthorised intrusion attempts. Authorised support and sales executives have access to your diary; a smaller set of ResDiary staff have administrator access to our network and server infrastructure.
In the event of a data breach, the point of contact from ResDiary is the Chief Operating Officer, Mike Breewood, who is also our Data Protection Officer. He will invoke the data control procedure with the Chief Technical Officer, Colin Winning, as required. Then we will report the breach to the relevant supervisory authority within 72 hours of the organisation becoming aware of it. We will notify affected venues within 48 hours of becoming aware of the breach.
Please note that consent given does not last forever. Personal information will be retained for the purposes of making a booking and, if diners’ opt in, marketing. In the case of making a booking, personal data can only be used for a limited time, so you must ensure you have a retention policy in place. For the purposes of marketing, you should ensure you refresh opt-ins on a semi-regular basis.
You will need to:
- review the length of time you keep personal data.
- consider the purpose or purposes you hold the information for when deciding whether (and for how long) to retain it.
- securely delete information that is no longer needed for this purpose or these purposes.
- update, archive, or securely delete information if it goes out of date.
At ResDiary, we’ve agreed our data retention period will be 18 months. This means we will delete ResDiary profiles after 18 months of inactivity. We will be giving you the tools to create your own retention policy. Please note that your policy may be different from ours or other venues, depending on the type of venue you are.
Email opt in
To help you meet your new responsibilities, we are creating a new marketing preferences email that you should consider sending to your marketing list. If you send the email, and once people have responded to the suggested actions in the email, you will then have a sanitised database of people who have a genuine interest in interacting with your brand. We’re currently working on this, so watch out for pop ups in the diary and an email to let you know this communication is ready to be sent. We suggest that people who have not responded by 25th of May, or who have asked to unsubscribe, are removed from your mailing lists.
Any client who wishes ResDiary to action this on their behalf must inform us in writing. Please email GDPR@resdiary.com to do this. ResDiary will execute opt-outs on behalf of clients within ten working days.