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    What do you mean by making a form "public" in your terms?

    Asked by metoy on April 25, 2014 at 08:00 AM

    Hi... In the terms, you have stated the following: 

     "When you make a Form, Submissions page or a Report "public", you grant Company a worldwide and fully sublicensable license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, publicly perform, and publicly display your Forms and Submissions (in whole or in part) in any format or medium now known or later developed. Company does not pre-screen forms or submissions and you agree that you are solely responsible for all of your Forms and User Submissions."

     

    Can you please explain what "public" involves in this case? Is it about embedding the form on our website, public for anyone to fill in and submit? Giving the right to Jotform to use, distribute, etc the submitted content upon wish?

     

    Thanks for your help!

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    JotForm Founder

    Answered by aytekin on April 25, 2014 at 09:02 AM

    We have never shared user data in the past nor we will ever share user data to a 3rd party in the future. The reason we have that term is, for example, if you create a public report without password protection and if google lists your report, we are not responsible for it. Even if you don't share your reports with others it is best to password protect them if the data is private. 

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    Answered by metoy on April 25, 2014 at 09:10 AM

    Thank you very much for your prompt reply again!

    It sounds fine to me... there is one thing I don't understand though: If I create a form and embed it on the website (I am not sure if by report you also mean form), what would the password protection imply? that the users first need to fill in a password in order to access the form? otherwise the submitted content could be read or listed by google? 

    Thanks again in advance! 

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    JotForm Founder

    Answered by aytekin on April 25, 2014 at 09:49 AM

    No, I was just talking about the submission data reports. The forms are public. We don't have password protection for forms. 

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    Answered by metoy on April 25, 2014 at 09:52 AM

    Ok... can you please tell me how can we protect those submission data reports? How to set up the password?

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    JotForm Founder

    Answered by aytekin on April 25, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    I checked your form. It does not have any reports.

     

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    Answered by metoy on April 25, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    OK, I think I got it now, thank you very much for your patience! So basically if we don't want a report, we are not affected by that clause. If we do create one, adding a password is enough to make it private, so Google doesn't list it. Please correct me if I am wrong. 

    Thanks a lot again & have a great weekend! 

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    JotForm Founder

    Answered by aytekin on April 25, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    You are correct. Have a great weekend!