Plan a successful integration

To do a successful integration with Legal Monster there are a few things you need to think about. In this article we are outlining how to approce the integration.

Quick implementation

Below is a list of what you should do to implement Legal Monster. You can read the longer form below, but if you know what you are doing just jump in, it's easy!

What is consent?

Consent is an agreement to a set of terms that you have defined. A user gives consent first time you collect personally identifiable information data (PII data). This could be when a user signs up for your service, buys something on your website or subscribes to a newsletter. According to different international privacy laws you are not allowed to collect or store any PII data without prior consent.

What is PII data?

What is defined as personally identifiable information data is a bit different from country to country, but if you are in doubt ask yourself: "Would I be able to identify the user from this datapoint or a combination of the data I have on a person?". If your answer is "Yes", then there is a good chance it is PII data.

Here is a list of some datapoints that are definitely considered PII data, but remember that it is not limited to this list:

  • Full name

  • Home address

  • Email address

  • Social security number

  • Passport number

  • Driver’s license number

  • Credit card numbers

  • Date of birth

  • Telephone number

  • Log in details

Other data that, when combined, could identify a user might include:

  • Device IDs

  • IP addresses

  • Tracking cookies

  • First or last name

  • Country, state, city, postcode

  • Gender

  • Race

  • Non-specific age (e.g. 30-40 instead of 30)

  • Job position and workplace

If you collect any of the above information, you need to collect consent in a way that is compliant with the local law of where you user is located, not only the law of where your company is located.

Add your documents to Legal Monster

Use our web-interface to add your legal documents, like a privacy policy or terms of service, to Legal Monster. This is core as consents are given to a document.

You can add and update documents here.

Collecting consent

Our consent collection methods will help you collect consent from your users in a compliant and easy way that don't hurt your conversion rates or put you at legal risk.

When a new user signs up for your service you need to collect consent from them. If your users sign up on your website we have developed an easy-to-integrate widget that will help you collect consent from your users.

Two different ways of collecting consent, one legal under GDPR, one legal in other parts of the world.

Our widget will ask for the right type of consent based on the user's location. This will keep your conversion rate has high as possible (no need to ask for consent when in-active consent is enough).

You can also use our Zapier integration to collect consent, this will allow you to integrate Legal Monster with tools like Hubspot or Typeform in a matter of minutes.

If your users sign up through an app, or for another reason you cannot use our signup widget, you can also use our API to save consents in Legal Monster. We would love to help you collect consent in a good way through our API, just reach out on hello@legalmonster.com and we will help you.

Updating your terms

At some point you will have to update your terms, maybe you start to use a new sub-processor (like Legal Monster, Google Analytics or other tools) or you have to change other rights in any of your documents.

Most updates to your terms require that you as a minimum inform your users about the update, other updates require that you collect specific consent to that new revision.

Our tracker widget makes it easy to inform and collect consent to new revisions from current users. You should integrate the tracker widget into all pages where the user is logged in to your website.

Our email information tool also helps you inform and collect consent, but can only be used if you have passed the email address of the user to us, so make sure to always to that, it will save you a lot of time later. You find the email tool simply by updating a document in Legal Monster.

Show your terms on your website

With our document widget you can embed your terms directly on your website, like we have done here.

You can read more about embedding documents on your website in the section on our document widget.

Get help

We are always here to help you, if you have any questions just reach out to us on hello@legalmonster.com or +45 71 99 99 63.