[GDPR] How to enable consent checkbox in the subscription form in Email Subscribers – Group Selector 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 – Group Selector 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 forms provided by Email Subscribers – Group Selector.

Requirements

  1. Email Subscribers latest version 3.5.0+
  2. Email Subscribers – Group Selector latest version 1.5.0+
  3. GDPR plugin by Trew Knowledge latest version 2.0.0+

How to enable consent checkbox in the subscribe form?

  1. Make sure you have installed and activated above mentioned 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:Enable Consent Checkbox
  3. After adding Privacy Policy (id: privacy-policy), it will look like this:Enable Consent Checkbox
    This is the consent checkbox that will be shown in Email Subscribers – Group Selector form.
  4. If Privacy Policy (id: privacy-policy) consent is already created, then you will see something like this:Enable Consent Checkbox
  5. If you have created a privacy policy page, then link it in GDPR -> Settings as shown below:Enable Consent Checkbox
    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:Enable Consent Checkbox
    You can also customize the text as per your need
  7. That’s it. Consent checkbox will be now visible in Email Subscribers – Group Selector form
    Enable Consent Checkbox
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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