Create a GDPR Compliant E-Commerce Website with Wizishop

E-commerce and GDPR

As of May 25, 2018, the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is applicable. This regulation obliges companies to protect their customers’ personal data. If you run an online store with a solution like Shopifyyour users’ information is hosted in the United States and this creates a concern for the CNIL (French data protection authority).

In this article, we will explain how use the wizishop solutiona French e-commerce website solution, in Saas, which is adapted to GDPR regulations for the processing of personal data in Europe.

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How to create a GDPR/CNIL compliant store?

Follow the tutorial to create a wizishop e-commerce site from A to Z

If you want to build a GDPR compliant store, Wizishop is the ideal ecommerce solution for you. Unlike American solutions like Shopify, Wizishop hosts user information in Europe, which creates a strong guarantee for the protection of your data. Discussions between the US and Europe are ongoing, but for now nothing is resolved. A French company was sued for using a google font because it sent the user’s IP address to the US and US secret services could have access to it.

Furthermore, using a French e-commerce solution on Saas offers many advantages: easy implementation, service provider managed updates and tailored payment modules. We will explain how to create the store from A to Z even if you have no technical knowledge of web and online sales.

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What is GDPR and why do you need to comply with it if you have an online store?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new European regulation that came into effect on May 25, 2018. This regulation strengthens the protection of personal data and gives individuals more control over their information. If you have an online store, it is important to comply with this regulation because it applies to all companies that process EU citizens’ data, regardless of their location.

What are the consequences of not complying with GDPR?

If you fail to comply with the GDPR, you could be subject to fines of up to €20 million or up to four percent of your annual worldwide turnover, whichever is greater. In addition, individuals can file complaints against your company if they believe their rights have been violated.

What are the main requirements of GDPR?

There are three main requirements you need to know

-Obtain explicit consent from individuals before collecting, using or sharing their data

-Provide individuals with clear and concise information about their data processing activities

-Allow people to easily exercise their rights (e.g. access, delete or modify their personal data)

If you want to know more about GDPR, we suggest you read the CNIL article “The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): Everything you need to know”

How can Wizishop help you create a GDPR compliant store?

Now that you know more about GDPR and its requirements, let’s see how Wizishop can help you create a compliant store.

Advantages of using a French SaaS e-commerce solution

As we mentioned earlier, Wizishop is a French SaaS e-commerce solution that helps you to create an online store quickly and easily without any technical knowledge. But that is not all ! In fact, Wizishop also offers many resources to help you comply with GDPR.

For example, Wizishop allows you to:

– Obtain explicit consent from your customers before collecting, using or sharing their data

-Provide customers with clear and concise information about their data processing activities

-Allow customers to easily exercise their rights (e.g. access, delete or modify their personal data)

In addition, Wizishop provides a secure environment for the storage and processing of the following data

data relating to customers, orders, products and transactions. All this data is stored on servers located in France, which guarantees the security and confidentiality of your information.

Finally, Wizishop offers a customer support service that can answer all your GDPR questions and help you comply with the regulation.

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Wizishop and GDPR FAQs

Wizishop and GDPR, is everything compliant?

Yes ! Wizishop is a French SaaS solution that helps you to create an online store quickly and easily without any technical knowledge. But that is not all ! In fact, Wizishop also offers many resources to help you comply with GDPR.

What data is stored on Wizishop’s servers?

All data relating to customers, orders, products and transactions are stored on servers located in France. This ensures the security and confidentiality of your information.

How can I exercise my rights under the GDPR?

You can exercise your rights by contacting customer service, who will be happy to answer all your questions.

I have a store created in another e-commerce solution, can I migrate my site to wizishop?

Yes Wizishop offers a migration service.

Now that you know how to create a GDPR compliant store with Wizishop, what are you waiting for?

How to create your store with Wizishop

Creating an online store with Wizishop is quick and easy, even if you don’t have any technical knowledge. Just create a Wizishop account and follow the steps below

-Choose a subscription plan (Standard, Pro or Advanced)

-Enter your personal information

-Select a payment method (credit card, Paypal or bank transfer)

-Create your products

And that’s it, it’s done! Your store is created and you can start selling your products. If you need help, our customer service team is available to answer all your questions.

Now that you know how to create a GDPR compliant store with Wizishop, what are you waiting for?

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Example of Wizishop stores

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