WP AutoTerms: GDPR Privacy Policy, Cookie Consent Banner, Terms & Conditions

Descripció

WP AutoTerms plugin helps you with a wide range of legal requirements your WordPress website might be required to keep up with, such as the GDPR law or the requirement to have a disclosure for affiliate links.

Previously, WP AutoTerms was called “Auto Terms of Service and Privacy Policy”.

Create GDPR Privacy Policy and other legal agreements

WP AutoTerms helps you create three of the most important legal pages your WordPress website needs using a simple wizard, such as a Privacy Policy, a Terms & Conditions agreement or a Cookies Policy.

You can also create your own legal pages and manage them through WP AutoTerms.

Compliance Kits

“Compliance Kits” can help you with certain legal compliance requirements:

  • Links to Legal Pages. Your legal pages must be visible and accessible to all users. Use this Kit and automatically insert the links to your legal pages in the footer section of your website.

  • Update Notices of Legal Pages. It is a best practice to inform users when you have updated your legal pages. After a legal page update, use this Kit to show an announcement bar for a limited time to inform your users.

Premium Features

The following features are available under WP AutoTerms Premium:

  • GDPR Privacy Policy. Create a Privacy Policy with GDPR wording.

  • Cookies Notice. Among other things, the EU Cookies Directive law requires you to inform users that you use cookies through your website. Use this Kit to show an announcement bar to comply with some of the EU Cookies Directive requirements.

    Currently, the Cookies Notice kit IS NOT a solution to load third party JS scripts. You can only use the kit to show a notice message to users.

  • Endorsements. You need to disclose if you have affiliate links on your website. Use this Kit to include a disclaimer at the end of your posts with affiliate links.

DISCLAIMER

WP AutoTerms is provided with the purpose of helping you with compliance. While we do our best to provide you useful information to use as a starting point, nothing can substitute professional legal advice in drafting your legal agreements and/or assisting you with compliance. We cannot guarantee any conformity with the law, which only a lawyer can do. We are not attorneys. We are not liable for any content, code, or other errors or omissions or inaccuracies. This plugin provides no warranties or guarantees. Nothing in this plugin, therefore, shall be considered legal advice and no attorney-client relationship is established. Please note that in some cases, depending on your legislation, further actions may be required to make your WordPress website compliant with the law.

Suggestions

We’re just getting started. Have a chat with us and let us know what you’d like to see added.

Honorary Mention

Special thanks to this plugin’s original author, Clifford Paulick of https://tourkick.com/

Captures

  • Create a Privacy Policy
  • Enable Compliance Kits
  • Add a Disclaimer if you use affiliate links
  • Manage all your legal pages

Instal·lació

Installing the plugin is easy. Just follow these steps:

  1. From the administration part of your site, navigate to Plugins -> Add New.
  2. Select the “Upload Plugin” button and hit “Choose File.”
  3. When the popup appears select the ZIP file from your desktop. (The ‘x.x.x’ in the archive file name will change depending on the current version number).
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions and wait as the upload completes.
  5. When the upload is finished, activate the plugin via the prompt. A message will show confirming a successful activation.

PMF

Is WP AutoTerms free?

Yes! The core features of WP AutoTerms are and always will be free.

A premium license is available to purchase as a one-time fee if you’d like to upgrade WP AutoTerms toinclude more features:

  • Create Privacy Policy with GDPR wording
  • Include a Cookies Notice banner
  • Inform users of your affiliate links usage
What legal agreements can I create with WP AutoTerms?

You can create the following legal agreements with WP AutoTerms:

  • Terms & Conditions
  • Privacy Policy
  • Cookies Policy

You also have the option to create your own custom legal page by selecting “Custom legal page” from the “Add Legal Page” menu.

How can I insert the links to my generated Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy?

With WP AutoTerms, you can automatically insert the links to your legal pages by enabling the “Links to Legal Pages” Kit.

You have the option to customize the links section to match your WordPress website theme: font, font color, text alignment and so on.

How can I inform my users that I have updated my legal pages?

The “Update Notices of Legal Pages” Kit from allows you to automatically inform users after you have updated your legal pages.

Simply enable the “Update Notices of Legal Pages” Kit and whenever you will update your legal pages, WP AutoTerms will show an announcement bar through your website for a limited time.

How can I inform users that my website uses cookies?

One of the requirements of the EU Cookies Directive is to inform users about the use of cookies through your website.

The “Cookies Notice” Kit (available only under a WP AutoTerms Premium license) helps you show an announcement bar through your WordPress website that can be used to comply with the EU Cookies Directive.

