I need to know how I can generate a link of the form for me to put it on my website

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    Asked on September 26, 2017 at 11:48 AM

    Hi, I need to know you can generate a link to put in an html website for a job application. This application will have to have the Social Security number and the ability to sign with your finger on your device. PLUS upload. Is this something you can do with your services? 

    My client is in need of this for his website. 

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    Answered on September 26, 2017 at 12:34 PM

    Assuming that you have already created the form. You can get its link the Publish tab. See screenshot for example:

    Note that the form is also embeddable. You can choose to embed the form using our default embed code or the iframe code. This guide should help you decide what embed codes to choose: https://www.jotform.com/help/67-Which-Form-Embed-Code-Should-I-Use

    For eSignature, we have a few widgets you can use. Here's a guide for that: https://www.jotform.com/help/433-How-to-Add-an-E-Signature-to-Your-Form

    For file upload, we have a few upload tools you can choose. Check this guide to know more about them: https://www.jotform.com/help/332-How-to-create-upload-forms

    Lastly, we have guidelines for collecting SSN in forms. I'll follow up with it. 

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    Answered on September 26, 2017 at 12:39 PM

    As mentioned, here are the general terms for collection SSN in forms.

    SSN collection is not illegal. According to this site https://www.privacyrights.org/consumer-guides/my-social-security-number-how-secure-it in most States, there is no law that prevents businesses from requesting SSN, and there are few restrictions on what businesses can do with it.

    However, some states in the USA have imposed restrictions on a business soliciting  SSN's

    Online form builders, including JotForm, have been used for identity theft in the past. We go to great lengths to prevent this. That is why our terms will mention SSNs are considered as a Phishing activity.

    Therefore, when you do request SSNs,  chances are that our automated phishing detector will flag the form(s)  and suspend the account.  If this happens you'll have to contact support to whitelist the form and reactivate the account, explaining the purposes of the form(s).

    However, we recognize that there are businesses that require a Social Security number for legitimate purposes, here are some:

    • Insurance companies

    • Credit card companies, lenders, and any other company receiving a credit application from you

    • The three main credit reporting agencies: TransUnion, Equifax, and Experian

    • Any company that sells products or services that require notification to the IRS, including:

    - Investment advisors

    - Banks

    -Real estate purchases

    -Financial transactions over $10,000, such as automobile purchases; and other financial transactions

    Nevertheless, you must know that since we do store the information in your account, anyone with access to it would also have access to social security numbers. So, in the event of a security breach of your account, this could be an issue.

    So, having this in mind, we encourage you to follow these recommendations:

    1. Make sure that SSL is used in your form. This is the default in the form. You may also consider enabling the encryption in the form (https://www.jotform.com/help/344-What-are-Encrypted-Forms-and-how-to-use-them-as-expert).

    2. Add a sort agreement and/or an e-signature field to the form, so your customers will agree to provide their SSN along with personal info.

    Here are some widgets you can add to the form (signature fields):


    You can also add this Terms of use widget (for the agreement)


    In conclusion:  If your purpose is not to collect SSN from the general public, but from your own customers; if your business is among the list above and if you follow the recommendations; then all this will surely make your forms not to be considered as guilty violating our Terms of Use.

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    Answered on September 26, 2017 at 03:43 PM
    This is for a job application online. Does this qualify for approved?
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    Answered on September 26, 2017 at 03:50 PM

    This would qualify as along as appropriate steps are taken to ensure the security of the data as described by my colleague.  Our phishing detector and/or form reviews may still flag the form for review.