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Is your website GDPR complient?

What is GDPR?

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is a new legislation which came into force on the 25th of May 2018.

It’s a legislation which focuses on the way in which private data belonging to EU citizens is collected, stored and distributed. This applies to all companies across the world who appeal or work with EU citizens. It doesn’t matter where you are located in the world, if you’re dealing with EU citizens, you need to comply to GDPR.

It’s a non-negotiable regulation. For those who do not follow the regulation, they will face hefty fines if caught or reported.

Why has it been introduced?

GDPR focusses on giving control back to consumers. It’s important for people to have more control over their personal data, and to know exactly how companies are using that data IF they’ve allowed a business to use or store their private data.

This is where websites come into the equation…

How will my website be affected?

Websites sometimes require information or permission to use private data from customers/users. With GDPR coming into play, gathering data is not as easy as it used to be. Now you must give users complete control over their data, and offer clear, optional and understandable opt-in or out directives.

Data can be aquired from various ways through your website; from a simple contact form collecting a name, email address and telephone number to your ecommerce store collecting custoemrs home addresses and billing details.

How can we help?

By adding GDPR complient information to your website within your privacy policy page this can cover your back. We will also add a tick box to agree to the terms and conditions for storing the customers personal data. Any mailing lists or checkouts also have to be altered to comply.

Get in touch if you have any questions, call us on 01530 417319 or email enquiries@ashbywebdesign.co.uk. We will charge only for the time it takes to make your website complient and will give you a cost estimate before-hand.

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