Please note that GDPR is extremely complicated (the law is almost 90 pages long), and will apply differently to different apps. If you have any concerns, then we strongly recommend talking with a lawyer about how GDPR specifically applies to you.
This document is not intended to provide you with legal advice. It is intended to provide you with information about changes that Shopify is making in the Shopify App Store to help merchants prepare for GDPR, and to help you start to think about your data practices in the way that GDPR requires.
In particular, we recommend that you include:
If you have any concerns about how best to describe your app’s data practices beyond what’s listed above, then we recommend consulting with a lawyer about your specific needs.
In several jurisdictions, individuals have certain right to how their data is collected, stored, and used. To make sure your app is operating in an ethical and legal matter, it is crucial to consider the following:
If you think that any of these restrictions apply to your app, or if you have concerns about how GDPR affects how you currently process and store personal data, then we suggest you consult with a lawyer.
If your app provides marketing or advertising related services, then you will need to consider how GDPR applies to you. GDPR imposes a new set of requirements regarding how companies use data for marketing or advertising purposes. How it applies to you will depend on exactly how your app uses data, but you will need to consider the following: