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Specify who sees the GDPR Compliance Tool – include all visitors or limit to only EU visitors
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Install GDPR Compliance Tool just like any other plugin. Simply download the file directly from this page or search for us in the WordPress directory and click “Install”.
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If you’re already using the a ShareThis plugin, you will see the GDPR Compliance Tool settings menu under the “ShareThis” parent menu.
GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is a European regulation to provide EU citizens and residents with greater control of their personal data and to streamline the rules for international businesses working in Europe.
GDPR goes into effect May 25, 2018. GDPR affects all companies based in the EU as well as companies anywhere in the world that handle data related to EU residents.
Under GDPR personal data refers to any information that can directly or indirectly identify an individual. Personal information ShareThis collects includes cookies and IP addresses. We do not collect emails, addresses, phone numbers, or national ID numbers which is also considered personal information.
A DPO is required for companies that handle large scale processing of data. The DPO’s role is to monitor the company’s compliance under GDPR and to communicate with the data protection authorities. ShareThis is working with a DPO.
A consent management platform (CMP) is a tool that collects and stores consented data as well as communicates the consent status of users and their cookies to other vendors within the CMP’s framework. It is customizable by the publisher and editable by the consumer.
ShareThis is a member of the IAB, NAI, and DAA in the North American markets and EDAA in Europe.
For consumers who wish not to have their data processed, or to request withdrawal of consent or deletion of data, our existing opt-out procedure can be found on our privacy page or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We believe Usage Data is relevant for up to 13 months so we retain that data for up to 14 months from the date of collection. Our cookies expire 13 months after they are last updated.
ShareThis expects that by maintaining our publisher tools on your website, you agree to these terms of service and will collect, process, and pass personal data on the basis of this consent.
To receive consented data, we expect our publishers to have a GDPR compliant consent mechanism of choice on their website.
ShareThis expects our publishers to collect, process, and transfer EU/EEA User Personal Data to ShareThis once they have solicited and obtained informed consent from each individual user.
If I choose to show the tool to people only in the EU, how can I check to make sure it’s working?
There are many free and paid VPN services that you can use to check the appearance of your site in other geographic regions. ShareThis has used https://www.personalvpn.com/.
In order to be GDPR compliant with ShareThis, ShareThis expects a publisher to use a consumer management platform of their choosing, which can include the ShareThis GDPR Compliance Tool. Our publishers must collect, process, and transfer EU/EEA User Personal Data to ShareThis only after it has been solicited with obtained informed consent from each individual user. For general GDPR compliance, please seek legal counsel to understand how the law affects your publisher business in full.