Unless you have been living under a rock you must be aware of the GDPR which comes into enforcement on the 25th May 2018.
The GDPR gives citizens greater rights over their personal data. It gives them the right to choose to submit their details, access their details and be deleted from systems.
Businesses that don’t comply with the GDPR are liable for some pretty hefty fines.
What Type of Data is Relevant?
Basically if you are collecting names, email addresses or telephone numbers you must comply with the GDPR.
If you have a contact form on your website, a newsletter sign-up form or an eCommerce site you have to comply.
What Do I Have To Do?
If you have any kind of form on your website you must give users the option to submit their details.
The best way to do this is to add a required field box to your forms. Users have to read your policy statement, get access to your updated policy page and manually tick a box to submit their details.
Your website should have an easily accessible policy page. This page must state how data is stored and for how long it is stored.
Under the GDPR users have the right to see what information you have stored about them and they also have the right to ask you to delete it.
If you need any help with the GDPR give us a shout we’d be happy to help. For more info about the GDPR https://carawebs.com/gdpr-compliance/