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  • Resolved John



    I received all related information about GDPR related to latest versions of WP and Jetpack but it’s far from clear…
    I clearly understand the impact and tools provided related to GDPR for relations between a site owner and WordPress/Jetpack, as well as policies BUT there is no mention anywhere about contact forms.

    Lots of websites and blogs just have a simple contact form as the single and only element that would be impacted by GDPR and I can’t see any instructions about them. Is there a ready made, translatable, consent text for Jetpack’s contact form check boxes?


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  • Plugin Support Tracy


    Hi @dsl225,

    If you’d like to alert users to the use of these kinds of cookies on your site, you can do that using the cookie and consent tools that we’ve recently added to Jetpack:

    The Privacy Policy Helper tool that we’ve added is pretty handy, so if you haven’t created one yet, you can do that using our tool:

    Once you’ve created your Privacy Policy, you can add a new checkbox to your form like this:

    There’s no way to add a direct link there yet, but we’ve opened an issue with the developers to add one. You can follow that here:

    Finally, we’ve added privacy information to the bottom of the support document for every Jetpack feature. You can read the details for the Contact Form here:

    I hope that clarifies things for you!



    Thanks Tracy, well noted,

    – I don’t need a widget
    – I will not have a policy page for a personal blog
    – I’m not talking about Jetpack’s privacy policy

    My question is way simpler than that:
    – If I use Jetpack’s contact form that only asks for the visitor’s email address and a message: how can I add a simple required consent checkbox (unchecked) that let the user agree to the use of his email address with a standard translatable text.

    Something like in this picture.


    Plugin Support Tracy


    Gald that was helpful! You can add a checkbox field to the bottom of your form that looks like this:

    Be sure to make it required. Then update the form and save the page or post. 🙂

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