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Privacy (GDPR / DSGVO)

Introduction

This page provides you some useful tips how to handle privacy settings for your visitors with powermail. Please note that this page is just a help but not a legal binding declaration.

Cookies

Powermail does not store a cookie per default on the visitors browser in version 6.0. Nevertheless there are two reasons why powermail is forced to store a cookie because of its settings:

  • Marketing Static Template is added: If you are collecting information about page funnel or other useful information about your visitor, powermail needs to store a TYPO3 frontend cookie.
  • Session check - spam prevention: If you turn on a session check via TypoScript, a TYPO3 frontend cookie will be used.

Note: Session check is turned off by default with powermail 6.0.0. In older versions the session check is turned on by default and must be disabled via configuration:

plugin.tx_powermail.settings.setup.spamshield.methods.4._enable = 0

IP-Address

Powermail does not store the IP-address of the visitor by default in version 6.0. If you want to store this information (to provide some anti-spam or anti-hack-methods) you have to turn this feature on in the extension manager settings.

Note: If you update your TYPO3, the configuration to save the IP-address may be already stored and must be turned off.

Disable storing of mails in database

If you don’t need to store mails in the database, you can simply turn it off with a bit of TypoScript:

plugin.tx_powermail.settings.db.enable = 0

Deleting of old mails

See the CommandController/Scheduler section in the manual to see how you can remove old mails from the database.

Notes

Please consider to not ask more information then you need for the request to meet the requirements of the GDPR.