Shift Learning are careful to comply with the Market Research Society Code of Conduct and the Data Protection Act, 1998 and are registered as data controllers with the Office of the Information Commissioner.
There are eight data protection Principles within the Data Protection Act and these form the fundamental basis of the legislation:
1 - Personal data shall be processed fairly and lawfully and, in particular, shall not be processed unless: - at least one of the conditions in Schedule 2* of the Act is met, and - in the case of sensitive personal data, at least one of the conditions in Schedule 3* is also met
2 -Personal data shall be obtained only for one or more specified and lawful purposes, and shall not be further processed in any manner incompatible with that purpose or other purposes
3 -Personal data shall be adequate, relevant and not excessive in relation to the purpose or purposes for which they are processed
4 -Personal data shall be accurate and, where necessary kept up to date (with every reasonable step being taken to ensure that data that are inaccurate or incomplete, having regard to the purpose(s) for which they were collected or for which they are being further processed, are erased or rectified)
5 -Personal data processed for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes
6 -Personal data shall be processed in accordance with the rights of data subjects under this Act
7 -Appropriate technical and organisational measures shall be taken against unauthorised or unlawful processing of personal data and against accidental loss or destruction of, or damage to, personal data
8 -Personal data shall not be transferred to a country or territory outside the European Economic Area unless that country or territory ensures an adequate level of protection for the rights and freedoms of data subjects in relation to the processing of personal data.
Forge Dynamic (an IT consultancy) have designed a secure network for all data to be hosted on, and regularly advise us on how best to keep our networks safe and secure. We take the responsibility of holding data extremely serious and are constantly keep up to date with new best practices in this area.
More details on the market research society guidelines for data protection can be found below.