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What is the GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) imposes strict controls on how all organisations collect and process personal data within the EU and/or the personal data of EU citizens.

The enforcement of the GDPR is overseen by the UK’s supervisory authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). It ensures that everyone is playing by the rules and that the rights of data subjects - the people whose data is being processed - are correctly protected.

Those individuals or businesses which determine the purposes and means of processing personal data are referred to as data controllers under the GDPR, whereas a data processor is responsible for processing data on behalf of the data controller.

The regulation outlines six key principles for organisations that process individuals’ personal information. These are that data shall be:

  • processed lawfully, fairly and transparently
  • collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes
  • adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary for processing
  • accurate and kept up to date
  • retained only for as long as necessary
  • processed in an appropriate manner to maintain security

APTIM-Solutions and the GDPR

We’re constantly improving the technical and organisational security measures we have in place to protect your data and are committed to being fully compliant with GDPR.

Here are some of the actions we've taken to ensure compliance with the GDPR: ### Awareness & accountability We have a company-wide commitment to compliance with the GDPR. Everyone working at APTIM-Solutions understands what their own responsibilities and those of the company are.


We have undertaken an extensive audit to clearly document what data we hold, where we hold it, where that data comes from and where it goes. This enables us to keep track of all data and helps us to make the right decisions when it comes to making sure that your data is always protected.


Our Privacy Policy details exactly how, why and where we may be processing your data, how long we hold it for and what you can do if you don’t think we're doing a great job.

By signing up to APTIM-Solutions, or any of our digital products, you are entering into an agreement which gives us a legitimate basis to process your data, in line with GDPR requirements. In other words, in order for you to benefit fully from using APTIM-Solutions and the Disruptive Futures Platform, we need to process some of your data.

However, in order to keep you up to date with helpful tips, events, exciting news and offers, we will need your explicit consent. We make sure it’s obvious where and how you can agree to this and you can unsubscribe from these updates at any time.

Your rights

Under the GDPR you have the right to see a full copy of any data we hold about you, and also the right to request that it is fully deleted from our system (although we may be required to keep some records to ensure that you are not contacted in future, or to comply with any legal obligations).

Contacting us

If you ever want to contact us about GDPR, data protection or to find out more about how we process your data, please feel free to drop an email to and somebody will get back to you as soon as possible.

Where can I learn more about GDPR?

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office website is a great resource for GDPR information: