If you have not heard about GDPR, you soon will! According to Wikipedia, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is “a regulation in EU law regarding data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA).”
This new set of regulations went into effect on May 25, 2018. Essentially, they are a set of protections for all individuals and their private information. Businesses who operate withing the European Economic Area (including global websites) can no longer gather and store personal data the way they did in the past. Penalties for failure to follow these regulations are severe and apply to all sized businesses, regardless of their industry niche.
How Our GDPR Compliance Affects You
Harmony Enterprises takes the GDPR very seriously and makes every effort to ensure your privacy and protection under the law.
Here are some ways that our compliance with GDPR might affect you:
- We deleted your contact information unless you have expressly contacted Harmony for the purpose of us communicating with you about a product, service, or marketing materials.
- All interested parties wishing to communicate with Harmony Enterprises must now provide expressed consent by clicking one of the checkboxes on our Enewsletter sign up page or on our Contact Us form. Both of these checkbox areas clearly indicate the reason you are giving Harmony Enterprises permission to contact you using the personal information that you enter. We will not share your personal data with anyone, nor will we contact you for any other reason than that expressed in your initial express consent.
What Does It All Mean?
GDPR is really just holding businesses accountable for their use of personal data. Companies that do business globally and in the EU can no longer email you spam content, share your data, or contact you without your consent.
Harmony has always practiced ethical behavior with our use of your private data. You won’t notice any other changes than the ones mentioned above. But, you may find that you may no longer receive communications that you used to get and may still want!
If you used to receive our monthly eNewsletter, you will no longer get it unless you have signed up for it with the express consent checkbox mentioned above. Don’t miss out on fun, informative, and fresh news from the industry’s leading resource for waste handling and recycling! Each monthly edition contains insight into innovative products, solutions, industry trends, and the Harmony community. Be sure to sign up today!
Harmony Enterprises provides solutions for the waste handling and recycling industry. We value our personal relationships with our customers and respect your right to privacy. If you would like to learn more about our GDPR compliance, or our products or services, please call us at (507) 886-6666 or Contact Us today!