GDPR Brexit

GDPR

In order to comply with GDPR and in the interest of best practice, we have undertaken the following steps:
  • Updated consent via re-permission campaign to meet high GDPR standards.
  • Updated and amended our terms and conditions, customer agreements and privacy statements to bring them in line with the GDPR legislation.
  • Ensured that correct and appropriate contractual terms are in place with data processors which support the principles of GDPR including international data transfers.
  • Updated our internal policies and practices to respond to GDPR requirements.
  • Continuing to invest in our products, services and staff training.

Security standards, certifications and third party audits

Protecting our customers privacy and securely managing your data is a high priority for us. Texthelp is certified to  ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 27001:2013. We have multiple technical and organisational measures in place to maintain a high level of information security compliance.

All data that is stored by Texthelp, and classified as Customer/Personal Information, is stored in compliance with the following guidelines:
  • Encrypted at Rest
  • Encrypted in Transit using SSL Encryption
  • All Access to the information is Logged
  • Access protected by two factor authentication
  • All data must be stored in an ISO 27001 or equally secure facility
  • All data must be backed up regularly and securely
  • All data should be recorded in the data security management system
  • Any relevant data security contracts that have been entered into between Texthelp and a Customer must be recorded in the Data Security Management System
**No customer or private data will be transported using physical media**

All data stored by Texthelp is stored according to our Information Security Policy.

All above comply with data protection requirements and GDPR legislation.

Data processing

At Texthelp, we are committed to safeguarding and preserving the privacy of our customers, product users and website visitors. Our Product Privacy Policy explains what happens to any personal data that you provide to us or that we collect from you while you use our software or visit our site. Texthelp have signed the Student Data Pledge , and implement COPPA compliant data policies. All data stored by Texthelp is stored according to our Information Security Policy.

We already have strong Data & Privacy Policies, and we regularly revise them to meet the requirements of ISO 27001 accreditation. Texthelp recognize that the GDPR will help us move towards the highest standards of operations in protecting customer data.

International Data Transfers 

Data is stored with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and meets the EU-US Privacy Shield framework adopted by the European Commission. This complies with data protection requirements and GDPR legislation when transferring data outside of the EU.

Staff training

Texthelp provides opportunities for staff to explore Data Protection and GDPR issues through training, team meetings, and supervisions. All staff are required to sign an electronic form signifying that they have read, understood and accept Texthelp’s Information Security policies.

UK withdrawal from European Union (Brexit)

On 29th March 2019 The UK is scheduled to leave the European Union.  Currently the UK government and EU Commission are working to achieve an agreement that will outline the future trading relationships between the two entities. However, there is the possibility of the UK leaving without a deal being agreed prior to the 29th March 2019. 
At Texthelp we understand that, in a no-deal scenario, our customers (both inside and outside the EU) may have concerns around the availability of the products and/or services they licence from us. 

This notice is designed to address any concerns our Customers may have regarding the possible implications of a ‘no-deal Brexit’

For Customers/Partners in the UK

Texthelp do not have a supply chain that originates or has links inside the European Union in the manufacture or delivery of any of its products or services. Therefore, we do not anticipate disruption to our supply chains for customers in the UK.

For Customers/Partners in the EU

Our analysis to date indicates that the delivery of products and services to customers and partners inside the European Union will not be affected by a no-deal Brexit. 

Potential impact of a ‘No-deal Brexit’ on General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

We do not anticipate any impact on GDPR compliance post Brexit. In the event of a no-deal Brexit the UK will become what the EU Commission’s GDPR terms a ‘third country’ and this will mean that, in dealing with Texthelp Ltd., the data of EU citizens will, post Brexit, be processed in a third country outside of the EU. The EU Commission has specified a number of third countries that it recognises as having an adequate level of data protection and where data can be transferred freely. The UK cannot be added to this list until it formally leaves the EU at the end of March. However, the UK government currently enforces GDPR and it is anticipated that the UK will be added to the list of countries with an adequate level of data protection post Brexit, in which case there should be no change necessary to current arrangements.

For further information on how we treat data subject information please see the Texthelp Products Privacy Policy and the Texthelp website Privacy Policy

If you have any further queries not addressed by this notice please contact us at info@texthelp.com