May 21, 2018
On May 25th the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force. While mite does support its principle guidelines since day one, we too have to adapt legal documents to meet the new requirements:
- Data Processing Agreement (new)
- updated Terms of Service
Data Processing Agreement
When you input data into mite it isn’t stored locally on your device but centrally on special mite.servers in the data center of our hoster SysEleven in Berlin, Germany. Thus we process data on your behalf. And thus we now have to conclude a so-called Data Processing Agreement (DPA) in the meaning of Art. 28 GDPR with you.
In this DPA we promise to process your data only for purposes linked to mite. We explain which data exactly we collect, how we process and protect it, and which rights and duties you have.
Please conclude our DPA until May 25th. If you’re the account owner, we display a direct link within mite to take care of that. Alternatively please head over to the »Account« tab by yourself.
Updated Terms of Service
In §13 Data protection you now commit to follow legal data protection guidelines, and to conclude a DPA (see above) with us.
Moreover our ToS now specify that not only companies but also consumers may use mite. This clarification results in new clauses and new rights for consumers: §1.3, §2.3, §3.6, §5.
Our updated ToS become effective automatically if you do not object within six weeks. Should you object, you or we are entitled to terminate our contract.
Until now we had a pretty tight text which we thought to be easily and quickly comprehensible. Now we have to explain everything in epic detail and legal language which we think makes it less accessible. But we do hope that you’ll still appreciate it because now you get access to much more information on how your data is handled by us.
In the end
Thanks for hanging on – until the bottom line of this long post as well as until days before the GDPR comes into force. We’ve been having the topic in mind for almost a year, but frankly it has been quite a challenge to find a good lawyer with time on his or her hands. Sorry. But hopefully, now that the updates have arrived, you’ll see them as a step forward. GDPR & mite: ahoy!
Julia in Inside out