As per regulations becoming enforceable on 25th May 2018 The Handbook UK Limited will be compliant with GDPR. As part of this we will ensure that all personal contact information for EU contacts contained on The Handbook UK limited will be opt in and that opt in has been acquired within the last 6 months as stipulated, and we are therefore, on an ongoing basis, compliant with GDPR.
Contact information is gathered either via the public domain where contacts are listed as a person to contact in relation to project, or directly from the contact themselves. In the case of the latter we ask permission from the contact to add their information and contact details to The Handbook UK limited and be made available to our clients.
In addition, every 3 months we email all contacts on our database to remind them of this information we share on them and enable them to opt out or update their information. When responding the contacts are able to opt out of having any or all information held on the database.
While it is standard practice, clients are also advised to ensure they have an unsubscribe link in all emails.