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GDPR Compliance


What is GDPR?

GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation is EU’s new privacy law which came to effect recently on 25th May 2018 to replace 1995 Data Protection Directive (Directive 95/46/EC).

It aims to give control back to any individual in EU over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international businesses. Even if you are not in EU, you can also use the tools.


Individual Rights of GDPR


1. The Right to be Informed

hoodPALS allows you to be informed about your data stored on hoodPALS. In addition, hoodPALS also all session data: including login history with info on the browser, device, IP address, action, and timestamp. This applies on top of all data that a user entered manually on hoodPALS. You can view this data when logged in via Profile > Account Settings.


2. The Right of Access and Right to Rectification

hoodPALS allows users to access, view, and edit their personal information upon login. You can access this section for viewing and updating by selecting on Profile > Account Settings.


3. The Right to Erasure and Right to be Forgotten

Any user can choose to cancel their account. It can be easily accessed by selecting Cancel Account in the Profile > Account Settings section.

A user can use the option to delete all their data by canceling an account. It includes a personal information in the user’s profile, posts, comments, photos, music, video, tags.


4. The Right to Data Portability

The meaning of Right to Data Portability is that users are able to export and receive all of their personal data in a machine-readable format.

Therefore, a user can now generate a customizable export of data with this new build 3 functionality. You can access this feature by selecting Download a Copy of your Data in the Profile > Account Settings section. A zip file can be downloaded which includes all data entities you selected to export.