Enable GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) Compliance for Your Websites on Strikingly

What is GDPR?

GDPR is a European privacy law approved by the European Commission in 2016 which is designed to unify and regulate EU residents’ control of their personal data. Its enforcement began on May 25, 2018.


What does it mean for everyone?

If you are a website owner and collect personal data via web forms especially from people who live in the European Union, you'll need to make your website compliant to this regulation. It is also important that you update your site's Privacy Policy to cover all personal information that are being collected through your site.


How do I make my website GDPR Compliant?

Making your website GDPR-compliant is easy with Strikingly. You can activate the GDPR Compliance option by following these steps: 

1. In your site editor, navigate to Settings > Advanced > Legal.

Note: To use the GDPR Compliance feature, you must first activate the "Terms & Conditions" and "Privacy Policy", and add the appropriate text. We do not provide terms and conditions, but you may find free, publicly available templates online. Please consult a lawyer to tailor these documents to your business, and to ensure full compliance with all appropriate regulations.

2. Check the "General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Compliance" box.

Note: You can also set your own consent message by clicking “Edit Consent Message.” When editing the consent message, you can edit the name of the link, or even add your own <a href="..."> to link to any external URL.



3. Check the "Show European Union Cookie Notification" box, and click "Save." That's it!


After activating GDPR compliance, all Strikingly web forms on your website will have checkboxes for agreeing to your consent message.



The Cookie Notification activates a small dialog on your live site, where the visitor can Accept or Reject cookies and tracking scripts:


Note: If you've activated this Cookie Notification, the visitor may opt out of this tracking, so your pageview counts may not be complete!


Note: Any request received from a new GDPR-compliant web form will show in the Form Responses screen if a visitor has consented to your website.




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