Data Removal Requests

Your Data Removal Rights

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) introduces a right for individuals to have personal data erased.

The right to erasure is also known as ‘the right to be forgotten’.

The right is not absolute and only applies in certain circumstances.

There are two types of Data processed by Companies In The UK.  The removal criteria for each type of data is different.  You need to identify what data you want removed and apply separately.

1. Operation Data

This is the data we process in order to run the website well.  This includes your registration details if you registered on the website, the companies that you are monitoring and details like your email address we send company monitoring alerts to.  You consented to us collecting this data when you signed up to our website, or requested that we monitor a company.

You can remove this consent and we will delete this data.  To remove this consent, please use this Operational Data Removal Requests Form.

2. Commercial Data

This is the data about all the Companies in the UK, their financial status and the directors of the companies.

For the Commercial Data we claim the legal basis, in GDPR terms, for processing your data is our legitimate interest.  We balance our legitimate interest with an individuals interests.  If we feel that on balance, by processing an individuals personal data would cause unjustified harm we will stop processing the individuals data.  We record and document our decisions and you have the rights to object to our decisions.

Please note, we do not remove Company information from our website.  GDPR applies to an individuals rights, there are no corresponding rights for ‘non natural’ persons i.e. Limited Liability Companies.  We will reject requests to remove current active companies from our website.

If you request we remove your personally identifiable information from a Company on our website, we will replace your name with the text Name Redacted.  This will show that the individual has requested that their name be removed.  However, this will also serve as a warning to users of our website to question why a director of a company has requested that they don’t want people to know they are associated with the company.

If you still want to request removal of your personal data from our Commercial Data, then please use the Commercial Data Removal Request Form.

Once we have processed a request to remove Commercial Data from our website, we will not re add it, this is a one way process.