DevCom Compliance With GDPR

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Posted on November 4, 2020

Compliance with the (General Data Protection Regulation) GDPR is a top priority for DevCom and our customers. The GDPR aims to strengthen personal data protection and impacts the way we all do business. 

What is the GDPR?

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR,  which went into effect on May 25, 2018, replaced the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive.

The GDPR enhances the existing framework for companies that process the personal data of EU-based residents. It:

  • Regulates how businesses can collect, use, and store personal data.
  • Builds upon current documentation and reporting requirements to increase accountability.
  • Authorizes fines on businesses that fail to meet their requirements.

 

Businesses and organizations that process the personal data of EU-based individuals are now preparing for the new regulation, and DevCom is no exception.

Our GDPR Assurances

1.We are on top of GDPR.

DevCom complying fully with the GDPR as we are committed to protecting the privacy and security of our users’ data. Our extensive GDPR compliance program is run by the Data Protection Team that consists of privacy and security experts. This expert team is tasked with maintaining the company’s defense systems, our data processing activities, perform data protection impact assessments, and also look after privacy and security compliance for DevCom. The Team ensures that staff members processing personal data are trained to comply with our data processing policies and bound to confidentiality. 

2. We demonstrate respect to our customers.

DevCom takes privacy seriously and wants to build and maintain trust with all our users and customers. We want to be transparent about why we collect personal information and how it’s used. We process personal data contained in business data transmitted to us, to the extent necessary for our services and in accordance with our customers’ instructions. DevCom uses the information to ensure the best experience possible on our website and with our services. 

3. We keep your personal data safe

Your data helps us focus on our mission and achieve our goals so we can: deliver a delightful site experience, support, and communicate with customers, and keep you in the know by connecting you to marketing materials like emails and messages. We ensure all data is safely encrypted and meets the standards laid out by the GDPR so that any personal information we collect is safely warehoused according to the articles laid out in the GDPR Chapter 5.

In legal terms, we are a data processor and our customers are data controllers. We promise to rectify, block, or erase the personal data of the related customers from our systems, upon request, unless otherwise required by law.

Security of data is core.

We believe that GDPR complements our existing data protection policies and processes, giving us a solid foundation and helping us maintain a strong commitment to data privacy.

Through our information security program, we maintain appropriate technical and organizational security measures designed to protect the security and integrity of data. Our security measures are based on globally accepted standards and described in a separate notice, available upon request. We audit our security measures. We notify our related customers in the unlikely event of a security breach on our systems of which we become aware.

Documentation

As part of the compliance process, we have reviewed and made multiple updates to our internal documentation, policies, and procedures to describe what data we collect and how we use it. 

  1. Privacy Policy
  2. Terms of Use and Conditions
  3. Cookies Policy

 

Additional Resources:

  1. For more information about GDPR and how you may be affected, see our blog post “7 Facts You Need to Know about EU Data Regulation”
  2. EU Commission about GDPR
  3. ​GDPR official text
  4. International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
  5. Information Commissioner’s Office (OCO)

 

Still, have questions about GDPR and how we adopted these principles? If you can’t find an answer, please contact us by email at privacy@devcom.com.

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