Get ready for the new European privacy legislation!

Get ready for the new European privacy legislation.

Herewith a short update on the AVG. We get a lot of questions about the new General Data Protection Regulation (AVG). We have therefore briefly listed all the points for SharpSpring. SharpSpring is fully GDPR compliant by the May 25 deadline and we want to make compliance easier for you as well.
Here are some resources to help you prepare for GDPR in advance:

Help Articles:

The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
How the GDPR Impacts SharpSpring and You
GDPR: Why It Matters & What We're Doing

To best serve partners and partners' customers, sharpspring is making sure they are fully GDPR-proof. SharpSpring is working on the following items:

Privacy Policy

SharpSpring feature enhancements
Privacy Shield Certification
Updated terms & license agreements
Data processing agreement

Privacy Policy

SharpSpring's updated privacy policy outlines what data is collected from customers and from third parties, how that data is processed and used, and how customer data and third-party data interact. Check out the new framework of SharpSpring's new policy soon. Reminder: The overall use of SharpSpring should be addressed in your privacy policy. In doing so, you should ensure that you disclose your use of cookies in a cookie notice on your website.

Resources

It's more important than ever to prove how customers got into your database and in what ways they interact with you. To help, there are some GDPR-friendly changes in the 'pipeline' for forms, landing pages and export tools. These updates include new options to collect and prove consent, as well as options for deleting data when consent is withdrawn.

Privacy Shield

As a SharpSpring customer with The Blue Hour, we also ask that you sign the new new terms and conditions in SharpSpring. These terms describe your obligations for importing, exporting and deleting personal data from SharpSpring. This must be signed into all accounts by May 25. So be alert!

Data Processing Agreement

There is also a Data Protection Agreement/Data Protection Act (DPA) for SharpSpring's EU partners (such as The Blue Hour). The Data Protection Agreement will evaluate the data management duties of both SharpSpring and SharpSpring's partners under GDPR. In this way, you can be assured that we handle our customers' data correctly.