Homerun and the GDPR

What is the GDPR?

The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is an important piece of legislation that is designed and intended to strengthen and unify data protection laws for all individuals within the European Union. The regulation will become effective and enforceable on the 25th May 2018.

Our commitment to you: Homerun is fully committed to helping their customers achieve compliance with the GDPR by the date that the regulation will go into effect.

 

What is Homerun doing about the GDPR?

Because we value the rights to privacy of our customers we have dedicated internal resources to the GDPR and are working together with a team of experts to be ready before the deadline. We have engaged with outside legal counsel specializing in this field because this legislation is so new and far-reaching. Compliance with international laws and regulations is very important to us.

 

Here’s our GDPR Roadmap to show you where we currently are on our journey:

    • Set up an internal team dedicated to the GDPR and work with an external team of experts to support our efforts - COMPLETE
    • Extensive research into areas of our product and business that are impacted by the GDPR - COMPLETE
    • Update our Privacy Policy according to the new regulations - COMPLETE
    • Set up our Data Protection Agreement according to the new regulations - COMPLETE
    • Develop a strategy and roadmap how to address the areas of our product impacted by GDPR - IN PROGRESS
    • Implement the necessary changes and improvements in our product based on the requirements - IN PROGRESS
    • Extensive testing of all of our changes to validate our compliance with GDPR - IN PROGRESS
    • Communicate most important changes and improvements to our customers - TO BE ANNOUNCED



Next steps for Homerun customers

  1. Make sure that your Terms of Service or Privacy Policy properly communicate to your users in what way you’re using Homerun (and other similar services) on your website and job site. We recommend that you ensure that all your policies are up to date and easily understandable for your users.
  2. If you are in the European Union you are required to sign a Data Processing Agreement with Homerun. We’re happy to do so. Working with our outside counsel we’ve set up a DPA to be compliant with the GDPR. 

You can request a copy of our Data Processing Agreement at support@homerun.co. Please send the signed version back to us after reviewing and signing it. We will countersign it and provide you with a copy. If you have any questions or concerns about the content please contact us at support@homerun.co.

 

Additional information about the GDPR

The GDPR regulates the processing of personal data about individuals in the European Union including its collection, storage, transfer or use. Importantly, under the GDPR, the concept of “personal data” is very broad and covers any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual (also called a “Data Subject”).

It gives Data Subjects more rights and control over their data by regulating how companies should handle and store the personal data they collect. The GDPR also raises the stakes for compliance by increasing enforcement and imposing greater fines should the provisions of the GDPR be breached.

The GDPR enhances EU individuals’ privacy rights and places significantly enhanced obligations on organizations handling data.

If you are a company outside the EU, you should still be aware of this. The provisions of the GDPR apply to any organization that processes personal data of individuals in the European Union, regardless of whether the organization has a physical presence in the EU.

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