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© 2020 Penarth Management Limited |  Terms and Conditions  |   Privacy Policy

Why NOT to use a template for your website privacy policy



Have you updated your privacy policy in 2018?

(If not, you definitely need to put that on your 'to do' list with some urgency!)

​Cardiff based estate agents James Douglas did - and they came to us to help with putting a watertight, legal policy in place.

When GDPR became a legal requirement earlier this year we saw a flurry of companies hurrying to get updated privacy policies in place on their websites before the deadline. And a lot of people went down the route of using a free template - or purchasing one, often with a hefty price tag.

But using a template (free or otherwise) simply doesn't work when it comes to GDPR.

Because without understanding the process (defining the context, interested parties and process mapping the activities) you won’t be able to identify how the privacy policy should be applied within your own business.  ​ That’s what we did for James Douglas. Marketing Manager Celyn Evans says, "GDPR felt like a daunting task to begin with; however, once we spoke to Jodie Read from Penarth and put a plan in place, it became manageable and achievable. Jodie was brilliant at engaging staff and teasing information out of the managers, so that we understood our business model better. After this, revising the privacy policy was pain-free." 

"Jodie was brilliant at engaging staff and teasing information out of the managers, so that we understood our business model better. After this, revising the privacy policy was pain-free." Celyn Evans, Marketing Manager at James Douglas

We helped their team to understand the process so that they could develop privacy policies for each of the businesses within the Seraph Group, using James Douglas' policy as a worked example.

"Jodie came to our office for a full day of data-mapping exercises and she made the entire process fun. We were able to explore how GDPR fitted into our company and what areas we needed to address to remain compliant," Celyn explains.

"It was a great opportunity to look at the business from a different perspective, whilst combating the more serious changes in legislation of GDPR."

If you'd like to find out more about how Penarth Management Limited can help your organisation to become GDPR compliant, please contact us at info@penarth.co.uk or on 029 2070 3328. ​