At Dive.Management, nothing to us is more important than the success of our customers and the protection of their personal data. With customers in nearly every country in the world, we adhere to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The GDPR expands the privacy rights granted to European individuals and requires certain companies that process the personal data of European individuals to comply with a new set of regulations. In particular, the GDPR may apply to companies that process the personal data of European individuals and have a presence in the EU (e.g. offices or establishments) and to companies that do not have any presence in the EU but target the European market (e.g. by offering goods or services to the European market) or monitor the behavior of European individuals. We're here to help our customers in their efforts to comply with the GDPR.
In 2016, the European Union (EU) approved a new privacy regulation called the General Data Protection Regulation commonly known as the GDPR. It's a mandatory ruling that applies to all companies that collect the data and information of EU individuals and meet certain territorial requirements. The GDPR is designed to strengthen the security and protection of personal data in the EU, as well as provide businesses with a structured framework on how to collect, process, use, and share personal data. Under the GDPR, the concept of "personal data" is very broad, and covers almost any information relating to a specific individual.
All companies collecting or processing the personal data of EU individuals must be GDPR compliant by May 25, 2018.
The GDPR defines and distingue between two types of parties and responsibilities when it comes to collecting and processing personal data: data controllers and data processors. A data controller determines the purposes and ways that personal data is processed, while a data processor is a party that process data on behalf of the controller. That means that the controller could be any company or organization. A processor could be a SaaS, IT or other company that is actually processing the data on behalf of the controller. Dive.Management is a Data Processor. Dive.Management customers (the organizations who use Dive.Management) are Data Controllers. The controller is responsible to make sure that all processors with whom it deals will be GDPR compliant and the processors themselves must keep records of their processing activities.
We welcome the arrival of GDPR and view the regulations as raising the bar for data protection, security, and compliance. We will continue to be committed to our customers and users to help them comply with the GDPR while using Dive.Management as their data processor.
We worked with our engineering, product, security and legal teams to make both our product and our legal terms in line with the GPDR and will continue to ensure they keep in line continuously. As part of Dive.Management GDPR readiness project we've taken the following steps:
Yes. You can view our Data Processing Agreement/addendum (DPA) online. If you need a signed copy of the DPA, you can download it, send a signed copy to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll provide you a countersigned copy.
Yes. We have appointed Privacy Marcel Lewandowski as our Data Protection Officer, for monitoring and advising on Dive.Management's ongoing Privacy compliance, and serving as a point of contact on Privacy matters for data subjects and supervisory authorities. Marcel may be reached at email@example.com
Nothing in the GDPR prevents businesses from storing data outside of the EU, provided that the data processors adhere to the necessary regulations and protections. At Dive.Management, we store our data with Blacknight, which is based in the IE. Like Dive.Management, Blacknight has announced that it is GDPR ready.
Additional information is available on the official GDPR website of the European Union.
If you have any additional questions about the GDPR you are welcome to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org