The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires PledgeManager to make the following changes to its platform and internal privacy program:

  • Make sure that PledgeManager is able to honor the rights of European merchants and customers over their personal data, and that when using PledgeManager's services, merchants are able to do the same.
  • Make certain contractual commitments to merchants and get certain contractual commitments when PledgeManager uses a third-party subprocessor to provide services.

What has PledgeManager done to prepare for the GDPR?

PledgeManager has been preparing for the GDPR in the following ways:

Simplified terms:

We've re-organized our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy, as well as separating specific Usage Agreements for Backers and Project Creators and adding "What does this mean" sections to make the language more clear and understandable. This reorganization hasn’t changed your rights as a user, we’ve just made it easier to understand these rights. We’ve provided additional details about the information we collect and how we use that information. We’ve also explained your choices and the control you have over your information.

Data privacy updates:

As international data privacy standards evolve, particularly in the EU with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we’ve updated our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy to give you more control over your data and make it more clear how we use your data. All users, not just those in the EU, will have the same data privacy rights.

Greater Transparency:

  • Updated PledgeManagers's privacy policy to include more information about the rights extended by the GDPR, as well as more detailed information about how PledgeManager processes personal data.
  • Added a data processing addendum to PledgeManager's online terms of service.
  • Manage Your Data: Should you wish, you now have the ability to contact the Project Creator to correct your data, or delete it.
  • Implemented a detailed procedure to deal with data subject access requests, deletion requests, and government access requests.

We hope these efforts help you both understand the changes we've made, and help make them more understandable. We hope you enjoy your experience with PledgeManager and we hope to see you often!

Except as so provided, PledgeManager reserves the right to modify this policy and any element thereof. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this policy periodically and become aware of modifications. Your use of the Services following any modification to this policy shall be deemed to be your assent to any such modifications.

Last Updated: May 25, 2018