Collect clear and educated consent from your website visitors with ease through our consent management platform (CMP). Our CMP stores and communicates the consent status of users and their cookies to other vendors within the IAB framework. ShareThis is one of the first CMPs approved under the second version of the industry’s IAB Transparency & Consent Framework (TCF) providing you with greater control and options to define how you use the data collected from your site.
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ShareThis supports the IAB Europe’s GDPR Transparency & Consent Framework and believes this is an excellent way to keep the open web “open,” and to provide room for a robust advertising landscape that enables full transparency for all participants–starting with users. The IAB Framework is a cross-industry standard that supports publishers and their partners. The effort addresses “first parties”(publishers) and other suppliers of online services, who partner with “third parties” (solution providers like ShareThis). The goal is to enable digital media companies and relevant parties who work with them, to process user data via legal bases laid down by the GDPR directive, which puts data rights more openly in the hands of consumers.
GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is a European regulation to provide EU citizens and residents with greater control of their personal data and to streamline the rules for international businesses working in Europe. GDPR affects all companies based in the EU as well as companies anywhere in the world that handle data related to EU residents.
Under GDPR personal data refers to any information that can directly or indirectly identify an individual. Personal information ShareThis collects includes cookies and IP addresses. We do not collect emails, addresses, phone numbers, or national ID numbers which is also considered personal information.
A DPO is required for companies that handle large scale processing of data. The DPO’s role is to monitor the company’s compliance under GDPR and to communicate with the data protection authorities. ShareThis is working with a DPO.
A consent management platform (CMP) is a tool that collects and stores consented data as well as communicates the consent status of users and their cookies to other vendors within the CMP’s framework. It is customizable by the publisher and editable by the consumer.
ShareThis is a member of the IAB, NAI, and DAA in the North American markets and EDAA in Europe.
For consumers who wish not to have their data processed, or to request withdrawal of consent or deletion of data, our existing opt-out procedure can be found on our privacy page or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We believe Usage Data is relevant for up to 13 months so we retain that data for up to 14 months from the date of collection. Our cookies expire 13 months after they are last updated.
There are many free and paid VPN services that you can use to check the appearance of your site in other geographic regions. ShareThis has used https://www.personalvpn.com/.
In order to be GDPR compliant with ShareThis, ShareThis expects a publisher to use a consumer management platform of their choosing, which can include the ShareThis GDPR Compliance Tool. Our publishers must collect, process, and transfer EU/EEA User Personal Data to ShareThis only after it has been solicited with obtained informed consent from each individual user. For general GDPR compliance, please seek legal counsel to understand how the law affects your publisher business in full.