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AlexFjord says

@Cara – Technically you have a very valid point here. Users click to your demo and you should be addressing the compliance.

I have flagged for staff reply a few times on this thread (one last time just now) without reply. I would have thought that this is quite important to envato and while I am happy to submit a support ticket if I get no response again I would have thought that this is something to keep public and for authors to be made aware of???

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FinalDestiny says

We are publishing the themes on ThemeForest, which is located in Australia, we have nothing to do with the EU laws, if the client is from EU, it’s his responsability to add a message or warning or whatever… And also, that’s functionality, it should be added via a plugin, not hardcoded in the theme. There are lots of plugins that take care of that.

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AlexFjord says

Thank you FinalDestiny – I totally agree eu members should do it with plugins etc I think the confusion (unlikely though anyone would get sued) was that we are publishing on envato (Oz) BUT users can end up on a EU site that is hosting the demo I.e off envato and we were confused if at this point the responsibility shifted.

thank you again for you advice

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FinalDestiny says

The demos are not the responsability of Envato in any way, it’s the responsability of each author individually :)

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Cara_design says

The demos are not the responsability of Envato in any way, it’s the responsability of each author individually :)

Thank you, that’s what we were trying to understand (and what we thought) Therefore in an ideal/law abiding world all the eu authors should have compliance pop ups on their demos!

Of course it will never happen but it was the principal that’s interesting.

We work mostly with big brads so it is more applicable for them.

we might still add it as and when we upload our themes as a demo (using copy able cookie listings for buyers) explaining its not part of the theme but for those in the eu they will ’ need ’ to do it

Thanks agin for your help

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doru says

There is a lot of confusion but I think we are exaggerating. I’m sure no police force will check all websites in the world and automatically open a legal case against you.

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ChapterThemes says

It’s very simple:

if the site ONLY uses cookies for it to function: You do not need to alert visitors

if the site uses cookies to collect visitor data and/or to track activities: You need to alert visitors and they have to agree.

But also like doru said, inless your run some big website like google there no need to worry

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