Last Updated: 3rd January, 2019
We’re committed to protecting our customers’ data. We’ve especially developed processes, technologies, and policies that ensure we deliver on our data security promise.
The really good thing is that our already-in-place privacy and security practices align with the requirements of the GDPR regulation. And that is why more than 1,500 businesses count on us to keep their data safe and secure.
What really is GDPR?
First off, in case you were wondering, GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation. Broadly speaking, it aims to simplify and streamline the data regulatory environment for businesses.
At its core, GDPR is a new set of rules designed to give EU citizens more control over their personal data. It adds a list of new requirements about how companies should protect individuals’ personal data they collect and use.
In the simplest of words, GDPR aims to control how individuals and organizations may obtain, use, store, and remove personal data. EU citizens will now have complete control over their personal data.
You can read all about GDPR here.
Is Hiver GDPR compliant?
By all means. Hiver is fully compliant with the GDPR guidelines.
We have always been extremely careful about handling our customers’ data and our existing security practices already met most aspects of the new data privacy rules.
We still went ahead and undertook an extensive internal audit to ensure we comply with all the GDPR regulations.
Does Hiver have a Data Protection Officer?
Yes, we’ve appointed a Data Protection Representative who will ensure that our employees across teams are trained on the requirements of the regulation and comply with it.
The DPO is responsible for:
What steps has Hiver taken to ensure the safety of its customers’ data?
Here’s a quick lowdown of what Hiver is doing to protect your data:
Data Processing Addendum
We’ve created a Data Processing Addendum - a legal agreement that Hiver’s customers and third parties can request from us. The document promises the correct use of personally identifiable information stored with Hiver.
Privacy Shield Certifications
To comply with the international EU data protection laws around international data transfers, we’ve completed the E.U.-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield certifications. They ensure your data is a 100 percent safe during transfers from EU (and Switzerland) to the US.
Infrastructure and physical security
All of our services and data are hosted on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) in the US. AWS complies with leading security policies and frameworks including SAS70 level II, SSAE 16, SOC framework and ISO 27001.
Safeguard Data Inventory
We’ve created an exhaustive list of third party Subprocessors - third party services that assist Hiver in providing service. There are instances when we have to share customers’ personally identifiable data with them. We have an active mechanism in place to keep it up to date.
We’ve ensured that our employees are trained on data privacy and GDPR guidelines. Everyone at Hiver is well versed with their responsibilities regarding security, process integrity, and confidentiality of customer data.
Updates to Terms of Service
In the wake of the new rules, we went ahead and updated our Terms of Service to include the DPA and other clauses required by GDPR.
What kind of data does Hiver collect?
When you use our product, our server saves the following details Database.
Should you have any questions about GDPR or Data Privacy, you can always write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.