As if WordPress users, developers, and agencies already do not have enough to worry about in the year 2022, the California Attorney General, Xavier Becarra, confirmed that despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) enforcement date will remain July 1st.
Is this your first time hearing about the CCPA and not sure how it affects you? Well if you own a website for your business, it is important, so it is crucial that you read up!
What is the CCPA?
How Does the CCPA Affect Me?
Chances are that if you are using the weForms WordPress contact form plugin, you are collecting personally identifiable information. Whether it is something as simple as a basic contact form with MailChimp, you likely collect data that a customer could demand be deleted or not sold to third parties. Failing to comply with the CCPA could result in substantial fines for you and/or your business which could spell disaster regardless of your company’s size! In addition to fines, you could be liable in a lawsuit. If there is a breach of personal information the consumer could make use of the CCPA’s private right of action, allowing them to file lawsuits (individually or as a class action) directly against non-compliant businesses, provided the law’s procedural requirements are followed.
What Do I Need To Do?
Now you are informed about the CCPA, its implications, and understand the need to be compliant, you want to know how weForms can help. The first step is to utilize our Data Erasure Request form template and place it on your site so customers can make the request; When using weForms as your contact form plugin, you can easily delete form data from your site.
What is Termageddon?
Termageddon is a service that creates and maintains privacy policies for your website. They help you stay in compliance by consistently reviewing legal changes across the country and updating legal language accordingly. Why does policy language matter when you can process requests on your own? As Termageddon explains, it will help you and your business:
- Avoid massive lawsuits and fines
- Limit liability
- Remain in control of your site
- Protect intellectual property
- Helps assure customers of your site’s/business’s legitimacy
Great, let’s talk about how to get started on your road to compliance. The first step would be to register and purchase a license from Termageddon. If you utilize the code WEFORMS you will receive 10% off your license! Once registered, you will be asked some questions about your business and your website. Utilizing the information you provide, Termageddon will then build a policy tailored to your business!
You will then have access to your Termageddon Dashboard where you can manage your account. If you happen to be an agency or business with multiple domains, you can use this dashboard to manage them all in one place. On this dashboard, you will be able to grab the embed code to your policy that you can easily add to your site.