Learn a few things about GDPR, cookies, and privacy for small businesses and websites.
The regulation was approved on May 2016 and enforced since 25 May 2018 with the Regulation (EU) 2016/679.
It represents the EU’s pathetic attempt to govern a phenomenon, to which it was unprepared and gave the usual bureaucratic answer.
Don’t get us wrong, something needed to be done.
Now, try to go to the European Commission’s main page about GDPR and try to click on More information about companies and individuals (last check: Feb 2021).
You will be redirected to the homepage.
it is just one among many examples of the European institutions doing the right thing the wrong way.
Do I need to be GDPR compliant?
You are exempt from many things, for example appointing a data protection officer. But you must still have a policy and it must be clearly visible on your website. Technically, visitors cannot browse your site before they have explicitly consented to your policy (e.g. by clicking ‘ok’). Show me more resources.
Do I need a lawyer?
No, you don’t. But here are a few principles you should always keep in mind about your users’ rights: what data you collect, how you use them, the deletion/correction of their data on demand, whom you share their data with – and why.Show me more resources.
What are cookies?
Cookies are small text files that collect information about users’ behavior. If you visit a blog about biking, advertisers can use this information to show you relevant ads on other websites and social media. Show me more resources.
How do I know which cookies are on my website?
This is an easy one. If you host a Youtube video, a Googlee Analytics snippet or any third party service, you know you have cookies. Go to any online tool, such as Cookie bot and run a diagnostics.
You can even create your own policy with the help of the Generator of GDPR Cookies Policy Show me more resources.
What do I risk if I am not GDPR compliant?
Again, we are not lawyers and this is no legal advice. However, the EU will never be able to scan and enforce GDPR on millions of websites. What they will probably do is to check randomly. And if you are among the unlucky ones, you are probably fucked (sorry!). Show me more resources.
THE SMART BLOG HAS THE ANSWER
When you have a small business and an even smaller websites, there is so much to be aware of.
Take a look at our several blogs (tech, digital, marketing, and much more) and you may just find what you are looking for.
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This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.
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From time to time we test new features and make subtle changes to the way that the site is delivered. When we are still testing new features these cookies may be used to ensure that you receive a consistent experience whilst on the site whilst ensuring we understand which optimisations our users appreciate the most.
We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways.For these to work the following social media sites (including Youtube, Vimeo, Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Instagram),will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.
Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not it’susually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site.This Cookies Policy was created with the help of the Generator of GDPR Cookies Policy.
However if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods:
- Email: hello [at] smartvideos.eu
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