It means that adjustments must be made, policies must be written and adhered to.
Three places where you collect personal data – Contact Form and IP Address.
When a user completes a contact form your website is therefore collecting personal data. Settings within the contact form must ensure the privacy of that data. Best way to do that is to avoid storing personal data from a contact form in the first place. Try WP Contact Form 7. This form sends the details within the contact form directly via SSL/TLS to your email but is not stored within the backend of your website.
An IP ADDRESS in isolation is not personal data as such but an IP address can become personal data when combined with other information or when used to build a profile of an individual, even if that individual’s name is unknown. Therefore company websites must guard the users IP address. The best way to do that is by anonymisation.
Here is one way:
Please note: the above does not represent legal advice. Please read the GDPR regulations in full.
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