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Privacy StatementBladeSec IA Services, Ltd is committed to maintaining and safeguarding the privacy of our clients and website users. This statement sets out how we will manage your data and as a consequence, we think that it is slightly different. We may vary this from time-to-time:-
No part of this website requires registration to use. We do not collect information from this site nor do we conduct any analysis of log files except for detecting problems.
Our e-mail is hosted on in a G-Suite account configured in accordance with NCSC guidance. We have a variety of methods of ensuring that e-mail use is and remains secure. If your e-mail is PGP encrypted, the key is held locally on the recipient's corporate device and hence only the sender and recipient will have access to the e-mail content. BladeSec IA e-mail is configured properly, and if a mail server supports it, 100% of fake and spoofed e-mail will be rejected.
All computer storage media is replaced on a rolling three year cycle to minimise the risk of corruption.
One year after last contact with you, all electronic documentation will be securely, but non-destructively deleted in accordance with HMG IS5 for reuse in the same environment.
Electronic records that are required for evidential, insurance, statutory or regulatory requirements will be kept beyond this period, but will be maintained on the basis of being the "minimum" possible for a maximum of 7+1 years. (This means that it will remain accessible and auditable for the remainder of the current fiscal year plus a further seven years. Thus if our last contact with you is in July, 2020, we will hold all your information until July, 2021. At that point, we will remove your customer files. Items such as time-sheets, invoices, e-mail, etc., will be deleted by March 2029. This is calculated on the basis of the remainder of the current fiscal year, which takes us to March 2022, plus another seven years.)
Physical documents will be kept for 1+1 years after last contact. (This means that documents will be destroyed at the end of the fiscal year following the current one. Thus, if our last contact with you is July, 2020, the documents will be destroyed in March, 2022.) This is different to the way we handle your electronic documents.
Sometimes, as part of delivering a service to you, we may disclose material to a third party. It could be, for example, to engage in a specialist associate, for escrow or for a document to be quality assured. We will always attempt to confirm that you are content for this to happen, however, we will assume that by engaging with us, you are content to trust us to permit this on your behalf. We assert that we have taken, and continue to take appropriate statutory, organisational, procedural, technical and personnel measures to protect and manage your information when we do so. No data is sent outside of the UK when doing this.
Physical, paper documents are reduced to 2mm x 10mm particles before being recycled.
Please advise us of any corrections that you require.
BladeSec IA Services, Ltd. are a data controller registered with the UK Information Commissioner's Office. Our registration number is ZA349302.