Posted May 21, 2018
The collection and transparency of private information has become quite an important issue.
While GDPR is an EU regulation, it affects users globally. There are also laws and regulations currently in effect in the US (ICANN), Canada, many other countries. Addressing your information collection and privacy policies now is just good sense.
A quick internet search of GDPR yields an overwhelming amount of information surrounding these regulations.
General GDPR Information
There is a TON of it out there- google it.
Main EU GDPR site- lots of pictures- ec.europa.eu
No time to read? Here’s a free video webinar from Siteground: What is GDPR?
The latest version of WordPress, (4.9.6,)* released 5-17-18, includes new privacy information, right in the dashboard. Visit Dashboard Settings>Privacy, and Tools to view some of the new changes.
*All KMDD sites are set to automatically upgrade to the lastest version of WordPress.
If you use Google Analytics
If you sell products, register users, or have an E-Commerce site
MailChimp and other third party email collection forms
If you use a form on your site to collect emails for marketing you definitely need to make sure you are transparent about that collection. MailChimp has always had strong rules about that.
If you use another third-party service, visit their website for info.
Here is an article on how to create one from Elegant Themes.
We are not a law firm and can not compose privacy policies for any of our clients.
How we wrote ours:
Important info to consider:
- Tell the user who you are, why you collect the data, for how long, and who receives it.
- Get a clear consent [when required] before collecting any data.
- Let users access their data, and take it with them.
- Let users delete their data.
- Let users know if data breaches occur.
We run a busy ship!
KMDD schedules all projects and is usually scheduled weeks or sometimes months in advance.
However, to help our clients with compliance, we can to install a Cookie & Privacy plugin on your site. See our example below.
We estimate a fee of $50 per site to make the basic additions listed above. The timetable for your update depends on our schedule at the time of your request, However we will do our best to get your new policy up asap and we’ll give you a better price estimate before we make your updates
KMDD has updated its Terms & Conditions to include information regarding these new policies.