GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) you might not have heard about yet, but you will very soon. GDPR aims to protect data that might identify an individual, and also stop companies immorally collecting data about an individual.

So what is GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union. It also addresses the export of personal data outside the EU. The GDPR aims primarily to give control to citizens and residents over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU. Personal data should be handled by the person, not organisations, and this new legislation is trying to address that.

How will the new GDPR legislation affect me?

You may have already received emails asking for your consent to join mailing lists you thought you were already a part of. This is because now, companies not only have to ask your permission to join their mailing lists, they also have to inform you exactly how they are using your data, what data they have got stored for you, and give you the option to easily delete this data when you see fit. It’s not restricted to mailing lists either, ANY data that can identify you as an individual saved on websites or held in files, will need PROVABLE consent, or that data needs to be deleted.

What changes are coming to Vvapour

You may get an email in the following 2 weeks from us asking for your consent to remain on our mailing list. We only add people who want to be a part of our service, and we have never shared any data with any other company, but if we have not got provable info showing you wanted to be on our mailing list, then we will be asking for your permission a second time. Our mailing lists we use contain customers who double opted-in at the beginning, and were made aware that we do not spam or share details. But unless we can prove we asked each individual this, then you may be removed from our newsletter emails, and may lose discounts and freebie opportunities we give to our members 🙁 . You can no longer buy items from us either without ticking a box that informs you of our privacy policy, making sure we have your permission to hold things like your name and address for delivery and accounts purposes. We will also be tweaking and changing our privacy policy over the next week to ensure we are fully legal, and fully transparent with what we keep. We want to make sure you, as a customer, has not been left confused. We will try and use as simple language as possible in our privacy policy to make sure you do not feel confused, and are happy about what data we keep and don’t keep.