GDPR Commitment

Our Commitment to Data Protection

Here at WebSpellChecker, we are committed to compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a new EU data privacy regulation that will go into effect May 25, 2018. The regulation is designed to give EU citizens more control over their data and to unify a number of existing privacy and security laws under one comprehensive law.

Our customers can have confidence that we have made GDPR a priority and has devoted significant resources toward our efforts to comply with GDPR. We have closely analyzed the requirements of the GDPR and are working to make enhancements to our products, contracts, and documentation to help support WebSpellChecker’s and our customers’ compliance with the GDPR. 

The GDPR applies to all companies that do business with EU citizens or process data of EU citizens regardless of the location of the company that is processing such data. To that end, the GDPR applies to WebSpellChecker.

We will keep you informed through our website about our compliance with the GDPR requirements, however, should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our legal department at privacy@webspellchecker.net.

What We’re Doing?

We strive for transparency with our customers and partners. In that spirit, we want to share some examples of what we have in place to prepare for the GDPR and how customers can partner with us to support their GDPR compliance initiatives:

  • Data Processing Addendum. We’re offering our customers a GDPR-compliant Data Processing Addendum (“DPA”) to the Terms of Service, as well as Standard Contractual Clauses governing the processing of EU personal data. If the GDPR applies to your company and you don’t already have a DPA in place with us, please go to the DPA page download the DPA. Follow the instructions provided to sign and return it to us.
  • Privacy Policy. We have updated our Privacy Policy that goes into effect on May 25, 2018. It provides transparency with respect to our data collection and handling practices. 
  • Cookies Policy. We’ve added a new Cookies Policy to make it easier to review alongside our use of cookies and other technologies.
  • Security Measures. We’ve implemented a number of technical and organizational safeguards designed to protect the security and integrity of your data. 
  • Data Security Officer. We’ve appointed a Data Protection Officer (DPO) to oversee our privacy and data protection compliance. Get in touch directly at privacy@webspellchecker.net.
  • Lawful Basis for Data Collection and Processing. We collect and process personal data only to the extent we have a lawful basis for doing so. Personal data of our customers and their authorized users of WebSpellChecker’s proofreading services is processed in order to provide such services pursuant to the Terms of Service and in accordance with the Privacy Policy and DPA. We obtain consent before collecting personal data for any other reason and gives data subjects the opportunity to withdraw consent at any time.
  • Subprocessors. We’re working with all relevant 3rd party vendors and subprocessors to make sure they’re GDPR-ready and that we have signed DPAs. You may find the full list of our subprocessors as well as purposes of subprocessing and subprocessors locations on the Subprocessors page.
  • Training. We ensure our staff that access and process your personal data have been trained in handling that data and are bound to maintain the confidentiality and security of that data.
  • Privacy by Design. For every new product and enhancement, we will be proactively applying the data protection by design principles.

What You Need to Do?

  • If the GDPR applies to your company and you don’t already have a DPA in place with us, please download the DPA and follow the instructions provided to sign and return it to us.
  • You should also review your Terms of ServicePrivacy Policy and Cookies Policy to understand our practices and commitments regarding data privacy and to confirm that they’re consistent with how you’re using our services to collect, process and use customer data.

Stay Updated

We will keep you informed through our website about our compliance with the GDPR requirements, however, should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at privacy@webspellchecker.net.