The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), released in May of 2018, is a push to protect the citizens of Europe — and ultimately, the entire world — from malicious and irresponsible usage of user data online.
What does it mean?
If you’re from Europe, you’re protected. You’re allowed to determine what data you share with various websites.
Does the GDPR guarantee my privacy?
Not at all. Websites might still “harvest” your data and use it in ways against the GDPR. This might happen intentionally (websites purposefully disregard the GDPR) or ignorantly (websites weren’t informed about this regulation).
What can I do under the GDPR?
“Right To Be Forgotten”
Additionally, you can request that all data stored from you is “forgotten” — that means deleted. If you don’t want a website or app or service or business to carry your data, you are allowed by law to request its elimination.
Does the Sweatcoin Guide follow GDPR?
Absolutely!!! I (Jason, the website owner) totally respect your privacy. I do nothing ‘shady’ — that is to say, I do not seek to exploit you by using your data for means beneficial only to me. An example of exploitation might be, You sign up for a mailing list to receive news updates on Penguins, and a website sends your information to an organization that seeks to sell you Otters. You wanted Penguins, and they gave you Otters. Simply put – your data was exploited.
We do our best to protect your data, but I am not perfect! I have spend a dozen hours poring through the data I collect to ensure that it is not used maliciously. If you have a question about how I collect/use/store ] data, I totally welcome you to email me at sweatcoinguide [at] gmail [dot] com. Join in on the dialogue how Sweatcoin Guide uses your data! I am more than happy to remove you from mailing lists, remove you from our Sweatcoin Give-Aways, remove your contact form submission from our databases, etc.
Simply put: The GDPR makes data usage more transparent
There should be absolutely NO gray-area when it comes to the usage of your data. There should be NO question when it comes to, “What happens when I submit this form?” A website should make it obvious how they use your data. It should NOT be shared without your consent!
GDPR: The Future of Online Privacy
While the GDPR has been stressful to comply with, I firmly believe this is a VERY good thing for the Internet! So I am very happy to comply with it by disclosing how I collect/store/use your data. Reach out to me at sweatcoinguide [at] gmail [dot] com so I can answer your questions! 🙂
Sweatcoin Guide’s Role, Online
This website’s role is to provide a knowledgebase for all things Sweatcoin. We collect emails of people who want to sign up to our newsletter (ONLY by user consent – never involuntary!!!) And we respond to requests for information about the Sweatcoin app.
The only time we collect data is anonymously through our analytics platform (Google Analytics) and we do NOT store your IP! Your usage of this website is entirely anonymous to me.