July 1. 2020
2. Filling in website-specific information
If you are using the template as we suggested, then you already have a number of already finished sections in front of you. The first thing we advise you to do is to thoroughly familiarize yourself with the entire template and the pieces of information it contains. And once you spot the parts that need to be changed, then we suggest you provide as much information as possible. As we mentioned before, this is probably the part where you will want to consult with a professional team. But what we can tell you is which pieces of information definitely need to be covered.
- The type of data that your website collects from its visitors
- The reason behind you collecting this data and what you use it for
- If data is shared with any third parties, such as payment processors
- The rights visitors have over their data
- The precise way you protect the visitor’s data
Once you display the policy for everyone to see, our part of the job is done. However, you need to remember that your WordPress policy is a living document. That means that it should be updated and changed in accordance with the other changes on your website. If you are familiar with even the basics of being a WordPress owner, then you know that theme, plugin, and software updates are a necessity. So any time you add a new form or install a new plugin, you should first make sure that your policy is updated and relevant soon after. Not to mention making any major updates to your WordPress website, since these can change the way you collect data.