We have updated the terms that regulate the use of our websites and services. In the process, we have made great efforts to map out and document that security and privacy protection are well taken care of at all levels. Where it has been necessary, we have changed suppliers and made changes internally. This makes PinToMind an even better choice when it comes to privacy protection, and we are very happy and proud about this! 💫 Below you can read more about this process and result, and what this means for you.👇
Why new terms?
At PinToMind we treat protection of privacy as a fundamental value, and therefore something we give it high priority. In recent years, there has been an increased focus on privacy protection in general, and tightened legislation through the EU Privacy Regulation (GDPR) and the Schrems II ruling in the European Court of Justice, which raised privacy statement even higher up on the agenda.
The changes in the new terms are therefore the result of a systematic and thorough review over time, which means that we now can document that we meet the requirements in a satisfactory manner.
What does this mean for you?
In practice, you will not notice any major changes in our software itself, but behind the product there are some important changes that allow you to be confident that your data will be processed securely.
An example of this is that we have changed our supplier for storing uploaded videos, so that they are now stored in Norway instead of in the USA. The observant user may have noticed that the user interface when uploading video has changed slightly. But the big difference in this context is that the data is now stored in Norway, in line with the requirements of the Schrems II ruling, - a ruling in principle on the transfer of personal data to countries outside the EU / EEA.
A little bit about the process
In the work on the new terms, we have received very good help from the law firm CLP, which specializes in issues such as intellectual property rights and privacy policies. They have also helped us in the past, and have guided us safely through the project.
CLP has looked at this up close, reviewed the terms and agreements we have with our suppliers, and helped us evaluate new services when the old ones did not meet the requirements. And - not the least - they have helped us with the actual text of the terms. In particular, we have focused on ensuring that we meet all the requirements of the Schrems II judgment.
— Favo works regularly and thoroughly on privacy issues as part of its internal work processes. Based on its size and other resources, Favo is among the better ones in this area. Lawyer Stephan Brodschöll and legal assistant Reidar Skalleberg in CLP
That statement 👆 we receive as a compliment. 💫
Changes in the terms
The changes in the terms can be briefly summarized as follows:
- Our access to terminate customer relationships has been changed to provide better predictability for you as a customer.
- The privacy statement and data processing agreement have been amended to reflect our compliance with the requirements for the transfer of personal data to third countries outside the EU / EEA, in accordance with the Schrems II ruling of the European Court of Justice.
If you want to compare, you can find the old terms here.
The transition to new terms and what you need to do
The new terms will be published today, 3rd of February, 2022, and will apply from the same day for new customers. For existing customers, the new terms will take effect after 2 weeks, i.e. 17th of February, 2022.
It is your responsibility as a user and customer to keep up to date with changes to the terms, and we therefore ask you to read and familiarize yourself with the new terms before they take effect. We also point out that your continued use of or access to our product, after the announcement of these changes, is considered as acceptance of the new terms. 🤝
Possibility to download signed data processing agreement
In addition to the terms, we now also have the option of downloading a signed PDF version of the data processing agreement, for those who would like to save these signed. Download the agreement, fill in and sign, and return to firstname.lastname@example.org - then we for your internal purposes will have a signed agreement for your records. You can find a link to download at the bottom of the data processor agreement.
For those who do not download, the same data processor agreement also applies, which is part of the above mentioned terms.
We do not use Google Analytics
Google Analytics was recently convicted by the Austrian Data Protection Authority of violating the Schrems II ruling from the European Court of Justice.The reason is that Google Analytics uses US cloud services, which may be forced by US authorities to disclose personal information.
In 2019, we replaced Google Analytics on our websites, and instead use Fathom Analytics. Fathom anonymizes all data and does not collect any personal information.
We do what we can to avoid cookies (and associated cookie notification) on our websites. Some cookies are necessary, for example to remember login, but if you visit PinToMind.com for the first time, we are proud that the browser does not use any cookies. 🚫🍪
Feel free to ask us!
We hope you are happy with the changes we have made. 🙌😊 And— don’t hesitate to contact us if you are wondering about anything. — We are happy to help! 😊