SocialEngine 4: TOS & Privacy Policy

Andrew - SocialEngine

It is common for users to forget to create a ‘Terms of Service’ and ‘Privacy Policy’ which is unfortunate as these are essential to any social networking site. These 2 important documents will inform users what they can and can not do on your website as well as what you do with their personal information.

In this article I will show you how you can set your privacy and terms of service pages.

To Edit the ToS and Privacy Policy’s

Follow these steps:

  1. Login to your SocialEngine administration system
  2. Under the Layout menu, open the Language Manager
  3. Click “edit phrases” next to your default language pack
  4. In the search box, enter “CORE_TERMS_OF_SERVICE” and click the search button.
  5. You will see a phrase that reads (by default) “This page will contain the terms of service of your choice.” Replace that phrase with your terms of service text. Alternatively, you can edit this text in the “application/languages/en/core.csv” file directly.

To edit your privacy policy, follow steps 1-3 above, search for “This page will contain the privacy statement of your choice.”, replace that with your privacy policy text, and save


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Andrew Cross

Hi, I'm Andrew. A am a 26, ICT Administrator which offers support to company's around the South Wales Area. I have created a few social sites for myself and other company's. So far 2 out of 3 have been successful using the powerful SocialEngine Script. I continue to try and help the community of SocialEngine by giving Support and Technical Help where possible.

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