By purchasing a theme mean, is that allow author to collect people’s private data?

Hi There,

I purchase Newspaper theme recently. when I going to activate the theme, I read the privacy policy of them. They have mentioned they collect our all personal datas and even Instergram logo, display name, username, profile image, number of followers, or published content. I’ll put the paragraph of the part of privacy policy of them. my question is can they do that for buyers?


We collect personal information directly when you provide it to us (user-names, member names, email addresses, The Envato purchase code for the item, IP addresses, and other contact details, photos, support queries, forum comments), and automatically as you navigate through the Site (web analytics data provided by Google and Facebook)


We share with Google’s Analytics service the following data:

** the Google provided cookie**
** the IP address that connected to our server**
** page view data (the url that was visited)**

We share with Facebook’s Analytics service the following data:

** the Facebook provided cookie**
** the IP address that connected to our server**
** page view data (the URL that was visited)**


We collect certain personal information from you when you sign up to our services that can be used to identify you, such as your name, e-mail address, user name, purchase code and any other relevant information for the purpose of providing you with our service or which you provide to us voluntarily.

You can visit our website without disclosing any identifiable information. But when you visit our site, we may collect non-identifying information from you, such as your IP address, referring URL, browser, operating system, cookie information and Internet Service Provider.

By accessing the services of tagDiv and voluntarily providing us with the requested personal information, you consent to the collection and use of the information in accordance with this privacy policy.


We may use your information to:

• Enhance or improve user experience, our site or our service.

• Send e-mails about our site or respond to inquiries.

• Send e-mails and updates about tagDiv, including our e-mail newsletter.


If you own a tagDiv theme license and want to connect an Instagram account with your website, you need to authorize the tagDiv WordPress Theme App to use it. We may collect data regarding your account, such as the logo, display name, username, profile image, number of followers, or published content. All the data collected by authorizing tagDiv WordPress Theme App to access your Instagram account will only be used by tagDiv on your behalf. By using the app and voluntarily allowing access to your own Instagram account, you consent to the use of the information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. The collected data is used for your own benefit and won’t be shared with any third parties.

I have this same question - Do Themes Purchase From Envato/Themeforest Collect Or Have The Ability To Collect User Data?

I completed a small website with a popular theme. Prior to deployment the client decided for security reasons they would deploy the site on Wordpress in their environment and not provide us access. - Fine.

We provide a few plugins needed and the popular theme we purchased from Themeforest/Envato. While the client was getting the license, they noticed a similar data collection collection policy. They also noticed that the company providing support for the theme which comes with a 6 month license, was located in Russia. - fine.

I didn’t think much of it but my client is almost losing it believing that Russia is now collecting data by way of the theme used for their website.

I understand with apps like TikTok and concerns about security, we all need to be mindful. But what is the truth? My understanding is that the data collection only refers to the support solution that comes with the theme but it is a bit murky and I have not information to calm my client. Thank you!