SmugMug Privacy Policy

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Tatouzou Senior Member • Posts: 1,654
Re: Actually, GDPR affects almost EVERY site!

Mike_PEAT wrote:

BobT3218 wrote:

Thanks! I understand your position. I wasn't being critical. This was just be way of suggestion that your readers may be interested in an article on this subject which "may" profoundly affect some of them.

Not just SOME readers...over the last few days I must have gotten over a dozen emails from websites I'm on as well as from companies who I bought products from whom I registered with the manufacturer. It isn't just Smugug, and it isn't just photography related sites!

Again ANY site, INCLUDING DPReview (if they haven't already), has had to update their privacy policy this week to comply with the GDPR law, if they have visitors who are in Europe.

There are sites out there that explains GDPR, so there doesn't need to be a special article just to explain SmugMug's GDPR privacy policy.

The whole idea of GDPR is to protect your privacy (even if you're not in Europe).

European Union (EU) governments and member of parliaments have prepared this GPDR regulation in concertation with the Internet industry represntatives to protect the private data of EU citizens.

The regulation applies to all companies that use or keep personal data of EU citizens after may 25th 2018.

As EU is the world's most important economic area (over 500 millions people in wealthy countries), most companies have chosen to apply the same Internet privacy policy world wide, like other industries (electronics, chemistry, a.s.o.) did before: business is easier if you apply the same rules worldwide.

This regulation requires companies to warn citizens about how their personal data are collected and used.

You can either accept the default new privacy rules, or, sometimes, go deeper in the company policy to specify your preferences.

If you answer you dont accept the new rules (either default or customized), your personal data must be erased from the company's computers and your account must be closed.

Many companies have considered that if you dont reply to their mail, this means you agree with their default policy. Some companies consider that if you dont answer, you disagree.

This is explained in their mails. No need to worry or ask a lawyer, as it cannot be worse than before.

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