3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 16, 2018 11:12 AM by Sanford Whiteman

    GDPR - Checkbox Options Post Consent

    Dani Langenderfer

      Hi there,

       

      I have been working with my team to identify all the needs related to GDPR, and a great question has come up. I did some research and am not having success finding an answer. If anyone has any information in relation to the scenario below, please let me know!

       

      Scenario: A person completes a form for a webinar, content, etc. and provided consent, and then returns to complete another form for additional content. This person checks the box the first time, opting them in. He or she doesn't check the box the second time because they assume they are already opted in.

       

      Questions:

      • Can we hide the check box or have it defaulted to checked for that returning person that already provided consent so he or she can maintain consent?
      • If we leave the checkbox and it remains black, can we maintain their consent or do we have to unsubscribe them?

       

      Any information you have would be helpful!!!

        • Re: GDPR - Checkbox Options Post Consent
          Sanford Whiteman
          • Can we hide the check box or have it defaulted to checked for that returning person that already provided consent so he or she can maintain consent?

          Well, you're not exactly "defaulting" it to checked in this case (because you're actually reading it from their record). I would call this case "pre-filling it from their lead record" -- as opposed to "defaulting" it for anonymous sessions, which we know is bad.

           

          Anyway, you should check with your legal team, but we're working with clients who are pre-filling the checkbox, and some who are hiding the checkbox if it would've been pre-filled as true. I am wary of the second approach but it's supposedly been cleared (as long as there's also a Preference Center).

           

          • If we leave the checkbox and it remains black, can we maintain their consent or do we have to unsubscribe them?

          If you don't pre-fill the checkbox and it's empty on submission, you would have to unsubscribe them, otherwise it wouldn't make sense.  Also note that to determine the difference between  "remains unchecked" and "was checked by the lead, then was unchecked on second thought" requires JavaScript.

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