The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an important piece of legislation that went into effect May 25th, 2018. According to eugdpr.org, “it is designed to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe, to protect and empower all EU citizens data privacy and to reshape the way organizations across the region approach data privacy.”
The goal is to give EU citizens, referred to as "data subjects", more control over their data by regulating the way companies store and process the personal data they collect. The GDPR will now apply to all companies processing data of data subjects living in the EU, whether the company is operating inside the EU or not.
Storm Products is fully committed to this new regulation and are taking every step to ensure compliance with the GDPR is being achieved.
- We save names, addresses and payment information in our accounting software whenever a customer makes an online purchase through our website.
- We collect names and email addresses of anyone who has voluntarily signed up for our newsletters. This info is saved within MailChimp and is not shared or used for anything other than email correspondence. If you choose to opt out of our newsletter cycle, the next time you receive one of our emails, simply click the unsubscribe link towards the bottom of the email.
- We also store names and email addresses in our website database whenever someone makes a comment on one of our Storm News articles.
- Additionally we use Google Analytics with our websites. This tool helps us to see how many visitors our websites receive, how long users stay, what kind of devices they are using to view the site, which pages are viewed the most and so on. Although we have access to these analytics, Google sends the data collected from users' devices anonymously. In other words, we know how our sites are being used, but not who the users are.
If you are a citizen of the EU and want to know what data we may have on file for you, please contact us at the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information regarding the GDPR, please see the GDPR FAQ.