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  2. Can't Replace Old Headstone Photo!

    Ahhhh, cache! Simple enough, thank you for the pointer. It worked!
  3. Thoughts on new European privacy law (GDPR)?

    Following on from this - can anyone point me to the file where I would add the script to have a script to notify about cookies - needs to be in the <head> </head> section but I have had any luck finding that yet.
  4. Thoughts on new European privacy law (GDPR)?

    All interesting but as I read it we are going to be required to have a cookie statement by the 25th May. In order to be fully compliant with the new law, a website has to fulfill three requirements: · It must present visitors with information about the cookies the site uses, and their purpose. · It must obtain consent to use those cookies. In most cases consent can be implied, but sometimes it must be explicit. · It should provide a mechanism for visitors to withdraw consent, and then respond to withdrawl by preventing further use of cookies. Consent would normally only need to be given once. So returning visitors do not necessarily need to repeat the process. Although most cookies are covered by the new law, there are some important exceptions to the requirement for cookie consent to be aware of. Any cookies that are 'strictly necessary' for providing services being requested by the visitor, do not require consent. This will include some things like cookies that enable shopping baskets to function properly, or for people to login to private areas of a site. Many types of temporary, or session cookies are also included in this definition. However, even with these types of cookies, it is good practice to tell your visitors about them as part of your cookie law compliance strategy.
  5. Thoughts on new European privacy law (GDPR)?

    Teresa, Publishing to a web site any info on living persons born or living in EU is NO LONGER PERSONAL, you have stepped over the line to public. Regardless even if you require a login.
  6. Thoughts on new European privacy law (GDPR)?

    I think you're probably right, although if your site is open to other editors as mine is, you might be a society or club. Hell, my site's TLD is .club, so that's set me up for a fall ! Seemed like a good idea at the time. I guess, if there's any doubt, I would always err on the side of caution. But that's just me. Paul
  7. Thoughts on new European privacy law (GDPR)?

    My understanding (from what I've read elsewhere) is that it doesn't apply to a personal tree - see the restriction on the wikipedia page of cases not covered: See also the references to organisations in the scope. If you have a society for your family or surname, though, or use TNG for a local history group, etc. then it could apply. n.b. IANAL - just what I've read. Teresa
  8. Thoughts on new European privacy law (GDPR)?

    For what it's worth, here's the privacy statement I just added. It's better than nothing and deliberately low key. Paul
  9. geocoding

    Hi, Have you tried using the Geocode tab Geocode The Geocode tool may be used to find and store latitude and longitude coordinates for Places that do not already have that information. Limit Depending on how many Places you have that need geocoding, this process may take a long time. Google also limits you to 2,500 places per day, so for those reasons, you may wish to limit the number of places you do at any one time. The default number is 100. If you find that the first 100 go quickly, you might try increasing that number for the next batch. If multiple results are found: If a place name is ambiguous, Google may return more than one match. The recommended action in this case is to ignore all the returned matches (so that you can manually make the correct decision later), but you may also choose to let TNG accept the first given match.
  10. Thoughts on new European privacy law (GDPR)?

    I think we have some pros and cons Pros 1. We don't use private data for marketing purposes 2. We can suppress details of living people (and we should by default) 3. Our sites are lowish key (although with the SEO plugin, not so much) Cons 1. While details of living people are withheld (except for initials and last name) details of parents and deceased children are visible. This is not a GDPR issue as such, but we need to be aware that that is the sort of information that could be harvested. "Mother's maiden name?" I wonder if we need the belt and braces ability to suppress public views of people who died within the last n years (say 50) or is there a setting or mod for that already? 2. We do keep records of living people. I routinely add new births to my tree, usually with minimal information but I don't get consent. Suggestion: 1. Privacy settings Do these settings default to this? If they don't they should, and if an admin tries to change the setting then TNG should create a dialog "If your tree(s) contains living people resident in the EU, setting this field to "yes" may result in your site failing to comply with the EU GDPR regulations regarding personal data privacy, and may expose you to personal liability. Proceed? Yes / No / Cancel. If yes, "Please enter your password to confirm this action" and write event to a log file. 2. Other countries are or have introduced similar rules, so maybe the answer is to be ultra conservative and make the previous setting applicable world-wide? What harm could that do? 3. As suggested above, suppress details of people who died within the last n years 4. It wouldn't do any harm to have a privacy statement on our sites. I'm going to write one and add it to my site. It needn't be complex and I'll try to use plain English. 5. Does v12 deal with any of this? Paul
  11. Last week
  12. Thoughts on new European privacy law (GDPR)?

