With iubenda, you can easily declare which services or programs your website uses to collect data. Each service generally contains details of the type data collected, the name of the provider as well as the purposes of collection. Remember that even a cookie is considered personal data. You can consult our introductive article to Cookie Law for additional information on the subject.
What is a Service?
Services generally fall into two categories:
Services related to your own data collection activities (eg. contact forms)
Services related to third-party data collection activities (eg. Google Analytics)
When figuring out which basic services to add to your policy, it may help to ask yourself the following questions:
What user data do I collect myself and how do I collect it? (eg. newsletter forms, contact forms, comment systems)
Which third-party services do I use on my site/app?(eg. social widgets, analytics, payment processing services)
The video below explains the process of adding services to your policy:
If you’re using the free plan you will have access to all services included under that plan and can simply upgrade to a PRO account to access services marked as “PRO”; you will not be charged extra for adding or editing services.
If you have one or more PRO license(s) you can do whatever you wish for the duration of your license(s).
How do I know which Personal Data my website collects?
To get an idea of the personal data collected on your website, scroll down the list of services by clicking on the “Add services” button. If you find something familiar, just click on the “add” button. Typical examples of personal data collection are for analytics (e.g. to know how many visits your website gets), data collection for advertising purposes (for the inclusion of banners etc), the collection of email addresses to keep your users up to date, registration forms etc.
If you’re not clear on what services you use on your website, you can use the Site Scanner within the services window of the generator which allows you to quickly inspect the site in real-time. Do note, however, that while our scanner is powerful, it can only scan for technologies that are directly integrated on your site’s pages. You will, therefore, still need to manually add the clauses related to data processing practices like newsletter sending.
Note: with over 1300 third-party integrations and clauses, it’s very likely you’re covered. If not so, you can alert us on our forum or use the Create custom service option (PRO feature):