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Frequently Asked Questions
1What is the CCPA and does it apply to my website?
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is a state statute intended to enhance privacy rights and consumer protection for residents of California, United States. BUT, most websites do not block visitors from California so its likely some visitors on your website are (or could in the future) be coming from California which means your website should be CCPA compliant. For more information about CCPA, check out the Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Consumer_Privacy_Act
2What is GDPR and does it apply to my website?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy in the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA). It also addresses the transfer of personal data outside the EU and EEA areas. The GDPR's primary aim is to give control to individuals over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU. Put simply, unless you are completely blocking traffic from EU countries, those visitors are able to come to your website therefore your website should be GDPR compliant. For more information, check out the GDPR wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Data_Protection_Regulation
3What is the financial penalty if my site is found to be in CCPA violation?
Violators of the CCPA may be fined up to $7,500.
4What is the financial penalty if my site is found to be in GDPR violation?
"Violators of the GDPR may be fined up to $23 million or up to 4% of the annual worldwide turnover of the preceding financial year in case of an enterprise, whichever is greater." (Cited from the GDPR guidelines).
5Does this plugin really make my website compliant?
Short answer: Usually, yes. Longer answer: Both GDPR and CCPA compliance revolves around website owners getting the visitors' consent before deploying tracking scripts and cookies (this even includes common tracking pixels like Google Analytics, Facebook's tracking pixel, and more). By installing and properly configuring this plugin, you are restricting your tracking scripts from running until the website visitors gives their approval (click's "ok" in the banner that appears). This should solve the "consent" factor in most cases, but we are in no way guaranteeing compliance by installing this plugin. Be sure to consult with a qualified attorney before relying 100% on this or any plugin.
6Can I customize the position, look, and feel of the banner that pops up?
Yes! On the "Settings" page, you can customize the location where the consent banner appears (top or bottom), the color of the banner, the text color, which buttons appear, the opacity of the banner, and much more.
7How is this plugin free?
It is important that every website visitor has their privacy protected. Because of the global effort to protect consumer privacy, developers at leading universities like MIT have contributed to open-source code to facilitate us building this plugin. The finished product is simple but effective in enabling millions of websites all around the world to address consumer privacy initiatives and compliance. This plugin will always be free, and one-click updates will soon be available directly in the Wordpress plugins dashboard.