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The GDPR and your website
The European Union General Data Protection Act is in effect May 25, 2018. The Information provided on this page is a courtesy and is not legal advice.

Overview

The user has complete control over their data

Every website must be in complaince. As a website owner you must explain to the user why you need the data, and what it is for. The user has to agree that you can use their data for the purpose you describe.

There are plugins and software that track people’s movement on a website. You will have to disclose the method you use to collect data.

WordPress

Official Support of GDPR

Automattic

Automatic is the owner of WordPress used by 30% of websites worldwide. WordPress will add features necessary to comply with the GDPR regulations.

The law reqires site owners to be transparent and explain how a business collects, stores, or processes personal data of residents in the European Union.

Solution

When you sign up for WordPress.com only limited information is needed to set up an account. Only your email and username is needed.

You have control of your content. The privacy settings give you choices to make your site public, private or hidden from search engines.

Personal Information

Details: email addresses, names IP addresses are considered personal data. Depending on the service you provide you will need to disclose how this information is used.

Use of Information

The website must disclose how the information is used, allowing the user to take into consideration whether to use that service or not.

Third Party Selling

When your information is shared, a website can share or sell it to third-party services. A user has a right to know what happens to their information.

GDPR Legal Obligation

With the passing of this law a website owner has a legal obligation to comply. This law is not yet effective in the US, but similar legislation might be passed soon.
Information Resources

Elegant Themes provides more detailed information.

WordPress outlines Automattic’s compliance with GDPR.

Official GDPR Information.

Wikipedia General Data Protection

Your Privacy

Take it Seriously

Anyone who uses the Internet, and that’s everyone, has a right to private information treated with respect.

It is not acceptable to just want to profit from someone’s use of a website or a sign up for a service.

The Web is now complex

Technology works, but needs taming. The Divi Theme is GDPR Compliant.

Security and Confidential Mode

This will roll out slowly in Gmail. The option to be reminded on what to do with the email. We might think this isn’t necessary but we are constantly targeted through email.

122 Emails Per Day

Depending on your occupation some receive more. This creates a pressure and we might dismiss an important email, reply in a hurry, or unknowingly answer a spam email.

Every Action You Take

It is time to revise how we interact on the Internet. Read carefully the Privacy and Terms of Service. Just exactly what does this company do with your information?

The Divi Theme is GDPR compliant.

Never Take The Web For Granted

It’s time for regulation and standards to be implemented. The use of the Internet is a right, and this right shouldn’t be violated by anyone.

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