HST, Data Protection and GDPR

HST Solutions (“HST”) is a provider of custom software development and cloud services such as VPS hosting and Managed Services.

Cloud and Managed Services:

Where HST provides cloud based or data storage type services, in those circumstances, it likely that the personal data of, for example your employees, end users or customers (in respect of which you are a controller), is being “processed” by HST.

With regard to your relationship with HST, you have two main obligations; (i) to have a contractual arrangement in place with your processor, and (ii) to be diligent about the robustness of the technical and organisational measures employed by you and your processor to protect personal data from accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration or unauthorised disclosure.

With regard to obligation (i), HST has pre-signed a Data Processing Addendum (“DPA”) to our standard terms and conditions, once you countersign, date it, and submit it to HST at the email address below, you will have a contract in place with your processor.

With regard to obligation (ii), the statement on our website outlines the technical and organisational measures employed by HST to manage the security of data, in the context of GDPR.

HST as Data Controller:

For enterprise customers, the vast majority are legal entities rather than individuals, as such the “personal data” HST collects is very limited. The only personal data we usually might hold is the personal email address and telephone numbers of individuals within your organisation, which we obtained from them for the purposes of communicating about the service, and billing for it. We are the controllers of that limited personal data, we keep it safe in accordance with GDPR, we only use it for legitimate purposes connected to the reason they gave it to us. HST is a data controller with regard to this information.
Our privacy statement, meets the GDPR requirements in terms of the information we are required to give about the personal data we collect, including what we use it for, and how long we hold it.

HST Solutions Limited
May 2018
All inquires and DPAs to info@HST.com