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Updated Last: 01 October 2020

Privacy and GDPR

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the primary law regulating how companies protect EU citizens' personal data since May 25, 2018. Companies that fail to achieve GDPR compliance before the deadline will be subject to stiff penalties and fines. GDPR is a set of data protection rules for all companies (including small to medium-sized companies and large enterprises) operating in the EU, no matter where they are based in. More information can be found here and here.

Helix Ultimate Framework and Templates follow GDPR

They do not store any personal information, no tracking-cookies created or saved by the template.

In any Helix based template, you can make use of 3rd party services, for example, Google Fonts (more information on this can be found under Typography section of this documentation). These services as well as Joomla team (Joomla 3.9) are all working on making their products and services GDPR compliant.

Social Buttons

Helix Template(s) offer options to use social buttons to share your content on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. If any of them is enabled, the Facebook, Twitter or Google+ JavaScripts are loaded into the page. This feature may collect user(s) IP address, web browser User Agent, store and retrieve cookies on user browser, embed additional tracking, and monitor interaction with the social share icons.

Social Comments

Helix Ultimate template(s) offer options to use social comments (Disqus, IntenseDebate, and Facebook) to add/use the comments section below the articles. If any option is enabled, the Disqus, IntenseDebate or Facebook, scripts are loaded into the page, which might track user data. Helix framework sends a request to third-party APIs via the website-visitors web browser to fetch information (like social shares, social comment count). You should include relevant snippets in the Privacy Policy of your website stating how these services handle the privacy of your users. Remember that each social solution has a connection to different personal data, and may collect more or less information (not only IP address).