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Security and Confidentiality

Strict Policies and Procedures to Protect Client Data at Every Stage of the Process

We Take Confidentiality Very Seriously

We take client confidentiality very seriously and have well-established procedures and policies in place to ensure security and confidentiality at all times. We are aware of the stringent requirements of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) 2018 and have taken steps to ensure ongoing compliance.

All Typed Up maintains a highly secure online platform to which clients can upload information and audio, video or media files around the clock. It's really, really secure. We don't expect you to take our word for it, so here are the facts:-

  • Files are automatically encrypted during upload.
  • It is a cloud-based transcription workflow system with hardware firewall as a first line of defence.
  • The firewall operates independently of its server, contains its own OS and offers packet inspection, port blocking, and more.
  • It provides a HTTPS secure web interface with 256-bit SSL in order to encrypt online transactions and prevent phishing attacks.
  • The server is housed in a secure location with limited access, motion detecting cameras, and earthquake-proof walls.
  • The platform allows for secure encrypted password access and password-protected client downloads for all completed transcripts.

All client files are transferred to team members via our secure workflow system. This is usually limited to client files and instructions and is always excluding the client’s personal details.

Still have questions? Please ask away. We are happy to provide even more detail.

All team members are required to sign detailed non-disclosure agreements before undertaking any work, as well as contracts signifying their awareness of and agreement to all of All Typed Up’s security, data protection and privacy policies.

Such agreements are binding in terms of confidentiality, but also set out in detail how team members are to access client files as well as the minimum levels of security required on any devices used for client work.

The agreement, the data protection policy, the privacy policy and NDA contracts are updated as required and re-issued to all team members on a 12-monthly basis.

Client files are stored on our secure, online workflow system for the life cycle of the project and remain on our system for a maximum of forty-five days following project completion, after which time files are automatically and permanently destroyed. Any files downloaded to local servers remain there for the life cycle of the project and remain on the system for a maximum of forty-eight hours, after which time files are permanently destroyed. Clients may request that completed transcripts are retained for a shorter or longer period of time, and file archival services are also available. We can secure individual files with password protection for additional security and we are happy to sign or arrange any bespoke client confidentiality documents on request.

All activity undertaken on our secure client workflow system is fully auditable by All Typed Up. Access to data is strictly controlled through the access-level management processes built into the software, as well as by password protection. Transcriber, QA and administrative activity is captured at every stage of the process, providing a complete audit trail so it is possible to accurately trace access to all documentation to the fullest extent.

The Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 provides for the protection of copyright subsisting in original works, which automatically belongs to the creator of the work. We confirm we recognise this and will not infringe the copyright of clients or other third parties.

We are also compliant with the Information Commissioner’s Office (UK) which promotes data privacy.

We're here to help. If you have any concerns about confidentiality, please give us a call. We are happy to talk you through any of our confidentiality policies in more detail.

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