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How we adapt to the new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)

How we adapt to the new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)

On May 25th, 2018, the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) enters into force. Although it is easy to adapt to the fulfillment of the new legislation and there has been time to do it, the issue is complex and it is recommended to leave it in the hands of the experts, especially considering that the system of sanctions is important.

European regulation is well explained at Official Journal of the European Union.

Thinking about the organizations of the network that do a normal collection and management of personal data, we offer this step by step:

1- Facilita_RGPD
Most of the associations can be adapted very easily using the AGPD program, following the simple instructions and signing the generated documents.

2- Document management
The program generates the documents to be sent to the different parties concerned and the texts to be added at the bottom of the forms.

3- Cookies
Regarding the website, it is necessary to ensure that the standard cookie consent message is configured. More information:

4- Analytics
If has access to Google Analytics, we already take care of anonymizing the IP.
Otherwise, we suggest that you provide us with editor access, which will allow us to link Adwords with Analytics and the Search Console with Analytics.
You can also turn on the IP Anonymization feature in Google Analytics. More information:

5- Consent
For the sending of bulletins and mass mailings, it is necessary to have the express consent of the persons to whom they are addressed.

From, in addition to adapting like any other entity, we accompany the organizations of whom we take care of managing the web, newsletters, mass mailing and email accounts. With the Internet service platform Abcore Cadí we include tools that facilitate the fulfillment of the GDPR. The management of Abcore Cadí newsletters allows to fulfill GDPR since a long time ago.

To handle the express authorization of subscribers to newsletters and mass emails Abcore Cadí has ​​two tools: 

1- The "Manage Subscribers" complies with the requirements of the GDPR because it manages subscriptions and cancelations to newsletters and it keeps the date on which the person subscribed. If your organization has successfully managed the subscription to newsletters and people have subscribed to the newsletters through the "Manage Subscribers" tool, a record of the authorization date is saved and therefore the regulations are complied with.

2- If the organization is not sure of the origin of the data or at some time has made subscriptions on behalf of the target people but without their express authorization, Abcore Cadí facilitates the tools to make a massive email in which people are required to fill in the express authorization form for future mailings. The answer arrives via forms and maintains the registries updated and with the registered authorizations.

As an example, from we have communicated it by email with this text: 

Theme: We help to apply the new data protection regulation, GDPR
Next May 25th, the new General Data Protection Regulation, the GDPR, will come into force, which implies that we need your consent to be able to send any information.

We write to you because we are collaborating, because you use some of the services of or because we have had some relationship related to the application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the non-lucrative sector. In any case, we want to keep in touch with you.

The new regulation, mandatory for all organizations, allow you to provide your consent for us to send you the information that really interests you. You can authorize us to use your data according to your relationship with us:

A) As a user of any of the services
Recommended if you are using any service managed by (email, web, Google adwords, Abcore, Wordpress, etc.)
B) As a person interested in the activities of
Recommended for friends, donors, collaborators, and in general people interested in the activities of
C) As a person interested in improving communication in the non-profit sector
Recommended if you follow calls, resources and information related to communication on the Internet, and useful for NGOs and projects to improve society.

Click and fill in your box, so we can continue to inform you of the opportunities offered by the Internet and how we contribute to make the world a better place without collapsing your mailbox.
The new GDPR will also allow you:
-Having access to your personal data and to obtain a copy.
-Requesting the removal of your personal data from our database and/or restricting where your data is used.
-Receiving notification when there is a security breach involving your data.

For any questions or procedure we are always available at


SMARTNAV4 mouse, a technological solution at the service of people with ALS

SMARTNAV4 mouse, a technological solution at the service of people with ALS

The Miquel Valls Foundation, through its Bank of Support Products, offers this widget that allows for using the computer with complete autonomy.

SMARTNAV4 is the fourth generation of a mouse that facilitates the use of computers by people with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and other diseases that reduce mobility.
Pantalla Smartnav4
With the built-in Dwell Clicking software and a free screen keyboard created by Lake Software, the SMARTNAV4 works through a small adhesive made of reflective material that is placed anywhere on the face and a sensor located above the screen. By moving the head, you can control the pointer on your computer, without using your hands. Therefore, people with ALS can write emails, answer WhatsApp, perform any action on the computer in a totally autonomous way.
The Miquel Valls Catalan Foundation of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (FMQV), with whom collaborates, aims to promote all kinds of actions aimed at improving the quality of life of people with ALS and other diseases of motoneurone, as well as of their families. For this reason, among others, at the Bank of Support Products (BPS) they offer, for an unlimited time, the necessary material so that people affected by ALS can live in the most autonomous and with the best possible quality of life.
The BPS of the Miquel Valls Foundation wants to respond to the great need of people with ALS to use these support products, to which not all families have access. It has about 1,200 products, among which communication material such as the SMARTNAV4 mouse.

Sources: Taula del Tercer Sector, Fundació Miquel Valls, SmartNav by NaturalPoint.


Five applications to change the world

Five applications to change the world

Entities and non-profit organizations have long sought to make the move towards mobile applications, both to receive donations and to facilitate and promote voluntary social action. Here you have six applications for the social good that can be useful for your entity.

Facebook launches a donation system for not-for-profit organizations in Europe

Facebook launches a donation system for not-for-profit organizations in Europe

The social network has promoted an initiative to provide charitable fundraising tools in sixteen countries across Europe.

Collecting donations is one of the most frequents tasks for NGOs and not-for-profit organizations. Facebook knows this and because of this has launched a fundraising tool for not-for-profit organizations in Europe. This is due to the success achieved in the United States in helping the organizations which raised funds in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and which managed to collect 10 million dollars. In this regard, Facebook has enabled in 15 countries the option of adding a Donate button to the Facebook page of not-for-profit organizations.

By doing so, by the end of October NGOs can sign up and start using this tool to raise funds through the social network. Facebook offers three tools to collect donations: fundraising through the Donate button, collecting donations during a live broadcast on Facebook Live and empowering people who want to offer their support through Facebook fundraising. 

The most important instance is the one in which live broadcast tool is envolved. People or pages that have been verified by Facebook can add the Donate button directly to their live broadcasts to raise funds for an NGO. Some of the organizations already involved in this new initiative are Caritas Spain, Save the Children Spain, UNICEF France and Movember.

This donation system has been launched in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Ireland, Germany, Poland, Italy, Belgium, Holland, Sweden, Portugal, Denmark, Luxembourg, Austria and Finland.

Fuente: Adweek


Instant payments for charitable initiatives

Instant payments for charitable initiatives

The Verse application allows making payments and appeals to donors in the time it takes to send an SMS. Some NGOs and non-profits are already using it.

Make a donation as if you were sending an SMS. That is the ultimate aim of the Verse App, a new application which lets you make quick payments and without any fees. In line with this, Verse has collaborated with charitable initiatives and aims to promote the use of the application in non-profit organisations. For example, all proceeds from the launch party of Verse Events were donated to the CEAR organisation, which protects the rights of refugees and leads social awareness campaigns.

Verse is free to download, and simple to use. The first step is creating an account - register with your mobile number and link the account with your credit card in order to send money to any of your contacts. After that, you can send or request money by simply entering the recipient's mobile number. The accumulated balance on Verse can be transferred directly to their bank account. Additionally, Verse donates €5 for each new user that registers on the application and makes their first donation.

Along with online donations, the app can also be used to create events and split expenses. Organisations like the Turkana Eye ProjectNeed Ü and the Pedriatic Cancer Center project have already used the platform to promote their activities. For more information about what they do, check the Verse blog



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