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How to Disable Push Notifications on Safari

Even though we still can’t use Push Notifications on iOS, many MacOS users use Safari as their browser. Here below explains how to disable push notifications on Safari.

STEP 1

From Safari button, click Preferences

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STEP 2

Click on the Notifications button.

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STEP 3 

Now you can see the websites that have asked for permission to show notifications. You can Allow or Deny each website from below. You can also decide to allow or block websites to ask for permission to send notifications from the bottom of the screen.

How to Disable Push Notifications on Safari Step 3

STEP 4 

You can click on Notification Preferences to go to Do not Disturb settings for advanced settings.

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How to Disable Push Notifications on Chrome

We all know that push notifications are so useful both for the sender and receiver part. Still, some websites don’t know how to use it efficiently and it disturbs a lot. Disabling push notifications for specific websites on Chrome is so easy!

STEP 1

Open Chrome and click Customize and control Google Chrome icon. Choose Settings.

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STEP 2

Go to Advanced Settings from bottom of the page.

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STEP 3

Go to Privacy and Security part and click Content Settings.

How to Disable Push Notification on Chrome Step 3

 

STEP 4 

In Content Settings, choose Notifications.

How to Disable Push Notification on Chrome Step 4

 

STEP 5

There will be two options: Block and Ask before sending (recommended). You can change anytime from that icon below. Also, you can add websites to both Block and Allow section.

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How to Disable Push Notifications on Mozilla Firefox

Today, push notifications are important parts in our lives. But maybe you opt-in for too many notifications, for notifications that are not useful anymore or you don’t want to be asked for permission to opt-in. If so, here is how to disable Firefox push notifications. You can also learn how to disable push notifications for Chrome and Safari.

STEP 1:

Click on the menu icon on the right side of the toolbar and choose Preferences.

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STEP 2:

Click Privacy & Security on the left side of the page.

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STEP 3:

When you scroll down you will see the Permissions. Click Settings next to Notifications.

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STEP 4:

On the following page, you can see which websites have requested to send notifications. You can allow or block each website to send you request. Overall, there are 3 options a website can be placed.

  1. If you allow, website can send you push notifications.
  2. If you block, website neither will send you notifications nor ask permission to opt-in.
  3. If you click on the website and choose Remove Website, it can’t send notifications but can ask for permission in the future.

 

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STEP 5:

Accidently blocked? You can click on the icon next to the adress bar and click on the x to easily go back to the first place. Now the website can’t send you notifications yet but is able to ask you for permission.

 

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STEP 6:

You can also block new requests asking to allow notifications from the same window as Step 4.

 

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Frizbit – GDPR Readiness

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The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will set a new standard for how companies use and protect EU citizens’ data. It will take effect from May 25th, 2018.

At Frizbit, we’ve been working hard to prepare for GDPR, to ensure that we fulfill its obligations and maintain our transparency about communications with your users and how we use data. Under EU law, Frizbit is the Data Processor and our customers (you) are the Data Controllers. Frizbit will provide its customers with functionalities and guidance to help you become compliant as a Data Controller.

Here’s an overview of GDPR, and how we are prepared for it at Frizbit:

What’s GDPR?

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is a new comprehensive data protection law. GDPR was adopted in April 2016 by the EU Parliament and will be effective on May 25, 2018. It will replace existing EU Data Protection law to strengthen the protection of “personal data” and the rights of the individual. It will be a single set of rules which govern the processing and monitoring of the data of EU citizens.

For more details and the legal source by the EU and the translations in different European languages, you can read the source European Parliament on General Data Protection Regulation 4.5.2016 L 119/1

Does it affect me? 

Yes, most likely.

The scope of GDPR is any processing of Personal Data from EU data subjects.
This means increased Territorial Scope (extra-territorial applicability). Indeed, GDPR applies to all organizations processing the personal data of data subjects residing in the European Union, regardless of the company’s location. In other words, a company based outside of the EU but processing personal data of EU residents will be required to abide by GDPR.

Failure to comply with the GDPR could result in heavy fines: up to €20 million or 4% of worldwide revenue.

How is Frizbit prepared for GDPR?

