Our Privacy Statement


GDPR Badge “the Company” means Eastway Distribution Ltd T/A Vehicle Management System (VMS)
“Company’s Privacy Policy Statement” means the Privacy Statement which sets forth the current privacy practices with regard to the information the Company collects when you or your computer interacts with the Site.

“the Content” means copyrighted material, trademarks, and other proprietary information, including, without limitation, text, software, photos and/or graphics contained in the Site.

“the Customer” means you or any other person or entity using the Service, or, in the case of “the Trade Customer”, means the customer or business named in the Vehicle Management System Trade User Application applying to receive the Service.

“the Materials” means the information stored on the Site including, inter alia, any report produced by the Company in providing the Service to a Customer whether in electronic or written form.

“the Service” means the product provided by the Company to the Customer and which includes a vehicle data check.

“the Site” means www.vms.ie

“the Terms” means the terms and conditions set out herein

1. Data Protection Principles

Vehicle Management System is committed to processing data in accordance with its responsibilities under the GDPR.

Article 5 of the GDPR requires that personal data shall be:

a. processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner in relation to individuals;

b. collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and not further processed in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes; further processing for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes shall not be considered to be incompatible with the initial purposes;

c. adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed;

d. accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date; every reasonable step must be taken to ensure that personal data that are inaccurate, having regard to the purposes for which they are processed, are erased or rectified without delay;

e. kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects for no longer than is

necessary for the purposes for which the personal data are processed; personal data may be stored for longer periods insofar as the personal data will be processed solely for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes subject to implementation of the appropriate technical and organisational measures required by the GDPR in order to safeguard the rights and freedoms of individuals; and

f. processed in a manner that ensures appropriate security of the personal data, including protection against unauthorised or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction or damage, using appropriate technical or organisational measures.”

2. General Provisions

a. This policy applies to all personal data processed by the VMS.ie.

b. The Responsible Person shall take responsibility for VMS.ie’s ongoing compliance with this policy.

c. This policy shall be reviewed at least annually.

d. Vehicle Management System (VMS) shall register with the Information Commissioner’s Office as an organisation that processes personal data.

3. Lawful, fair and transparent processing

a. To ensure its processing of data is lawful, fair and transparent, Vehicle Management System (VMS) shall maintain a Register of Systems.

b. The Register of Systems shall be reviewed at least annually.

c. Individuals have the right to access their personal data and any such requests made to Vehicle Management System (VMS) shall be dealt with in a timely manner.

4. Lawful purposes

a. All data processed by Vehicle Management System (VMS) must be done on one of the following lawful bases: consent, contract, legal obligation, vital interests, public task or legitimate interests.

b. Vehicle Management System (VMS) shall note the appropriate lawful basis in the Register of Systems.

c. Where consent is relied upon as a lawful basis for processing data, evidence of opt-in consent shall be kept with the personal data.

d. Where communications are sent to individuals based on their consent, the option for the individual to revoke their consent should be clearly available and systems should be in place to ensure such revocation is reflected accurately in the Vehicle Management System.

5. Data minimisation

Vehicle Management System (VMS) shall ensure that personal data are adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary in relation to the purposes for which they are processed.

6. Accuracy

a. Vehicle Management System (VMS) shall take reasonable steps to ensure personal data is accurate.

b. Where necessary for the lawful basis on which data is processed, steps shall be put in place to ensure that personal data is kept up to date.

7. Archiving / removal

a. To ensure that personal data is kept for no longer than necessary, Vehicle Management System (VMS) shall put in place an archiving policy for each area in which personal data is processed and review this process annually.

b. The archiving policy shall consider what data should/must be retained, for how long, and why.

8. Security

a. VMS shall ensure that personal data is stored securely using modern software that is kept-up-to-date.

b. Access to personal data shall be limited to personnel who need access and appropriate security should be in place to avoid unauthorised sharing of information.

c. When personal data is deleted this should be done safely such that the data is irrecoverable.

d. Appropriate backup and disaster recovery solutions shall be in place.

9. Breach

In the event of a breach of security leading to the accidental or unlawful destruction, loss, alteration, unauthorised disclosure of, or access to, personal data, VMS shall promptly assess the risk to people’s rights and freedoms and if appropriate report this breach to the relevant authorities.