What is the GDPR?
The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is a new EU regulation that replaces the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive. Its aim is to significantly improve the protection of citizens’ personal data. to strengthen the obligations of companies that collect or process personal data. It came into force on May 25, 2018, but incorporates many of the requirements of the 1995 Data Security and Confidentiality Directive. It also includes several new provisions to strengthen the rights of data subjects and to add harsher penalties for offenses.
Who does the GDPR apply to?
While current EU legislation (the 1995 Data Protection Directive) governs entities within the European Union, the territorial scope of the GDPR is much broader, in the sense that it also applies. to companies established outside the EU that:
a) sell their products to EU residents or
b) follow the behavior of individuals in the EU.
In other words, even if you are based outside the EU, from the moment you control or process data from EU citizens, you are concerned with the GDPR. Because all companies are different and the GDPR follows a risk-based approach to data protection, companies need to evaluate their own data collection and storage practices. They must also seek legal advice to ensure that their business practices comply with the GDPR. Let see how this regulation is respected by HOMYANDCOSY.COM.
Is HOMYANDCOSY.COM in compliance with the GDPR?
HOMYANDCOSY.COM complies with the GDPR. We collect very little data, only our newsletter subscribers from the Mailchimp service and the users who used the contact form to contact us.
How does HOMYANDCOSY.COM obtain user consent?
Each new subscriber to our newsletter receives a confirmation email that they must accept if they wish to appear on our list of subscribers. The data concerning the users of the contact form are only used to contact and respond to their request. They are the subject of no marketing treatment or registration to the newsletter.
What about the unsubscribe policy of the HOMYANDCOSY.COM newsletter?
In each newsletter sent by HOMYANDCOSY.COM a clearly visible unsubscribe link is displayed. Each user can choose to unsubscribe.
How is the personal data used by HOMYANDCOSY.COM protected? How are data leaks detected?
Access to user data is restricted both physically and electronically. No user password is required. All access to user data is logged and archived with all the details and these log files are regularly reviewed by our security team to identify any abnormal usage. Security notification procedures are in place to ensure that we meet our detailed reporting obligations in a timely manner in the event of a data breach.