GDPR & Merchants
The GDPR applies to any company that handles the personal data of residents in the European Economic Area (EEA). Each merchant is ultimately responsible for ensuring that their business complies with the laws of the jurisdictions in which they operate or have customers.
Using Shopify alone does not guarantee that a merchant or partner complies with the GDPR – merchants and customers must analyze their own business practices to ensure their compliance. This is the reason why each merchant needs to use the right GDPR application.
The GDPR also gives certain rights to identified or identifiable persons (referred to as data subjects), including customers visiting stores belonging to Shopify merchants.
These include the right to request:
Deletion (erasure) of their personal data
Correction (rectification) of their data
Access to their data
An export of their data in a common (portable) format
GDPR Compliance Center
The GDPR application will help merchants with the needed services that Shopify cannot provide to the stores because of the complexity that their management has. In fact, the application must do three basic jobs. These are:
Inform customers about the store’s cookie & data policy
Capture their consent about that
Give the option to customers to manage their personal data
This is what our complete free GDPR application does for your stores.