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We will collect your user data but only if you let us

by | May 26, 2018 | Site Updates

On May 25th, 2018, the European Union has taken the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) into full effect. Moving past lawmaker jargon, GDPR is simply EU’s means to implement stricter guidelines for webmasters collecting data from its users. This directly affects EU users, who now have a legal right to ask for user data deletion or export, and effectively affects Typist Tech, a tech site with a global audience, as well as many other brands.

GDPR’s launch has inspired us to review our legal fine print and, more importantly, the way we handle data—your data. As such, we made the following changes to be as transparent as we can to you, our dear readers.

  • Comments, contact forms, and email newsletter opt-in forms now explicitly ask for your consent to store data and use them within legally and morally good bounds.
  • We’ve made our cookie alert more prominent; it is now sitting at the bottom of the site every time you visit our site.
  • We’ve detailed how we use your user data—which, all things considered, is not in a lot—on our Legal page. Click here to read it.
  • Users not only from the EU can now request for their datas be deleted or exported. We make this process very easy; we’ve added a link in our navigation menu which will take you to a page where you can make your request.

We hope that by taking these steps, you’ll feel more comfortable browsing our site. See you around!

About The Author

Armando Dela Cruz

Friendly neighborhood nerdboy, at your service. Follow me on Twitter: @armanddc.

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