Hi Shopify store owners!
In this blog we’ll list important information about GDPR and how it affects your online store. If you’re selling items to European users, most probably, this article will be interesting for you.
So what is GDPR?
On May 25th 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect. The GDPR is the European Union’s new data privacy law which impacts how all companies (big and small) collect and handle personal data about their European customers.
What Shopify says about GDPR and customers’ personal information:
As a merchant, you are generally the controller of your customers’ data. This means that you collect your customers’ data and choose how it is handled. Additionally, though it is a European regulation, the GDPR might apply to your business if you make goods and services available in Europe, even if you or your business are not located in Europe.
While Shopify does everything possible to protect stores and make them compliant with new EU law, there are also steps you will need to take on your own. Compliance with the GDPR is the responsibility of each individual merchant. If you have legal questions specific to your obligations under the GDPR, it is a good idea to consult with a local lawyer who is familiar with data protections laws.
As soon as your store is GDPR compliant, there is a possibility to tell your clients that your store is safe and cares about their personal data with GDPR Compliant banner for Shopify. This is an easy to use app that seamlessly integrates with your store’s design.
There are options to customize banner’s color scheme