Momently & The GDPR
The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) has been in effect since May 25, 2018.
The below FAQ addresses how Momently is approaching GDPR, how our product works with regards to personal data, and what resources customers can access with respect to GDPR.
How Momently uses data
Does Momently track personal data?
Momently’s service is referred to as a “Data Processor” on GDPR. In acting as such, Momently obtains user internet protocol (IP) addresses and certain other online identifiers which constitute “Personal Data” under the GDPR’s broad definition.
Momently does not collect or store any identifying information about customer’s website visitors such as the name, email address or any similar information. Our products are designed to provide full functionality without needing any such information. We also do not collect or store any sensitive or special categories of personal data as matter of data security and privacy.
What are IP addresses and why does Momently obtain them?
Momently code transmits information to our servers when visitors browse a website using Momently. This transmission of data between browser and server involves IP addresses as all internet communication does. After receipt of the data, we use the IP address to identify the city and country in which a visitor is based. We then delete the IP address from our system. We do not use IP addresses in any other part of our system.
Does Momently set cookies?
Momently does not set third-party cookies and does not take any steps to identify specific visitors. For example we do not do browser fingerprinting or collect device IDs.
There are two types of cookies: first-party cookies and third-party cookies. A first-party cookie is a cookie set by website owner - the domain name that appears in the browser address bar. It’s specific to that particular website. A third-party cookie, on the other hand, is a cookie set by a third party - a domain name that is not the domain name that appears in the browser address bar. it may be used to track visitors between domains.
Momently was designed with privacy in mind, and is a first-party analytics platform. This means that publishers who use our service can set first-party cookies on their sites using Momently code. However, Momently does not, under any circumstances, set third-party cookies on our publisher’s sites.
Have the GDPR changes affected my Terms of Service with Momently?
Momently’s Terms of Service document has been amended with GDPR requirements. You can find the latest copy here. Customers governed by our Terms of Service will be automatically served by our Data Processing Addendum ("DPA”).
We have also updated our Privacy Notice and several other documents.
Where can I learn more about Momently’s data security practices?
For more information on our data security practices, you can access our data security overview here.