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'''Member privacy''' settings affects what information is visible to visitors to your site who do not have a valid login or password. Within the interface this group of users is called '''Everyone''' – and it includes pretty much anyone or any computer (meaning search engines) which reach your site. Learn more about [[Visibility and permissions|how visitors are grouped]].
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'''Member privacy''' settings affects what information is visible  
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:* to visitors to your site who do not have a valid login or password.
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:* to other members after they login.
  
== Where to find this setting ==
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The group of users called '''Everyone''' is anyone or any computer (meaning search engines) which access your site. Learn more about [[Visibility and permissions|how visitors are grouped]]. This would also people who have joined the timebank, have created a login, but are applying members who are not yet approved by the coordinators.
  
This setting is something only [[Admin Coordinators]] can edit. It is found:
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The group of users called '''Members''' is all approved members of your timebank after they have logged in. Learn more about [[Visibility and permissions|how visitors are grouped]].
  
* TimeBank "gear" menu icon
 
* Section "Configure"
 
* "General" menu item
 
* "Features" tab
 
  
== When this value is checked  ==
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=== '''Site Privacy Configuration''' ===
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There is a site-wide privacy setting, which only [[Admin Coordinators]] can change.
  
This value is, by default, checked for TimeBanks which have migrated from [[CW2]], as it preserves the way that [[Community Weaver 2]] handled privacy. You may wish to keep this value checked if:
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=== When this value is checked  ===
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This value is, by default, checked, as it preserves the way that [[Community Weaver 2]] handled privacy. You may wish to keep this value checked if:
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:* You do not want to expose member's information within Community Weaver to the entire world (everyone using the Internet).
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:* You do not wish to allow members of your TimeBank to expose any information to non-members
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:* You do not want the content of your TimeBank easily searched using [[Search engines]]
  
* You do not wish to allow members of your TimeBank to expose any information to non-members
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=== How it affects '''Everyone''' (people who are not logged in) ===
* You do not want the content of your TimeBank easily searched using [[Search engines]]
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:* Timebanker's Talents displays nothing more than the number of members visible within each category. Members details are not visible.
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:* Offer and Request lists display only the title of the offer or request. Offers and Requests details can not be viewed at all.
  
When this value is checked:
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=== How it affects '''Members''' ===
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:* Members are unable to update their privacy settings to include "Everyone" (the "Everyone" option is not visible)
  
=== How it affects '''Everyone''' ===
 
  
* Timebanker's Talents displays nothing more than the number of members visible within each category
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=== When this value is unchecked ===
* Offer and Request lists display only the title of the offer or request
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When member privacy is disabled (unchecked), members have the choice to expose profile information to '''Everyone''' (anyone using the Internet). You may wish to enable this feature if:
* Offers and Requests details can not be viewed at all
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:* You want to allow Members to expose their information to non-members (profile, picture, email addresses, telephone, street address, biography, first and last names)
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:* You want to allow Everyone (including anyone using the Internet), including search engines to details of the offers and requests and more details of Timebanker's Talents.
  
=== How it affects '''Members''' and '''Coordinators''' ===
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NOTES: 
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:* Privacy is a very important aspect about your site and the decision to expose information to non-members should be taken with care.
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:* If you allow more access to offers and requests, you might want to review your sites Terms of Service and adapt them to reflect the change in privacy. <!-- TODO-->
  
* Members and Coordinators are unable to update their privacy settings to include "Everyone" (the option is not visible)
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=== What is visible to '''Everyone''' ===
* [[Coordinator role|Coordinators]] '''are able''' to change the visibility settings for Alerts, News, Events, and Pages to be visible to "Everyone"
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:* TimeBanker's Talents displays member information which is visible to '''Everyone'''.
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:* Offer and Request lists display member information which is visible to '''Everyone''', and the body of the offer or request, which is stripped of most phone numbers and email addresses.
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:* Offer and Request detail pages display member information which is visible to '''Everyone''', and the body of the offer or request, which is stripped of most phone numbers and email addresses.
  
== When this value is unchecked ==
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=== How it affects '''Members''' ===
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:* Members are able to update their privacy settings for profile information to visible by "Everyone" (the option is visible)
  
When member privacy is disabled (unchecked), members are able to expose as much or as little information as they desire. You may wish to enable this feature if:
 
  
* Members wish to have control over which information is exposed to non-members
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=== What's the big deal? ===
* You want better search engine visibility
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* Members wish to link to offer or request pages to post them on FaceBook
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=== How it affects '''Everyone''' ===
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Removing the check from the configuration: "Member Privacy  Hide all member information from non-members and search engines"
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will allow:
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:* Everyone to see the full description in offers and requests, sanitized to remove email addresses and phone numbers. (This cannot be changed by a member.)
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:* Everyone to see the member's initials for each offer or request.  (This cannot be changed by a member.)
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:* Everyone to see the members listed in Timebanker's Talents, protected by each member's privacy settings.  (This cannot be changed by a member.)
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:* Members to expose their profile information to Everyone. (Profile page, picture, primary email address, street address, biography, first name, last name, and any other contact information.)
  
