SurveyPlanet & GDPR—we protect your data

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GDPR Compliance

At SurveyPlanet, many of our users ask if we are GDPR compliant. We can assure you that we are GDPR compliant. The privacy of our users is one of our top priorities. We want users to feel safe when they use SurveyPlanet — that's why we take GDPR compliance so seriously. Below is more information about GDPR compliance and SurveyPlanet's privacy policy.

What is GDPR Compliance?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new set of standards that regulates consumer rights in regards to their data. The European Parliament adopted the GDPR in April 2016 as did the UK Parliament in 2018 to replace outdated data protection regulations from 1995. The GDPR's purpose is to protect the privacy and personal data of European citizens and transactions in the European Union (EU) member states. It also protects personal data from exportation outside of the EU.

The GDPR was put into place to protect consumers from their data becoming exposed due to data breaches. As a result, companies that collect data on European citizens must comply with GDPR. The same amount of security that is required for information like IP addresses and cookies is now needed for names, social security numbers and addresses.

One of the standards set by the GDPR states that a company must provide a "reasonable" level of personal data protection. While "reasonable" is not defined, companies must come up with their own interpretation of this standard. The non-specific definition also gives the GDPR more leeway in terms of providing fines for non-compliance and data breaches.

Types of Privacy Protected by GDPR

  • Sexual orientation
  • Political opinions
  • Biometric data
  • Ethnic or racial data
  • Genetic and health data
  • Web data such as cookies, IP address, location and RFID tags
  • Basic identity information such as name, ID numbers and addresses

Types of Companies Affected By GDPR

Companies that process or store any information about citizens of the EU citizens must be GDPR compliant. Compliance even applies to companies who do not have a specific business presence inside the EU. Most companies affected by GDPR compliance are in the technology industry.

Companies who meet with the following criteria must be GDPR compliant:

  • Presence in the European Union
  • Processes data of EU residents
  • Has more than 250 employees
  • Has fewer than 250 employees, but
    • Includes data processing that impacts the freedoms or rights of data subjects,
    • Includes certain types of sensitive personal data or
    • Processes data more than occasionally.

What Happens if Companies are not GDPR Compliant?

Companies that are not GDPR compliant can expect to receive a steep penalty of up to 4% of global turnover or €20 million, whichever is higher.

Is SurveyPlanet GDPR Compliant?

Yes. SurveyPlanet is GDPR compliant. We take our users' data privacy seriously and consider it to be of the utmost importance. Please visit our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy page to learn more about your privacy when you use SurveyPlanet.

If you have any questions about our privacy policy or GDPR compliance, please don't hesitate to reach out to our support team for clarification at contact us.