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Here at TextGoto, we want to keep you informed of interesting ideas, ways to use our product, facts about SMS Marketing that you might not know. Our blogs will present news about the company, marketing tips, coding and implementation ideas... basically whatever we think of. If it's to do with SMS Marketing, it'll be in here.

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2019-02-19 10:43:57Z
by Adam Brogden
I know I keep talking about PECR but this really is very important. I have seen a number of text marketing companies fined by the ICO for failing to meet their PECR obligations. The following is from the ICO website.
2019-02-13 10:05:31Z
by Adam Brogden
As an SMS marketer it is vital that you are GDPR compliant. Having an appropriate lawful basis to send your messages will keep you out of trouble and avoid an ICO fine.
2019-02-11 11:04:22Z
by Adam Brogden
Worried about sending SMS now GDPR is here? Not sure whether your data is compliant or whether you need or have consent to send marketing messages? We are here to help. Here are a few basic rules.
2019-02-04 10:30:53Z
by Adam Brogden
If you are a micro-company, sole-trader, or even if you just work from home, GDPR will probably still apply to you! If you collect, store or process any sort of personal data, then you need to understand the regulations and ensure you register with the ICO.
2019-02-04 09:53:32Z
by Adam Brogden
Here at TextGoto, we want to make sure you are GDPR safe. GDPR and PECR applies to anyone that sends SMS and as such we want to ensure you are always compliant and reduce the risk of ICO complaints, investigation, and fines!
2019-01-31 15:49:35Z
by Adam Brogden
DPIAs are pretty complicated but try not to get bogged down and concentrate on assessing the risk to data subjects rather than producing huge technical design documents.
2019-01-31 14:43:59Z
by Adam Brogden
A Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA) is a process to help you identify and minimise the data protection risks of a project. You might consider conducting a DPIA just to make sure you are GDPR safe
2019-01-31 11:09:43Z
by Paddy Green
An introduction to our new integration with the popular Slack platform, allowing you to streamline your workflow with TextGoto and your team
2019-01-30 13:43:32Z
by Adam Brogden
Here at TextGoto, we want to make sure you are 100% GDPR safe. You might have noticed the consent buttons you need to click and also the option to automatically add opt-out info on any message. These are useful mechanisms to ensure you avoid the most basic GDPR issue.
2019-01-30 12:18:36Z
by Adam Brogden
This might sound bit harsh and also a bit weird coming from a document selling company, but there is a big difference between companies that just sell templates and companies [like us] that provide GDPR solutions.
2019-01-29 10:31:23Z
by Adam Brogden
So, you have received a dreaded Subject Access Request. What should you do? Don’t forget that SARs can be issued to you by pretty much any means, email, letter, verbal, SMS - anything! If someone asks you, ‘What info have you got on me?’ then this is a SAR.
2019-01-28 13:17:35Z
by Adam Brogden
SMS is traditionally limited to 160 characters and the vast majority of SMS sent are around this number. However, you can send longer messages if you want. You can send messages up to around 600 characters through Textgoto, but you should think carefully about sending such long messages.