Letter to EU GDPR subscriber

Dear _____, 

I hope this gorgeous spring day finds you well.

I am writing to you about the newly required Compliance with the EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) which takes effect on May 25, 2018.

I’d like to assure you of the following: I have a Privacy notice on my website which assures that your privacy is protected. You can read it at https://www.susanharris.ca/privacy-policy/

As a reminder I’d like to say that I am collecting personal data of your name and email address only for purposes of sending you my e-newsletter for which you voluntarily subscribed. Do note that you can unsubscribe anytime by simply clicking the Unsubscribe button at the bottom of the newsletter.

I use MailerLite email platform to publish my newsletter, and therefore it is a third party that will have access to your name and email address. Please let me know if this is permissible. If you are not comfortable with the sharing of your name and email address with my newsletter carrier, please let me know and I will unsubscribe you immediately. (MailerLite has promised its users that they will not be sharing the email contacts with any third party.)

Your data will be stored for the length of time you remain a subscriber to my newsletter. Do note that each time a newsletter is sent (which is currently on a bi-monthly basis), the option to unsubscribe is given. This implies that your data is kept on a bi-monthly basis, which is automatically renewed until the unsubscribe button is clicked. You can also inform me if you’d like to unsubscribe and I will ensure that your data is removed.

I recognize that you have entrusted your personal data to me and for this I thank you. I pledge to be responsible and transparent in its usage, which at this time is for my e-newsletter only.

Since you and I have been friends before the days of social media, and you shared your personal data with me then, I will continue to communicate with you via email and social media outside of the parameters of the e-newsletter.

Please let me know if I can answer any questions. Please also let me know if you wish to remain a subscriber of my e-newsletter or if you wish to be removed from it by May 24, 2018. I would love to keep you on as a subscriber but I will not assume automatic opt-in in keeping with the regulation. Therefore I hope to hear from you soon.

Thank you very much.

Sincerely,

Susan

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