General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Effective date: April 26th, 2019

Last updated: June 24th, 2019

What is it?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is a European privacy law approved by the European Commission in 2016 and will go into effect May 25th 2018. The GDPR will replace a prior European Union privacy directive known as Directive 95/46/EC which has been the basis of European data protection law since 1995. The GDPR is an attempt to strengthen, and modernize EU data protection law and enha

nce individual rights and freedoms, consistent with the European understanding of privacy as a fundamental human right. The GDPR regulates, among other things, how individuals and organizations may obtain, use, store, and remove personal data. In a nutshell, it's giving EU citizens and residents control over their personal data while simplifying the regulatory environment for international business that takes place in the EU.

The Data Protection Principles include requirements such as:

  • Personal data collected must be processed in a fair, legal, and transparent way and should only be used in a way that a person would reasonably expect.
  • Personal data should only be collected to fulfill a specific purpose and it should only be used for that purpose. Organizations must specify why they need the personal data when they collect it.
  • Personal data should be held no longer than necessary to fulfill its purpose.
  • People covered by the GDPR have the right to access their own personal data. They can also request a copy of their data, and that their data be updated, deleted, restricted, or moved to another organization.

Why is it important?

GDPR adds some new requirements regarding how companies should protect individuals' personal data that they collect and process. It also raises the stakes for compliance by increasing enforcement and imposing greater fines for breach. Beyond these facts it's simply the right thing to do. At Tability we strongly believe that your data privacy is very important and we already have solid security and privacy practices in place that go beyond the requirements of this new regulation.

Data Processing Agreement

We offer a data processing agreement (DPA) for our customers who collect data from folks in the EU. Our DPA offers contractual terms that meet GDPR requirements and that reflect our data privacy and security commitments to our customers.

To guarantee no terms are imposed on us beyond what is reflected in our DPA and Terms of Service, we cannot agree to sign customers’ DPAs. As a small team we are unable to make individual changes to our DPA as we do not have a legal team on staff. Any changes to the standard DPA would require legal counsel and a lot of back and forth discussion that would be cost-prohibitive for our team.

If you have any questions or concerns please let us know.

Consent

Our Cookie Policy provides you with complete transparency into what is being set when you visit our site and how it's being used. On our cookie policy page you can also read about steps you can take in order to control how your browser handles cookies.

Data Inventory

We have reviewed and identified all the areas of Tability where we are collecting and processing customer data. We have validated our legal basis for collecting and processing personal data and double checked that we are applying the appropriate security and privacy safeguards across our entire infrastructure and software ecosystem. Our Privacy Policy identifies what we are doing with the data we collect and how we manage consent.

Vendor review

We've reviewed the GDPR-compliance status of our software vendors to ensure that they are adhering to the GDPR, including by signing Data Processing Addenda with those vendors where appropriate.

Clear and concise terms of service and privacy policy

At Tability we practice transparency internally and we believe that transparency extends to our customers. With our updated Terms of Service and Privacy Policy we openly describe what personal data we are collecting, processing, why, how we use it, who we share it with and how long we store it. We have always made an effort to keep the language in our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy as clear as possible and we have updated these notices to describe how we are respecting and protecting your personal data. We hope you find it concise, transparent, intelligible and easily accessible.

Individual Data Subject's Rights - Data Access, Portability and Deletion

We are committed to helping our customers meet the data subject rights requirements of GDPR. Tability proceses or stores all personal data in fully vetted, DPA compliant vendors. We do store all personal data unless your account is deleted. In which case, we dispose of all data in accordance with our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, but we will not hold it longer than 60 days.

How to contact us

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out.