GDPR FAQs

Last Revised: Dec 31 2022

What is GDPR?

The General Data Protection Regulation that will be effective as of Dec 30, 2022 and will replace the current Data Protection Directive. As a regulation, it applies automatically in all EU member states. GDPR aims to modernize existing EU privacy law to reflect new technologies while giving EU residents more control over their Personal Data.

What does “Personal Data” mean?

In simple words, it includes data relating to an identified or identifiable individual, which includes personally identifiable information like names, phone numbers, etc., and in addition, device-related identifiers like unique device IDs and IP addresses.

What about Buzzte? How does GDPR affect Buzzte?

These days, Buzzte is preparing towards the GDPR implementation. Buzzte has worked closely with leading GDPR consultants to map its data collection practices so that it is compliant with the regulatory requirements. Buzzte is constantly reviewing the changes in the market, and specifically in Europe. Therefore note that our approach may evolve in the coming months, as this market is changing and adapting to the new regulatory requirements.

Buzzte Platform end-users:

Who are they? end-users that interact with the Buzzte items.

What type of Personal Data does Buzzte store on the Buzzte Platform end users?

Buzzte does not store any Personal Data (as defined under the GDPR) of the Buzzte Platform end users.

Some of Buzzte third party vendors (e.g. demand sources, certain fraud prevention vendors or other service providers) may be collecting Personal Data of the Buzzte Platform end users as part of their services. These days, Buzzte is entering into applicable data protection addendums with both third party vendors and publishers, in accordance with the GDPR requirements. However, note that Buzzte does not record, store or have access to such Personal Data.

Buzzte Platform Registered users:

Who are they? users that have registered to the Buzzte Platform to create content items.

What type of Personal Data does Buzzte store on the registered users? Buzzte collects, uses and stores their Personal Data. Such practices shall be in compliance with the GDPR requirements.

I am a publisher that embeds Buzzte items on my site. Can you clarify whether Buzzte is considered as a Data Processor or a Data Controller?

To the extent that any Personal Data is collected by Buzzte’s third party vendors, Buzzte should be considered as a Data Controller. This approach coincides both with regulatory guidelines (including the 29 Working Party guidelines), as well as with the industry standard practices with respect to companies that engage in similar data processing activities. Accordingly, Buzzte has prepared a Data Processing Agreement (“DPA”) that reflects our respective roles and responsibilities, as applicable to Data Controllers, in accordance with the requirements of the GDPR. In the coming weeks, we will share the DPA with our publishers and include it in our revised Publisher Terms that will be published on our site prior to Dec 30, 2022.

We know that GDPR may be confusing!

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any additional questions at [email protected]