The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on May 25th, 2018. Since the law has become topical at many e-commerce companies, we would like to give you a brief overview of the regulation and its implementation at Spreadshirt (should you also have a European account).
The Regulation is designed to protect personal data whenever this data is processed by private companies and public authorities. In EU countries, it largely replaces the national provisions on data protection that are currently in place.
A summary of the regulations can, for example, be found here:
Implementation at Spreadshirt
Do I need an additional contract with Spreadshirt?
From our point of view, a contract for data processing between Spreadshirt and a Shop Owner or Marketplace Designer is not necessary. We are contractual partners of our customers, meaning you can give your attention entirely to creating designs and running your Shop. In principle, Spreadshirt oversees the purpose and means of data processing on Spreadshirt’s Marketplace and Spreadshirt’s Shops.
Implication for Marketplace Designers
Implication for Shop Owners
It is important that this information is always available and never hidden.
If you have integrated your Spreadshirt Shop to another website, there are several things you should keep in mind:
We would like to refer you to a few more pages specific to the requirements of th GDPR:
If you have more profound and far-reaching questions about the requirements for your website(s), we recommend involving an experienced lawyer (e.g. a specialist lawyer for IT law) or an external data protection officer.
We hope we’ve been able to shed light on these important changes. Do you have any questions or thoughts about data protection? Please let us know in the comments!