The GDPR and Beaver Builder products
On 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be enforced across Europe, including the UK. The law aims to give European Union "data subjects" (natural persons) more control over their data and to create a uniformity of rules to enforce across the continent. It applies, in general, to anyone who sells goods or services to data subjects or processes or holds personal information about data subjects in the EU.
Tip: See this Beaver Builder blog post with specific recommendations for how to make WordPress sites GDPR-compliant with Beaver Builder.
Are Beaver Builder products GDPR-compliant?
Our Beaver Builder products are compliant with your use of them as a web designer because we do not collect any personal information about you through your use of our products.
As for your clients' use of websites rendered with Beaver Builder, our modules and theme do not collect any personal information from users. However, the GDPR lays out other requirements that, interpreted in the extreme, could even apply to the use of Content Delivery Networks (CDNs), which could prohibit embedding videos and even inserting links to photos hosted on CDNs and other websites.
We cannot give you instructions on how to make your sites GDPR-compliant, or whether you need to make your sites GDPR-compliant at all. It is up to you to interpret the regulation and decide what you need to do. If you need help understanding GDPR or assistance on being GDPR compliant, we recommend you consult with a lawyer. Some resources explaining the GDPR further are listed in the last section.
Once you decide what you need to do to meet GDPR requirements, the Beaver Builder team will do their best to give you information to help you modify standard Beaver Builder functionality to achieve your goals, both through our Support services and in the knowledge base.
The Beaver Builder website
Some GDPR resources
- EU GDPR Information Portal
An unofficial resource that describes the main elements of the GDPR.
- The final version of the General Data Protection Regulation, April 27, 2016
This is the official wording of the regulation in English.
- GDPR Compliance Tools in WordPress
Statement about the WordPress GDPR Compliance Team, with a link to the new chapter on privacy in the Plugin handbook.