New MindSonar Privacy Policy

Here in Europe, many of our colleagues are working hard to become GDPR compliant. The GDPR is the new European Privacy Law. Basically, this law gives people much more control over personal information that is being stored about them. Also, you have to give explicit permission for people to store your data.

Take, for instance, the famous ‘Download This Free E-Book’ forms. When you downloaded the e-book and gave them your e-mail address, you would then receive promotions from that company. This was, for most people, an implicit understanding: I trade my e-mail address for the book. But with the coming of the GDPR, this is no longer legal in Europe. You need explicit permission for the promotions. So this text would now read: ‘Subscribe to Our Newsletter and Get the E-Book for Free’. More explicit, more transparent.

Actually, I think this is a good thing. The law  forces us to get things done that we should have gotten done years ago. So while I am absolutely not happy with all the work it entails, I am  definitely happy with the privacy upgrade!

Of course the GDPR also has consequences for MindSonar Global and all MindSonar Professionals. We decided to not distinguish between Europeans and Non-Europeans in terms of privacy. I think right now, Europe has the strictest privacy laws and we want to grant that level of protection to everyone, no mater where they live.

In my next post I will give more details about things that are about to change in MindSonar. But to reassure you: you don’t need to do anything. Just sit back and relax, we will make sure everything happen automatically. In GDPR-terms, that is.

To begin with, we have a new Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy describes why and how we collect and use the personal information of our respondents (people who fill out their information for a MindSonar Profile). It also describes their options to choose how we use their personal data and how to contact us with any concerns and requests.

And as always: suggestions ar welcome, go ahead and comment under this post.

Privacy Policy MS EN 2018 V2

About the Author

Jaap Hollander

Jaap Hollander

Psychologist, living in the Netherlands. Founded MindSonar in 1995. Working as a trainer, coach and therapist as well as being director of the IEP, the Institute for Eclectic Psychology. Has written 10 books on NLP and Provocative Coaching. Most recent book: "Provocative Coaching" (English), fall 2012 (Crown House) available from Amazon.

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