The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) primarily concerns itself with personal data. Data that is collected during testing that is truly anonymized and cannot be tied back to an individual is generally not subject to GDPR. The various rights that GDPR grants individuals over their personal data primarily apply to data that is personally identifiable.
If you do not manually collect testers' name, email, or other personally identifiable information during your test, you generally should not run into privacy concerns. That said, you should refer to your own Legal/Privacy Counsel.
Using a Legal block
GDPR also concerns itself with persistent cookies that are used for tracking/analytics purposes. For certain types of cookies, consent is needed. This is why you often see cookie consent warnings when accessing GDPR-compliant websites from the EU.
That does not apply to our tester URLs (t.maze.co). To reduce concerns around GDPR compliance, we deliberately do not place tracking cookies on your maze tests.
Addressing data subject requests
If you collect personally identifiable information in your mazes (e.g. if you ask for names or contact information), you can fulfill data subject requests in the following way:
Right of access
If your testers are requesting access to data you have collected from them, you can honor this request by exporting your results for that specific tester. You can do this either by exporting an image of their test session (available on all plans), or by exporting a CSV of tester results (available for paid plans) and extracting the data that pertains to them.
Right to be forgotten
Learn more about deleting participant data:
- Delete individual tester sessions from each maze
- Delete sessions/recordings from interview studies
- Delete the participant record in Reach
Opt testers out of communications
If you receive a request to opt out of future communications, you wouldn't generally need to take any action in Maze, unless you’re using Reach.
Here, you would direct them to use the unsubscribe link found within the Reach campaign emails in order to opt out or, alternatively, remove them from the database altogether.
You may still need to take action in other services to opt your testers out of all communications.
Deletion of user data for Maze users
For deletion of user data for users of Maze itself, some of this can also be serviced on your end. For example, if you wish to delete uploaded content, you can do so by simply deleting your project, maze, or interview study.
To delete an entire team at once, the owner of that team needs to reach out to Support to have the team deleted.
Note that, when deleting a team, the members of that team will not be deleted — only the owner record, if explicitly requested. Each team member would need to submit an account deletion request individually as the owners of their accounts.