Privacy and GDPR

On May 25, 2018 the European Union is enacting the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). All website owners are obliged to follow this regulation to protect the privacy of their visitors. The following document explains what ZOO, Joomla and 3rd party services mean for your visitors' privacy, what data is collected and what necessary steps you should take to make your websites GDPR compliant.

Disclaimer: This information is not a legal advice and is for informational purposes only. Learn more about the GDPR from the European Commission’s Data Protection page.

Below is a list of external webservices used by ZOO and its elements.

IntenseDebate

IntenseDebate is a third-party web service that allows you to add a comment management system to your website.

The IntenseDebate element in ZOO lets you add the IntenseDebate system to any of your items.

IntenseDebate's Privacy Policy can be found at Automattic's website, it covers Sections explaining how your user's data is protected and their privacy rights. How long information is kept and how they handle transfers of personal data outside the EU. There is also a Privacy Notice explaining to your visitors what and how information is processed.

Akismet

Akismet is a third-party web service that allows you to filter your users' comments for spam.

If you are using ZOO's comment system and with the "Akismet" option enabled, your users comments will be sent to Akismet to filter out any spam messages.

Akismet's Privacy Policy can be found at Automattic's website, it covers Sections explaining how your user's data is protected and their privacy rights. How long information is kept and how they handle transfers of personal data outside the EU. There is also a Privacy Notice explaining to your visitors what and how information is processed.

Google Maps

Using Google Maps on your website will create a NID cookie on the client device. The cookie is used to remember your preferences and for advertising. More information about the different types of cookies used by Google is available in the Google Policies - Types of cookies.

Google Maps has not announced any solution on how to comply with GDPR. For that reason, it is your responsibility to inform your visitors in the privacy policy about the use of Google Maps and their tracking methods. Mind that Google Maps have updated their Terms of Service that will take effect on June 11, 2018.

Social Buttons

ZOO offers options to add social buttons to share your ZOO items on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. If each option is enabled, the Facebook, Twitter and Google+ JavaScripts are loaded into the page.

This is a legacy feature, which will not be developed any further. We recommend using a 3rd party extension which offers more privacy settings instead.

Social Bookmarks

ZOO offers options to add social bookmarks to share your ZOO items on third-party web services.

This is a legacy feature, which will not be developed any further. We recommend using a 3rd party extension which offers more privacy settings instead.

Work in progress

The above list is work in progress and does not yet cover all external services used by ZOO.

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