Security

We appreciate that security is a concern for adopters of Golden Records Cloud, and we try and address the most common concerns below:

Your data is stored on Microsoft Azure.  Azure uses industry-standard protocols to encrypt data as it travels between devices and Microsoft datacenters, and crosses within datacenters. Azure complies with both international and industry-specific compliance standards. Customers maintain full ownership of their data. Microsoft has adopted the world’s first code of practice for cloud privacy, ISO/IEC 27018.  Data is hosted in a UK datacenter.

The cloud database is encrypted, and is backed up continuously.  Data transmitted to the cloud is transmitted encrypted. The local database is also encrypted.

You control access to the data.  Members have to be authorised by the club, and that authorisation can be revoked.  Each member can see only the records that belong to them, they cannot see any other records.

Access to Golden Records Cloud is password controlled. This protects data on the PC or laptop from unauthorised access. It also means that access for members cannot be granted without authorisation.

In May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force.  This gives new rights to users as to how their personal data is used, it also places greater responsibility on businesses to protect data.  Our privacy policy gives details of how we process personal data.