By Rich Palmer • May 25, 2018

    GDPR in Fundraising: What You Need to Know

    As of May 25, 2018, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be enforced. GDPR are regulation measurements taken and set by the EU parliament. If you work in fundraising, don’t think that GDPR doesn’t apply to you. If you handle data in your day-to-day business, it is something to consider. The team at Gravyty is dedicated to being a resource for our customers to provide the most up-to-date information on data, data processing, and AI. Here is what you need to know about GDPR:

    You May Not Be in the EU, but Your Data Could Be

    Although your company and even most of your donors may be located outside the EU, it’s important to remember that data extends beyond borders. If you are collecting, storing, or processing data, it’s important that you’re compliant with GDPR’s Data Protection Principles and other processing conditions. GDPR also applies to you if you are targeting EU citizens by way of advertising, are using an EU language, or are accepting payments in the form of EU currency.

    Nonprofits and Fundraisers are NOT Exempt

    Just as GDPR extends across borders, it also extends across industries. As many nonprofit and fundraising organizations deal with sensitive information and data, including but not limited to names, addresses, credit card numbers, and more.

    GDPR Compliance will Require Adaptation

    Because GDPR is new and different companies utilize data in various ways, the regulations and necessary compliance will be evolving over time. The team at Gravyty is committed helping you stay in compliance at things evolve. If you have questions about compliance obligations as they’ve been determined by your organization’s legal council, please reach out to your Gravyty Account Manager or send an email to privacy@gravyty.com.




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