With just a few weeks to go before the UK is due to leave the European Union, the future situation is still unclear.
As a company, we are doing what we can to ensure we continue to operate smoothly and in compliance with local laws in the UK, Europe and around the world.
For our UK clients to whom we provide managed hosting services, we’ve already ensured all of your primary website data is held within UK datacentres, including all backups. For virtually all of our UK clients, that means we are confident that the processing of personal data relating to your website is happening within the UK. You may want to assure yourself that any third party tools used on your site meet your organisation’s requirements for data processing if these change.
To avoid disruption for our EU clients, earlier this year we incorporated our business within the EU. Helpful Digital S.A.R.L. is part of the Helpful Digital group with independent website hosting infrastructure and banking facilities based in France. In the event that the UK leaves the EU without clear arrangements for trade in services, we will be happy to work with you via our EU company. Please contact us if this is something you would like to explore.
Clients in the USA and the Americas can trade as normal with our US-registered company, The Social Simulator, Inc.
As a company, we will support our UK and EU staff to ensure they can travel, live and work as freely as possible under potential new arrangements.
Personally, and as the founder of the company, I think leaving the EU is a historic mistake for the UK and is likely to have a detrimental impact on our business and our team. For now, we will simply do what we can to help our team and our clients through the current uncertainty.