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Insight:
Until the legislation has been determined, we can't speculate what would be sufficient really. While I agree with you, SMF would not be held responsible, I was just wondering whether they would implement a feature to help admins support the legal requirements properly.

Not all SMF admins have the necessary abilities to mod their installation if something more than a large sweeping 'I agree' was to become required by EU law.

Again, it may not be an issue, but I thought I would mention it so SMF are aware of these legal changes going forward (better to be aware of this sort of thing than not be in my opinion).

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--- Quote ---I was just wondering whether they would implement a feature to help admins support the legal requirements properly.
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It's really not that hard to edit the agreement to include the necessary wording and it can of course be done in the master versions if the team decide it is necessary.


--- Quote ---Not all SMF admins have the necessary abilities to mod their installation if something more than a large sweeping 'I agree' was to become required by EU law.
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Yes, you're actually correct. There are people who don't seem to be able to go to Admin > Registration > Registration Agreement and edit it :P

Insight:

--- Quote from: Arantor on March 08, 2011, 09:48:05 AM ---
--- Quote ---I was just wondering whether they would implement a feature to help admins support the legal requirements properly.
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It's really not that hard to edit the agreement to include the necessary wording and it can of course be done in the master versions if the team decide it is necessary.


--- Quote ---Not all SMF admins have the necessary abilities to mod their installation if something more than a large sweeping 'I agree' was to become required by EU law.
--- End quote ---

Yes, you're actually correct. There are people who don't seem to be able to go to Admin > Registration > Registration Agreement and edit it :P

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Good response... always nice to remind myself of why I avoid posting on here, pleasant people such as you.

I mean, IF something more than a large agreement text (like specific opt in / opt out of marketing mail options) is required.

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If something is, then I'm sure it'll be added, but I can't see it being a requirement, and in any case I can't see it being that effective a piece of legislation since the unpleasant ad networks will be based in the rest of the world where the EU law doesn't apply.

Oh, and SMF does already have some options for opting in/out of announcement emails in your profile...

Insight:

--- Quote from: Arantor on March 08, 2011, 10:01:13 AM ---If something is, then I'm sure it'll be added, but I can't see it being a requirement, and in any case I can't see it being that effective a piece of legislation since the unpleasant ad networks will be based in the rest of the world where the EU law doesn't apply.

Oh, and SMF does already have some options for opting in/out of announcement emails in your profile...

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No, but companies in the EU will be required to state what they do with the cookie data, be that pass it on to other ad networks etc. It is a privacy thing, so someone can decide whether they want to use the site or not.

I know it does, I was using it as an example of what I was getting at.

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