[GDPR] What data Email Subscribers stores on your end

What is GDPR?

GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation which is a European Union (EU) privacy law that will affect businesses around the world when it becomes enforceable on May 25, 2018. It regulates how any organization that is subject to the Regulation treats or uses the personal data of people located in the EU. Personal data is any piece of data that, used alone or with other data, could identify a person. If you collect, change, transmit, erase, or otherwise use or store the personal data of EU citizens, you’ll need to comply with the GDPR.

Email Subscribers and GDPR

Email Subscribers is a free plugin on WordPress.org. That means all data of Email Subscribers is stored on your end. We (Email Subscribers) do not store any of your personal data on our site. This article explains you what data Email Subscribers stores on your end.

What data Email Subscribers stores on your end?

Email Subscribers creates following tables in your database on plugin activation:

  • {prefix}es_emaillist: This has all your subscribers information
  • {prefix}es_notification: This has all the post notification that you create to send new blog notification
  • {prefix}es_sentdetails: This is a logs which has information about post notification and newsletter emails that you have sent
  • {prefix}es_deliverreport: This is a detailed logs which has information about post notification and newsletter emails that you have sent

Additionally, as Templates is Custom Post Type, all the templates that you create (for newsletter or post notification) are stored in WordPress Post & Postmeta table.

What you need to include in your Privacy Policy?

According to GDPR, you need to make your customers aware that the above data is being stored at your end. You also need to assure them that this data won’t be misused. We recommend you to include all this information within your privacy policy.

Note: This article does not constitute legal advice. We recommend consulting with professional legal counsel to make sure you’re compliant with all GDPR regulations.
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