As you probably know, there are new rules being introduced regarding data protection from 25th May 2018, and this concerns how every business handles, manages and stores personal data.
It may be that you have already taken steps to audit your own practices and website. If not, and you are unsure what to do, you may wish to take some time searching online for more details. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) website does provide a start point for explaining this new regulation.
However, just to be clear, an obligatory disclaimer: we’re not lawyers and what follows isn’t legal advice. We want you to be sure you’re confident in how GDPR affects you, but if you need concrete legal counsel, talk to a lawyer.
If you capture any data through your own website you need to account for how you manage this and advise visitors so they have the chance to walk away without leaving a trail of personal data. For example this can apply if you store cookies on your site, capture details via contact and enquiry forms, link to embedded media such as videos or retain sharing links for social media.
In terms of our online proofing service, as we need to collect data for orders, we’ll let you know separately about how you are affected and the details collected, and this will be explained in more detail in your account login.