If you wish to add a checkbox to your MailOptin optin forms so visitors and users can accept or agree to your terms of service, marketing and privacy policies/statement before they are subscribed; here’s how to do it. This could be important in making your website GDPR compliant.
If you need to create an optin first, then go ahead and follow our guide to Creating Your First Optin.
Otherwise, go to your Dashboard and click Edit, as shown below.
After you have opened the form builder to edit your campaign, open the “Note” panel and scroll down to “Enable Acceptance Checkbox” section and activate. A field to customize the error message shown when a user do not check the checkbox will be revealed.
Don’t forget to save the changes when you are done.
Beside requiring explicit consent, the GDPR also requires you to be able to demonstrate proof of explicit, affirmative consent from data subjects so that you’re able to provide it if requested.
Depending on the email service provider (ESP) you are using, when a visitor agree to your terms by checking the checkbox before submitting the optin form, MailOptin will save the consent against their profile in your ESP account either as custom field, tag or utilizing the API of your ESP to pass across the consent.
Taking Drip, ConvertKit and Sendy as an example, here’s how the GDPR consent is stored.