How does it work?

And other frequently asked questions

We have a "Privacy by Design" approach.

Instead of letting privacy be an after-thought, our systems are designed with privacy as primary concern.

We take away the vagueness of the GDPR.

Unfortunately, legal texts can be vague about the exact meaning of their words (often as an unintended side effect of not being able to predict all cases). "Personal information" (which includes cookies and IP addresses!), "legitimate interest" which has no explicitly defined list of interests (and its vagueness will not save you), and the simple fact that many people won’t have read all 99 chapters in the GDPR. And that’s reasonable: many of our are people running websites, or running a business - not lawyers.

That’s why GDPR Wall helps you to become proactive about protecting your visitors’ privacy and data. Instead of not knowing what to do, we make sure that your website follows the GDPR and that you don’t accidentally leak data to third parties.

We prevent accidents.

When you include GDPR Wall on your website, it stops your webpage (and third parties) from accessing personal data without consent. Simply by plugging it in.

Instead of letting everything load and hoping it’ll be alright (and legal), we do the opposite: we don’t let anything through, and that includes third party assets like analytics, visitor browsing tracking, customer feedback tools, live chat, … Only after the visitor has explicitly opted in, GDPR Wall lets the visitor through and your webpages can load.

Because did you know that personal information now explicitly includes browser cookies and IP addresses (art. 4.1)?

Yes, the GDPR will affect your non-EU business.

It’s simple: if you have a public-facing website that gets visitors from the EU, your website must comply to the GDPR for these visitors. Having your website outside of the EU doesn’t take away your visitors’ rights. It’s a misconception that your website doesn’t need to comply to the GDPR simply because your website (or hosting) isn’t in the EU.

It’s flexible and customizable.

Set it up according to your own data processing needs, with your own (optional or required) consent fields and additional information for your visitors.

Our ultimate goal is to help you replace us.

GDPR Wall isn’t a permanent solution, it’s meant to be a temporary one. We’ll guide you and send you tips on what you need to do for your own website/code to be GDPR-compliant without GDPR Wall. We’re here to help you move forward.

What are the penalties for non-compliance?

Organizations can be fined up to 4% of annual global turnover for breaching GDPR or € 20 Million.

What constitutes personal data?

Any information related to a natural person or ‘Data Subject’, that can be used to directly or indirectly identify the person. It can be anything from a name, a photo, an email address, bank details, posts on social networking websites, medical information, or a computer IP address.

Want to know more? Get in touch, read other FAQs or read the GDPR.