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Handling of Personal Data During Export Procedures

The WP Statistics plugin enables you to export data, which may include Personally Identifiable Information (PII). This document outlines the best practices and legal obligations to consider when exporting data from our plugin.

Legal Framework and Compliance
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) sets the standard for data protection and privacy for individuals within the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA). It also addresses the transfer of personal data outside the EU and EEA. Our export functionality is designed with these regulations in mind, ensuring that our users can comply with GDPR and other applicable privacy laws.

Data Export Feature Description
The data export feature allows you to select a data source and format for the export. You can choose to include a header row for clarity. When exporting data that includes PII, the following guidelines must be observed:

  1. Purpose Limitation: Export data strictly for legitimate purposes. Clearly document the reasons for exporting PII.
  2. Data Minimization: Only export the data necessary for your purpose. Refrain from exporting excessive information that is not required for your intended use.
  3. Security Measures: Protect the data during transit and storage. Implement encryption and other security measures to prevent unauthorized access.
  4. User Consent and Rights: Where applicable, ensure that consent has been obtained from the data subjects. Additionally, facilitate their rights under GDPR, including access, rectification, and erasure.
  5. Record-Keeping: Keep detailed records of data export activities, including the purpose, date, and nature of the data exported, to comply with GDPR Article 30.
  6. International Data Transfer: If you transfer data outside the EU, ensure that the transfer complies with GDPR Chapter V requirements.
  7. Data Breach Protocol: Have a plan in place for reporting and managing data breaches in line with GDPR Article 33 and 34.

User Responsibility
As a user of the WP Statistics export feature, you carry the responsibility for the PII data that you export. You must handle the data in accordance with the principles outlined above and ensure full compliance with all relevant data protection laws.

Our Role
While we provide the tools to export data, we do not have control over the data once it is exported. It is the user’s responsibility to protect the data and comply with legal obligations.

We urge all our users to take data privacy seriously and to adhere to the best practices and legal requirements. Should you have any questions regarding data protection and privacy laws, we recommend consulting with a legal expert specializing in data protection laws.

By using the export functionality of our WP Statistics plugin, you acknowledge that you have read and understood this document, and you agree to comply with the obligations herein.

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