It really doesn’t matter where you turn at the minute, the term GDPR keeps rearing its head. You may work or run a business that has recently had to make changes regarding data protection or you may have received many emails stating that different companies are updating their policies and explaining what they have done and how it affects you.
What is GDPR?
GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation. It is a regulation that has been introduced by the European Parliament, the council of the European Union and the European Commission to strengthen and unify data protection for EU residents.
Enforcement Date: – GDPR will apply from the 25th May 2018. Non-compliance will result in fines.
Who needs to comply?
GDPR applies to entities and persons that process data of EU residents. The regulations require compliance from controllers, data processors and third parties such as cloud providers.
What does that mean for you the client?
We are very conscious of data security for the information that we hold for each and every member at The View Studio whether staff or clients. We are now assessing many of our practices and improving them. Under GDPR, the most important aspect in respect of any use of data is the consent of the person to whom the data relates. Under GDPR, processing data to directly market your services to your Customers is regarded as a legitimate use of their data but you must provide them with the ability to opt out of such communications.
Glofox our booking system, are making changes to the mobile app and software which will allow Members to opt out of marketing communications from us and to manage their own preferences.
To ensure we are compliant with GDPR when the time comes, we have decided that we are going to ask all members to complete a new electronic sign up health questionnaire form.
Please ensure that you look out for this as it will be coming your way very shortly. We will ask you to tick to opt in if you would like to receive our newsletters and any communications from Glofox, our booking management system you have the choice within the app to turn off notifications.
Please don’t panic if you think you will struggle with the online form as we can always help within the studio. It will also be great to ensure that we have all of your current and up to date information.