Last updated: 22nd May, 2023
What is the GDPR?
The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is a new comprehensive data protection law in the European Union (“EU”) that updates existing laws to strengthen the protection of personal data. It replaces the patchwork of national data protection laws currently in place with a single set of rules, directly enforceable in each EU member state. The GDPR went into effect on May 25, 2018.
Does GDPR affect me?
If you’re based in the EU or do business in the EU, then yes! If you have any EU personal data in your Consent Kit account, such as names, email addresses, ID numbers, or… anything personally identifiable, then GDPR applies. You are a Controller of personal data under GDPR, so you need to enter into GDPR-compliant data processing agreements with any online services and third party vendors you rely on, including Consent Kit. These agreements are commonly called a Data Processing Addendum, or DPA.
Data Processing Addendum
Processing EU personal data must be governed by a GDPR-compliant contract. We provide a standard Data Processing Addendum (DPA) to extend GDPR privacy principles, rights, and obligations everywhere personal data is processed.
You can find our data processing addendum in clause 11 of our standard Terms of Service.
Consent Kit uses third party subprocessors, such as cloud computing providers and customer support software, to provide our services. We enter into GDPR-compliant data processing agreements with each subprocessor - and require the same of them - extending GDPR safeguards everywhere personal data is processed.
View our list of subprocessors in our Sub-processor policy.