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Custom Twitter Feeds – GDPR Compliance

Important: If you are using our Custom Twitter Feeds plugin on your website then please refer to our GDPR disclosure for full details regarding compliance and how data is transferred and stored.

Removing Usernames and Avatars

In all feed types, the only personal information provided is the name and avatar of the user who posted the Tweet. These can be removed by going to the following setting: Twitter Feeds > Customize > Show/Hideand deselecting “Avatar Image” and “Author Name“:

Disabling the Reply, Share, and Like function

If a user interacts with the Reply, Share, and Like icons underneath a Tweet then your website will open a popup window to Twitter.com, who may collect the user’s IP address, use cookies, and monitor their interaction with the widget if they are logged in to Twitter.  If you’d like to continue using this feature, then we have a text snippet you can add to your website privacy notice here. If you’d like to disable this feature then you can do so by going to the following setting: Twitter Feeds > Customize > Show/Hideand deselecting “Tweet actions (reply, retweet, like)

As of version 1.4 of the free plugin and version 1.7 of the Pro plugin, you can disable the popup window and the code that generates it by enabling the following setting: Twitter Feeds > Customize > Advancedand selecting “Disable Twitter intents JS“. If you have the Tweet actions still enabled, these will link you visitors to the tweet on Twitter to perform the interaction.

Icon Font

By default, the icon font in the plugin uses SVGs which do not make any external third-party requests. However, if you have selected the non-default method of using a font file instead then this will be loaded from a CDN (Content Delivery Network) which requires an external request. The CDN used is MaxCDN – a third-party service which hosts common resources in order to improve performance. This request makes the user’s IP address visible to the third-party, MaxCDN, who may use that data in accordance with their privacy policy.  To avoid making this request, simply switch the Icon Font method from “Font File” to “SVG” using the following setting: WordPress Dashboard > Twitter Feeds > Customize > Advanced > Icon Method

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