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3This tutorial will help you to create your web site’s privacy policy.
5We have suggested the sections you will need. Under each section heading you will find a short summary of what information you should provide.
7If you created a new privacy policy page we already added these sections to it. If not, you can see them below the tutorial. They also include some suggested content about a default WordPress installation, without themes and plugins.
9Please edit your privacy policy content, and add any information from your themes and plugins. You will find it under this tutorial. Once you publish your policy page, remember to add it to your navigation menu.
11It is your responsibility to write a comprehensive privacy policy, to make sure it reflects all national and international legal requirements on privacy, and to keep your policy current and accurate.
13Who we are
14In this section you should note your site URL, as well as the name of the company, organisation, or individual behind it, and some accurate contact information.
16The amount of information you may be required to show will vary depending on your local or national business regulations. You may, for example, be required to display a physical address, a registered address, or your company registration number.
18What personal data we collect and why we collect it
19In this section you should note what personal data you collect from users and site visitors. This may include transactional data, such as purchase information; technical data, such as information about cookies; and personal data, such as user account information.
21You must also note any collection and retention of sensitive personal data, such as data concerning health.
23In addition to listing what personal data you collect, you need to note why you collect it. These explanations must note either the legal basis for your data collection and retention or the active consent the user has given.
25Personal data is not just created by a user’s interactions with your site. Personal data is also generated from technical processes such as contact forms, comments, cookies, analytics, and third party embeds.
27By default WprdPress does not collect any personal data about visitors, and only collects the data shown on the User Profile screen fro registered users. However some of your plugins may collect personal data, add the relevant information below.
29Contact forms
30By default, WordPress does not include a contact form. If you use a contact form plugin, use this subsection to note what personal data is captured when someone submits a contact form, and how long you keep it. For example, you may note that you keep contact form submissions for a certain period for customer service purposes, but you do not use the information submitted through them for marketing purposes.
33In this subsection you should note what information is captured through comments.
36In this subsection you should list the cookies your web site uses, including those set by your plugins, social media, and analytics. We have provided the cookies which WordPress installs by default.
38Embedded content from other websites
39When you embed content from a third party websites, such as images or video, those websites may capture personal information. If possible, we recommend including a list of services you may have embedded content from with links to their own privacy notices in this subsection.
42In this subsection you should note what analytics package you use, how users can opt out of analytics tracking, and a link to information on how your analytics provider conforms to European data protection law.
44By default WordPress does not collect any analytics data. However, many web hosting accounts collect some anonymous analytics data. You may also have installed a WordPress plugin that provides analytics services. In that case, add information from that plugin here.
46Who we share your data with
47In this section you should name and list all third party providers with whom you share site data, including partners, cloud-based services, payment processors, and third party service providers, and note what data you share with them and why. Link to their own privacy notices if possible.
49By default WordPress does not share any personal data with anybody.
51How long we retain your data
52In this section you should explain how long you retain personal data collected or processed by the web site. While it is your responsibility to come up with the schedule of how long you keep each dataset for and why you keep it, that information does need to be listed here. For example, you may want to say that you keep contact form entries for six months, analytics records for a year, and customer purchase records for ten years.
54What rights you have over your data
55In this section you should explain what rights your users have over their data and how they can invoke those rights.
57Where we send your data
58In this section you should list all transfers of your site data outside the European Union and describe the means by which that data is safeguarded to European data protection standards. This could include your web hosting, cloud storage, or other third party services.
60European data protection law requires data about European residents which is transferred outside the European Union to be safeguarded to the same standards as if the data was in Europe. So in addition to listing where data goes, you should describe how you ensure that these standards are met either by yourself or by your third party providers, whether that is through an agreement such as Privacy Shield, model clauses in your contracts, or binding corporate rules.
62Your contact information
63In this section you should provide a contact method for privacy-specific concerns. If you are required to have a Data Protection Officer, list their name and full contact details here as well.
65Additional information
66If you use your site for commercial purposes and you engage in more complex collection or processing of personal data, you should note the following information in your privacy notice in addition to the information we have already discussed.
68How we protect your data
69In this section you should explain what measures you have taken to protect your users’ data. This could include technical measures such as encryption; security measures such as 2FA; and human measures such as staff training in data protection. If you have carried out a Privacy Impact Assessment, you can mention it here too.
71What data breach procedures we have in place
72In this section you should explain what procedures you have in place to deal with data breaches, either potential or real, such as internal reporting systems, contact mechanisms, or bug bounties.
74What third parties we receive data from
75If your web site receives data about users from third parties, including advertisers, this information must be included within the section of your privacy notice dealing with third party data.
77What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data
78If your web site provides a service which includes automated decision making - for example, allowing customers to apply for credit, or aggregating their data into an advertising profile - you must note that this is taking place, and include information about how that information is used, what decisions are made with that aggregated data, and what rights users have over decisions made without human intervention.
80Industry regulatory disclosure requirements
81If you are a member of a regulated industry, or if you are subject to additional privacy laws, you may be required to disclose that information here.