The European General Data Protection Regulation went into effect on May 25th, and it has a lot of websites scrambling to ensure compliance. The regulation requires a number of measures which were pretty simple for Cigar Sense to meet:
- Businesses must be crystal-clear with their users as to what they will and will not do with user data.
- Businesses must provide users a means of “de-registering”, and deleting all of their personal information, which must be at least as easy to use as the registration process.
The first item has been covered on Cigar Sense from the very beginning. If you are a member, you accepted our terms & conditions when you registered. We promised you then and we promise once again that we will never sell your personally identifiable information to any third party. You can see this by visiting the Member Agreement page. We’ve made no changes to these terms & conditions, hence we’ve not needed to ask you to accept any new agreement.
The last two GDPR requirements were also fairly simple to handle – you may have noticed a new cookie warning on our site, which remains until you accept and dismiss the warning. You may also have noticed at the bottom of the My Cigar Sense page, there is now a button that allows you to quickly & easily cancel your membership and, if you desire, request us to delete all your data. We hope you won’t use it, but we’ll respect your choice if you do.
David & Franca