For Citizen Science projects that want to get in touch with their users via newsletters, SPOTTERON offers an "e-mail subscription" feature, that any project on the platform can utilize right from the start.
Since the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), it is not allowed to pass emails around without the informed consent given by the user. The GDPR sets worldwide standards in digital privacy and rights of everyone on the internet and mobile apps.
With the "User eMail Subscription" feature, we have a tool ready that can be used to allow users to give their informed consent for the processing of personal data, e.g. for receiving an email newsletter by your project.
If activated, the User email subscriptions feature displays a dialogue at the first start/login in your Apps. This dialogue includes a customizable text. The purpose of the processing of personal data, the location of data storage and how to withdraw the informed consent should be noted. For example:
A list of all users who give their consent via the button in the dialogue will be available for download on the Dashboard of the Data Administration Interface for you. The list includes the following information:
* Email Address
* Username/Display name
* Form of address/account type (e.g. Miss, Mister, School Class, etc.)
* Date of subscription
Future updates for this feature include a subscribe/unsubscribe option directly in your Apps in the user profile.