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Family data - more privacy settings? 6 months 2 weeks ago #1

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dev.webtrees.net/demo-stable/family.php?famid=f11&ged=demo
dev.webtrees.net/demo-stable/family.php?famid=f10&ged=demo
dev.webtrees.net/demo-stable/family.php?famid=f9&ged=demo

On this links you can see what I want to say :) Even if I not logged in, I can see family relationship and names. Also, robots can find and index this type of pages.

If I want to disable this (non of the family data displayed - just text "Family group information - The details of this family are private.", how can I do this?


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Family data - more privacy settings? 6 months 2 weeks ago #2

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Go to the privacy settings for the tree.

There are two options:

Show private relationships.
Show private names.

On the demo site, these are both set to "Show to visitors" - because all the information in the tree is public. (It all comes from wikipedia).
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Family data - more privacy settings? 6 months 2 weeks ago #3

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Enes -

There are a series of Privacy options available at Control Panel -> Family Trees -> Manage Family Trees.

I found the best approach was to create a sample tree of several generations and experiment with settings until I found something that I felt was acceptable.

webtrees has 2 groups of privacy settings - for those that are dead and those still living (or only recently dead).

Some users want their entire tree private, and accessible only to those who have been given a user name and password. There are valid reasons for this, however I personally have had new and positive contact with distant cousins simply because portions of my site are visible to all.

Some of the settings can have deeper consequences.

For example, if you decide that the relationships of living (and recently deceased) individuals are truly private and should not be shown to visitors leads to a case where:
  1. Husband and wife have been dead for many years (more than whatever is in Extend privacy to dead individuals
  2. 2 children are also dead but one child is still alive

The marriage of the husband and wife, census information, or photos would not be acknowledged to visitors because that could imply the presence of the still-living child.

That may be desirable or might even be mandated by the laws of your country. It caused me to change my privacy settings because I had an individual who died recently at age 103. Her parents have both been dead for nearly 40 years, her siblings have been dead for over 25 years. I was receiving emails from cousins questioning why that marriage and those siblings weren't appearing as expected, and questioning the accuracy the site itself. It was simpler for me to change the settings a bit than to "educate" the cousins.
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Family data - more privacy settings? 6 months 2 weeks ago #4

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> I had an individual who died recently at age 103.
> ...
> change the settings

Remember that you can add a "Privacy restriction" to individuals, families, etc.

If a record has a privacy restriction, then it takes priority over the rules and settings.

It is an easy way to change the permissions for just one individual or family. e.g to hide a dead individual or make a family public.
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Family data - more privacy settings? 6 months 2 weeks ago #5

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Very true, and excellent distinctions I failed to make in my reply!

In my case I opted to make a site-wide change because that one case I cited was simply the most extreme example, I had others, and after some experimenting felt showing private relationships while hiding private names provided an acceptable level of security and privacy.
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Family data - more privacy settings? 6 months 2 weeks ago #6

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Hello Eric (?),
I think you can make in the settings of your tree
--> Control panel - Manage family trees - Privacy
all the settings you need.

And as Greg already wrote, so you can additionally determine with each person, whether it should be shown or not.
Look here: for everyone to see
Best regards
Hans-Joachim (Lünenschloß)
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Family data - more privacy settings? 6 months 2 weeks ago #7

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Thanks, it may not have been clear but that is exactly what I have done ;)

Eric
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Family data - more privacy settings? 6 months 2 weeks ago #8

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Thank you ALL for detail explanations and suggestions.
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