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Updates to Privacy Statement - webnetics - 19-05-18

Dear Valued Customer,

Updates to Privacy Statement

We would like to inform you that we have updated the Webnetics Privacy Statement. The Privacy Statement governs our use of your data in relation to Webnetics products, marketing communications, support and services. Some of the updates we made address the new requirements in the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) as to how we process EU personal data.

We strongly encourage you to review the Privacy Statement to further understand how your data is collected, shared and used by Webnetics. Your continued use of Webnetics products and services acknowledges your acceptance of the updated Privacy Statement.

What is GDPR?

We would like to draw your attention towards one of the biggest regulatory changes that will soon be upon us - the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Announced earlier in December 2015 by the EU commission, the GDPR will come into effect on May 25, 2018 and businesses all over the world have been gearing up for the big change.

Below is a summary of the GDPR and changes we expect to see when the law comes into effect.

GDPR is short for the General Data Protection Regulation. The law was passed by European lawmakers to create a harmonized data privacy law across EU member states. Its purpose is to: 

1.Support privacy as a fundamental human right 
2.Require companies that handle personal data to be accountable for managing that data appropriately; and give individuals rights over how their personal data is processed or otherwise used 

How does GDPR impact you?

Individuals, companies, or businesses that have a presence in the EU or, if no presence, offer goods or services to, or monitor the behaviour of, individuals in the EU need to comply with this law.

What do you need to do differently to comply with GDPR?

If the GDPR applies to you, there are various obligations you will need to comply with in order to continue doing business with your customers from the EU. Luckily, not all of these obligations are new, so you should be complying with some of them already.

What kind of Consent is required under the GDPR? 

The GDPR requires explicit, granular, documented consent from our customers. 

What is Webnetics doing to comply with the GDPR?

The protection of our customer’s personal data is of utmost importance to us and we are committed to achieving compliance by May 25, 2018. We have classified our plan in 3 broad categories:

1.Privacy Statement
2.WHOIS Changes
3.Cookie Consent 

Other changes

You may be aware that there is likely to be further change in the near future about the way in which you can send marketing communication to our customers or your customers in the EU. The rules contained in the EU Directive on Privacy and Electronic Communications is under review and we are expecting a new ePrivacy Regulation to be finalized soon.
Once these new rules are finalized, we will be reviewing our forms and features again to provide our partners with the necessary tools to help with achieving compliance.