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GDPR: approaches to displaying data protection information in Dialogue

Natalie Williams -

Since the arrival of GDPR in May 2018 we've been approached by organisations using Dialogue asking how best to display data protection information when participants are registering to use the site, & how to make sure participants will see it, so we thought it might be useful to share some information below.

You can read the ICO's guidance on seeking consent from data subjects here.

NB. In addition to the below content, the privacy notice of the organisation is always linked to from the footer of every page in Dialogue.

Screen-shot showing standard footer of every Dialogue site with link to Privacy policy page highlighted

 

1. Default: Text on registration form

The registration form on your Dialogue site includes some text confirming that "By registering, you confirm that you have read, understood and agree to our terms of use, privacy policy and moderation policy", and it links directly to the Terms of Use and policy pages so participants can read more information if they wish.

Screen-shot showing the standard text on the registration form as described above

 

2. Gold-plated approach: Required question on registration form

One of our customers has added a required question to their registration form which requires participants to actively indicate their consent to their data being processed before they can register to join the site.

Screen-shot showing required consent question on registration form