GDPR for WordPress and Jupiter Theme

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The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect on May 25. The GDPR requires companies and site owners to be transparent about how they collect, use, and share personal data. It also gives individuals more access and choice when it comes to how their own personal data is collected, used, and shared.

You can learn more about the GDPR from the European Commission’s Data Protection page.

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WordPress V4.9.6 GDPR Tools

WordPress 4.9.6 includes 4 new Tools for GDPR compliance. It helps you collect info needed for your Privacy Policy based on your theme and plugins too. And, it provides a way to retrieve, edit, and export the data you collect.

The new tools are:

  • Auto creation of a Privacy Policy page based on your theme and plugins.
  • Ways for site admins to list and export data collected.
  • Optin to obtain consent on comments to retain data.
  • A method for visitors to request and edit data held on them.
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Note: To learn more about these new GDPR tools, you may check out this article.

Jupiter V6.1.4 GDPR Tools

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Note: We, as theme author, do not collect any sort of information from your site.

We currently offer this option in:

Contact Form Shortcode in WPBakery Page Builder

We have added an option to enable the GDPR consent check in the Jupiter contact form shortcode.

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Note: To learn how to add and configure a contact form shortcode on your website, check out this article.

Contact Form Widget

We have added an option to enable the GDPR consent check in the Jupiter contact form widget.

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Note: To learn how to add and configure a contact form widget on your website, check out this article.

Quick Contact Form

We have added an option to enable the GDPR consent check in the quick contact form.

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Note: This option can be found in Jupiter > Theme Options > Global Settings > Quick Contact.

Mailchimp Subscribe Form

We have added an option to enable the GDPR consent check in the Jupiter MailChimp subscribe form.

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Note: To learn how to add and configure a MailChimp subscribe form shortcode on your website, check out this article.

Third Party API GDPR Compliance

This option is located in Theme options > General settings > API Integrations. Currently this option only enables google analytics anonymous data collection.


Plugins below are suggested for use:


WooCommerce

Since V3.4, WooCommerce was made compatible with GDPR by asking their consent in the checkout page, but users must choose a terms and conditions page.

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Note: To learn more about this, check out this article.

Google Fonts

There are still discussions going on about making Google Fonts GDPR compliant, according to this thread, you should either disable the Google Fonts from your website or make it locally hosted fonts. If you just do not use any Google Fonts in the Theme Options > Typography Settings and also in any other text shortcode such as Fancy Title, it will automatically get disabled from the whole website. But in case you want to host your Google Fonts locally, you may check out this forum topic.

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