Organization administrators can control the disclaimer that appears when a user signs a petition, creates an account, or RSVPs to an event. Disclaimers allow organizations to notify members about how their information will be used. While disclaimers are optional we strongly recommend using disclaimers to ensure that people know how their data will be used.
If your organization wants to add or update disclaimers, you can configure this text by going to the admin homepage, clicking Settings, going to the Options tab, and scrolling to the Disclaimers section.
There are a few disclaimers available:
- The "Signature disclaimer" is shown below the sign button on a petition's signature page.
- The "PDF Signature Disclaimer" is shown on the offline signatures form.
- The "Embedded petition disclaimer" is shown when a petition's signature form is embedded on another site.
- The "New account disclaimer" is shown on the account creation page.
- The "Event RSVP Disclaimer" is shown in the event RSVP modal.
Again, we strongly recommend using disclaimers to ensure that people know how their data will be used.
In conjunction with disclaimers, you can also control which users are added to your mailing list.
By default, users are automatically added to your organization's mailing list. Alternatively, you can allow users to choose whether or not they want to opt into your mailing list. (It is also possible to have both a check box and a signature disclaimer, if your organization chooses.)
Here are examples:
This opt-in behavior can also be partially configured in the Options tab of the Settings page. If you'd like to create an opt-in check box, go to the Membership section and uncheck always join the org on sign up box.
This will create the opt-in check box, which will have default text ("Join [organization name]"). To change the text to something organization-specific, send a support email to firstname.lastname@example.org. (We can also toggle both settings, if you don't want the default text to appear on your site.)
Also, remember that you can set an additional checkbox, with custom disclaimer text, when creating a partnership.