Ever since we have started as a mission-driven EdTech company in 2009, we remained dedicated to improving the quality of education and committed to ensuring data privacy. We have always strived to be transparent about our users’ data and enabled different restrictional settings regarding the availability of particular data. We particularly facilitated independent deletion and protection of personal or copyright-protected data.
With the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force on May 25, 2018, data protection, in general, has been strengthened. It has always been an integral part of our mission to fully respect our users’ privacy. In particular, we have always strictly followed the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). Therefore, we are welcoming this new regulation, which for PlagScan and its business model only requires formal adaptations. Since our service is based on processing text, we require only a minimal amount of necessary personal data when you register for an account. To comply, and support your compliance with GDPR while using PlagScan, we are offering an updated version of the data processing agreement.
We focused mainly on making this important topic more understandable for you. We have accommodated your needs within the policies but also mostly in our product. Those changes cover the following aspects:
- Simpler and clearer language to describe our privacy practices
- A detailed description of why and how your data is being collected and used
- Different settings tailored for your specific data protection requirements
Your dedication to protecting original texts is what makes PlagScan a worldwide community. That’s why it is important for us to also optimally support you in your compliance with data policies.
If you have any questions about GDPR and the implications for your account, please feel free to contact our data protection officer at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be happy to answer any concerns you may have.