The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European regulation which aims at protecting the personal data of European citizens on the internet.
This regulation implies quite a few legal restrictions for any website addressing European countries. SiteW developed a system allowing you to easily comply with the legal obligations related to this regulation.
When you create a website, it's essential to do your utmost to protect your data and your users' ones. Consent requests can be used as a proof of authorization, as far as personal data collection is concerned.
The blocks concerned by GDPR are the following ones:
In the Content tab, in the GDPR section, for all concerned blocks, you have the possibility to configure the following points for European visitors:
The GDPR configuration is shared between all Member and Shop blocks of your website:
On the My Websites page, by clicking on Settings > GDPR > Consents, you can view the list of user consents.
Members registered on your website can delete their account, without having to ask the webmaster to do it. To do so, they must log into their member account, and click on Delete your account. All related data is then deleted (form responses, forum posts, newsletter subscription, pending orders…). Paid orders will nevertheless remain visible by the webmaster because it is legally required.
The webmaster has the possibility to:
It is now possible to easily enable and configure your website cookies. To do so, go to the My Websites page, and click on Settings > GDPR > Cookies. Cookies will be displayed once for all visitors that haven’t approved them yet. They will be displayed again, if their contents change.
With these new features dedicated to GDPR, you can rest assured that you will easily comply with the European laws on personal data protection. Update your website!
Last update: February 08, 2023