Do my newsletter signup forms need a consent checkbox?


This article is written in collaboration with a law agency. However, it is intended for general information purposes only. It does not constitute a client-attorney relationship or personalized legal advice.

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From a legal perspective, by signing up, the visitor gives their consent to store and use their personal data to send them the newsletter. You would need a separate checkbox for asking consent if you wanted to use this data for other purposes as well. For example, if you wanted to send them advertisements or offers along with a newsletter, then you would need to ask for consent for this separately.

However, we recommend that you add information regarding what exactly you will be sending them.