The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 24 May 2016 and will apply from 25 May 2018.

FBI Consultancy Ltd is committed to full data protection compliance laws, rules and regulations. We are registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ico) and hold a Certificate of Registration with them.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018


 As of May 2018, FBI Consultancy Ltd will be compliant with GDPR. This means we honour the rights of the individual whose data we hold.


· Lawfulness, fairness and transparency – FBI Consultancy Ltd is fully lawful, fair and transparent to the holding of personal data, how we process it and how it flows. Data is treated confidentially and is not shared or sold to third parties.

· Consent – When obtaining data from new or existing clients, FBI Consultancy Ltd request consent clearly. There is a consent to managing the LinkedIn accounts and joining groups on the FBI Consultancy Ltd questionnaire, which the client ticks the boxes and signs themselves.

· The right to be informed – The individual is informed at the time of data collection that their data is being collected with their permission. It is being processed to form the service offered by FBI Consultancy Ltd. The data stays with FBI Consultancy Ltd during the contract period and service provision.

· Right of access to personal data – Any individual whose data we hold has the right to access their data free of charge.

· Right of rectification of data – Any individual whose data we hold has the right to have their data rectified if it is inaccurate or incomplete.

· Right of erasure of data – an individual whose data we hold has the right of erasure of the data if:

o   it is no longer necessary in relation to the purpose for which it was originally collected/processed;

o   the individual withdraws consent;

o   the individual objects to the processing and there is no overriding legitimate interest for continuing the processing;

o   it was unlawfully processed;

o   it has to be erased in order to comply with a legal obligation.

FBI Consultancy Ltd can refuse to comply with a request of erasure:

· when we exercise the right to freedom of expression and information;

· to comply with a legal obligation;

· the exercise of defence or legal claims.

· Right to restrict processing – Any individual whose data we hold has the right to block or restrict the processing of personal data in the following circumstances:

o   where an individual contests the accuracy of the personal data, FBI Consultancy Ltd will restrict the processing until the client has verified the accuracy of the personal data;

o   where an individual has objected to the processing and you are considering whether your business’s legitimate grounds override those of the individual;

o   when processing is unlawful, and the individual opposes erasure and requests restriction instead;

o   if FBI Consultancy Ltd longer needs the personal data but the individual requires the data to be retained to allow them to establish, exercise or defend a legal claim.

· Right to object to the processing of data – Any individual whose data we hold has the right to object to the processing of data. Individuals have the right to object to any processing undertaken for the purposes of direct marketing (including profiling). FBI Consultancy Ltd will stop processing for direct marketing as soon as we receive an objection.

· Right of data portability – Any individual whose data we hold has the right to obtain and reuse their personal data provided to us.

· Accountability of data protection – FBI Consultancy Ltd already fulfil all requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998.

The Personal Information We Collect From Our Business Contacts In running and maintaining our website we may collect and process the following data about you:

i. Information about your use of our site including details of your visits such as pages viewed and the resources that you access. Such information includes traffic data, location data and other communication data.

ii. Information provided voluntarily by you. For example, when you register for information or make a purchase.

iii. Information that you provide when you communicate with us by any means.

When you register with FBI Consultancy Ltd LinkedIn consultancy, or when seeking to gain new business on LinkedIn as either a LinkedIn connection or of another service we offer, we collect your personal information to activate your account. For example, we might request and collect your full name, business name, job title, type of business sector, county and country of residence, your email address and your user name and password. We may also collect email addresses of up to 10 of your close business interested associates who may be interested in hearing about our professional LinkedIn small business networking, corporate network and business social networking organisation.

We may also solicit and collect further information from you. This includes, but is not limited to, your hard mail address, telephone numbers, business contact, product and services information. We may also collect information from you for posting on our LinkedIn posts, groups, or blogs. Our LinkedIn experts may publish articles from a new LinkedIn business contact or from existing LinkedIn business contacts for inclusion in our FBI Consultancy Ltd LinkedIn business social networking outlets.

Our LinkedIn experts may also collect information from you or your personal and private business contacts when you personally request to join one of our business networking groups or when you respond to FBI Consultancy Ltd member questions and communications.

