Apparently there are many methods to which any website can gather the site visitor’s data. Visitors might actively share this information with you, such as by filling in a contact form or registering for an account on your website. By default this is a law in most of the countries that encourages human rights.
Here are several techniques of collecting user data from any WordPress site:
- Contact Forms: Obtaining user credentials via the contact form of your website.
- Comment Forms: User name and e-mail address collection when users are making comments in blog posts.
- Subscriber list: Account information gathered to be added to the optin list.
- Tracking Analytics: Tracking of user behavior and actions using various tracking tools.
- Digital Marketing: Allowing third-party online ads companies to track codes with pixels or other ad platform tools.
Apart from this main reason, you will also need it for these other crucial factors:
- Your name and contact information
- What Personally Identifiable Information (PII) you collect.
- Explain the methods you use to collect the PII.
- Whether you share the PII, and to whom stating all third parties that you share data with.
- If you sell the PII that you collect.
- The legal basis for processing PII.
- How long you keep PII.
- How you protect the PII that you collect
- If and how your website responds to Do Not Track signals
- Explain if your users could opt-out of these cookies or pixels.
If you have prepared a text file of your policy statement, simply copy and paste the text into the new page.
Once you have created the page, you can go to Appearance » Menus and create a new menu.
The easiest way to do this is to use Widget. After building a new menu, you can go to Appearance » Widgets. Here, you will see the ‘Navigation Menu’ widget. Drag this widget to your footer widget area. Then, from the “Selection Menu” box, choose the menu that you created in Step 2 and save the changes.