What is the GDPR?
The General Data Protection Regulation is a set of regulations in the European Union on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA). It also addresses the export of personal data outside the EU and EEA. The GDPR aims primarily to give control to citizens and residents over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU.
How does this affect companies in the United States?
If you are marketing to, or have clients within the European Union, you will need to comply with the GDPR standards for those clients. These laws do not affect clients outside of the EU and EEA.
What information do I need to disclose for the GDPR laws?
You must disclose the type of data you are gathering, and what you use that data for. You'll also need to name all other companies that will have access to that data and provide a preferable method for the client to opt-out, or remove data from all parties. There are many examples of privacy policies available on the web.
What about emails?
The GDPR wants businesses that send emails to clients to have a record of the client's date of opt-in associated as proof of opt-in status. Also, the GDPR requests that all opt-in boxes, dropdowns, etc. are set to “no” by default. This will allow clients to manually consent to opt in to emails instead of by default. Please email our support team if you would like this to be changed. Also important is a clear way for clients to opt-out of emails, which can be a manual opt-out including an email address to request to no longer receive emails.
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