The information given by us relating to the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is for information purposes only. It is not designed to be an exhaustive guide to the requirements of the GDPR. It is your responsibility to ensure that you comply with the provisions of the GDPR and related legislation. Each company’s responsibilities relating to the GDPR will vary depending on individual circumstances; accordingly we will not be liable to you for your reliance on information provided in relation to the GDPR.

You warrant, represent, and undertake to us that Personal Data shall comply with the GDPR in all respects including, but not limited to, its collection, holding, and processing.

You shall be liable for, and shall indemnify (and keep indemnified) us in respect of any and all action, proceeding, liability, cost, claim, loss, expense (including reasonable legal fees and payments on a solicitor and client basis), or demand suffered or incurred by, awarded against, or agreed to be paid by, us and any of our Sub-Processors arising directly or in connection with:

  • any non-compliance by you with the GDPR or other applicable legislation;
  • any Personal Data processing carried out by us and any of our Sub-Processors in accordance with instructions given by you that infringe the GDPR or other applicable legislation.

Data storage

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.

Data breach

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.

Data retention

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.

GDPR preparations

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