Data Location Statement
QWIQR takes your data privacy and security very seriously. We realise that as educators complying with the relevant legislation in your country is very important to you.
The UK is leaving the European Union and is currently in a transition period until the 31st of December 2020. Until this date the UK remains aligned with EU data protections laws, known as GPDR. After the 31st of December 2020 it is not clear at this stage whether the EU and UK will recognise each other's data protection legislation as adequate.
To ensure that our services continue to be compliant with local legislation in your location after the 31st of December 2020, QWIQR allows you to choose the geographical location and legal jurisdiction your QWIQR data will be stored and processed.
NB. Unforfortunately, due to the exceptionally high costs of storing data in the UK (5x EU costs). QWIQR FREE users (only) that select the UK as their data location, will have their data stored in the EU. Data stored in the EU is currently fully compliant with UK GPDR regulations. If the the UK and EU GPDR regultation diverge at the end of 2020. All UK user data will be moved to the UK at that time to ensure continued compliance with UK GPDR regulations. All data QWIQR Premium and QWIQR for Teams users will be stored in the selected location.
- European union - If you are located in the European Union we recommend that you choose the European Union as your data location.
- United Kingdom - The UK is no longer part of the European Union. We recommend that our United Kingdom users choose the UK as their data storage location.
- United States of America - If you are located in the USA we recommend that you choose the USA as your data location.
- Rest of the world - The UK and the EU both have very strong data protection laws, known as GPDR. We recommend that you choose either the UK or the EU as your data location.
For existing users changing this setting will change the location for all FUTURE data, recordings and uploads. Data for existing QWIQR codes will remain in the data location that was in effect when it was recorded.
To change your data location please go to your QWIQR settings page.