    Has anyone created a suitable privacy policy page on their TNG site? I believe it is going to become an issue for all of us who maintain publicly accessible sites. This is a breakdown of what the GDPR requires: The GDPR regulates the processing of personal data about individuals in the European Union including its collection, storage, transfer or use. Importantly, under the GDPR, the concept of “personal data” is very broad and covers any information relating to an identified or identifiable individual (also called a “data subject”). It gives data subjects more rights and control over their data by regulating how companies should handle and store the personal data they collect. The GDPR also raises the stakes for compliance by increasing enforcement and imposing greater fines should the provisions of the GDPR be breached. The GDPR enhances EU individuals’ privacy rights and places significantly enhanced obligations on organizations handling data. In summary, here are some of the key changes to come into effect with the upcoming GDPR: · Expanded rights for individuals: The GDPR provides expanded rights for individuals in the European Union by granting them, amongst other things, the right to be forgotten and the right to request a copy of any personal data stored in their regard. · Compliance obligations: The GDPR requires organizations to implement appropriate policies and security protocols, conduct privacy impact assessments, keep detailed records on data activities and enter into written agreements with vendors. · Data breach notification and security: The GDPR requires organizations to report certain data breaches to data protection authorities, and under certain circumstances, to the affected data subjects. The GDPR also places additional security requirements on organizations. · New requirements for profiling and monitoring: The GDPR places additional obligations on organizations engaged in profiling or monitoring behavior of EU individuals. · Increased Enforcement: Under the GDPR, authorities can fine organizations up to the greater of €20 million or 4% of a company’s annual global revenue, based on the seriousness of the breach and damages incurred. Also, the GDPR provides a central point of enforcement for organizations with operations in multiple EU member states by requiring companies to work with a lead supervisory authority for cross-border data protection issues. If you are a company outside the EU, you should still be aware of this. The provisions of the GDPR apply to any organization that processes personal data of individuals in the European Union, including tracking their online activities, regardless of whether the organization has a physical presence in the EU.
  13. Census Plus Anamolie

    Thank you that worked fine. Carlton
  14. Replicating a site

    John, Any changes made "offline" need to be either added via gedcom or manually to your "online' site TNG does not track changes, so probably like many of us you will need to upload a new gedcom say once a week, or less depending on how often changes are made offline.
  15. Can't Replace Old Headstone Photo!

    If the filename is identical to the original then the cached image will still show. Need to clear all your bowsers cache and force the new page load (F5)
  16. Can't Replace Old Headstone Photo!

    Sounds like a cache issue. Why not try editing the photo through media import but select the correct file name rather than upload and do the same for the thumbnail. .
  17. I've had this problem occur before with photos in general, but have always been able to fix it, by deleting the associated media files and adding the photo once again but, not this time. I want to replace an older headstone photo for an individual. I deleted the two older photo files both full-sized as well as the thumb versions from TNG as well as from the server. I FTP'd the newer photo to the headstone folder on the server. I checked all settings and have confirmed everything looks okay. When I view the photo (as well as the thumbnail) from the headstone folder on the server they are the correct newer versions. The thumbnail on the individual's page is is also the newer version. However, every time I click on that thumbnail to view the actual photo it is the older one. I have tried every way I know how to fix this and have deleted and reinstalled from scratch the headstone photo and again verified file locations and the media file settings to no avail. I've even deleted the old files, then shutdown my Mac to make sure I'm starting from as clean a slate as I can, but the old photo still comes up. Makes me wonder is there some kind of cookie in the system that prevents me from seeing the newer photo? Thank you in advance for your help and consideration.
  18. geocoding

    Hi all, I just uploaded my tree (up to now I had a "fake tree" on my site for the purpose of testing and designing, now it's the real deal). On the website, the Google Maps don't show. I went to the admin places page. With three or four exceptions (places that are unknown to me as well as google), they all have coordinates. However... When I open them, the google map inside is greyed out. When I click on the "search" button within the map, it becomes visible. Once I've done that, the map also shows on the website. Someone please tell me there is a way to do this in bulk? I have about 2500 unique place names and addresses in my database, I do not want to open them and click on "search" one by one... When doing the geocoding thing, it only gives me the few places without coordinates. Also: it can only process 10. When I change the number to 50 or more, everything freezes... Thanks for any advice... Tom PS1 I hope I won't have to do this again, every time I update my tree? If I really need to set 2500 places manually, I would prefer to do that only once in my life... PS2 I don't know if it's related, but when I had no places at all in my database, the "place_map" mod worked fine, it only didn't show any buttons or places. Now I have some places, the place_maps stopped working... It keeps on running for half a minute or so, after which I get a server time-out error
  19. Geocode Error

    If I enable the Geo Code MOd I get the following error. Fatal error: Cannot redeclare geocode_assistant() (previously declared in /home1/carltonb/public_html/mymispoche.com/globallib.php:1204) in /home1/carltonb/public_html/mymispoche.com/personlib.php on line 1242 Looked at line 1242 and do not see anything that could cause this. Line 1242 is } Thanks Carlton Brooks
  20. Problem making Thumbnails

    Hey all, I succeeded in making thumbnails of all my files (selecting mac width/height 800) and uploaded them via FTP to the appropriate folders. Some of them still won't show, though, even if the file is there and named correctly
  21. Hi, You could use an online HTML editor. There are plenty of them out there.
  22. Replicating a site

    Can I tag something here? I am creating a 'localhost' site in my office and want to get the updated information to a web hosted site. How can I do that without having to make sure that I only work online. Thank you. John
  23. Replicating a site

    Correct, hosted by Heather.
  24. Replicating a site

    Paul, If I remember correctly, you are running TNG with WP? If so, you can use the 'Updraft Plus' wp plugin, to backup and export your site. It will back everything up and you can use it to clone your entire site content.
  25. You need to use a text editor and add line breaks and paragraph breaks etc using html code. e.g. </br> and <p> </p> etc.
  26. Hi I am using template 12 for my web site. The text that I enter for the Welcome Text is copied unformatted into the web site. How can I get this text to be formatted and also include an image and hyperlinks? Cheers pete
  27. Hi I am using template 12 for my web site. The test that I enter for the Welcome Text is copied unformatted into the web site. How can I get this text to be formatted and also include an image and hyperlinks? Cheers pete
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