How is GOZEN Host LLC complying with GDPR?gozen
We are getting ready to be GDPR-compliant. With this blog post, we would like to explain what we have been doing and share our experience with becoming GDPR-compliant, both as a way to inform you of what you can expect from us in the next month, before May 25, 2018, and as a way to help you prepare for the GDPR yourselves.
GOZEN Host started the process of becoming GDPR-compliant about six months ago and we look forward to it being enforced. We believe the GDPR is good for everyone and for the overall security of the Internet in line with its main principles. Now our goal is to audit and make public these internal rules, to all our clients, no matter if you are an EU-resident or a resident of another country.
What is GDPR?
GDPR is short for the General Data Protection Regulation. The law was passed by European lawmakers to create a harmonized data privacy law across EU member states. Its purpose is to:
- Support privacy as a fundamental human right
- Require companies that handle personal data to be accountable for managing that data appropriately; and give individuals rights over how their personal data is processed or otherwise used.
GOZEN’s partners/customers will be able to opt-out of receiving emails at any time by clicking the ‘unsubscribe’ link included at the bottom of every marketing email they receive from GOZEN Host. Additionally, when you visit our website, tools will deployed to collect cookie consent in order to understand and record their choice of cookies and work with those that site visitors have allowed.
1. Privacy Statement
The GOZEN Host Privacy Statement will explain what information we collect about you as a GOZEN Host partner/customer and how we handle your personal data in this context where the GDPR applies. This statement will include descriptions of how your personal data will be used by GOZEN Host. Once published, we suggest that you review our Privacy Statement.
The European data protection authorities have expressed concern over the unlimited publication of personal data of domain name registrants in the WHOIS. To ensure our WHOIS output is compliant with the GDPR, we will implement the following changes starting May 25th, 2018 in accordance with our partners.
For Existing Domain Names: We work with our partners in order to disable whois with private info.
For New Domains: Private whois will be on by default.
3. Cookie Consent
When you visit the GOZEN Host website, the web server passes on a cookie i.e., a string of text, to the web browser. These cookies enable our website to work more efficiently, as well as provide information and additional services. Cookies are used for purposes of marketing, analytics or are essential for site functionality and making experiences better.
Generally, cookies may fall into any of the following *categories:
- Strictly necessary/required cookies: These cookies are required to enable core site functionalities. If you choose to block these cookies, you may not be able to register, login to the website, access certain parts of the website or make full use of the website.
- Functional cookies: In addition to core functionalities, these cookies collect and store login details, and can be opted out of
- Analytics cookies: These cookies analyze site usage by monitoring how users navigate through the website, and can be opted out of
- Advertising cookies: These cookies make users’ information available for targeted advertising, and can be opted out of