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About the GDPR Links and the Check Box
One of the benefits of FastSpring's service is that we take care of compliance with local regulations automatically. As the merchant and seller of record, FastSpring is the responsible party for all transactions we process.
- Customers who are not in the EU or certain other locations will see the new section, but will not be required to indicate acceptance of the terms and policy.
The following is an example of how the new section will appear in a store that uses the default style with no modifications.
Controlling the Style of the Links and the Check Box
Who is Affected?
If you have never modified the appearance and styling of your store pages, you do not need to take any action to style the new compliance links and check box.
If you have modified your store's style template and your store already uses a custom field, it is very likely that you have already adjusted your store's style template to present the custom field with suitable styling, and you will not have to take any additional action to style the new compliance links and check box.
If you have modified your store's style template and have not previously used a custom field, the modified visual style of your store pages may differ to the default style of the custom field that will be presented to customers. In that case, you may want to update your store's style template to include styling for the custom field.
How to Preview and Adjust the Style of the GDPR Compliance Links and Check Box
- In the Promotions and Appearance section of your store menu, click Custom Fields.
- Click Create Custom Field Configuration.
- In the Name field, enter any name (e.g. "Custom Field Test"), and then click Next.
- Click Add Field.
- For the Input Type, select Checkboxes.
- The Name is for internal purposes only; customers will not see it. You can enter any text, but we recommend avoiding capital letters, spaces and punctuation (e.g. "tospp").
- Click Add.
- Finally, on the form field's General page, click Save on the right-hand side.
- Now you are ready to use the Store Testing link on the main page of your store to examine how the new custom field will look.
- Click the Detail link next to a product to open a test version of your store, and then walk through the order process until you come to the newly-created custom field. It will appear on the last page before submitting the order. Ensure that the style of the font, color and placement of the custom field and its container meet your needs (e.g. that they blend well with your custom store style).
- If style changes are needed, we recommend that you use the services of a web developer to adjust your store's style template prior to the 27th of April, 2018. Your web developer can inspect the custom field elements in the store page preview to identify what changes should be made.
To make the changes, first download your custom style template by selecting Styles from the home menu, clicking the name of your style, and then clicking the download hyperlink for the zip file on the next page.
It is a good idea to keep an unmodified backup copy of the style template in case you need to revert your changes. See our article XHTML Style Creation Tips for the basics of store style editing.
- When you are ready to delete the custom field created for testing this, from your main store menu select Custom Fields -> (the name of your test field configuration) -> Status. Then, on the right-hand side of the page, click Switch to Deleted Status. Click OK when prompted to confirm deletion of the custom field configuration.