Currently, the Cookies Notice kit IS NOT a solution to load your third party JS scripts. You can only use the kit to show a notice message to users.

How can I add a disclaimer at the end of my post when I have affiliate links?

You can use the “Endorsements” Kit (available only under a WP AutoTerms Premium license) to automatically add a custom disclaimer at the end of every post or on certain posts; for example, if the post has the tag “disclaimer”.

You can use this disclaimer to inform users that your post and/or your website has affiliate links and disclose more information about your affiliate relationships with third parties.

Ressenyes

14 Novembre 2019
I don't know how I got along without this plugin! Makes life so much easier on a tech guy who doesn't enjoy messing around with the legal stuff at all, but this plugin lays the groundwork for me and all I have to do is fill it in!
15 Novembre 2019
WP Official it said, must be good was my thought. Install it, go to settings and writ everything down. Autoterms, buy pro is last line next page GPDR only available in Pro version Look for free version as starter then better take another. This will NOT make your site EU cookie policy proof AND GPDR proof! Edit reason: gave 1 star and it showed 5 star!
5 Novembre 2019
I like this plugin. Doesn't bog me down in lots of decisions. Anything that gets my sites set up quickly is fantastic.
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Version 2.2.8

  • Nov 10, 2019
  • Fix: Fixed use case when GDPR Privacy Policy couldn’t be created
  • Fix: Fix custom query category page interferance with other plugins

Version 2.2.7

  • Nov 4, 2019
  • Feature: Compatibility support with various caching plugins for Cookie Notice and Update to Legal Pages kits
  • Feature: Allow Post Excerpt for Legal Pages
  • Feature: Allow for the Legal Page slug to be editable from the Edit page directly
  • Feature: Drag-to-order links for the Links to Legal Pages kit
  • Fix: Update to Legal Pages notice incorrectly sets the cookie as undefined
  • Fix: Bugfix for Legal Pages Widget
  • Fix: Added National Capital Region (Metro Manila) for Philippines

Version 2.2.6

  • Apr 24, 2019
  • Bug fix: Category Links incorrectly appear in Links to Legal Pages kit

Version 2.2.5

  • Apr 9, 2019
  • Bug fix: Legal Page won’t appear under the Category page
  • Bug fix: Deleting plugin via WP Dashboard > Plugins can return “Internal Server Error” on some hosts
  • Bug fix: Use the correct response class for “Too Many Requests” use case
  • Bug fix: Fix Settings page where our Countries & States list will return a JS error

Version 2.2.4

  • Feb 7, 2019
  • Bug fixes
  • Allow customization of the archive template file through the archive-wpautoterms_page.php file
  • Show verbose errors if license key doesn’t work
  • Delete wpautoterms options in the database upon plugin delete

Version 2.2.3

  • Jan 7, 2019
  • Bug fix for short codes

Version 2.2.2

  • Jan 7, 2019
  • Tested up to WordPress 5.0.2
  • Short codes for generated Legal Pages
  • Option for Pages Widget to list published legal pages
  • Add our very own WP AutoTerms Legal Pages Widget
  • CSS Syntax Highlighter for Additional CSS textarea
  • Display CSS selectors related to WP AutoTerms in Additional CSS textarea
  • Add Help page with FAQ section for faster support
  • Bug fix for User Type capabilities
  • Bug fix for maximum links when using Links to Legal Pages Compliance Kit

Version 2.2.1

  • Nov 09, 2018
  • Allow for the license key to be used on multiple websites
  • Show WP AutoTerms created Legal Pages in WooCommerce Settings
  • Show WP AutoTerms created Legal Pages in WP > Settings > Privacy tab

Version 2.2.0

  • Oct 1, 2018
  • Fix body opening tag not found error

Version 2.1.9

  • Sep 23, 2018
  • Add z-index values to prevent theme issues
  • Add a new option for Links to Legal Pages Compliance Kit: open in a new tab
  • Various bugfixes under the hood

Version 2.1.8

  • Sep 9, 2018
  • Bugfix for loading plugin scripts regardless of third party scripts

Version 2.1.7

  • Sep 3, 2018
  • Bugfix for user roles capabilities

Version 2.1.6

  • Aug 26, 2018
  • Bugfix for headers already sent in admin pages

Version 2.1.5

  • Aug 25, 2018
  • Bugfix for legal page slug

Version 2.1.4

  • Aug 23, 2018
  • Various bugfixes
  • Allow to change the legal page slug
  • Allow to change Page Template for created legal pages through Page Attributes widget

Version 2.1.3

  • Aug 6, 2018
  • Bugfix for “Plugin does not have a valid header”
  • Use a new type of contact form

