[GDPR] How to enable consent checkbox in the subscription form in Email Subscribers plugin

GDPR is a significant change in data protection regulation in the EU and replaces the existing legal framework (the Data Protection Directive and the various member state laws). It will come into effect on May 25, 2018. Email subscribers is fully committed to achieving and upholding ongoing compliance with GDPR prior to the effective date.

To ensure that the subscription form provided within Email subscribers is compliant to GDPR, we have provided a ‘consent seeking’ checkbox in each of our forms. This article explains how to enable consent checkbox in the subscription form provided by Email subscribers.

Requirements

  1. Email Subscribers latest version 3.5.0+
  2. GDPR plugin by Trew Knowledge latest version 2.0.0+

How to enable consent checkbox in the subscription form?

  1. Make sure you have installed and activated above mentioned both plugins (as it is necessary for the consent checkbox).
  2. After activating GDPR plugin, go to GDPR -> Settings. If Privacy Policy (id: privacy-policy) consent is not already created, then create a new consent named ‘privacy-policy‘ as shown below:Consent Checkbox in the subscription form
  3. After adding Privacy Policy (id: privacy-policy), it will look like this:
    Consent Checkbox in the subscription form
    This is the consent checkbox that will be shown in Email Subscribers form.
  4. If Privacy Policy (id: privacy-policy) consent is already created, then you will see something like this:Consent Checkbox in the subscription form
  5. If you have created a privacy policy page, then link it in GDPR -> Settings as shown below:Consent Checkbox in the subscription form
    If not, please create a privacy policy page and then link it in the plugin as shown as above.
  6. You need to set the privacy policy page link that you just created:Consent Checkbox in the subscription form
    You can also customize the text as per your need
  7. That’s it. Consent checkbox will be now visible in Email Subscribers formConsent Checkbox in the subscribe form
Note: Consent id should always be privacy-policy.

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Note: This article does not constitute legal advice. We recommend consulting with professional legal counsel to make sure you’re compliant with all GDPR regulations.
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