Starting from May 25, 2018, the European Union is enacting the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and we have been receiving a lot of requests concerning our products' compliance to the same. That's why we've created dedicated Privacy and GDPR pages in our documentation for each of our products.
Disclaimer: This post and the new documentation are not a legal advice and are for informational purposes only.
There are already a lot of great resources, guides and blog posts written about the GDPR. Here are two of them that show what the GDPR is, what it means for you as a website owner and which actions you have to take.
You can also learn more about the GDPR from the European Commission’s Data Protection page.
GDPR and YOOtheme Products
The new Privacy and GDPR pages in our documentation explain how our products and 3rd party services used by them affect the privacy of your website visitors. This blog is a short summary, but for more details we recommend reading the specific documentation:
Our products do not store any personal information. There are no tracking-cookies created or saved by YOOtheme Pro, Warp Themes, Widgetkit or ZOO. However, you may use 3rd party services within our products, which may collect data, for instance, Google Maps, YouTube, etc. These services as well as WordPress and Joomla are all working on making their products and services GDPR compliant. Let's take a look at the latest WordPress and upcoming Joomla releases.
|Joomla||3.9 and 3.10||Privacy extension with API, consent of registered users, data handling tools and more|
Here is a short overview of 3rd party services we use in YOOtheme Pro, the privacy options they provide and the actions you have to take in YOOtheme Pro.
|3rd Party Service||Status Quo|
|Google Fonts||We store them locally. No action needed.||Learn more|
|Google Analytics||Enable IP Anonymization||Learn more|
|Google Maps||No additional privacy options yet||Learn more|
|OpenStreetMap||No additional privacy options yet||Learn more|
|Vimeo||No additional privacy options yet||Learn more|
|Mailchimp||Enable Double Opt-in||Learn more|
|Campaign Monitor||Enable Double Opt-in||Learn more|
All services used in our products already have or are about to take action in making everything GDPR compliant. Take a look at our dedicated GDPR pages for YOOtheme Pro, Warp Themes, Widgetkit and ZOO. Check the official privacy policies and start making your website GDPR compliant right away.
This topic leaves a lot of room for discussions. So please let us know in the comments if we have missed something in the documentation so we can update it.
We updated the Google Fonts section. With YOOtheme Pro 1.12, Google Fonts are stored locally, so no requests to Google anymore :)