Version 2.1.2

  • Aug 3, 2018
  • Bugfixes for contact form

Version 2.1.1

  • Aug 2, 2018
  • Require a minimum of PHP 5.3

Version 2.1.0

  • Aug 1, 2018
  • Bump version

Version 2.0.2

  • Aug 1, 2018
  • Bugfixes for version 2.0.1

Version 2.0.1

  • Aug 1, 2018
  • Bugfixes for version 2.0.0

Version 2.0.0

  • Aug 1, 2018 *
  • Update to version 2.0.0
  • Complete revamp of Auto Terms of Service and Privacy Policy plugin into our new WP AutoTerms plugin
  • Compatibility with Auto Terms of Service and Privacy Policy 1.8.2

Version 1.8.2

  • Jan 23, 2017
  • Update README

Version 1.8.1

Version 1.8

  • December 19, 2016
  • Implemented Freemius integration (version 1.2.1.5)
  • Updated plugin compatibility to WordPress 4.7

Version 1.7

  • September 30, 2015
  • Now all plugin settings page fields can include apostrophes (‘). Just don’t use double-quotes (“).
  • Added Text Domain to plugin’s header
  • Updated plugin compatibility from WordPress 4.3 to 4.3.1

No Version Update

  • September 14, 2015
  • Moved screenshot files from trunk to assets so .zip is smaller (i.e. faster updates and no actual plugin changes).

Version 1.6

  • April 27, 2015
  • Added filters: before and after TOS heading and PP heading; end of TOS and end of PP. Allows you to add custom text via Child Theme functions.php or a Functionality Plugin.
  • Refactored code (more OOP / use of functions).
  • Moved ‘Back To Top’ links to end of TOS and PP instead of immediately after each heading.
  • Changed TOS and PP main headings from ‘h3’ to ‘h2’.
  • Replaced ‘hr’ with formatted ‘div’. Override color and height of 1px black line by adding more specific CSS. For example, div.auto-tos-pp-separator{ border-bottom-color: green !important; border-bottom-width: 10px !important; }
  • Added HTML comment with plugin version number and which shortcode is used to assist with potential support requests.
  • Added protection from calling plugin PHP file directly.
  • WordPress compatibility version bump. Tested with WordPress version 4.3-alpha-32297
  • Added ‘Upgrade Notice’ section to plugin description.

Version 1.5

  • April 26, 2015
  • Shortcode output is now valid for both HTML 4.01 Strict and HTML 5. Changed anchor links from ‘a name’ to ‘h3 id’ to validate as HTML 5.

Version 1.4.4

  • April 20, 2015
  • WordPress compatibility version bump. Tested with WP version 4.2-RC1-32175.
  • Added greeting box to top of wp-admin Settings page.
  • Updated screenshot for the “coming soon” text.

Version 1.4.3

  • April 28, 2014
  • Fix for “Possessive Name” not displaying accurately in settings page due to apostrophe. However, the value with the apostrophe was saved properly, and the Possessive Name was displayed properly for users on the front-end.
  • Added direct link to Settings page from Plugins page

Version 1.4.2

  • February 13, 2014
  • Added class=’auto-tos-pp’ (and additional classes) to main headings, horizontal lines, and Back to Top links — could use .auto-tos-pp { display:none; } to not show things

Version 1.4.1

  • February 13, 2014
  • Updated plugin’s description
  • Hyperlinked to plugin’s settings page for shortcode output (when appropriate)

Version 1.4

  • February 12, 2014
  • Added plugin settings page so you don’t have to edit the plugin’s actual code.
  • Added link back to the table of contents (to the top) for the [my_terms_of_service_and_privacy_policy] shortcode.
  • Privacy Policy edited in line with Automattic’s –> September 18, 2013: Added that blog commenter email addresses are disclosed to administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Version: 1.3.2012.12.29

  • Fixed 2 more hard-coded references to “WordPress” within that same paragraph. That should be all of them now.

Version: 1.2.2012.12.29

  • Fixed a hard-coded reference to “WordPress”, reported by kc22033. Thanks!
  • Checked WordPress’ Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for updates, and there weren’t any changes since this plugin’s creation.

Version: 1.1.2012.12.28

  • Changed shortcodes to return instead of echo, to fix the shortcode display issue. Thanks to birgire.
  • Fixed link anchor text to use the name specified in the settings, to fix the issue of displaying hard coded “Terms of Use” and “Privacy Policy” anchor text in the table of contents for the [my_terms_of_service_and_privacy_policy] shortcode.

Version: 1.0.2012.09.12

  • Initial release.