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setting up phpBB • Compliance with GDPR : how to do the basic editing of the given text blocks

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hello dear community, hello dear experts


first of all - i hope you are all weill - and your locality is doing well with the covit 19 pandemic issue.

btw: hopefully this text and this question fits in this forum well - i guess and hope so since it is a question regarding websites and things alike.
the topic: setting up phpBB • Compliance with GDPR : how to do the basic editing of the given text blocks

after setting up a phpBB - which should have its main target audience in Europe... it is aimed to run this phpBB for a international community so the target audience is international and the language english

i wonder how to treat the differend kinds and sorts of texts we have in the phpBB-overview we have the following texts:

a. Privacy Acceptance Policy.-> with the texts regarding the Privacy acceptance:
b. Privacy Policy -> i guess that we here can customise the board’s Privacy Policy. in other words that herein we have the DSGVO terms...
c. Terms of Use Policy.->with the texts regarding erms of Use Policy.


in detail we have:
a. Privacy Acceptance Policy.-> Privacy acceptance: here we have the pre-filled version,...that looks like so:
By clicking on the “I accept this policy” button below your acceptance of these terms will be recorded. If you click on the “I do not accept this policy” button below then you will be logged out of this board.
b. Privacy Policy -> i guess that we here can customise the board’s Privacy Policy. in other words that herein we have the DSGVO terms... Here you can customise the board’s Privacy Policy.: > Privacy policy:
General Data Protection Regulation - 2018 (GDPR)

To comply with the GDPR you need to be made aware that your %sitename% account will, at a bare minimum, contain a uniquely identifiable name (hereinafter “your user name”), a personal password used for logging into your account (hereinafter “your password”) and a personal, valid email address (hereinafter “your email”). Your information for your account at %sitename% is protected by data-protection laws applicable in the country that hosts us. Any information beyond your user name, your password, and your email address required by %sitename% during the registration process is either mandatory or optional, at the discretion of %sitename%. In all cases, you have the option of what information in your account is publicly displayed. Furthermore, within your account, you have the option to opt-in or opt-out of automatically generated emails. Furthermore we will store all of the IP address that you use to post with. Depending on your preferences %sitename% may send you emails to the email address that %sitename% holds in your account which will either be that you used when you registered or one that you have subsequently changed, but you are able to change these preferences from your User Control Panel (UCP) at any time should you wish to stop receiving them. The personal details that you gave us when you signed up, or added later, will be used solely for the purposes of %sitename% board functionality. They will not be used for anything else and neither will they be passed on to any third party without your explicit consent. You can check, at any time, the personal details %sitename% is holding about you from the Profile section of your UCP. The only other information about you is that which you decide to post in the fora, whereupon it is considered to be “publicly available” as it will have been indexed by search engines as well as on-line archive sites. Here you can customise the board’s additional Terms of Use Policy.->Terms of Use Policy.

GDPR: To comply with the EU GDPR (2018) you need to be made aware of the following. In addition to the above %sitename% will also store all of the IP address that you use to post with. Depending on your preferences %sitename% may send you emails to the email address that you used when you registered or you have subsequently changed but you are able to change these preferences from your User Control Panel (UCP) at any time should you wish to stop receiving them.
The personal details that you gave us when you signed up will be used solely for the purposes of %sitename% board functionality. They will not be used for anything else and neither will they be passed on to any third party without your explicit consent.
the only other information about you is that which you decide to post in the fora, whereupon it is considered to be “publicly available” as it will have been indexed by search engines as well as on-line archive sites.
By clicking on the “I agree to these terms” button below your acceptance of these terms will be recorded.
and subsequently we have the third text sort - the third category of text in the phpBB
c. Terms of Use Policy


by the way - two questions arise here :
where would you add the following text:

[Adress
name
street
town
etc. mailadress and telephone-number:)

Disclaimer
Liability for contents
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and furtermore - by the way - where would you add the following text: - a guess: i think that we have to add this things to b. b. Privacy Policy !?

see a example https://gdpr.eu/privacy-notice/?cn-reloaded=1

GDPR privacy notice template:
Here we have provided a sample privacy notice template for a website that collects personal data directly from individuals. It contains all the necessary information in a clean, easy-to-digest format. You should modify the contents depending on whether this is a privacy policy for your website or a privacy notice about some other data processing activity.

Sample: Our Company Privacy Policy
Our Company is part of the Our Company Group which includes Our Company International and Our Company Direct. This privacy policy will explain how our organization uses the personal data we collect from you when you use our website.

Topics:
What data do we collect?
How do we collect your data?
How will we use your data?
How do we store your data?
(( Marketing ))
What are your data protection rights?
What are cookies?
How do we use cookies?
What types of cookies do we use?
How to manage your cookies
Privacy policies of other websites
Changes to our privacy policy
How to contact us
How to contact the appropriate authorities

again - the phpbb should have its main target audience in Europe... it is aimed to run this phpBB for a international community so the target audience is international and the language english i wonder how to treat the differend kinds and sorts of texts we have

look forward to hear from you

regards

yours apollodriver ;)
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Re: setting up phpBB • Compliance with GDPR : how to do the basic editing of the given text blocks

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First of all a phpBB board with no other extensions or programs added is GDPR compliant therefore there is nothing to do.

Secondly if you intend your board being used by members from EU countries and you want to be compliant then install all the languages that you consider necessary. Having said that unless you structure your board in such a way that it is multi language you will probably find that you only have users in one language.

Thirdly there is no need to consider users from outside the EU as GDPR does not apply to them.

Fourthly if you have a query about an extension then the correct place to ask the question is in the support topic for that extension.

And finally if you are concerned about GDPR and phpBB then there are several lengthy discussions about it on this board.
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Re: setting up phpBB • Compliance with GDPR : how to do the basic editing of the given text blocks

Post by apollodriver »

hello dear David

first of all - many many thanks for the quick reply - as allways: your answers are very convincing and generally food for thoughts.

i have a Wordpress-background : this may shed a light on the questions and the ideas behind these quesistions. In the WP-world you can loose any
GDPR compliance by installing only one plugin that causes conflicts with the the law.

So i am happy that the phpBB just "is GDPR compliant therefore there is nothing to do."


thanks for the idea sharing and for taking all those ideas into consideration:
Secondly if you intend your board being used by members from EU countries and you want to be compliant then install all the languages that you consider necessary. Having said that unless you structure your board in such a way that it is multi language you will probably find that you only have users in one language.
Thirdly there is no need to consider users from outside the EU as GDPR does not apply to them.
i just want to run the phpBB in only one language where i do not target only a concise stuctured community - that consists only of european users.
no - probably the user origin from south america or asia - anyway. ( a very small interest group ) with members from various countries.


Again - many thanks for your answer - and for all your support here on this great site

regards
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