Opt-In Emails: Double Opt-in for GDPR

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    Karl 
    Asked on April 10, 2018 at 03:39 AM

    Hi.

    I have a client based here in Europe. As you may know, GDPR is becoming law in May which is causing numerous issues as you can imagine and affects everyone who has dealings with EU subjects.

    Part of this process is being able to prove the where, when and how you obtained the data.

    Double opt-in is a perfect way to achieve this goal.

    However, this only appears to be available on ESP platforms, like Aweber etc.

    The problem is ESP's don't allow file uploads and in our case, we need the ability to upload files due to the fact that we are collecting CV's.

    The problem with no opt-in is that anyone can input any email address, data etc that they don't own or have control of.

    The recipient then has no way of proving where the data has come from or demonstrate easily that consent was given by the rightful data owner to hold the data. 

    Are there any plans to introduce a double opt-in for your platform or are there any workarounds that you can suggest?

    Maybe I'm over cautious but better safe than sorry.

    Thanks in advance,

    Karl



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    Nik_C
    Answered on April 10, 2018 at 06:44 AM

    Regarding GPDR, we are working on the compliance and we are committed to being fully GDPR compliant by the May 25, 2018 deadline.

    As it comes to Double opt-in, I can recommend a MailChimp integration since it has a built-in double opt-in option, see the next guide: https://www.jotform.com/help/163-How-to-Integrate-with-MailChimp

    If you need any further assistance, please let us know.

    Thank you!

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    Karl 
    Answered on April 11, 2018 at 02:43 AM
    Hi!
    Thank you for replying.
    Is MailChimp the only ESP that you integrate with?
    It would be nice if it was contained in one solution.
    As a side note, any form building company that decides to make this a
    feature will have an army of clients waiting to sign up.
    I have clients who are literally removing all contact forms and upload
    forms from their websites until a satisfactory solution is made available!
    Thanks,
    Karl
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    gizem
    Answered on April 11, 2018 at 06:45 AM

    Hello Karl,

    As my colleague advised you before, I know this is possible with our MailChimp integration. For further information, you can search our form apps and integrations here

    As a workaround, you can add e-mail validator widget to your forms to validate the e-mails.

    Also, you can try our new form type JotForm cards here. We have the 'Validate with Verification Code' feature for the e-mail field on card form layout.

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    I hope it helps. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us anytime.

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    Karl 
    Answered on April 11, 2018 at 08:43 AM
    Hi,
    OK, this actually seems like a better approach than parsing to Mailchimp or
    another AR as that isn't our main goal at this stage.
    Had no idea this feature existed,
    Will test,
    Thanks once again,
    Karl
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    tina
    Answered on April 13, 2018 at 04:55 AM

    Great news! JotForm is GDPR compliant now. You can find more details here: https://www.jotform.com/gdpr/

    Also, we offer data processing addendums (DPAs) for our customers that operate in the EU. If you would like to sign a DPA, Feel free to send your request: https://www.jotform.com/gdpr/dpa/