It is your responsibility to ensure that Showiplocation services are permitted and abide by your local laws. Any information presented below is not legal advice and you should not rely upon it as such. The GDPR is a complex regulation: we recommend that you seek legal advice to understand it and prepare for it.
GDPR is an EU-wide privacy and data protection law that regulates how EU residents' data is protected by companies and enhances the control the EU residents have, over their personal data.
The GDPR is relevant to any globally operating company and not just the EU-based businesses and EU residents. Our customers' data is important irrespective of where they are located, which is why we have implemented GDPR controls as our baseline standard for all our operations worldwide. GDPR has taken effect from 25th May 2018.
Basically, the regulation means that you have to go through all of your personal data processing activities and make sure that they comply.
Data processing activities on websites are usually of two types:
With the enforcement of the GDPR, you have to revise what data you are gathering in both these situations, whether you really need this data and why, how you are keeping it secure and inform/get consent from the user.
The second item, 'Cookies and online tracking', directly concerns Showiplocation and your use of our service. By default we collect your visitors' IP addresses and write cookies on their computers. The IP is needed for geo-location, and the cookies are needed for two reasons (1) recognize a repeat visitor (this is how we tell you that a given visitor is back on your site for the third time and that his previous visit was 2 days, 3 hours ago).
Also, we do not share your data with anyone. It is yours and yours only.
At this stage you have two options:
We have setup new tools to help you meet the new GDPR requirements is show a GDPR compliance message to EU visitors and EU visitors only.
Note: to prevent this message from being shown multiple times to the same visitor we are writing a cookie when first shown, then reading the cookie when the user comes back. If the cookie is set we do not show the message again.
If you decide to keep Showiplocation running with cookies enabled, here is a list of the cookies that get written on your visitor's computer, with their purpose and duration:
|Description of Cookie||Purpose|
|PHPSESSID||We use this session cookie to remember you and maintain your session whilst you are using our website.|
|_cfduid||Cloudflare Cookie To Identify Devices|
|_ga||Google Analytics Cookie Used to distinguish users.|
|_gid||Google Analytics Cookie Used to distinguish users.|
Note: The cookies and traffic data that we collect on your behalf are not shared with anyone other than yourself.
As always, please contact us if you have any questions