* TimeBanker's Talents displays only member information which is visible to '''Everyone'''.
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NOTE: If you remove the check mark from this configuration, you site is in conflict with the default terms of service provided at launch of your site. You might want to revise your [[Local_terms_of_service_special_page|Terms of Service]]
* Offer and Request lists display only member information which is visible to '''Everyone''', and the body of the offer or request is stripped of numbers and email addresses.
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* Offer and Request detail pages display only member information which is visible to '''Everyone''', and the body of the offer or request is stripped of numbers and email addresses.
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=== How it affects '''Members''' and '''Coordinators''' ===
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=== Where to find this setting ===
  
* Members and Coordinators are able to update their privacy settings to include "Everyone" (the option is visible)
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To find the configuration,
* Coordinators '''are able to change the visibility settings''' for Alerts, News, Events, and Pages to be visible to "Everyone" (the option is visible)
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go to:
  
== What's the big deal? ==
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* The "gear" menu icon
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* Section "Configure"
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* "General" menu item
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* "Features" tab
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* '''Member Privacy'''
  
Privacy is a very important aspect about your site and the decision to expose information to non-members should be taken with care. <!-- TODO-->
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See also : [[TimeBank_General_Settings|General configuration]]

Latest revision as of 13:02, 16 February 2018

Member privacy settings affects what information is visible

  • to visitors to your site who do not have a valid login or password.
  • to other members after they login.

The group of users called Everyone is anyone or any computer (meaning search engines) which access your site. Learn more about how visitors are grouped. This would also people who have joined the timebank, have created a login, but are applying members who are not yet approved by the coordinators.

The group of users called Members is all approved members of your timebank after they have logged in. Learn more about how visitors are grouped.


Site Privacy Configuration

There is a site-wide privacy setting, which only Admin Coordinators can change.

When this value is checked

This value is, by default, checked, as it preserves the way that Community Weaver 2 handled privacy. You may wish to keep this value checked if:

  • You do not want to expose member's information within Community Weaver to the entire world (everyone using the Internet).
  • You do not wish to allow members of your TimeBank to expose any information to non-members
  • You do not want the content of your TimeBank easily searched using Search engines

How it affects Everyone (people who are not logged in)

  • Timebanker's Talents displays nothing more than the number of members visible within each category. Members details are not visible.
  • Offer and Request lists display only the title of the offer or request. Offers and Requests details can not be viewed at all.

How it affects Members

  • Members are unable to update their privacy settings to include "Everyone" (the "Everyone" option is not visible)


When this value is unchecked

When member privacy is disabled (unchecked), members have the choice to expose profile information to Everyone (anyone using the Internet). You may wish to enable this feature if:

  • You want to allow Members to expose their information to non-members (profile, picture, email addresses, telephone, street address, biography, first and last names)
  • You want to allow Everyone (including anyone using the Internet), including search engines to details of the offers and requests and more details of Timebanker's Talents.

NOTES:

  • Privacy is a very important aspect about your site and the decision to expose information to non-members should be taken with care.
  • If you allow more access to offers and requests, you might want to review your sites Terms of Service and adapt them to reflect the change in privacy.

What is visible to Everyone

  • TimeBanker's Talents displays member information which is visible to Everyone.
  • Offer and Request lists display member information which is visible to Everyone, and the body of the offer or request, which is stripped of most phone numbers and email addresses.
  • Offer and Request detail pages display member information which is visible to Everyone, and the body of the offer or request, which is stripped of most phone numbers and email addresses.

How it affects Members

  • Members are able to update their privacy settings for profile information to visible by "Everyone" (the option is visible)


What's the big deal?

Removing the check from the configuration: "Member Privacy Hide all member information from non-members and search engines" will allow:

  • Everyone to see the full description in offers and requests, sanitized to remove email addresses and phone numbers. (This cannot be changed by a member.)
  • Everyone to see the member's initials for each offer or request. (This cannot be changed by a member.)
  • Everyone to see the members listed in Timebanker's Talents, protected by each member's privacy settings. (This cannot be changed by a member.)
  • Members to expose their profile information to Everyone. (Profile page, picture, primary email address, street address, biography, first name, last name, and any other contact information.)

NOTE: If you remove the check mark from this configuration, you site is in conflict with the default terms of service provided at launch of your site. You might want to revise your Terms of Service

Where to find this setting

To find the configuration, go to:

  • The "gear" menu icon
  • Section "Configure"
  • "General" menu item
  • "Features" tab
  • Member Privacy

See also : General configuration