How We Use Your Personal Information

We use the information that we collect from you to provide our services to you. In addition to this, we may use the information for one or more of the following purposes:

i. To provide information to you that you request from us relating to our products or services.:

ii. To provide information to you relating to other products that may be of interest to you. Such additional information will only be provided where you have consented to receive such information.:

iii. To inform you of any changes to our website, LinkedIn privacy policy, LinkedIn terms, LinkedIn policies, LinkedIn security or services or goods and products.

If you have previously purchased LinkedIn goods or LinkedIn expert services from us we may provide to you details of similar goods or services, or other goods and services, that you may be interested in.

All of the personal information provided to FBI Consultancy Ltd is utilised to enable every new LinkedIn business contact and all existing LinkedIn business contacts to facilitate the business growth services of FBI Consultancy Ltd.

All business on LinkedIn information collected from FBI Consultancy Ltd enables the professionally-written content of LinkedIn profiles for use on for the end-user and their business.

FBI Consultancy Ltd use the personal information collated via our business social networking and contact networks to assist in the administration of your business contact account with us, and to personalise all our small business networking and corporate network services we provide to all our existing business contacts and every new LinkedIn expert.

FBI Consultancy Ltd will occasionally utilise our contact network to email every individual new LinkedIn business contact and all existing LinkedIn business contacts with specific promotions approved by the owners. We may also post these promotions on our forum and blogs.

We do not rent or sell personal information about our existing business contacts or their business social networking, business networking or corporate network activities. We may have to divulge LinkedIn business contact information, and or details to authorised third parties like online and merchant banking organisations to help to process your payments for Premier Membership upgrades and any business on LinkedIn advertising you choose to pay for on our website.

Every network contact utilising our contact networks are provided with personal online control mechanisms to allow or restrict your business contact information to other business contacts using our contact network.


Storing Your Personal Data

In operating our website, it may become necessary to transfer data that we collect from you to locations outside of the European Union for processing and storing. By providing your personal data to us, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We do our upmost to ensure that all reasonable steps are taken to make sure that your LinkedIn security and LinkedIn policies data is treated stored securely.

Unfortunately, the sending of information via the internet is not totally secure and on occasion such information can be intercepted. We cannot guarantee the LinkedIn privacy or security of data that you choose to send us electronically, sending such information is entirely at your own risk.

Disclosing Your Information

We will not disclose your personal information or any other LinkedIn terms or LinkedIn policies information to any other party, other than in accordance with this LinkedIn privacy policy and in the circumstances detailed below in our LinkedIn terms:

In the event that we sell any or all of our business to a buyer.

i. In the event we change our policy

ii. Where we are legally required by law to disclose your personal information.

iii. To further fraud protection and reduce the risk of fraud.

Control Of Your Information

FBI Consultancy Ltd and our LinkedIn experts advise every new business contact and all existing LinkedIn business contacts that you can personally control any personal information you wish to post on the website when looking for new business on LinkedIn.

Our LinkedIn expert manager points out that all existing business contacts and every new LinkedIn business contact can personally control which information is posted on your profile page if and when we implement this under the category of a new hyperlink for business on LinkedIn.

FBI Consultancy Ltd allows you to personally edit any, or all of your business contact, small business networking, corporate network and business social networking information on your profile page.
Every one of our business contacts can control and limit the email communications sent by the FBI Consultancy Ltd.

Etiquette on Business Social Media

All or any content business social media posted out on LinkedIn by FBI Consultancy Ltd, on behalf of the client will be under strict guidelines of professionalism.

Spam Policy

FBI Consultancy Ltd do not send spam to our clients from the data obtained, not do we send spam messages or content on behalf of the client on LinkedIn. We also expect those we do business with also refrain from seeking new business on LinkedIn from spamming and electronically harassing other business contacts.


FBI Consultancy Ltd has compiled a list of sensitivities under our LinkedIn terms and conditions. We expect every FBI Consultancy Ltd employee or business contact involved in our business social networking activities to ensure they remain sensitive and compliant and to ensure they do not violate our code of etiquette, LinkedIn privacy, LinkedIn terms, LinkedIn policies or LinkedIn security terms or any existing or future membership agreement.

Third Party Links

On occasion we include links to third parties on this website. Where we provide a link, it does not mean that we endorse or approve that site’s policy towards visitor privacy. You should review their privacy policy before sending them any personal data.

