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Beware of this common mistake when collecting consent

Do you need to use newsletter sign-up forms? Do you want to send marketing emails?

These are scenarios where you need to collect consent from users. Let’s look at one common mistake that may result in non-compliance (and ultimately, fines!).

Do not make this mistake ❌

If many remember to collect consent for their marketing forms, there’s an additional step that is usually left out but equally important…

👉 Don’t forget to keep proof of consent collected!

GDPR not only sets the rules for how to collect consent, but also requires companies to keep a record of these consents. It means that you must be able to provide proof of the following:

  • when and how you got consent, and
  • what users were told at the time.

How do I fix this? ✅

This is quite technical, so the best way to fix this is to use dedicated software.

🚀 The iubenda Consent Database simplifies the process of making your forms GDPR-compliant by helping you to:

  • easily store proof of consent, and
  • manage consent and privacy preferences.

💡 Expert Tip

With our Consent Database, you can look at each individual subscriber, see when they opted in, and which form they used to do so.

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