Privacy considerations when using official Payments extensions

If you choose to accept payments through a gateway like Stripe or PayPal, some of your — and your customers’ — data will be passed to the respective third party, including information required to process or support the payment, such as the purchase total and your customer’s billing information. We recommend that store owners disclose that they are sharing information with payment providers in their privacy policy.

This documentation outlines what data is stored and shared with a payment provider when a WooCommerce site uses payment gateways offered on WooCommerce.com. When using a payment gateway, you are not sharing this information with WooCommerce.com.

Depending on the settings enabled and additional plugins, the specific information shared by your store will vary. We recommend consulting with a lawyer when deciding what information to disclose on your privacy policy.

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Information shared with a payment provider to process payments includes:

  • Name
  • Email
  • Address
  • Phone
  • City/State/Zip
  • Unique payment identifier
  • Payment provider identifier

How payment providers use data ↑ Back to top

To better understand how a provider uses and stores the data shared with them, check their privacy policies directly:

Stripe ↑ Back to top


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