Support » Plugin: Akismet Anti-Spam » Privacy statement does not point to my policy

  • Resolved backpackingseries



    Thank you for the latest version of the plugin. It inserts the GDPR compliant privacy statement below comments section. However, it points to Automattic’s privacy policy.

    Is there a way to make it point to my website’s privacy policy?

    As an example, please try this URL: [ redundant link removed ]
    Kind regards,

    • This topic was modified 11 months, 3 weeks ago by  Andrew Nevins.
    • This topic was modified 11 months, 3 weeks ago by  Jan Dembowski.

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • Hi there,

    Thank you for updating the status on this thread.

    I’ve got an email requesting to start my own topic as per support guidelines. It’s odd because I did start a new topic!

    Can someone please help resolve my problem?

    Kind regards

    I’ve add this code to functions.php:

    function display_comment_form_privacy_notice_new() {
    	echo apply_filters(
    		'<p class="akismet_comment_form_privacy_notice">' . sprintf(
    				__( 'This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. <a href="%s" target="_blank">Learn how your comment data is processed</a>.', 'akismet' ),
    			) . '</p>'
    add_action( 'comment_form_after',  'display_comment_form_privacy_notice_new' );

    … and have set “Do not display privacy notice.” in the Akismet preferences


    Thank you very much.

    I wonder when would Akismet offer something similar, as a configurable option, to allow site owners to select a radio button that says ‘Display your site’s Privacy Notice’.

    Kind regards

    The solution pointed out by @mcgyver70 is the best way to achieve this indeed. That filter was specifically added for this purpose.

    Note that your own privacy policy should still point to (which will have the info or redirect to the proper info, as it does now).


    Thank you for the confirmation.

    Kind regards,

    Sure thing.

    Extra note: to help you with your own privacy policy, Akismet is also integrating with WP’s new privacy tools found in wp-admin/privacy.php, providing you sample text in their “Privacy Policy Guide” page, under wp-admin/tools.php?wp-privacy-policy-guide (see under WordPress’ own text)



    Thank you for the tip. Yes, the site’s privacy policy is derived from (under CC Sharelike license) and points to Automattic’s privacy policy (and notice).

    Thank you very much for the helpful code!

    Kind regards,

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