  1. Handling Data Subject Access Requests

The GDPR grants broad rights to individuals with regard to their personal information and who has access to it. The GDPR, therefore, provides individuals (known as “data subjects”) with the “right to be forgotten.” In practice, this means organizations must now comply with a data subject’s request for access to his/her personal information in order to correct, delete, or retrieve such information. As a data processor for our customers, we have defined processes that will allow us to assist our customers in complying with these data subject requests.

First, as the main channel of Frizbit is web push notifications, technical opting-out process is managed on the browser end. All data subjects who are subscribed for web push notifications can opt-out easily on the settings of their own browsers on their own devices.

Second, Frizbit can help you meet your data portability requirements for GDPR. We have developed permanent deletion and export-all procedures for your end user data. You are able to retrieve or delete a specific property for a unique user or all of the data for a distinct user id. User data export and deletion requests will be handled by our compliance team via sending an e-mail to the compliance@frizbit.com

Third, among other obligations, GDPR limits the time period in which an organization may retain data to “no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the personal data are processed.” We’ve updated our customer data retention period to a default period of two years for event data.

  1. Updating Terms of Use, Privacy Policy: 

Article 28 of the GDPR requires data controllers to have a written document detailing the obligations with respect to the processing of personal data.

We have also modified our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy to incorporate a GDPR compliant Data Processing Agreement. Our updated data processing agreement shares our privacy commitments and sets out the terms for Frizbit and our customers to meet GDPR requirements. This is available for customers who purchased a subscription to sign upon request.

  1. Appointing a Data Protection Officer 

We have a dedicated Data Protection Officer to help you with any requests or questions you have about your data. You can reach out to us by emailing compliance@frizbit.com.

  1. Vendor Obligations and Subcontractors

We’ve reviewed all our vendors, finding out about their GDPR plans and verifying the GDPR readiness and making sure they are compliant.

  1. Reviewing New Security Measures

Security is a priority for us. We have regular external audits, pentests and bug bounties. We’ve reviewed our internal access design to ensure the right people have access to the right level of customer data.

Reminders

As Frizbit, we are ready for the GDPR as a data processor. But, you are the data controller of your users. We kindly remind you that if you have any users who are EU residents and if you’d like to remain GDPR compliant, you need to update your own Privacy Policy to respect what kind of personal information you collect from your users and what you do with this information.

Regarding Frizbit, we use cookies to be able to track, control and manage the push notification preference of your visitors and we also collect and process some other visitor data for you to be able to send segmented and personalized push notifications. We recommend you update your Privacy Policy to include this collection and usage, unless you already have them in place.

Questions?

Feel free to reach out to us at compliance@frizbit.com, if you have any questions about GDPR.

Rich Notifications with Images on Chrome

What is the big news on rich notifications?

As Google Chrome rolled out its version 56, from now on websites can send rich notifications with images to their web notification subscribers. This is quite big news, since web notifications got richer and more attracting. Rich notifications with images can be almost 3 times larger than standard. This increases the interactions and CTR’s of each notification significantly. Along with the action buttons, images are one of the most important elements in web push notifications.

Can I add image to web push notifications on other browsers?

Unfortunately, not. This is limited to only Google Chrome and its versions 56 and above. But this shouldn’t be a big problem as it has the largest audience.

Are images shown on both Windows and MacOS?

Currently yes. However, as Google Chrome announced to move to native notifications on MacOS starting from Google Chrome version 59, push notifications on MacOS won’t have images.

How can I send rich notifications with images?

On Frizbit interface, on the first step of ‘Compose’ you will find the section to add an image to the content of push notification. You can easily drag and drop the image to this area and your notification will be sent with the image.

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What should be the size of images on Chrome rich notifications?

On Chrome Desktop:

The most critical part in order to make use of the potential image area is the width : height ratio, which should be 1.5 : 1. Please note that if you use another ratio, the images will still be shown but they won’t be shown as large as it would.
The minimum size for the images to be shown is 360px wide x 240px tall. Any other image larger than this size is also OK.

On Chrome Android:

Besides the best aspect ratio of Desktop, for Android the use of 2:1 aspect ratio is recommended to have the ideal appearance on mobile devices. Android does not have a limitation in file size, but we recommend:
Minimum – 512×256
Balanced – 1024×512
Maximum – 2048×1024