we have inherited a WordPress website for one of our partner organisations for keeping the basic content up to date etc, hosted by a 3rd party - and for company policy we need to determine if the site collects IP addresses of visitors, and if so ensure there is a disclaimer detailing for what purposes. The honest answer is we don't currently know if it captures that information or not, and I am unsure where exactly to begin to check to see if it is being captured or no? Do all WP sites collect visitor IP Addresses or would it require something custom, where and in what format is it likely IP addresses of visitors would actually reside if the site does collect them? Is there anything you can do as a visitor to determine if the site is capturing your IP address? Or where would you start if unsure.
Out of interest why exactly would you want to collect the IP addresses of your site visitors, e.g. what benefit do you get from doing so and is this fairly common practice?
I have a similar question really about cookies being used on a site. I am pretty sure we don't and can see nothing to indicate we do but again how could this be verified to be 100% sure.