Weebly has been diligently working to make sure that we are fully compliant with the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into effect on May 25th, 2018. To further support you towards compliance, we wanted to give you an update regarding the new tools and features we’ve built to support the GDPR.
Note: All features discussed below will be ready on or before 5/25 to ensure that Weebly is in compliance.
Processing Data Subject Rights Requests on Weebly
A major component of the GDPR gives site users the right to access, correct, port and erase their personal data. As part of our effort to support these user rights, Weebly has taken steps to make it easy for users to request to download or delete their customer data. If you’d like us to process one of these requests, simply reach out to us at hc.weebly.com, and we can take care of it!
New Cookie Banner for Published Sites
New Cookie Opt-Out Element
Allows a Site Owner to create a cookie opt out on a page. The element includes a button and a paragraph with disclaimer text above a button labeled “Opt Out of Cookies.” On published sites, if a site’s user has accepted cookies via our new cookie banner, they can use the new Opt-Out Element to opt-out at any time. Once they have opted out, the message in the element button will change, and the new cookie banner will once again be placed over the page, prompting them to accept.
Note: Opt-out text is not customizable
Updates to Weebly’s Form and Newsletter Elements
Because many Site Owners choose to collect Site User information with Weebly forms, we are adding an opt-in feature to these forms. You will now have the ability to enable an opt-in checkbox with compliance language, and to make this opt-in is required for submission.
Note: Opt-out text is not customizable. You can however build your own by adding a Required Checkbox and setting the text as you’d like. You can also add multiple consent checkboxes this way. More info on working with forms here.
Updated Buyer Address Options for Store Checkout
Provides sellers with the option of not collecting the buyer address under certain circumstances, such as when selling digital products.
Considerations Regarding Insights Stats
There is a chance that Insight Stats for sites with a lot of EU visitors might drop due to these users opting to disable cookies.
GDPR Considerations for Your Site
Additionally, if you are using any third-party services to gather or process customer data, you will need to check with those companies to verify they are GDPR compliant and will assist with, among other things, site users’ data removal and portability requests.
Please note that the information provided herein is for general informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice.