You may be using a2z to serve people located in the European Union (EU), which means the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) likely applies to your organization. The GDPR is a recent law that requires affected organizations to implement certain data protection safeguards to protect individuals’ privacy rights. If you would like more information on GDPR, please review the official GDPR website.
In order to make sure a2z is compliant as a data processor, and to ensure that you are compliant as a data controller, a2z made an update to your a2z-powered website on Thursday, May 10:
- A checkbox will be placed on the 'Add Account' screen for contacts adding themselves into the a2z database. The checkbox will designate approval to a data usage policy. This will be required for every new contact entering the a2z system.
- When an existing contact attempts to update their contact information, they will also be required to check this checkbox.
- The date that this box was checked will be stored in the contact record in Global Admin. Additional assessment and updates for Online Exhibit Contract, Online Sponsorship Sales, Call for Papers, and Booth
- Personnel Management, forms on which submitters may add contact records as representatives for colleagues, are also underway.
Please note that no downtime is expected for this update to your site.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us.