Simple GDPR

Creates a simple GDPR notice with links to your Privacy Page. Optionally creates the Privacy…

Author:Rick Hellewell - CellarWeb.com (profile at wordpress.org)
WordPress version required:4.9.6
WordPress version tested:5.8
Plugin version:1.23
Added to WordPress repository:03-05-2018
Last updated:24-07-2021
Rating, %:100
Rated by:2
Plugin URI:http://cellarweb.com/wordpress-plugins/
Total downloads:1 213
Active installs:30+
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Simple process to create a ‘cookies are OK’ banner/button; assumes that site cannot be accessed unless you agree. Creates a privacy page based on US Better Business Bureau recommendations (your country might have different requirements). Also allows for use of Google Analytics via a server-side ‘post’, to allow analytics tracking if ad-blocking is enabled by the visitor.

Optionally, you can enable placing your Privacy Page link in the site footer.

This is not a very fancy plugin – it just does the basics: displays a notice,and requires the visitor to accept the terms. It ‘s for simple sites.

If you have a large site, or complex personal information retention or collection, you might want to find another solution. And ‘we are not a lawyer ‘, so check with your legal folks for guidance. We make no guarantees about the ‘legal worthiness ‘ or affordability or suitability of our plugin.

Note: requires WP 4.9.6, which contains the new Privacy code/supporting functions. The plugin will not activate if you do not have WP 4.9.6 installed (or PHP 5.3 or higher).

Disclaimer: This plugin may not provide full protection for your site, depending on how your site stores and uses personal data. We think our technique meets the basic notification requirements of GDPR, but you should consult with your legal advisors for guidance on what your site needs to do for GDPR compliance. Here is the ‘official’ GDPR site: https://www.eugdpr.org/ .

For reference:

  • We use the code from the Cookie Consent site at https://cookieconsent.insites.com/ to display the Acceptance message and track user response (via a cookie) to the message notice.
  • For the generic Privacy Page we generate, we use the guidance from the US Better Business Bureau at https://www.bbb.org/reno/for-businesses/sample-privacy-policy/.
  • If you use Google Analytics, then you should be aware of their privacy policy, which could apply to your use of GA; see it here https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html .
  • See also the Privacy section.

We suggest that you consult with your legal advisor for specific methods and messages needed for GDPR compliance on your site. We provide no warranty or guarantee of GDPR compliance. We are not providing any legal advice. We are not responsible in any way for your use of our suggested GDPR solution. Your mileage may vary. Objects in mirror are closer than you expect. All aspirin is alike. Professional driver on a closed course.

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This plugin does not save any personal information on your server. It will store cookies on your visitor’s browsers. If you have enabled Google Analytics, it will also store a randomly-generated ID value as a cookie; there is no personal information associated with that cookie.


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