10 July 2020

Overall rating

Your overall rating was green.

  • 8: Yes
  • 1: No
  • 0: In part

RED: not in place


Do you know if you are obliged to pay a data protection fee?

Every business that processes personal information is required to pay a data protection fee to the ICO, unless they’re exempt. Not paying when you should may result in a fine of up to £4,000.

If you hold and process personal information (including names and addresses) on any electronic device, you may need to pay.

You can find out more here:

GREEN: in place


Do you have a record of what personal data you hold? Do you know what you use it for?

Do people know you have their personal data and understand how you use it?

Do you only collect the personal data you need?

Do you only keep personal data for as long as it is needed?

Do you keep personal data accurate and up to date?

Do you keep personal data secure?

Do you have a way for people to exercise their rights regarding the personal data you hold about them?

Do you and your staff (if you have any) know your data protection responsibilities?


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