General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Compliance Information & Resources
What is the GDPR?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation in the European Union (EU) designed to strengthen and unify privacy and personal data protections for all individuals within the EU.
Who does the GDPR affect?
The GDPR applies to organizations located within the EU, as well as organizations located outside of the EU that offer goods or services to, or monitor the behavior of, individuals within the EU. It applies to all companies processing and holding the personal data of individuals residing in the EU regardless of the company’s location. ‘Personal data’ is any information that can be used to directly or indirectly identify a person. It can be anything from a name, photo, email address or bank details to posts on social networking websites, medical information or a computer IP address.
BloggerLaunch & the GDPR
BloggerLaunch takes seriously personal data protection and the right to privacy online and welcomes this latest EU regulation to strengthen and unify these protections for individuals within their jurisdiction. BloggerLaunch has completed a thorough review of the legal and technical impacts of the GPDR to ensure compliance, and has made all required adjustments to our products, services, and documentation to ensure full compliance with the GDPR. This gives BloggerLaunch customers more control over their personal data and provides the necessary tools to protect the information of visitors to BloggerLaunch websites.
BloggerLaunch is fully compliant with GDPR requirements.
How does BloggerLaunch ensure full compliance with GDPR?
Google Blogger (BlogSpot), our platform provider has conducted a security audit to make sure all of our security measures and protocols are fully GDPR-compliant.
BloggerLaunch's organizational policies, especially our data security and data privacy policies, cover what is required by the GDPR. Staff is fully aware of the need for strong data security and privacy practices across the entire company. This is an ongoing process and a key factor to our success in this project.
BloggerLaunch is documenting and developing all operational procedures required to support an individual’s right to review any of their private data that we store, the right to be forgotten, etc.
We have updated all our data processing agreements in light of GDPR requirements.
The broader topic of data security is a long-term commitment rather than a one-off project. BloggerLaunch remains committed to data security and privacy and we will ensure that our customers are protected in an ever-changing landscape of regulation and real-world threats.
We have enabled the following new features:
- You can now easily create a Privacy page to enable you to communicate information about processing the personal data of your users in a clear and transparent way.
- Cookie notifications are fully customizable to fit the legal requirements of the relevant country or area.
- Your contact forms can now include convenient Opt-in notifications to collect consent from site visitors to process their form responses.
- The right of your users to be forgotten can be realized with the help of the Form responses tab in your site dashboard.
- By masking IP in SnowPlow, we can safely state that no personal information is being tracked.
How do I submit GDPR-related questions, concerns, or issues to BloggerLaunch?
If you have questions about BloggerLaunch and the GDPR, or wish to report a related issue, please contact BloggerLaunch by emailing us at email@example.com.
1. Our Commitment to Privacy
2. Information BloggerLaunch May Collect
There are a variety of situations in which BloggerLaunch may collect personal information, such as when you register as a customer; purchase one of our products; download updates or white papers; respond to a marketing campaign; place orders on our website; or when you’re working with an BloggerLaunch service representative. In each of those situations, BloggerLaunch only collects the personal information required to meet your needs. Depending on the circumstances, we may ask for your name, company name, Internet domain name, email address, or other pertinent information.
BloggerLaunch uses your information to provide you with the services you have requested and better service. We may use your information to ensure compatibility, to communicate back to you, to inform you of and update you on services and benefits, and to manage and renew your agreement(s). BloggerLaunch will keep your personal information for as long as you are a registered user of our product(s) and thereafter, for no longer than is reasonably necessary for internal reporting and reconciliation purposes and to provide you with any feedback or information that you might request or require.
We will not provide, sell, barter, or trade any information about you to/with any third parties, without your express permission, and above all, we will not sell this data to commercial users or make them available in any other form.
Whenever you visit the BloggerLaunch site, we may also automatically receive and record information in our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, your computer’s name, the type and version of your web browser, referrer addresses, and other generally-accepted log information. We may also record page views (hit counts) and other general statistical and tracking information.
This data enables us to become more familiar with which parts of the world visitors to our site come from, how often they visit, and which parts of the site they visit most often. We analyze this data for trends and statistics; we use them exclusively to help us better understand how our site is being used, to improve the value and user-friendliness of our website, and to detect any technical problems as early as possible.
Some pages on this site use “cookies,” which are small files that the site places on your hard drive for identification purposes. Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer’s hard disk which help our servers recognize your computer when you visit again, so that it is easier for you to navigate on our website and make the best use of your visit. You should note that cookies cannot read data off of your hard drive. Your web browser may allow you to be notified when you are receiving a cookie, giving you the choice to accept it or not.
4. Links to Other Websites
The Site may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave the Site, you should note that we do not have any control over the other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information that you provide while visiting such sites, and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
5. Questions or Concerns
If you have privacy-related questions that are not addressed here, please email us.