VoguePay is getting ready for GDPR. Are you?

(Last Updated On: May 25, 2018)

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UPDATE: GDPR has come into effect already and VoguePay has fully complied. You can read more on our privacy and data protection policy. For any enquiries, please send a mail to dataprotection@voguepay.com

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation is taking effect from May 25th, 2018. At VoguePay, we see this as opportunity to let you know how we treat your data and take your privacy very seriously.

Earlier this week, we sent an email to our 80,000-strong merchants, notifying them of the need to consent to our updated privacy and data protection policy.

What does GDPR mean for you?

As a merchant on VoguePay, our updated privacy and data protection policy enables you to understand how  we keep your personal data and make transactions secure on our platform. 

You will learn more about how we are using the data we collect about you, who we share data with and how we store it. It also empowers you to request and even make it easy to transfer your data to you.

Here are key updates:

  • We have reconstructed our privacy and data protection policy to give you explicit understanding of how we obtain your personal data, why we
    retain/store your personal data and your choices and rights over your
    personal data.
  • We have included the third parties with whom your personal data is
    shared.
  • We have included the contact information of our Data Protection
    Officer for any inquiry or questions regarding your personal data
    and/or our privacy and data protection policy.

While this regulation is specific to EU, at VoguePay, we have chosen to apply it to all users.

How will it work?

It is easy to comply with GDPR on VoguePay.

If you are using VoguePay from an EU state, on your next login, you will see a pop-up message requesting you to tick a consent box. This will also be available in your user setting (in case you want to withdraw the consent anytime). In case you do not accept (as at 25th May), some services will be withheld from your account. For merchants outside EU, there is no need to consent (no obligation) as we will regard your continue use of service as consent.

So, how do you know that this applies to you? We have designed our tracking and geo-IP system to pick up traffic from EU zones and trigger the consent box where applicable.

What are you expected to do now?

As a merchant on VoguePay, you do not have additional obligations, however, you are also liable to comply with GDPR if you serve EU citizens.

There are several helpful information on how you can get your business GDPR-ready.

Follow the recommendations as well as use third-party tools like GDPR Wall and Secure Privacy that are available for free to easily comply with GDPR.

Welcome to a post-GDPR world.

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