Product Update: Build GDPR compliant signup forms

The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) will be compulsory for your from 25th of May, 2018. If you want more info on what is GDPR, read this article.

Therefore, we are introducing GDPR compliant signup forms in Automizy!

How to add Privacy and Terms of Use links to signup forms?

  1. Edit or create a new Signup form in the Contacts/Sign up forms menu by clicking the “Create Signup Form” button on the right of the screen
  2. Name your form
  3. You arrive to the form builder.
    On the right slide bar, you can see 2  new check boxes, the second one is checked.Privacy link boxIf you uncheck it, you can see that the text below the button on the left part of the screen (where the form preview is visible) disappears. So don’t uncheck it.If you click into this new block in the form, the options appear on the right slider bar with this text in it:”By submitting this form, you agree the Terms of Use and Privacy of the website.”

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    You can edit the text and the links in it. Always change the default links to your webpages as those are just example URLs!

    How to add explicit consent checkboxes to your forms?

    1. Edit or create a new Signup form in the Contacts/Sign up forms menu by clicking the “Create Signup Form” button on the right of the screen
    2. Name your form
    3. You arrive to the form builder.On the right slide bar, you can see 2  new check boxes, the first one is unchecked by default. Click it!On the left side of the screen in the form preview you see a new block becomes visible above the button. It has a checkbox and a text next to it.consent-checkbox-on

      In order to customize the checkbox’s text, click on the block in the form preview.

      In the right slide bar you will see an input field with this default text in it:
      “I consent to having Automizy collect my name and email.”

      click-in-consentcheckbox-content

      Don’t forget to customize this text for every input field you have! You can also add links to your texts.

      GDPR doesn’t require you to add this checkbox to your signup form, but we think it can be a good thing in specific cases to add a plus protection to your website visitors.

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Author: Viktor | Head of Product

Viktor joined Automizy as an online marketer. As he has experience with marketing technologies he started to work on the software - simply because he knows what challenges marketers face using a marketing software. This is why he is now our product owner at Automizy.