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Frequently Asked Questions
Updated October 24, 2018
Idea T oGrowth LLC intends and expects to comply with GDPR by its effective date on 1 January 2019 (Potentially including having a legal basis under Article 6 GDPR for processing any personal data).
Minimally, if at all. Idea To Growth LLC has several Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offerings:
Idea To Growth Pro is a search engine optimization (SEO) SaaS product that helps subscribers analyze the effectiveness of keywords and other aspects of their online properties to enhance searchability and ranking.
IdeaToGrowth Local is a SaaS product that provides subscribers a more efficient means of managing, updating, and maintaining the online basic business name, address, and location data about their physical business locations, whether on their own online properties or with a variety of business listing websites. While in limited circumstances it can be argued that the business listing data IdeaToGrowth Local processes could be personal data as well, the subscriber is using IdeaToGrowth in order to make this information available online and to the public, suggesting a very low interest in exercising the protective rights GDPR affords data subjects in their respective personal data. Moreover, the subscriber controls the use of any business listing information in IdeaToGrowth Local through a user dashboard.
Idea To Growth LLC does not currently believe that it processes, let alone seeks or expect that it will seek to process, any personal data that is subject to Article 9 GDPR, "Processing of special categories of personal data," which, in reference to GDPR, is generally referred to as "sensitive personal data."
Idea To Growth LLC currently does not believe it is a data processor for a data controller, necessitating that it enter into customary and compliant data processing agreements with data controllers. However, should that change, in order to comply with GDPR, Idea To Growth LLC believes that both Idea To Growth LLC as a data processor and the data controller will need to enter into a compliant data processor agreement.
Yes. However, a data subject should understand the consequences of such a request.
For example, with respect to any personal data that provides the necessary contact details in order to administer a subscription for a subscriber that is an organization, Idea To Growth LLC will need to replace the contact information within its system in order to manage the subscriber’s subscription and account.
For any subscribers who are individuals, complying with a request to be forgotten will, of course, cause a permanent termination of the subscriber’s account and subscription. Idea To Growth LLC also often tries to “win-back” terminated or expired subscribers with discount offers, and eliminating or permanently “forgetting” personal data will eliminate Idea To Growth LLC's ability to make any such offers to the data subject.
If you are a data subject and have requests of Idea To Growth LLC under GDPR related to your individual rights in your personal data, including a "request to be forgotten/for erasure," "rectification," etc., please email help@IdeaToGrowth.com. Idea To Growth LLC will promptly review your request and respond to you.
Most of the personal data that Idea To Growth LLC collects occurs in the user or subscriber account creation process, the payment and administration process, as well as the customer care and success processes.
That typical data consists of:
- A subscriber or account-holder contact email address
- display name
- and data required to make a purchase, including:
- credit card details and billing information, including cardholder first and last name and billing address
Idea To Growth LLC also holds a conference event annually regarding digital marketing and search engine optimization (SEO) called "Idea To Growth Con." Idea To Growth LLC has subscribed to two event registration Software-as-a-Service providers to register attendees and provide payment processing and currently subscribes to the service of just one of those providers. These providers likely collect and process IdeaToGrowthCon attendee personal data.
Idea To Growth LLC does not collect or process any sensitive personal data.
Idea To Growth LLC's efforts to identify all existing and any new sources of the personal data collection are ongoing toward being compliant with GDPR by 1 January 2019.
Idea To Growth LLC is headquartered in Tampa, Florida, USA.
As the GDPR requirements are better understood by the management of Idea To Growth LLC and as long as those requirements do not create a hindrance to the Idea To Growth LLC business in other non-GDPR countries, over time the answer is Yes.
As Idea To Growth LLC is headquartered in the United States and is not "established" anywhere in the EU, it does not see any advantage in hosting personal data in the EU, since Idea To Growth LLC will have no personnel in the EU to process any of the personal data in order to perform its obligations to its subscribers.
As answered in Question 4 (above), Idea To Growth LLC currently does not believe it is a data processor for a data controller, necessitating that it enter into customary and compliant data processing agreements with data controllers. However, should that change, in order to comply with GDPR, Idea To Growth LLC believes that both Idea To Growth LLC as a data processor and the data controller will need to enter into a compliant data processor agreement.
Updated October 23, 2018