We’re in the business of making your life easier and the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) kicking in next month are no exception. We’ve been working closely with our lawyers to ensure fibodo is fully GDPR compliant, so you don’t have to worry about making sure you meet the requirements.
Briefly, GDPR is a regulation enforced by EU law to protect individual personal data. This means any business, big or small, will need to review the way they collect, store and use personal consumer information. Those found to be non-compliant could face hefty fines.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) outlines 12 key steps in preparation for GDPR day, the 25th May 2018. This means a lot of work in reviewing, adjusting or creating new procedures. Good news for trainers and coaches using fibodo, as our booking management platform is fully GDPR compliant – nothing to do or worry about (you’re welcome!)
If you’re going it alone, don’t let the change scare you too much – just remember to be open, honest and transparent with every aspect of your data and handle it with respect. It can be a lot to get your head around, but as a fitness business owner, we recommend you focus on a few key areas:
- Consent – it’s critical you get explicit agreement from all clients or potential clients before you contact them with any marketing or promotional communications
- Audit – A thorough audit of all your current data, how you handle it and what you do with it will reveal any areas you need to update or change
- Removal – make sure you have a way of erasing data forever if a client indicates that they no longer wish to be maintained on your systems, their data must always be erased
- Third party data – If you engage with any external data providers or partners, keep a clear outline of any data processing agreements
If you’re keen to save yourself the GDPR headache, you can sign up and get started on fibodo today – setup is quick and easy. Or if you’d like more information on how fibodo takes care of GDPR for you, please feel free get in touch, email@example.com.