Before we start, if you haven’t already, you’ll need to sign-up here.
Once you’re signed up it’s time to get started. The process is simple and pretty straightforward. Simply:
- Update and refine your policy when needed
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?
Most likely these services also process user data in some way and therefore must be included in your policy. Some common ones are:
- Social widgets (e.g Facebook like/share button, Twitter tweet button, Pinterest “pin it” button);
- External account access services: services that let you access the user’s account on another platform (e.g. Facebook account access, Twitter account access);
- Payment processing services (e.g. Stripe, PayPal);
- Tracking and analytics (e.g Google Analytics, Piwik, WordPress Stats). Please note: if using tracking, you’ll likely need to include a cookie notice and implement a cookie solution on your site);
- Email & newsletter management services (e.g Constant Contact, MailChimp, Mad Mimi, AWeber):
- Ad services (e.g Google Adsense, Google Ads, AdButler).
For which purposes do I collect these data?
In most cases, the purpose of the data collection is standard and automatically included within the services added, however, there are some instances where you’re required to add additional disclosures. Some common ones are:
- Selling goods and services online
- Direct Email Marketing (DEM) purposes ( monetizing your newsletter or promoting third-party products and services)
You can also easily add custom services by simply filling out the built-in form.
You can read more about what you’re legally required to disclose and obtain consent for in our Getting Started Guide.
The video below shows explains the process of adding services to your policy:
- as a button with a modal window (included in the standard free version);
- as a direct link (e.g. for App Stores);
Additional links you might find useful here are:
3. Update and refine your policy when needed
We constantly monitor the major legal regulations and automatically update your policy to keep it valid and up-to-date, however, should you need to manually update your personal information, contact details, custom clauses or add additional services, you can simply log back into your iubenda dashboard and make changes anytime.