Wondering if JOTFORM is for me...

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    Asked on September 29, 2012 at 08:56 AM


    I am a Police officer in NJ. I am currently looking to create a simple form for our Department's Website.

    This form will be for residents to log onto our Police Department Web page and they can enter their vehicle information so they can park on the street overnight without receiving a summons.

    I would only need to create this 1 form .

    The goal is to be able to print out a list of all this data each evening. ( approx 20-50 vehicles per night )  

    Is there a way to do this without having data collected and stored by JotForm ?


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    Answered on September 29, 2012 at 09:25 AM

    Hi there,

    You can surely create a form that meets that criteria.

    However, I must inform you that we do not allow the use or cretion of login forms due to the high risk of phishing.  We have filters that will automatically suspend forms that ask for login information.  The truth is that, due to this risk, our system does not offer buiilt-in login functionality.

    If you did not require your users to log in, you would easily be able to build a form that collects the information that you describe.  You can receive secure submissions, however, all the submissions will be directed to our servers.

    Is storing information on our servers secure?  Here is a quote from our co-founder on the matter:

    When you use https on the URL it only means the data is transferred to JotForm servers encrypted. It is not saved encrypted on our servers. We do everything we can to make sure our servers are secure, firewalled and always patched. However, the form submission data is not saved encrypted on our servers.

    If you are planning to buy multiple Jotform subscriptions though, you might want to take a look at our Licensing Solutions, particularly JotForm Application. I think if you host the application yourself, there might be a way to have the submissions saved encrypted in your server.

    If you decided to use JotForm, you would always have access to your submissions and would be able to delete them from our servers as you wish.  In order to keep a back-up of the submission, you may decide to have them forwarded to your e-mail acct, or have your forms integrated to Google drive, Dropbox, or create reports whenever you want.

    As per the number of submissions, here is a pricing list explaining the different plans and submission limits that we currently offer.

    If you were interested in the licencing solutions in order to host JotForm in your own server, you can get more information by contacting us at contact@interlogy.com.

    Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions.  We'll be glad to assist you!


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    Answered on September 29, 2012 at 10:19 AM

    when you say my "submissions" are you talking about how many forms I actually create and submit ?

    Or by "submissions" do you mean 1 submission would be for each person that used my form?

    Being a Police department, we are obviously non-profit and if there is a charge for each time someone completes our simple form with their vehicle information (lets say 40) each night, that price would far outweigh the value of using such a form.

    Or am I paying a flat fee to have 1 form on your server ?

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    Answered on September 29, 2012 at 10:40 AM


    Submissions are the amount of times clients/user fill out the form and successfully submitted it.

    You will be paying on a monthly basis for the total submissions that has been made on your for.

    For example, you will register for a free account, that will give you 10 SSL submissions and 100 regular submissions (non SSL). It doesn't matter if you make hundreds of forms as long as the total submission will not go more than 100 regular submissions or 10 SSL submissions per month, and by total submissions I meant all the submissions made on all forms that you have on your account. 

    Hope this clarifies a bit. Please let us know if you have further questions.

    Thank you.