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SITE-Verifier was developed to check the privacy statement of a website for compliance with the GDPR.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been in force since 25 May 2018. Since then, website operators must meet certain requirements as soon as they pursue a commercial intention with their website. In principle, however, the GDPR does not only impose obligations on companies. A so-called “commercial intention” also exists if a website has integrated a banner which the operator expects to generate potential income. The GDPR does not apply to websites which are used exclusively for family or personal purposes. And these are probably only the fewest …
In one case, the German Federal Court of Justice (BGH) submitted two questions to the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on the interpretation of European data protection law, which concerned the data protection treatment of dynamic IP addresses and the conditions for their processing. In its ruling (case no. C-582/14), the ECJ stated that dynamic IP addresses are personal data if the operator of the website … “has legal means of identifying the user concerned on the basis of the additional information available to his Internet access provider”. IP addresses are stored in the web server log files by default, whether it is an Apache web server or an IIS. Hardly any website operator takes the trouble to disable this default web server behavior. Often a website operator has no way to influence these configurations, because the pages are provided by a hosting provider. However, this does not release the website operator from the obligation to inform the website visitors about the storage and possible processing. The subject of personal data however extends beyond IP addresses. Email addresses, contact information, credit card data, etc. are frequently requested. Here the direct personal reference is even more evident than with IP addresses. In principle, the existence of a correct data protection declaration takes the wind out of any questions about the processing of personal data from the outset. Just as with a required imprint, a data protection declaration also creates an impression of professionalism!
How does SITE-Verifier work?
What is special about SITE-Verifier?
SITE-Verifier is the perfect control tool to check a website’s embedded privacy statement.
SITE-Verifier’s report shows the remaining gaps, which can then be closed using the suggestions for improvement. So if you don’t want to consult a lawyer to provide a waterproof privacy statement for your website, SITE-Verifier is the perfect control tool!