With 25th of May fast approaching I would have thought getting Arastta compliant with the new rules would've been essential for its future at least within the EU countries.

Anybody doing anything about this? Or discovered extensions for OC that works straight out of the box? Thanks.
Tuesday, May 15 2018, 02:09 PM
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    Thursday, May 17 2018, 08:35 AM - #Permalink
    There is no extensions doing such magic as doing you compliant with GDPR, it's a much bigger change than that for your whole business.

    Anyhow, please take a look at https://github.com/arastta/arastta/issues/757
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    Thursday, May 17 2018, 12:02 PM - #Permalink
    Thanks, Rune. Yes, I understand the wider implications of GDPR as I have a number of websites/clients where they require different approaches to their websites to become compliant. Obviously, how the rest of their business becomes compliant is another subject.

    Just specific to Arastta there isn't even a pop-up box warning extension that the site is using cookies where one could choose to accept or decline it. And, cookie laws has been around since 2011.

    My main platform of development/web design is Joomla and there are plenty of free and paid extensions which allows users to accept site cookies explicitly and then withdraw this consent easily. Plus forms extensions that can delete the submissions after a given time, anonymise submitting IP address, able to use Google GA without cookies etc.

    I tried most of the free OC extensions and none of them works out of box. There isn't much point asking at OC website, even for the paid ones, if it would work with Arastta as they seem to be quite 'uninterested' anything to do with Arastta and/or MijoShop for that matter. I use MijoShop quite a bit as I have a lifetime subscription and the support used to be great; pointing to the right OC extension and if necessary modifying it to work with the Mijoshop. However, for a time now, most support tickets are closed even before someone is assigned for it.

    And there seems to be hardly any new extension or development for Arastta. Anyway, it seems like temporary solution would be to a have permanent panel in display to warn people about the use of cookies with a link to Privacy policy. And, incorporate wording in emails generated during the transactions to direct people to the right email address if they want to see their info (for guest checkouts) or delete their account permanently from the servers.

    Not sure what the long term solutions is without changing the platform altogether.
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    Thursday, May 17 2018, 01:03 PM - #Permalink
    First of, the popup about cookies isn't really required (as of today, until May 25th.), is just a common missinterprention about the rules. The info about it should be easily available, and a link to a info page about privacy covers it. Next, according to the GDPR this popup existing on most sites is a violation, as it doesn't give the users a real choice. So to comply, all those needs to change it, so the users actually can decline use of cookies - else they should remove it completely.

    Now as you obviously is a website builder / consultant, you're more than late to the party yourself, so complaining isn't really an option. You, me, and everybody else, should rather start contributing to making the software we like to be great. That's why there is lots of extensions for Joomla, people contribute. OC is OC, not to friendly or understanding. Arastta, maybe dying because nobody cares to contribute ... I don't know ... I'm just a user as you (only difference is that I try to contribute) ...
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    Thursday, May 17 2018, 03:30 PM - #Permalink
    I was not complaining but merely observing. I am a graphic designer not a programmer. My contributions, if one can say that, could only be limited to voicing my experience and expectations from the software; not developing or modifying an extension which is not in my skill set.
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    Thursday, May 17 2018, 05:26 PM - #Permalink
    OK, I read it elseway. Anyhow, coding contributions is only a "small" part of it all, there is several way for all to contribute, especially when having paying clients it's kind of important also for ourself.
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    Thursday, May 17 2018, 07:57 PM - #Permalink
    Btw! PrestaShop devs has solved it quite nicely, adding value for their own project, by releasing a official paid for extension:
    https://addons.prestashop.com/en/legal/32323-official-gdpr-compliance-by-prestashop-16.html
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    Sunday, May 20 2018, 03:11 PM - #Permalink
    While Joomla includes it for free (more resources and contibutors): https://www.joomla.org/announcements/release-news/5731-joomla-3-9-and-joomla-3-10.html
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