The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) affects European and non-European businesses targeting users in the European economic area.
At Cloud4Wi we've always been strong advocates of privacy and we had since 2014 all the features and options in the Splash Pages to be compliant with the privacy regulations.
1. Collect consent
The main legal basis for collecting and processing your users’ personal data is consent. Cloud4Wi products include many features and capabilities that allow us to serve global brands. It is your responsibility to make sure you configure the service in compliance with GDPR and we are here to help you in this process.
- if you are collecting the data for promotional communications, make sure to select the opt-in consent mode
3. Identify the users
Visitors should be identifiable as they have the right to reach you out with subject access requests, asking to retrieve the data you hold about them or to delete their personal data. To that extent, it is important to collect enough data about users to permit their identification, for example, their email, social network or phone number.
In the Login Profile, you have full control over what type of data to collect from the users.
If you want to be even more certain that you collect a valid contact point of your users, you can activate the options to validate the email and/or the phone number.
4. Update your company contacts
As controller of your customer data, it is important that your customers know who is controlling their data and how to contact you. To make it even more explicit and at the same time to facilitate your compliance with CAN-SPAM and CASL regulations, we added a Sender section in the Preferences page where you can set the company data that will be appended in the footer of every email to inform your users who is the provider of the service. By default, the footer will be configured using the data from your Account page.
In the same page, you can also add a custom default message that will be appended to all email communication, where you can better explain why your users are receiving that email and eventually how to reach you.
By personalizing the email address from which the emails are sent, your customer can better identify who is sending the emails to them.
When using Cloud4Wi default SMTP service, you can configure your e-mail address as the default sender for your messages in the Sender section into the Preferences page, under Configure your default email settings. If you use your own SMTP, this option is not available since you can customize this parameter directly on your SMTP server configuration.
The procedure requires you to validate the email address you chose in order to avoid spam filters; we are going to explain it step by step. Check here the full user guide.
Read our Data Processing Agreement
If you would like a countersigned copy, please contact our team and firstname.lastname@example.org