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improve your footer (Rules and Privacy Policy)


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First of all, choose the theme you want to modify

  • Click on  "Edit HTML and CSS"
  • Go to "Templates > core > front > global" and search for template "footer"
  • Search for:
{{if \IPS\Settings::i()->privacy_type != "none"}}
		<li><a href='{{if \IPS\Settings::i()->privacy_type == "internal"}}{url="app=core&module=system&controller=privacy" seoTemplate="privacy"}{{else}}{setting="privacy_link"}{{endif}}'>{lang="privacy"}</a></li>
  • And replace with:
	{{if \IPS\Settings::i()->privacy_type != "none"}}
		<li><a href='{{if \IPS\Settings::i()->privacy_type == "internal"}}{url="app=core&module=system&controller=privacy" seoTemplate="privacy"}{{else}}{setting="privacy_link"}{{endif}}'  data-ipsDialog>{lang="privacy"}</a></li>
  • hen, add this code below:
{{if \IPS\Settings::i()->gl_type != "none"}}
    <li><a href='{{if \IPS\Settings::i()->gl_type == "internal"}}{url="app=core&module=system&controller=guidelines" seoTemplate="guidelines"}{{else}}{setting="gl_link"}{{endif}}' data-ipsdialog data-ipsdialog-title="{lang="guidelines"}">{lang="guidelines"}</a></li>

Okay, now your rules / privacy policy will appear as a popup.

To remove the popup and let ordinary, just remove the "data-ipsDialog" of your code.


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  • 9 months later...

Where your privacy policy is concerned, you don't have to comply with international laws. When creating a privacy policy, you just need to include a privacy policy for your local laws of your country/state/city/province. This is for private websites and communities. However, if your website or community is promoted to anyone under the age of 13, then you also have to include in your privacy policy regarding who your website and community is promoted to.

This is NOT legal advice. I would advise everyone to check with the laws in your own country/nation regarding privacy policy laws regarding websites and proceed accordingly.

I do not advise using a default privacy policy for your website. Use it as a boilerplate and modify it to fit the needs of your own community.

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I have international community for members from all over the world (global business category and english language), hosted InCloud (as I understand - the server in US).

Anyway, i am not the jurisprudent and not competent to create Privacy Policy. And i think, most of IPS customers too (the other admins).

@Andy Millne Can i just copy Invision Community Privacy Policy?

My anxiety is about my community can be blocked with any foreign government regarding Privacy Policy rules on my site and my members will lose the access.

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@O9C4, here's what I can tell you. I've been operating my website and community since 2004 and I have never ran into a problem where my community has been blocked and I have never been contacted by any member, user or government entity regarding my privacy policy nor my site being blocked by a country. It's because I go to extraordinary steps to ensure that no inappropriate content is posted on my site.

I don't allow any pornography, no warez, no filesharing, no politics, no religion or indecent or potentially illegal content on my website or forums. It's been like this since I created my site and it's a policy that has served me well and my community has actually praised me on that particular issue. Whenever someone has asked me to rescind my policy on that, it's usually with a unanimous "no" from the majority of my members.

The problem isn't with the privacy policy, although, every website operator is strongly encouraged to have one, the only time websites are actually blocked is for the type of content they host or allow to be posted on their site. But, it's always best, when you're unsure, to ask for advice from a legal professional. I'm sure there are online resource where you can ask an attorney free of charge about privacy policies in your own country for websites. You can also check out some sites for free legal advice such as:


Check out the following link, regarding privacy policies, I think this could help steer you in the right direction as well:


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