The EU GDPR is about to set a new standard when it comes to how companies store, use and protect EU citizens’ data. The legislation will take effect starting with May, 2018. 

Here at Advanced Web Ranking, we’re already working to prepare for GDPR, to make sure that we fulfill its obligations and maintain transparency when it comes to the customer data that we have access to. 

What is GDPR and why is it important? 

Short for General Data Protection Regulation, GDPR is primarily aiming to allow consumers have greater control over the data organisations hold on them. This also includes their right to say when it should be deleted or transferred to other parties. 

For businesses, the biggest challenge is allowing customers to exercise these rights.

Does it affect me? 

Yes, this is likely to happen. If you hold and / or process the data of any person in the EU, the GDPR will apply to you, regardless if you’re based in the EU or not. 

We value your privacy and want to be clear about the data we collect, how we use it and your rights to control that information, which is why we've made some updates

Because we believe all AWR customers have the right to these standards of protection, we are implementing the updates globally.

We’ve updated our Privacy Policy 

We have revamped our Privacy Policy to provide more details on how we process personal data from visitors to our websites, interactions with our customers, data submitted to our services by our subscribers or their end users, individuals registered to attend our marketing or corporate events, our customers’ personnel through our websites, interactions or communication with them.

You will find our updated Privacy Policy here with all the details about what information we collect, how we collect it and how it is used in relation to our services.

We added notes in our End User Licence Agreement (EULA)

In addition to GDPR-related changes, some of the notable changes we made to our EULA  include clarifying: our security commitments, our customers responsibilities and commitments to us when using our services, the mechanism for notifying our customers for misuse of our services and third party notices, updating our limitation of liability and indemnification provisions, our warranties for our services.

You may access and review our new EULA here.

We’re made updates to our cookie policy 

Changes were brought to our cookie policy, increasing the level of transparency when it comes to the information we collect when accessing pages from our site. 

We’re coordinating with our vendor and third party contracts

We’re reviewing and discussing with both our accredited vendor, 2Checkout (formerly Avangate B.V.) and our third party contractors about their GDPR plans and arranging GDPR-ready data processing agreements with them. All agreements will comply by May, 25th 2018

Do I need to do anything?

Nope. There's nothing in particular you need to do, besides agreeing with the updated Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. As an existing AWR Cloud customer, if you continue using our services, you automatically agree with our policy. 

What if I have questions?

We are committed to the transparency and protection of your data. Please let us know if you have any questions or feedback at privacy@advancedwebranking.com

We respect your personal data. You have the final say about whether and how we process your personal data.

Do you have any other questions? Don’t hesitate to get in touch and we will keep building the FAQ.

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