Do you know who owns your data?
Our subscribers join Neighbourhood Alert (or a localised version) through various means including your local police authority, Action Fraud or Neighbourhood Watch so you may not be aware the system is owned and powered by VISAV Ltd.
As a subscriber to Neighbourhood Alert, VISAV Ltd own your data - which is a good thing because unlike, for example, Facebook, Instagram and What’s App communication Apps which are owned by USA conglomerates, VISAV Ltd is a small British company based in the heart of Sherwood, Nottingham and trusted by the 40 plus police and other government bodies that send out regular Alert messages to our 950,000+ subscribers* (our recent survey shows 80% of our subscribers agree that our system is secure and 77% agree their data is safe with us).
For the benefit of our remaining survey respondents who were undecided, please note that whilst we own your data, we can’t actually do anything with it under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). We are proud to have never had a data breach in our eighteen years of operating. Furthermore, our Police data processing agreements ensure we offer the safest system for storing data. We have accreditations backed by the government and your data does not bounce through foreign soil! Every bit of your data is encrypted when it is stored and again when it is backed up. So even if a hacker were to steal one of our servers (where your data is stored) it would be useless to them.
You can also see an overview of the data that we hold for you from within your Neighbourhood Alert account from the 'Use of your data' option when you are logged in.