Important Information For Every One of Our Business Contacts

Given that all professional contact networks are organic by definition, FBI Consultancy Ltd informs every new LinkedIn business contact that all changes to the way our LinkedIn experts manage our LinkedIn privacy policy and how your contact network and business contacts information is utilised or shared will be posted on our website privacy policy holding page as privacy policy updates.

Personal Security

All online contact networks are open to abuse and can be compromised. Our FBI Consultancy Ltd advise every new LinkedIn business contact to be LinkedIn security conscious about any private or confidential information they post on LinkedIn.

Our security director strongly advises there is no such concept of 100% security, so you should never post any confidential or private information about you or your business anywhere online. He further advises you use ‘old fashioned common sense’ when you are presented with an opportunity which appears too good to be true.
FBI Consultancy Ltd never post confidential information on LinkedIn or elsewhere regarding any business client that we deal with.

Online Security

Although there is no such concept as 100% security, FBI Consultancy Ltd advise that, in relation to all of the FBI Consultancy Ltd online network contact activities, we will ensure that we seek to maximise security around any personal information you provide.

FBI Consultancy Ltd will ensure we utilise the most up to date online security technology and adhere to all online industry standard technologies to minimise the security risk for all of our business clients.

Security Disclaimer:

Given the open source nature of the Internet and social media platforms, we cannot ensure or provide any guarantees that any information provided by existing business contacts, or from any new business contact, will not be accessed, changed, forwarded to unauthorised people or entities, or otherwise compromised or destroyed by a security breach of our online website and business security measures.

Law Enforcement & Legal Enquiry Policy

FBI Consultancy Ltd operates an open access policy to all areas of our website, business social media activities, records and data for legitimate law enforcement and counter terrorist agencies.

Access to Information

In accordance with the UK Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2018, you have the right to access any information that we hold relating to you free of charge.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 24 May 2016 and will apply from 25 May 2018.

Information From The European Commission
Fundamental rights
The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights stipulates that EU citizens have the right to protection of their personal data.

Protection of personal data

The new data protection package adopted in May 2016 aims at making Europe fit for the digital age. More than 90% of Europeans say they want the same data protection rights across the EU and regardless of where their data is processed.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Regulation (EU) 2016/679 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data.

The regulation is an essential step to strengthen citizens' fundamental rights in the digital age and facilitate business by simplifying rules for companies in the digital single market. A single law will also do away with the current fragmentation and costly administrative burdens.

The regulation came into force on 24 May 2016 and will apply from 25 May 2018.

The Police Directive
Directive (EU) 2016/680 on the protection of natural persons regarding processing of personal data connected with criminal offences or the execution of criminal penalties, and on the free movement of such data.

The directive protects citizens' fundamental right to data protection whenever personal data is used by criminal law enforcement authorities. It will in particular ensure that the personal data of victims, witnesses, and suspects of crime are duly protected and will facilitate cross-border cooperation in the fight against crime and terrorism.

The directive entered into force on 5 May 2016 and EU countries have to transpose it into their national law by 6 May 2018.

National data protection authorities

EU countries have set up national bodies responsible for protecting personal data in accordance with Article 8(3) of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU.

Overview of national data protection authorities
European Data Protection Board
The EU’s national supervisory authorities are currently working together in the framework of the Article 29 Working Party. The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) and the Commission are also members. As of 25 May 2018, the Article 29 Working Party will be replaced by the European Data Protection Board (EDPB). The EDPB has the status of an EU body with legal personality and is provided with an independent secretariat.

The EDPB has extensive powers to determine disputes between national supervisory authorities, to give advice and guidance on key concepts of the GDPR and Police Directive.

Data Protection in the EU Institutions and Bodies


Regulation 45/2001 sets forth the rules applicable to the processing of personal data by EU institutions and bodies. On 10 January 2017, the Commission put forward a proposal to amend those rules to bring them in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

European Data Protection Supervisor

The regulation on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by EU institutions established a European data protection supervisor (EDPS)The EDPS is an independent EU body responsible for monitoring the application of data protection rules within European Institutions and for investigating complaints.

Data Protection Officer in the European Commission

The European Commission has appointed a Data Protection Officer who is responsible for monitoring and the application of data protection rules in the European Commission. The data protection officer independently ensures the internal application of data protection rules in cooperation with the European data protection supervisor.