Privacy Improvements, GDPR-Preparation and Data-Processing Agreements

At Skedda, we feel that you should always know what data we collect from you and how we use it. In this light, you may have heard from your other favorite apps recently that Europe's new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go "live" from May 25, 2018. The GDPR imposes tougher obligations for organizations when handling personal data, and we're truly excited to see the positive effect (from the user's perspective) that it is having on the web ecosystem. We've been preparing for the GDPR for some time, and have (along with countless other companies) now updated our privacy policy to suit (effective May 25, 2018). The new policy, available here, includes:

  • More transparency on the personal data we collect ("Personal Data We Collect" heading);
  • More transparency on how we use personal data in our services ("How We Use the Personal Data We Collect" heading);
  • More transparency on how we share your data with our third-party service providers ("Sharing Your Personal Data with Third Parties" heading);
  • More clarity about your rights, controls and choices ("Your Rights, Controls and Choices" heading); and
  • Clear instructions for accessing, changing and deleting your personal data in our services ("Accessing, Changing and Deleting Your Personal Data" heading).

For venues, we've also updated our Terms of Service to prepare for the GDPR. As part of this change, we're happy to announce that we are now offering to enter into a GDPR Data-Processing Agreement (DPA) with any venue that requires one. If your venue would like to enter into a DPA with Skedda, please contact our support team using the in-app communicator (or email [email protected]) to begin the process.