GDPR Compliance for Quiz Cat

These features are available to Business and Elite features. No personal data is stored by the Free or Personal levels. Please review if using Lead Capture:

The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is an important piece of legislation that is designed to strengthen and unify data protection laws for all individuals within the European Union. The regulation will become effective and enforceable on the 25th May 2018.

You can read an overview, and our general approach to GDPR here.

We’ve added a number of features to Quiz Cat that will help you be GDPR compliant. Here’s an overview.

Note: None of this is legal advice, so please consult with an attorney in order to achieve GDPR compliance.

Under GDPR, you have to ask for consent, if you use your subscriber’s data for marketing purposes. In practice, this means adding a checkbox to your optin form (alternatively, using double optin in itself may be enough – please consult with an attorney).

Using Quiz Cat, you can enable site-wide consent checkboxes for all of your quizzes. Simply navigate to Settings. Here’s the interface:

Once you’ve turned on the checkbox, your quizzes will still look exactly like they did before:

Once this form is submitted, your user will see this:

We’ve built this “2-step consent process” because it doesn’t clutter up your quizzes, and will get you a higher conversion rate.

Here’s how it works. Depending on if your user checks this checkbox, the following will happen.

User doesn’t check box, abandons the form:

  • Nothing.

User doesn’t check box, and hits the call-to-action button again:

  • Nothing. (User cannot proceed without consent, unless the “Skip” option has been enabled in the quiz settings)

User clicks the “Skip” option (when enabled):

  • User continues to view result, without submitting email.
  • since no personal data is store, consent is not logged.

If the user checks the box, and hits the “subscribe button” again:

  • Consent will be logged as true (see “Consent Tracking” below).
  • Email address will be sent onward to your email provider.

As of Quiz Cat 1.6, we now store a list of all your subscribers that opt-in using Quiz Cat, and their consent status. We also store a copy of your consent checkbox’ text at the time of opting in.

To view this information, click “View Stats” under each individual quiz, and under the “Subscribers” area, download the .csv.

Double Optin

Double optin is one way to prove consent. All our email provider integrations support double optin. While double optin may not be required for GDPR compliance (especially if you use a consent checkbox), we’d recommend turning it on.

Data Export & Data Erasure

Under GDPR, you have to erase all user data if requested, and you have to provide all data you have on a user if requested.

Quiz Cat integrates with the following WordPress 4.9.6 GDPR features:

  • Data export
  • Data erasure

This means that if you receive a data erasure or deletion request, you can use WordPress’ default tools. You can learn more here.

If you have any further questions on this please feel free to contact us here.

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