GDPR and AcuPerfect Websites

You probably have seen a lot of emails over the past few weeks about the European Union’s new privacy law, GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), and may have wondered how it affects you or your website. Please read through this article to learn more about changes we’re making, and changes you may need to make related to GDPR.

The information in this email is intended to be educational, but should not be taken as legal advice. All businesses are unique – we encourage you to consult with an attorney about how you specifically should prepare for GDPR.

I’m in the US or Canada. Does GDPR affect me?

The GDPR applies to any business that collects the personal data of EU citizens, no matter where the business is located. However, it only applies if the EU citizen is located in the EU at the time the data is collected.

The majority of our website clients are local businesses that market only to their city and surrounding area. If you are not marketing to a wider audience than your local area, then you most likely do not need to make any changes for GDPR compliance.

If you offer a service intended for a wider market, such as online or over-the-phone consultations, or if you sell and ship products from your website to EU customers, then you may need to update your privacy policy and data collection methods to comply with GDPR.

What personal data does my AcuPerfect Website collect?

By default, your website with AcuPerfect Websites does not directly store personal user data on our server.

However, your website might be using third-party plugins or services that do collect personal data.

We install Google Analytics to track your website’s traffic and usage data. Google has rolled out specific GDPR controls for those that need to be in compliance. If you need access to your Google Analytics account to accept the Data Processing Terms or adjust Data Retention settings, let us know and we’ll point you in the right direction.

If you collect email addresses on your website through an opt-in form using a service such as MailChimp or Constant Contact, you will need to review the GDPR changes those services have made in order to be in compliance.

I want my AcuPerfect Website to be GDPR-Compliant. What do I need to do?

You can open a support ticket with us to help you make sure your website complies with GDPR.

We can help you post your GDPR-compliant Privacy Policy, and help you identify what technologies on your website can potentially collect personal data that is covered by GDPR.

What steps are Acupuncture Media Works & AcuPerfect Websites taking regarding GDPR?

We host websites for acupuncturists around the globe, so we are making changes on our end to be GDPR-compliant as a data collector. This includes updating our own privacy policy and changing our process of how we collect and use emails for marketing purposes.

 

If you have any questions about GDPR and your website, feel free to contact us.

Thank you,

The AcuPerfect Websites Team

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