How to legally remove the reCAPTCHA v3 badge

Last Updated: February 28, 2019 | Reading Time: < 1 minute

Bots are getting nastier with the online form on a website. Every day I get about 10 to 20 spam emails coming from my contact form.

I currently love reCAPTCHA v3 by Google, it protects a form without confusing quizzes or puzzle, but there’s a downward, it showing a badge that is quite distracting at the right bottom corner of the page.

Badge in off and hover state

Is it legal?

According to google term and condition and stated in the FAQ section hiding the badge is permissible.

Capture from the FAQ

But we have to place the link back to their privacy policy and term of service.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google
    <a href="https://policies.google.com/privacy">Privacy Policy</a> and
    <a href="https://policies.google.com/terms">Terms of Service</a> apply.

How to hide it properly without losing its function?

I use the code below:

.grecaptcha-badge { 
    visibility: hidden;
}

Be careful use the display: none reportedly break the spam filtering function. You can check my Contact page for live example using this method.

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