What is the GDPR?

GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union. It also addresses the export of personal data outside the EU.

The result is the mutually agreed European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will come into force on May 25, 2018. It will change how businesses and public sector organisations can handle the information of their customers’ customers.

WHY IS THE GDPR IMPORTANT?

GDPR will apply to all members of the EU and EEA from May 25, 2018.

It will replace existing legislation regarding privacy in member countries currently subject to the EU Directive 95/46. You find many of the statutes in the GDPR in the current legislation, but the GDPR is more detailed and precise in certain areas, and takes into account the challenges in the rapidly evolving digital world, giving rise to privacy risks for data subjects.

GDPR is first of all demanding due to its detailed transparency requirements. Any company as well as other bodies that process personal data is also to a large extent required to document the processing, ensure the lawfulness of processing, document the existence of sufficient procedures, provide information on security measures and to ensure that sufficient data processing agreements are in place.

GDPR is important because it improves the protection of European data subjects’ rights and clarifies what companies that process personal data must do to safeguard these rights.

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WHAT WE HAVE DONE

It is important to understand that from our interpretation of GDPR, there is a grey area surrounding the word “compliance” to GDPR, as GDPR is by rights a set of regulations that can be viewed subjectively. We have followed all the necessary guidelines to ensure that Email Verify Limited will be as compliant as possible to the documented regulations before the May 25th, 2018 deadline.

We have been working on a plan for some time that will ensure our customers understand:

  • What data is collected and why
  • Make it easier for our customers to purge their personal data
  • Requiring consent for collection of user data
  • Everything included in our plan will be implemented by the May 25th, 2018 deadline
  • We are committed to collecting and storing all user data in accordance with GDPR policies and/or guidelines

In the interests of transparency, we welcome and encourage customer contact regarding GDPR – please submit a formal enquiry via our support portal – http://help.emailchecker.com. Our appointed data protection officer will review and respond to any questions or requirements you may have regarding data protection and GDPR. You may also submit a Data Access Request manually for our review.

Data Processing Agreement

Download our GDPR-compliant Data Processing Agreement, which has been pre-signed on behalf of Email Verify Limited.

To complete the DPA, you should fill in the “Data Controller” information on pages 1 and 2, and then sign on page 10. Send an electronic copy of the fully executed DPA to Email Verify Limited at gdpr-dpa@emailchecker.com.

HOW THIS AFFECTS YOU

Data Collection
Email Verify Limited collects and stores personal data from our customers that we determine as essential per our requirements for using our services, data we need to retain for legal reasons, and additional data that may be provided voluntarily.

We are committed to collecting and storing all user data in accordance with GDPR policies.

Third-Party Services
We are committed to holding all of our vendors that handle personal data accountable and they will be held to the same security and privacy policies that we hold ourselves

Cookies
Email Verify Limited may set and access cookies on your computer. We use these cookies to keep you logged into the service, understand user behaviour, and ensure service continuity from an end-user perspective.

All of the third-party vendors used by Email Verify Limited have committed to GDPR compliance by the deadline. These are documented in our Privacy Policy.

Website
During the signup process, European users will be prompted to accept Email Verify Limited use of cookies on the website and control panel(s). If you do not accept cookies, you may either be unable to register to use our services or potentially not be able to make use of all aspects or functionalities of our website or the control panel(s).

Data Storage
The data storage measures and active policies that we have documented internally and implemented are compliant with GDPR. We are committed to following any additional privacy and security measures required by the GDPR.

Purging Data
The data purging policies that we have implemented and documented internally are compliant with GDPR.

Data Breaches
Our company strives to be transparent about data breaches. We have committed to disclosing any client data breaches to our users promptly after they occur. To date, we have never experienced any such data breach.

Privacy Policy
Our Privacy Policy has been fully rewritten to cater for GDPR and to make it easier for our customers to understand. We are committed to ensuring that our customers know exactly what data is being collected and why we need it, how it’s being stored and secured, and how it can be removed if desired. Please review our Privacy Policy and also our Terms and Conditions for further complementary information.