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What is GDPR?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a set of rules designed to enhance the existing protections surrounding personal data and privacy of EU citizens. The regulation is created to strengthen and unify data protection legislation across the European Union.
When does GDPR come into force?
GDPR will take effect as from the 25th of May 2018.
What is personal data under the GDPR?
GDPR defines personal data as “any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person”. It can be anything from a name, a home address, a photo, an email address, bank details, or a computer’s IP address.
Personal data refers to information about an individual who can be identified from that data or where that data is combined with other information to make the individual identifiable.
Am I required to do anything when GDPR comes into force?
Your active account will not be affected however if you inform us that you no longer wish to use your account and/or where your account is no longer active, then after a certain period of time, we will remove all personally identifiable data from your (inactive) account.
How does the company protect my personal data?
We want to ensure our users that we do our best to protect your personal information against data theft or misuse by utilising the best technical and organisational measures to safeguard against threats.
How long can the company keep my personal data?
We will not keep your personal data longer than necessary for the purpose for which it was initially requested (subject to any overriding legal obligations we may be subject to in accordance with applicable law). If you fail to log into your account for a prolonged period, we have an automatic dormancy period that initiates from your last log in date. Following the applicable dormancy period your account will be permanently closed and we will remove any personally identifiable details from our database.
What Does GDPR mean for me and my user account?
Your account falls under the data protection regulation and it means that whenever you decide to stop using our services, after certain period of time, we will remove your personal data from our database and it will no longer be accessible by us.
What if you delete my data and I want to reopen my user account?
Your account information will no longer be available and you may have to create a new account on our site. If you attempt to reactivate your account and we advise you it has been removed under the requirements of GDPR, you may register a new account
I live outside the EU, does GDPR still apply to how my account is handled?
We are registered in the Isle of Man and our obligations under GDPR still apply irrespective of where you live.
I live in the United Kingdom. What impact, if any, will Brexit have on GDPR?
Your account, even after BREXIT, won’t be treated differently than the accounts that still fall under the EU data protection regulation.