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General Data Protection Regulations - what does it mean fo you!

General Data Protection Regulations - what does it mean fo you!

We will be visiting this topic regularly over the next few newsletters as it is a big issue for businesses. We're not going to give you the full GDPR treatment here - you'll probably be receiving plenty of information on the new Data Protection Regulation from other emails. We're just going to deal with how it affects your website.

If you have a contact form on your website - you may well be affected.

  • You need to get permission from the user for the data you are collecting - for every purpose. So if you collect data for your own marketing purposes AND to pass onto third parties - these need to be separate tick boxes.
  • The consent must be 'explicit' - ie: no pre-ticked checkboxes…. And definitely no opt-out.
  • You must collect how the consent was given  - and how.
  • You must not use confusing language.
  • You must not bundle this consent information request with standard terms and conditions.

If you have more complex website data needs - such as a membership database we will be looking at this in a future article.

As ever - if you want more information please contact us - and if you have some specific GDPR questions we can put you in touch with IT security experts.

We will be attending a specialist event on GDPR in September being run by ADL Consulting called GDPR First Steps For Small Businesses, the event to open to small businesses.

Look out for more articles in the coming months designed to help you prepare for the regulations.

 

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