We’ve written this to try give you a better idea of how the Guten WordPress theme, free and premium versions, will influence your website’s data management and privacy policy, and generally just to give you more of an understanding of what GDPR is.

If you’re still not sure about GDPR and whether is affects your website, then please contact a professional regarding this as this blog post is no means of legal advice.

Does GDPR affect my website:

If your company is situated in the EU (European Union) and/or you simply do business with EU citizens then GDPR will affect you, and it is advised that your website comply with the guidelines to be safe or even to prevent making changes later as it is possible that other countries could apply similar legal frameworks at a later stage.

GDPR:

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a legal framework which sets guidelines for the collection and processing of data and personal information of individuals within the European Union (EU).

You can read more about GDPR at Wikipedia.

The Guten Theme – Free and Premium versions:

The Guten theme fully complies with GDPR as it does not collect, store or use any information on the users who use the WordPress theme or of the visitors of the websites using the Guten theme.

The theme does offer a selection of Google Fonts to choose from when building your site, so this means that the theme will connect to the Google servers to load the fonts in, and if you are using a Google font then you will need to make a note of this in your privacy policy page or somewhere on your site, to let users know.

We do also offer the option to disable Google Fonts, and select a web-safe font, so this will then not need to connect to Google servers.

We are not 100% sure on what data Google does collect through loading the fonts, but Google is working to be compliant:
Read more on this

We hope this post has helped… If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us and ask anything.

Load your own fonts locally:

There is also the option to create a child theme and load fonts locally on your own server, to prevent using the default web-safe fonts.

Read: https://crunchify.com/wordpress-google-fonts-load-locally/

Otherwise, if you’re still unsure on how to do this, then we recommend contacting Codeable to do the custom work for you.