Support » Plugin: Easy Forms for Mailchimp » GDPR needs new checkbox in form

  • Resolved giannic

    (@giannic)


    Hi,

    the GDPR law needs another checkbox in eu compliance plugin because we have to split the consents to the privacy law and the consents to receive the newsletter
    Is possible to add another checkbox?

    Thanks

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  • Plugin Contributor yikesitskevin

    (@yikesitskevin)

    Hi @giannic,

    Is there any chance you could show us where in the GDPR law it states you’ll need two checkboxes for consent for a mailing list?

    If two checkboxes are required we will certainly add a second one.

    Thank you,
    Kevin.

    Ambyomoron

    (@josiah-s-carberry)

    I would hope that the EU legislators are not such morons as to write into a law that you need two checkboxes.There is a difference between what a law says, what its intent is, and how different people interpret the best ways to comply with that law.

    Plugin Contributor yikesitskevin

    (@yikesitskevin)

    I agree with you Josiah.

    I would hope that using clear consent language in conjunction with a single checkbox would be sufficient.

    Hi,

    I agree with you, but mailchimp has been enabled a GDPR form with 3 different checkbox,
    I don’t understand if more checkbox are the best or not.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 1 month ago by giannic.
    Plugin Contributor yikesitskevin

    (@yikesitskevin)

    In one of MailChimp’s most recent blog posts (https://blog.mailchimp.com/gdpr-tools-from-mailchimp/) they state:

    These forms will have separate checkboxes so subscribers can choose whether to opt in to each element of your MailChimp marketing (like receiving email or being targeted for online advertising, for example), and you’ll be able to customize the field labels, checkbox options, and legal text.

    MailChimp will also keep a record of what each version of your form says, so you’ll always know exactly which fields were present on a form when it was submitted by a subscriber, and you can prove consent if the need arises.

    This indicates they are planning on having multiple checkboxes as well as storing the language for each checkbox.

    However, if you go to their form builder they haven’t released the GDPR form fields yet. Hopefully they will release these soon and we can mimic their approach (although I am not sure if we will be storing the checkbox language – this might be up to the users of the plugin).

    Thank you for the answer

    I think that will be storing the checkbox language is important for the GDPR but I think that all the text that mailchimp put is not important because you can write it in a privacy page

    the important is to choose if add one or more checkbox and store the checkbox language

    Regards

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 1 month ago by giannic.
    Ambyomoron

    (@josiah-s-carberry)

    Mailchimp will be doing two separate things:
    – increasing the granularity of what you can opt into, by providing multiple, customizable checkboxes on a single form
    – doing this in a way that facilitates GDPR compliance
    But the former is NOT a requirement of the latter.

    Hi,
    mailchimp launched “Erlaubnis zum Marketing” the whole new form fields with 3 checkboxes and label + description.
    it shows in mailchimp formbuilder but “Easy form for mailchimp” plugin, it doesnt fetch that extra GDPR forms field into wordpress site via connect mailchip api.
    Need help!!!

    link : https://pasteboard.co/Hhjvf5t.png

    Plugin Contributor yikesitskevin

    (@yikesitskevin)

    Hi @ahmedcassini,

    MailChimp has explicitly stated they will not be exposing their GDPR fields to the API (which is what Easy Forms uses to interact with MailChimp). If you’d like to read our current plans for GDPR, please refer to this thread: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/mailchimp-roadmap-for-gdpr/

    Cheers,
    Kevin.

    RoyT

    (@roytucker)

    Two checkboxes would imply that there needs to be code that would direct the specific checkbox to an email campaign, or list? For example, if you are offering a PDF download that today spawns a follow up email series, you would need 2 checkboxes.

    1. To explicitly get the PDF download.
    2. To consent to getting the follow up emails.

    Which, on the backend email system, means that depending which box you check, determines which email campaign you get. None of the email systems I have seen, have anything close to that connection logic.

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