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  1. I've been working on setting up a GDPR compliant member sign-up process that includes to opt-in for the optional Community Newsletter (to promote content using Bulk Mail). GDPR has quite a few requirements which Invision Community software fulfills nicely. E.g. the consent to receive e-mails is correctly recorded in the Admin panel. One thing though kept me digging for more information. When using double opt-in procedures, is one transactional email sufficient to confirm the member sign-up AND the receipt of the newsletter? Or would a user have to confirm each item (member account and newsletter) separately? I've run a few tests on other websites and out of 6 examples, 5 of them separated the verification e-mails. So this made me think, whether only one verification email might is sufficient or not. Studying other resources, they hinted as well that one verification mail might not be enough. Phrases like "Consent must be specific, Consent must be unambiguous, etc.." and statements on gdpr.eu like "If you have more than one reason to conduct a data processing activity, you must obtain consent for all those purposes. So if you store phone numbers for both marketing and identity verification purposes, you must obtain consent for each purpose." In the end I contacted https://ico.org.uk (The UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest....) and explained the use case. I asked if "giving consent" is done via the sign-up form and the respective checkboxes, or whether the individuals consent is only given by clicking a link in a verification email. The answer was, that consent is given on the sign-up form and as long as this information is unambiguous and separated by using e.g. checkboxes, then this should be fine. The verification email is about verifying the senders email address and not really about giving consent.... My findings so far: - Double opt-in not a requirement as long as the consent can be documented. However, double opt-in is a relatively easy way to prove consent and that explains why most services use this option. In our case using Invision Community, consent is documented in the admin panel. So double opt-in is nice to have any mainly to verify the e-mail address. - So the path Invision Community has chosen seems to fulfill GDPR requirements, i.e. as long as the relevant text next to checkboxes etc. point out clearly what the data is used for etc.. Have some of you come across the same issue? Would you agree to my findings? IDEA: To make it even more bullet-proof, a good option would be, that if a user ticks the box for the newsletter, a separate verification mail just for the newsletter is sent out.
  2. I am quite pleased using Invision Community so far and I placed a review on capterra.com. I was surprized to see, that the software was reviewed only twice (with mine 3x)! After a few weeks I got an e-mail from capterra inviting me to use their Referral Program. I am not so interested in the gift cards and goodies itself, but I think it would be nice if Invision Community would be more visible on Capterra with real user-reviews. So if you want to go ahead using the Referral Program, use this link: https://reviews.capterra.com/new/184942?utm_campaign=ref-cr_742641 The first five people who write a high-quality review on Invision Community using my link will receive a $15 gift card from Capterra. Or just write a review directly if you feel like it (fine with me too 🙂 ) You find Invision Community on capterra.com here: https://www.capterra.com/p/184942/Invision-Community/
  3. Great news. 👍 Really looking forward to 4.5 - it hopefully helps us to further grow our community. Any rough idea when it will be released? So I can plan writing new articles to inform members etc. on how to make the most out of it. 🙂
  4. Hi, thanks for the great application. Installed it on a relatively fresh 4.4.6 installation. Selected that welcome message is sent via e-mail AND private message (setting: immediate delivery). But only the PM is sent. Does anyone knows what the reason for this could be? Bug or normal behavior?
    Works very well and exactly what I was looking for. Great job and installation went without problems.
  5. Hi, just getting used to the Forum settings as a new proud owner of the software. I was unable to find this setting in version 4.4.5. Anyone knows if and admin notification is still somehow possible?
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