Arclab® Web Form Builder
European Union E.U. General Data Protection
Regulation (GDPR) Compliance
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation in EU law on
data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union.
It becomes enforceable from 25 May 2018.
- European Union: Reform of EU data protection rules
The E.U. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has shaken many providers of online form services and their customers, as it contains strict rules for the transfer of personal data to third parties. The GDPR also includes strict regulations regarding data transfer abroad, data storage, data retention and disclosure requirements. For most online form services, the data entered by the user is transferred to and processed by the form provider's server, which transfers personal information to a third party (the form provider).
When using Arclab® Web Form Builder this is different:
The EU GDPR requires that the data transfer from the user to the server must be in encrypted form.
In order to secure the data transfer from the server to the user, you need an SSL certificate which has to be set up on the server. This can usually be done easily via the web configuration of your web server. In the program itself, no setting is necessary, the SSL encryption of the form page is done directly by your web server. All you have to do is upload the form to a web server accessed via "https://" and not "http://".
If you would like to submit the form data by email, this should be done best to a local email address. "Local email address" means an email address belonging to the server or to the domain of your website. This ensures that the data does not leave your server (or hosting provider) and the data it is not transmitted unencrypted over the Internet. In order to maintain the encryption chain you should make sure that you also access the email account in encrypted form with your email program. Most email accounts support SSL or TLS encryption for this purpose.
Please also observe the other provisions of the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) regarding the processing and storage of personal data as well as the regulations of your country for data protection and privacy.
Please note that the information on this page does
not constitute legal advice or legally binding information.
Furthermore, the conditions in our license agreement as well as the liability disclaimer apply.